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  • Summary: Nine Parchments is a co-operative blast’em up game of magical mayhem from Frozenbyte, creators of the Trine series.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Dec 11, 2017
    81
    If you're looking for a cooperative twin-stick shooter then you can't do much better than Nine Parchments. The fantastical world and challenging yet rewarding gameplay is perfect for having a magical time with a few chums by your side.
  2. Jan 29, 2018
    79
    The pretty magic adventure runs out of breath quickly because it lacks creative peculiarity and above all motivating elements.
  3. Feb 26, 2018
    75
    A game lovingly made by a studio with big ambition that, for the most part, succeeds. Single player and a lack of story are its downfall, but, none of that matters when you are adventuring with your friends and writing your own story!
  4. Jan 29, 2018
    70
    What Nine Parchments lacks in depth it makes up for in shameless whimsey and colourful charm.
  5. 65
    Nine Parchments could be a fun game if you can wander in its levels with a couple of friends (in no more than a couple of evenings). After that, the experience gets boring and repetitive, and you'll probably search for something else to play.
  6. Dec 14, 2017
    60
    Nine Parchments is a solid release. Its gorgeous art style, dependable controls and fun co-op play almost hide a multitude of sins. Almost. Unfortunately, with a poor save system and combat mechanics that never really develop from the first level onwards, Nine Parchments soon becomes a slog that is less than magical.
  7. Jan 19, 2018
    40
    It’s quite perplexing that such a derivative dungeon crawler could be developed from the talented Frozenbyte, a studio that in the past brought the especially clever and charming Trine series. Nine parchments only retain the visual appeal (though not without repetition), in an otherwise unremarkable adventure filled with uninspired level design, lack of interesting enemies and an utterly problematic camera.
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  1. Jan 1, 2018
    6
    Nine Parchments
    About 9 mistakes made too.
    Nine Parchments is a top down dungeon crawler like rpg where you play as basically a wizard from
    Nine Parchments
    About 9 mistakes made too.
    Nine Parchments is a top down dungeon crawler like rpg where you play as basically a wizard from like a harry potter school out to gather 9 parchments and make it back to save the school…
    This game cane be played single player or online..
    However theres a giant issue with this…
    MY biggest issue with the entire game is that multiplayer isn’t drop in and drop out…
    Though you keep your characters progress.. you lose all other progress entirely if you decide you need some help to get past an area…
    You cant decide to open up your story to allow others to join you if you start single player…
    You lose all campaign progress in a campaign that is about 10 hours long.. a massive mistake…
    Mutiplayer and campaign progress issues aside.. 9 parchments is a very just okay dungeon crawler…
    As you progress through the games 10 hour campaign youll only run into a handful of different enemies…
    enemy variety is essentially just unshielded enemies and flowers that throw magic at you, healer enemies, and then annoying shielded enemies both tiny and large…
    and your job is to take them out with the magic you have…
    all while completing feats to unlock new characters collecting chest for experience, hats, and staffs that give you a bonus in game like health when you dash, or magic recharge…
    that’s right.. your magic does have to recharge which in paper is fine…
    youll have like 12 magic attacks to scroll through by the games end…
    Where it gets annoying though is that enemies are all for the most part elements based..
    Theyre immune to certain elemental attacks.. and later on some will have a ring around them making them invulnerable to 2 elements..
    And this game only features 4.. fire.. ice.. death.. and lightning…
    if you don’t have a powerful attack for each of those elements.. youre going to have a tough time in certain spots.. as you do pick your attack you unlock after defeating 1 of the games 9 bosses…
    thankfully the game is decently generous with its checkpoints… and giving you an extra life if youre playing solo… so youre allowed to die twice without restarting and there are healing spells…
    however checkpoints are very inconsistent and at times youll be asked to go through 3 or 4 really difficult waves of enemies.. the game definitely offers a challenge… especially in its boss fights…
    But the game is so samey throughout that ever level feels exactly the same and the challenge starts to get more annoying and grind feely than fun…
    Speaking of grind your character does level up as you go on for you to dump skills into a skill tree…
    However you cant actually grind…
    This is a game where you defeat every enemy in an are and move on.. no respawning…
    Nine Parchments has a little magic in here.. its fun at times…. But the fun isn’t lasting.
    I give Nine Parchments
    a 6/10
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