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  • Summary: Nine Parchments is a co-op action-RPG game of magic mayhem from Frozenbyte, the creators of the Trine series.

    A group of runaway wizard apprentices decide to skip their training to search for the Nine Parchments. As the wannabe wizards rapidly discover powerful new spells and ignore all
    Nine Parchments is a co-op action-RPG game of magic mayhem from Frozenbyte, the creators of the Trine series.

    A group of runaway wizard apprentices decide to skip their training to search for the Nine Parchments.
    As the wannabe wizards rapidly discover powerful new spells and ignore all safety aspects, it's natural that their hasty progress results in lots of deadly accidents...

    * Wield the power of the elements and master a diverse and ever-changing arsenal of spells
    Unlock new playable characters, wizard hats and magical staves
    * Level up and train your characters in the magical arts, but choose your path wisely!
    * Battle strange creatures and mighty bosses in a breathtakingly beautiful world, set in the Trine universe
    * Online and local co-op with 1-4 players
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Mar 13, 2018
    90
    Nine Parchments is an excellent co-op adventure game with a fantastic combat system, beautiful environments and a wonderful melodic soundtrack. There’s a lot to see and unlock, and just trying out different character and spell combos will take multiple playthroughs. This game will surely be a popular choice for group play.
  2. Mar 29, 2018
    78
    Nine Parchments' playable ambition falls short of the artistic one, but it's a remarkable title and a must for dungeon crawler lovers.
  3. Feb 28, 2018
    70
    Nine Parchments is a good game that needs more open environments and a stronger story. Nowadays, the plot is what distinguishes one experience over the other because there aren't many truly original gameplay ideas out there. Unfortunately, Nine Parchments fails here because it takes place in the Trine universe but does not provide a compelling narrative like Trine and Trine 2.
  4. Mar 20, 2018
    65
    Nine Parchments is a pretty game with some wonderful presentation. While it may lack much depth in the combat and story department, I still had some fun times while playing co-op. Some design choices are also questionable, but in the end, I found the overall package contained a decent amount of content and had some fun collecting new spells and unlocks with some people online.
  5. Mar 20, 2018
    60
    It’s clear from the beginning that a lot of effort has gone into Nine Parchments’ aesthetics, skill trees and overall progression, but this comes at a price to what you will spend most time in the game doing: killing wave after wave of enemies, with that becoming less and less fun each time.
  6. Apr 6, 2018
    60
    Nine Parchments is magical. The world is colorful and vibrant in some areas while keeping itself dark and gloomy in others. If you can warrant playing alone or dealing with the ridiculousness of enemies at a later time, then the game is worth picking up. If you don’t have anyone to play with and can see that as dampening the experience you may want to avoid the game altogether.
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  1. Mar 7, 2018
    7
    I was really looking forward to Nine Parchments and that was mainly because the developers Frozenbyte have made games over the years that I’veI was really looking forward to Nine Parchments and that was mainly because the developers Frozenbyte have made games over the years that I’ve enjoyed immensely, so I was hoping that this game would give me the same kind of experience. Thankfully at times Nine Parchments does give me that same experience, but it does have a few shortcomigs that stop it from reaching its full potential. The gameplay has quite a few interesting mechanics that work well throughout the game and this without a doubt makes the gameplay very fun and addictive at the same time. The combat is fun at first but unfortunately it lacks fresh ideas and this makes things become repetetive, which is a shame. Nine Parchments is a game that thrives when played with friends and without a doubt this is the best way to enjoy this game. You can play the game on your own but it gets repetetive when played this way and you notice some of the game’s other problems when played alone. The biggest problem for me is that there isn’t much to explore and the areas you play in are a little linear in their approach, but thankfully you don’t notice this as much when you play with friends. My favourite thing about the game was without a doubt the characters that were present. Each character has had a lot of thought and effort put into them and there is great abundance of charm oozing from each character which means playing as any one of them is a very rewarding experience. As you can imagine I was expecting a lot from the story because the characters were so good, but that wasn’t the case. The story failed to pack a punch in my opinion and it just had a bland and generic setting throughout, which is a shame because they had the perfect base to make a very interesting tale. The presentation side of the game is perfect in every way and it delivers a lot of immersive flavour. Visually the game looks absolutely beautiful and when combined with the well worked sound design it makes the gameplay definitely stand out more. All in all Nine Parchments is a good game, but I can’t help feeling that it could have been a little bit better. If they would have eradicated some of the little niggling problems it has then you would be talking about a game that’s absolutely fantastic. Thankfully though what is present in the game does justify a recommendation from me because it did on more than one occasion provide me with a fun and very enjoyable adventure. Expand