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Thursday, March 22, 2007
The MAGI is a game about dueling wizards; you begin the game by creating a character, and you go through a series of battles, learning new spells and gaining more experience, until your ultimate battle with Death -- and chances are unless you gained a lot of experience along the way and lived for many years, you won't beat Death.

Its gameplay can be pretty addicting, particularly trying out new combinations of spells and stats; there's a deep strategy to it. The interface and what all the stats mean and what all the spells do can be a bit overwhelming at first, but there's a tutorial and help boxes so I managed to pick it up after a battle or two. It also has some of the best particle effects I've ever seen anywhere, and the game overall is very polished. I'm hoping for a more story-centric sequel to reveal more of the game's background setting and world, I find the idea of wizards fighting Death to find immortality dramatic.

Name: The MAGI
Developer: Tomek Grochowiak / TeeGee
Category: RPG/Strategy
Type: Shareware
Size: 14MB
Anonymous Eugen said at 3/23/2007 01:51:00 AM:  
Really addicting for people who like gaining experience, new spells and trying different strategies.
Anonymous cactus said at 3/23/2007 02:19:00 PM:  
Hmm. The graphics were horrible, and the concept seems minimalistic in a bad way.

Yet, the game was fun and I can see myself (and many others) have a lot of fun with it. And that is really quite an achievement.

Very well done!