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  • Summary: Fictorum is an action RPG featuring destructible environments, a procedural node-based world map, and dynamic magic shaping.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Sep 5, 2017
    75
    Fictorum deliveries on the promises it makes and is an enjoyable experience. It might look and feel a bit dated don’t let that put you off what is a brilliant title. If you can get yourself lost in it’s spellcasting and shaping mechanic then you will find a lot of fun to be had.
  2. Aug 8, 2017
    70
    This game has a curious blend of strengths and weaknesses. What’s done well is exemplary, while the game’s problem areas were excised altogether.
  3. Sep 8, 2017
    70
    Too uneven to be great but there are few games that have done powerful destructive magic better. [Issue#265, p.54]
  4. Aug 10, 2017
    60
    With its varied spell system and the adventure book intermissions Fictorum shows a lot of potential. Unfortunately it is merely tapped into...
  5. Sep 18, 2017
    60
    Visually and technically just a tragic game of a magician. But beneath a cheap and repulsive peel it hides a catchy destructive entertainment. Apart from the action and sophisticated system of spells, it does not offer anything else, so check your preferences before you buy. If you have the desire to use your omnipotent magic and wipe a pair of cities to the ground (expecting nothing more from the game), you will hardly find a better choice.
  6. Sep 19, 2017
    40
    Fictorum, to me, feels like a game that has a single focus, its destruction mechanic, and everything else was slapped on after that was nailed down. It feels like the kind of game that is acting more as a business pitch to bigger companies, a way for the developers to say look at this cool thing we did instead of hey gamers, check out our awesome game. There is a great mechanic here that is fun to play with, but Fictorum lacks any kind of soul beyond that. It’s worth checking out for a weekend or two, but I can’t recommend much more than that.
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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. Jan 15, 2019
    1
    Pros:
    + Neat on-the-fly spell adaptation
    + Destruction mechanics + Neat way of telling the story (it's all in past-tense as if it's an
    Pros:
    + Neat on-the-fly spell adaptation
    + Destruction mechanics
    + Neat way of telling the story (it's all in past-tense as if it's an ancient legend being told)
    + Still in development, so there's lots of potential for future updates

    Cons:
    - Runs like absolute trash on all but the best setups
    - Somewhat bland gameplay (although this formula IS good for short bursts)
    - Still in development, so there's currently not much here

    Overall:
    Fun for 15 mins. Gets bland pretty quickly. In its current state, I wouldn't recommend it unless its free.
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