You shall not pass!
If you haven't played any of the Magicka games yet, you'd better get on that, buddy. Up to this point, the magical mayhem of the comical wizards has been PC exclusive, but now Magicka 2 is coming to the PS4. Up to four players can explore the wizards' Medieval fantasy world while hurling fireballs, chaining lightning strikes between enemies, and accidentally vaporizing your friends.
Magicka 2 is all about exploring dungeons and combining elemental spells to fend off unrelenting onslaughts of enemies - while attempting not to kill your co-op buddies. Friendly-fire is on in Magicka, and it's very much what makes the game so hilariously entertaining. While I was toying with the spell combinations, I couldn't count the times I said "I'm sorry" to my teammate after I froze him solid or blasted him with an AOE explosion. At first you'll feel like you're in over your head, but with some practice, you'll be launching spells like a boss.
Using the right spell at the right time is essential for you and your team's survival, and the new PS4 controls make combining the eight elements quite easy. Four elements, like fire, ice, and water, are assigned on the controller's four face buttons, and holding the right trigger swaps the previous spells to the remaining options. After your spell is set, you use the two analog sticks to aim and strafe, twin-stick shooter-style. The new control scheme works well, although it does take practice and a bit of memorization to get the hang of the spellcasting.
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There's plenty of additional weapons to pick up along the way.
If you're not careful, you're buddies will get a shock from your lightning bolts.
But don't worry, friendly fire healing spells also helps.
You'll have to use elemental opposites to negate spell effects. Wet? Burn it off with fire to make steam.
An all too common sight.