- Publisher: Paradox Interactive
- Release Date: May 26, 2015
- Also On: PlayStation 4
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May 28, 2015Magicka 2 doesn't mess much with the formula of the first title. If the hours you spent traipsing through Midgård before grew tedious, the sequel may not wield enough magic to hold your attention. However, if you dropped the first game quickly due to the plethora of game breaking launch bugs, or missed this gem of series altogether, it is more than worth your time for an excellently priced $15.
Jun 4, 2015Magicka 2 offers a smoother, more comfortable experience than its predecessor, but that doesn’t mean the series has lost its signature charm.
May 27, 2015Magicka 2 is fun when playing alone and much more fun when playing with friends. A few technical and campaign hitches aside, the game maintains the same kind of charm and humour that the original seems to have had in spades.
May 26, 2015Magicka 2 is the same fun as the original was, just more polished and with a bunch of cool new ideas.
Pelit (Finland)Sep 1, 2015Magicka 2 is like its predecessor, in good and bad alike. Feels like Magicka 1.7, not 2.0. [Aug 2015]
Jul 3, 2015Co-op is where Magicka really shines. You’ll forget about the inconsistent camera and unpolished controls, because you’ll be too busy having fun while playing the game.
May 27, 2015You'll need three forgiving friends and a silly sense of humour to make the most of Magicka 2. It's an utterly sensational cooperative romp that refines the series' superb spellcasting into hilarious yet surprisingly tactical chaos.
May 26, 2015Magicka 2 is a great adventure action game with an amazing combat system, but it's also a sequel that's too continuist.
May 26, 2015Much like its predecessor, Magicka 2 is a flawed game whose faults generally contribute to its charm. There’s something wonderfully engaging about a game that knows exactly what it is, doesn’t try to be anything more, and succeeds on nearly all fronts.
May 26, 2015A leaner, smarter take on Magicka’s fascinating combat system, Magicka 2 is the co-op adventure you’ve been waiting for.
May 28, 2015Though it may occasionally test your patience, Magicka 2's charm and depth make it a really fun co-op experience.
Jun 8, 2015Magicka 2 is a love-hate kind of game. Whether you'll like or dislike it after the first hour depends largely on the knowledge of the previous game. On one hand it's still the same Magicka: pretty, funny, great in co-op and with an excellent spell system. On the other, it's not much of a sequel and looks more like a set of different DLCs.
Awards & Rankings
Mixed or average reviews- based on 108 Ratings
User score distribution:
Positive: 52 out of 108
Mixed: 25 out of 108
Negative: 31 out of 108
May 27, 2015It's a great game. Easily one of the best coop experiences out there. This is how the original Magicka game should have been.
However itIt's a great game. Easily one of the best coop experiences out there. This is how the original Magicka game should have been.
However it doesn't feel like much of a sequel as it does a polished recreation. There's some new spells but it's mostly the same and not much in terms of creativity has been added. Also, heads up, a decent group of players can get through the entire game in about 4 hours. If you're new to Magicka this may be more like 6-10 hours due to the learning curve. The game can be very punishing if you're new. It depends heavily on your teammates, as it is possible for one skilled player to carry an entire team and rush you through all the chapters. Also keep in mind that this is a $15 game on launch day, it's scope can feel rather narrow at times and leave you wanting more.
Anyways, the polish that I'm talking about isn't in graphics, bugs, or performance, but gameplay. The original Magicka had some terrible balancing issues. Where a few specific spell combos were so incredibly powerful that they rendered the potentially hundreds of spells you could use down to about 2-3 all purpose kill everything spells. You may see some people complaining about no longer being able to combine lightning, water, fire, and ice the same way you could before. These were the over powered combos that killed every and any enemy virtually instantly. They were so over powered you could kill every boss in the game in a matter of seconds with minimal effort.
This appears to be fixed in Magicka 2. Enemies seem to come with much more elemental strengths and weaknesses that you have to play to and constantly adjust. That spell that worked really well in the previous area might bring your doom in the next. Fire may have smoked that one bad guy, but it's going to heal the one right next to him. The over powered spells have been either removed or nerfed. As well as many other spells have been tweaked to prevent easy all purpose kills. You now have to constantly adapt, try new spells, and switch up what elements you're using on the fly.
This is how the original Magicka should have been. A game that both encourages and rewards a wide and diverse play style due to it's nature of having hundreds of possible spell combinations.… Full Review »
May 27, 2015Please note my English is poor.
I haven't completed game yet so this review maybe unfair but I am so disappointed and no motivation to play.Please note my English is poor.
I haven't completed game yet so this review maybe unfair but I am so disappointed and no motivation to play. Because there are too much unnecessary change from Magicka1. I am big fan of Magicka1.
1:Secondary elements changed
In Magicka1, casting Water and Cold and then these two elements are combined and become one element (Ice). Water and Fire and then Steam, too. Ice and Steam. These secondary elements don't have character of water even they are made of water. That is the point. I can combine secondary elements with Lightning so there are many fun combination. But in Magicka2 they are deleted.
2:Lightning takes over Arcane
When I cast Arcane and Lightning for example, shot as the Arcane of Lightning. But in Magicka2 on same case, shot as Lightning of Arcane. Effective long range attacks are reduced so much in conclusion with reason1. I miss Steam-Lightning-Arcane.
3:'Click and move' doesn't suit for this game
In Magicka1, mouse drag to direction where want to go is the way to move. In Magicka 2, adding to that, one click and auto move. This doesn't suit for this game. In chaos of enemies, mistakes happens so often. I want to disable this or choose one way to move.
4:Why the hell there is NOT key bind setting
5:Magics in Hotkeys
This smashes fun of Magicka game.
I love Magicka's creativity. I love it requires skills and practicing,too. Strong Magics are very complicated to cast, hard to remember. Simple combinations do very little damage but some very complicated combinations are so much powerful and fun and so creative to fight.
But in Magicka2, many of them are so simplified. It maybe nice change for Biginners,Wizard Wars players,controller users and PS4 players, but for fans of Magicka1.
Only nice soundtracks remind me of Magicka. But this is more like nightmare.
Thank you for reading.… Full Review »
Jun 24, 2015Good game !Good game !
**** DOTA 2 !!!!!!!!!!… Full Review »