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"First Face-Melting Screenshots of Magicka: Wizard Wars"
From pcgamer.com: "Turns out those faceless dudes from the Game of Thrones-spoofing announcement trailer aren’t any less creepy when pulled out of the realm of live-action. I was hoping the hollow blackness of the wizards’ heads might be downplayed a little in Magicka: Wizard War’s art, but I guess I can forgive them when that much fire and lightning is bursting from their limbs. As we detailed back in March, this is a 4v4 MOBA-influenced take on the Magicka series, involving teamplay and the tussling over of spawn points in a melding of hardcore mechanics and “instantly approachable” chaotic gameplay. Friendly fire is in full effect, so, try not to aim at your friends’ faces, no matter how pretty those spells look."
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@GuzmanDiaz I'm actually playing it for the first time. Nabbed it from Steam's summer sale. It's been a lot of fun, though challenging, I admit. It seems so easy, until I realized all the various combinations available. Challenging, but worth it.
I also grabbed the first Magicka from the summer sale, and I've really been enjoying it. I don't know why people say it's so complex... there are only 32,768 possible spell combinations!
@YinofYang Yay math! ...Actually I seriously fudged the math on that one because it's hard - there are 5 'slots' in a spell, and 10 elements, but most of them have one or two opposite elements they can't be combined with and a couple of them can't be the last element in a spell. I got my original number by doing 8 ^ 5, which is much simpler. But as it happens, I was close! Out of curiousity I wrote a quick script to brute-force all the allowed combinations and count them - there are actually 33,261 possible spells (though probably only a few dozen with truly unique properties).
@GarrusVakarian You...you're ridiculous. You would write a script to do that. ヽ(゚Д゚)ノ As it is, that's just crazy! That's an incredible amount of possible spells.