Thursday, May 2 2013
These characters are nothing but an assemblage of a ludicrous number of action movie clichés and references, creating an iconographic superimposition of a character that comes from no narrative or definable place but that could fit into any of them.
Thursday, April 28 2011
The two new maps make the most of their new setting, changing most of Magicka's fantasy trappings for rice paddies, gun nests, and everything else one might learn about Vietnam and the Viet Cong from watching half of Apocalypse Now.
Tuesday, February 15 2011
Magicka reads like a love letter to Star Wars, Diablo, and a hundred other venerable franchises.