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  • Summary: Spellbreak is an epic fantasy action spellcasting game where players choose a class, weave spectacular spell combinations and fight other players to become an all-powerful battlemage.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Sep 14, 2020
    90
    Spellbreak deserves a place among the other Battle Royale greats. It breaks away from the others in the genre and does so with amazing polish, thoughtful design, and is most importantly just so much fun to play.
  2. Sep 8, 2020
    80
    Spellbound is a fun battle royale game that substitutes guns for elemental powers and magic. You'll want to think strategically to pair the best gauntlets with the best runes. Take on other enemies in a squad of three to prove you are the best battlemages out there.
  3. Sep 13, 2020
    80
    Spellbreak’s fast-paced, high-flying, explosive fantasy combat makes for a battle royale that anyone can enjoy.
  4. Sep 30, 2020
    80
    Spellbreak could be a huge hit if it was capable of filling out games with players, rather than bots. Even still, Proletariat’s fantastic sound design, music, gameplay mechanics, and art style creates a hugely immersive experience for the player; comfortably satisfying a player’s desire to experience games shaped around elemental magic. It’s a shame that such an incredibly rewarding experience is marred by bot-heavy games.
  5. Oct 7, 2020
    80
    The potential to grow into something superb is there, but even in its current state, Spellbreak is a great breath of fresh air for the genre. The game should find an audience with fans of battle royale or new people who are fed up with the gun-toting nature of them, or for those who are simply looking for something a little magical to dip their wands into.
  6. Feb 5, 2021
    75
    Spellbreak offers a breath of life into the lungs of the battle royale genre. New battle royales have to fight hard to keep their head above the water that is infested by the titans that are Fortnite, PUBG, Warzone, and Apex Legends, but Spellbreak’s innovative gameplay might just be what the genre is looking for.
  7. Sep 6, 2020
    65
    Yet another Battle Royale in an already overcrowded market.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 73 out of 98
  2. Negative: 15 out of 98
  1. Sep 6, 2020
    10
    Great game, really cool and very creative, I can't wait on how it will develop, so much potential.
  2. Sep 9, 2020
    10
    The game idea is definitely creative, lots of fun to play. Love the idea of strategically having to choose weapons Hopefully it will get more popular.
  3. Sep 5, 2020
    10
    There's never been a pvp game I've been this sunk into in my decades of gaming. It takes so many things I love, and combines them together toThere's never been a pvp game I've been this sunk into in my decades of gaming. It takes so many things I love, and combines them together to create combinations of gameplay, the likes of which I've never seen. There's so much high flying gameplay it's been incredibly memorable to play it over the years.


    For context, I've been playing this game since early stages of closed pre-alpha in 2018, been an active part the community and game feedback.
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  4. Sep 6, 2020
    9
    I love Spellbreak and have been playing since closed beta 1. There's still some things I wish they would fix. The sound of the storm whenI love Spellbreak and have been playing since closed beta 1. There's still some things I wish they would fix. The sound of the storm when you're stuck inside it is absolutely terrible. When the storm sounds closing in it sounds like an airplane and once you're in the storm it sounds like you're underwater. Also, please give us PC players the option to turn off crossplay! Most of the PC players don't want to be in lobbies with other players that have aim assist. Other than those two small things Proletariat made an amazing game that is so much fun with an even better community surrounding the game! I truly love noticing so many players in my lobbies and watching the continued growth. :) Expand
  5. Sep 13, 2020
    8
    I have never particularly loved the genre but I must say that I was pleasantly impressed by the mechanics and graphic style of this game. II have never particularly loved the genre but I must say that I was pleasantly impressed by the mechanics and graphic style of this game. I still find it pretty meager but if the developers put in the effort it can have great potential to come. Expand
  6. Sep 5, 2020
    7
    A lot of potential held down by a poor launch. They decided to launch the game without any user account management, with squads only, and aA lot of potential held down by a poor launch. They decided to launch the game without any user account management, with squads only, and a LOT of gamebreaking bugs. Outside of those issues, the game is fun.. it feels incomplete and lacks polish of other big BR games like Fortnite, but the core gameplay is fun.

    IF the game manages to increase polish and very quickly implement some online game basics (account management, etc...) then it has a chance at being something special. I really enjoy the gameplay, so I hope that they improve.

    A few notes:

    The sound design is pretty terrible and needs work. No player sounds, no voice, no interactions when hitting ground after a jump etc... the lack of sound makes it feel very hollow and not impactful, especially while taking damage.

    The art style is nice but still a bit blurry.. could be improved over time. They need to make this game as beautiful as possible. It's lovely but can still look smoother/cleaner.

    The Battle-Pass system will probably make or break the game (if the lack of account management and bugs do not break it first). It will NEED to have a good amount of unique skins and other cosmetics in each battlepass to make it worth buying and grinding out, and seasons will need to be different enough from eachother. Fortnite does a wonderful job of their battlepass worth and pacing, which is why it's on top in addition to it's gameplay polish. Other games like Apex and Dauntless have lackluster passes, and are dying off quickly.

    Up to Proletariat how the game goes... but I am hopeful it improves
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  7. Sep 6, 2020
    0
    A lot of fun, with a concept I've been waiting on for a while. I see a lot of potential with the right developments. Honestly you just want toA lot of fun, with a concept I've been waiting on for a while. I see a lot of potential with the right developments. Honestly you just want to keep on playing again and again. Expand

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