Magicka 2 is an action-adventure game where you play as a wizard. You travel through a Norse mythology inspired land and destroy enemies along the way with a wide variety of spells.
Pro Enjoyable gameplay
Magicka 2 is a game all about casting spells to disintegrate various monsters such as goblins, orcs, demons, and many more. To cast a spell, you need to use on of the eight elements: earth, arcane, life, water, fire, lightning, frost, or shield. You can use up to five elements at a time, allowing you to create many different spell combinations.
For example, if you use one frost element, you'll cast an ice blade. If you use five frost elements, you'll cast a giant ice blade. If you use one frost and one fire element, you'll shoot out a wave of steam.
While this might seem difficult at first, you'll quickly get used to it, so you'll be having tons of fun shooting lasers and throwing giant boulders at enemies in no time.
Pro Really fun co-op
Magicka 2's spellcasting mayhem multiplies with each additional player, allowing up to four wizards to go on an adventure together. When you hit your stride, you'll feel unstoppable, blowing up every monster the instant they appear. You might even "accidentally" hit your allies, exploding them in the process, only to resurrect them afterwards.
Pro Pretty funny
It's full of jokes, recurring gags, pop-culture references, and even memes mixed within the story. For example, the level selection screen is a parody of the Game of Thrones intro sequence, there's a vampire that always denies being a vampire, and even references to Lovecraft's work with lines like: "R'lyeh Scuba Diving Tours. So good you'll grow gills!" It's very hard not to smile while playing Magicka 2.
Con Singleplayer can be pretty frustrating
Magicka 2 was made for co-op play, so there are tons of enemies with a lot of health, which can feel pretty overwhelming when you're alone. A lot of times the enemies might kill you before you can kill them, especially in confined areas where there's little room to evade. This is multiplied in boss battles by tenfold. You can die a lot and each time you do, it just feels unfair.