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Edited by Budwyzer

Looks like Starship Troopers! Cool.

Posted by Abendlaender

So, thís is a "serious" game? No jokes?

Posted by flasaltine

Looks like a re-skin.

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Edited by MonJon

Alien swarm?

Edited by MegaMagick

Wow...looks amazing.

Posted by ProfessorEss

@budwyzer said:

Looks like Starship Troopers! Cool.

I can't help but be interested in anything that looks like Starship Troopers.

This looks like Starship Troopers.

Posted by vulkans

Shadowgrounds Helldivers

Posted by rbx270j

Super disappointed.

Posted by chilipeppersman

nice!

Posted by buft

i like the look of it but ive played a million dual stick shooters at this point and with magicka there was a certain amount of complexity to the game that separated it from most other action RPGs. I hold out hope that this is more than what it seems on face value.

Edited by Robopengy

They released a million DLC packs for Magicka but never updated it so it could run on my laptop. I'm not supporting them in the future.

Posted by Wandrecanada

It only took them a half year to have Magicka remotely playable post launch... Bridge burned here.

Posted by cowdrunk

So, thís is a "serious" game? No jokes?

I'll believe it when i see it.

Edited by Spoonman671

It looks a lot like that free game Valve put out on Steam a few years ago. Alien Swarm? Yes, Alien Swarm. Not necessarily a bad thing.

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Posted by Immortal_Guy

They released a million DLC packs for Magicka but never updated it so it could run on my laptop. I'm not supporting them in the future.

My sentiments exactly. Glad(?) to know I'm not the only one.

Edited by Jawshua

Starship Troopers + Dead Nation?! FUCKIN' SIGN ME UP!

Posted by Belialjtg87

LOOOKS GREAAAAAT!

Edited by darkest4

Magicka had the best combat in it's genre with it's innovative, strategic spell casting. It's what made the game good at all and stand apart from all the other games of this type. This looks like very straight up and standard by comparison, dime a dozen, very disappointing so far unless there's a catch.

Posted by ch3burashka

@darkest4 said:

Magicka had the best combat in it's genre with it's innovative, strategic spell casting. It's what made the game good at all and stand apart from all the other games of this type. This looks like very straight up and standard by comparison, dime a dozen, very disappointing so far unless there's a catch.

Magicka makes me feel like an uninspired idiot every time I boot up; my mind just isn't quick enough. The thing about video games is that there's a layer disconnect between what you want to do and what the controls allow you. I imagine that the wizards can arcane-firebolt a dude, then turn around, create a stone wall, make it rain, create a shield and then electrify every wet target in 2 seconds. It would take me about 2 minutes to coordinate my fingers to do all that.

:sadface

Posted by Slaegar

@monjon said:

Alien swarm?

That's what I thought. If all it ends up being is Alien Swarm with more levels I'll be way into it.

Edited by Lind_L_Taylor

Needs a 'Nam expansion.

Since it isn't on Steam, I can't buy it.

Posted by Sooty

They released a million DLC packs for Magicka but never updated it so it could run on my laptop. I'm not supporting them in the future.

"My machine isn't good enough to run your game, fuck you guys."

Posted by Grixxel

Yes prz!

Posted by MeatSim

I wonder what kind of diving suit you need to dive into hell.

Posted by Corvak

They need to do a lot of work on a couple things from Magicka before i'll really consider this one.

For one, the game (Magicka) is clearly designed as a co-op game, and as expected, this makes the single player rather awful. One of the core mechanics in co-op is reviving downed allies - impossible while playing alone. add to that the inability to do combo attacks and...yeah. You are less effective, and restart much more often, making the game a bit tedious in the later levels.

So, that could of course be fixed by only playing co-op....but not really.

The multiplayer in magicka is incredibly buggy - connection drops are frequent, and once you drop, you can't get back in without restarting the game session. Again, losing all of the progress in a level.

That said, Magicka was wonderful idea, wonderful writing...but the technical side needs some work. Make this a co-op game I can drop in and out of and easily find a game online, and i'll be excited for it.

Posted by Tordah

@darkest4 said:

Magicka had the best combat in it's genre with it's innovative, strategic spell casting. It's what made the game good at all and stand apart from all the other games of this type. This looks like very straight up and standard by comparison, dime a dozen, very disappointing so far unless there's a catch.

Magicka makes me feel like an uninspired idiot every time I boot up; my mind just isn't quick enough. The thing about video games is that there's a layer disconnect between what you want to do and what the controls allow you. I imagine that the wizards can arcane-firebolt a dude, then turn around, create a stone wall, make it rain, create a shield and then electrify every wet target in 2 seconds. It would take me about 2 minutes to coordinate my fingers to do all that.

:sadface

I feel you. I really love the concept behind Magicka but I'm absolutely terrible at it. It might very well be the most frustrating game I've ever played. The combat scenarios are always overwhelmingly chaotic; I queve up the wrong spell combination, I use the elements the enemies are strong against, I get burnt/wet/frozen, I get swarmed and can't get away, etc. There is just too much stuff to keep track of at the same time. It almost feels like dumb luck every time I do manage to get through a hard battle.

Posted by tdous

@robopengy said:

They released a million DLC packs for Magicka but never updated it so it could run on my laptop. I'm not supporting them in the future.

My sentiments exactly. Glad(?) to know I'm not the only one.

That'll teach 'em to make mistakes on their first game. Let's make sure they're never successful. Maybe via the forums we can keep track of where departing team members go after this and boycott those games too just to make sure. And work out where they live and go take their stuff that they probably bought with game money.