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  • Summary: Lichdom: Battlemage is a first-person caster that gives the Mage the spotlight in a way never before seen in games. With limitless magical power at your disposal and brutal enemies around every corner, victory hinges on a combination of skill and strategy. You must carefully craft a vastLichdom: Battlemage is a first-person caster that gives the Mage the spotlight in a way never before seen in games. With limitless magical power at your disposal and brutal enemies around every corner, victory hinges on a combination of skill and strategy. You must carefully craft a vast array of spells and learn to cast them in the heat of combat. You are your spells! The Lichdom: Battlemage spell crafting system offers an enormous range of customization. Every Mage is the product of crafted magic that reflects the individual's play style. Whether you prefer to target your foes from a safe distance, wade into combat and unleash your power at point-blank range, or pit your enemies against each other, endless spell customization lets you become the Mage you want to be. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. CD-Action
    Oct 24, 2014
    80
    After the first 5 hours I was delighted with Lichdom, shocked by its awesomeness even. Then repetitiveness reared its ugly head and my enthusiasm started fading, especially when around the 12 hour mark (when the game should have ended for its own sake) I realized that the story is far from over. Anyhow, Lichdom has a spark that makes you want to come back to it and the spell crafting system is truly amazing. It’s just better to enjoy it in small doses. [Nov 2014, p.68]
  2. Aug 28, 2014
    80
    Lichdom: Battlemage makes being a magic user feel properly badass, and if there’s a little bit of homework involved in creating the spells necessary for badass-dom? That’s just the price of being a mage.
  3. Sep 15, 2014
    80
    With an remarkably robust spell crafting system and spectacularly entertaining combat, Lichdom: Battlemage finally brings the glory to the magic user that it has long deserved.
  4. Aug 26, 2014
    70
    Lichdom: Battlemage is a fun, if shortsighted RPG with some fantastic upsides. Is it worth the asking price of $40? I’d say no at this point, and hold out for a Steam sale. It’s definitely something fans of the old Hexen will enjoy, but fans of open ended RPGs will find Xaviant’s game lacking. A solid effort, but not quite what I’d hoped for after seeing the game at PAX East this year.
  5. Sep 9, 2014
    70
    But even if the spell creation had been perfect and as pretty as much of the graphics are, the adventure is just too scripted and too predictably paced, and the combat is too backpeddally to recommend highly.
  6. Sep 15, 2014
    68
    The combat-system is working nicely and intuitively. Creating thousands of spells is quite fun – for a while. The levels often seem to be just never ending corridors, filled with hundreds of the same type of monsters. Boss-fights are challenging but can be very frustrating as well because of the complex mechanics the game uses for damage and control.
  7. Sep 30, 2014
    40
    Editing in game design is as important as it is in writing or filmmaking. Get to the point. Respect both the time and financial investment of your audience. Above all else, don't send me chasing after the goddamn lorry.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 39
  2. Negative: 10 out of 39
  1. Aug 28, 2014
    10
    Lichdom Battlemage is a heavy, fast, and mean game. You are dropped into a beautiful world and then set free to destroy everything in sight.Lichdom Battlemage is a heavy, fast, and mean game. You are dropped into a beautiful world and then set free to destroy everything in sight. Be prepared because some of the content is a little extreme, and it gets even more intense as the characters develop. The spells are powerfully wicked and the blasts feel very satisfying somehow. The art is amazing, and I love the music, which is scary and fantastic. It is well worth my $40. Expand
  2. Dec 10, 2014
    10
    This game has a very well crafted world, along with what I find believable characters and a compelling story. The graphics and art style isThis game has a very well crafted world, along with what I find believable characters and a compelling story. The graphics and art style is very serious and realistic, with fantastic locations.
    Combat in Lichdom: Battlemage is repetitive, however I don't understand how it is more repetitive than 99% of other games. The combat is fluent and fits into the game, and a variety of enemies and locations keeps it quite interesting.
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  3. Sep 17, 2014
    9
    Fun FPS, First Person Spellcaster. Reminds me of Heretic and Hexen but all grown up. Great looking, fast paced, nice crafting system. For $40Fun FPS, First Person Spellcaster. Reminds me of Heretic and Hexen but all grown up. Great looking, fast paced, nice crafting system. For $40 its worth it. Hope they make a sequel and add multiplayer. Expand
  4. Sep 23, 2021
    7
    Se trata de un buen FPS de la vieja escuela, en vez de tener armas tienes hechizos, con un sistema que te permite craftearlos y combinarlos.Se trata de un buen FPS de la vieja escuela, en vez de tener armas tienes hechizos, con un sistema que te permite craftearlos y combinarlos. Aunque el desarrollo es pasillero tiene un pequeño componente de exploración para buscar ciertos artefactos coleccionables. Batallas con grandes jefes y bellos y bien detallados escenarios. Se puede encontrar a precio de saldo por ahi, eso sí en perfecto inglés. Recomendado Expand
  5. Sep 2, 2014
    6
    Lichdom Battlemage is a nice try to make you feel like an all powerful mage, but I feel like it fails in most areas. The base of the game,Lichdom Battlemage is a nice try to make you feel like an all powerful mage, but I feel like it fails in most areas. The base of the game, combat, which you will spend most of your time doing feels rather unsatisfying and sluggish, with a large pause between letting go of your mouse and your character actually firing a spell.

    The spell creation system is poorly explained and a torrent of confusion seeks to overwhelm you. After looking at it several times and eventually figuring it out, it came off as just another factor that felt limiting. You can't make a spell strong unless you obtain drops to allow you to make a strong spell, which is either random or done at set points in the game.

    The story is passable, and I was delighted to hear Clancy Brown, Troy Baker and Jennifer Hale, which I was not expecting.

    Overall, I feel like the game fails in its primary goal to make you feel like an uninhibited mage, but with some nice ideas. There's barely any reason to stop using fire spells, but there are quite a few other sets of magic (ice, lightning and kinesis at least) to mess around with.

    Wouldn't recommend for full price.
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  6. ave
    Jul 21, 2018
    5
    Well, I sincerely tried several times to give Lichdom Battlemage its chances, but I simply ended up not being excited by it. Maybe it's theWell, I sincerely tried several times to give Lichdom Battlemage its chances, but I simply ended up not being excited by it. Maybe it's the magic / runes system that is too complex to approach and memorize, maybe it's the slugginess of combat, maybe it's the slot-machine feel of rewards, maybe it's the Excel feel of crafting spells... For me its was either : do a turn by turn game ; or make it more like the old Heretic / Hexen. Or maybe I'm just getting to old for this. Expand
  7. Aug 30, 2014
    0
    If you want to play this game for free, stare at your desktop, hold the mouse button for 3 seconds to charge a spell, then release. OnceIf you want to play this game for free, stare at your desktop, hold the mouse button for 3 seconds to charge a spell, then release. Once again, hold the mouse button for 3 seconds to charge a spell, then release. Repeat. Expand

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