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GF Rating
3.7

115 ratings

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GF Rating
5

Fair

Play the drawing board

posted by luke723 (SALEM, NH) May 6, 2014

Member since Feb 2008

This is like an idea for a good game that someone had but you only get to play the idea and not an actual game. The RPG level ups and skills tree are done well and the game is gameplay is really fun but the entire game if just over 3 hours if your taking your time. I never play games past thenormal difficulty setting but this game on hard is still 100x easier than paris hilton on prom night, most bosses die in 5 to 10 seconds but only if your not trying. Games like this are why I'm in GF, total waste of money to buy but wicked sweet rental.

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GF Rating
3

Bad

Yeeeaaaaa this game is pretty bad...

posted by hoss3000 (LAWRENCEVILLE, GA) Apr 22, 2014

Member since Apr 2012

So I heard the usual reviews in that this game was so bad it was good but found out that...no it's bad. I'm a big fan of gems such as Two Worlds and Arcania to name a couple but I could not overlook the poor execution in Magus.

I mean there are some good ideas here such as different powers, lots of loot, interesting enemies, etc but good god is this bad. The powers which are these rapid fire balls of light seem to only differ from one another based on color, size, and spread - I can't really tell the difference. Along the same lines the aiming is just ridiculous-pretty much swerve into place to where enemies are in the line of fire.

The dialogue is bad sure but that's actually one of the good things. The protagonist looks like a doofus and talks like he is super bad. Just really strange choice there but it can be entertaining.

The loot is interesting in that what you find can be worn such as belts, amulets, rings, armor, helmets, etc. And you can assign various gems you find to make them more powerful such as increasing strength, dexterity, green power, etc.

Which reminds me of the stats and difficulty-there is absolutely no reason to upgrade anything other than strength because there are very little times where you need to worry about dexterity (defense-lol!) and vitality. Strength raises overall attack power so there is no need to worry about increasing stats in Green, Blue, or Red.

Anyway-if you want to waste an afternoon doing something go outside but if it's raining-I guess you can play this? The campaign only lasts 3-6 hours btw-so it's a short torture.

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