About Lichdom Battlemage - All you need to know!
If you ever wanted to play as "Badass-Mage" you've come totally to the right place! For 20€ atm the time I bought it it is totally worth it. It is a real action roleplaying game. Not like in TES Skyrim where you cast and everything is just hard to use and deals no damage, doesn't reward you and doesn't make fun. LD: Battlemage is the total opposite. I have yet to see a better action-based gameplay. You can not only choose your playstyle with shields, different Magic Schools you have to unlock via story-progression NO you actually can craft your own spells!! There are different targeted, AOE and shield spells, combined with 9 schools and each spell having different properties how they work: It's not so hard to understand if you are ingame, but let me explain. You can build your Ice Ray Spell which does freeze you enemy, OR make it a damaging Ice Beam OR make it a debuff beam which stacks damage which is released on a critical hit, for example from a fireball. There's critical chance for normal casting and apocryptical chance for charged spells. (If you charge a spell(holding mouse button longer) it has a 100% chance to be a critical hit) There are lots of multiplierers for everything. Even your movment speed or your blink distance. Yes, you can blink!(teleport)
Which makes the combat extremly fluid. But if you dont want, you can get a different shield for other options! You get loot by killing and looking for treasures.
Lichdom Battlemage has one liniar Story, which actually really doesnt matter at all because your so busy learning more about spells, how they work, how to use them best against different enemies and they beautiful world. Nevertheless the story is fun right from the moment you start! No Joke. You will meet sarcastic people, your companion will be totally different if you play as woman or man. (woman as a male companion, man has a female companion^^)
Top notch! Excellent lightning, motion and showcasing many areas(for ex: icy mountains, fresh jungle, silent haven with beautiful beach in an old village. Very exemplary how the Devs worked on every location. Every location is believable and made with great passion! You don't need a special PC to run on high because it's an instance-based game. Very Important Part: To disable the stupid motion blur you need to set the graphic setting to USER
Bad things about the game:
1st: The tutorial is almost completly crock and you get to learn NOTHING about the crafting which is the most important aspect ingame!
2nd: You have no difficulty option. Sometimes it's just a cakewalk over the bosshimself and somtimes it's impossible to kill just 1 special mob. No good balance!
3rd: There are no loading screens for 1 hours it takes you to get pass this large area which is awesome! But if your done, you gonna get a long loading screen. 25sec for me with a SSD.
Bad things: 5/10
Result: Good 8/10
Who is in search for excellent fighting and graphical stunning Badass-Mage Game ; ) MUST HAVE
The story is decent. Funny at times but nothing special. HMPF
No helping hand, luckily we got the web. But no difficulty option is a SHAME
I know my english is not so good, and I am making mistakes. Take my apology because it is all about the game here ; )
For 20€, I say yes. You need to try it out, maybe it is something for you. For me it definitely is unique.
One last cool thing:
The Developers are still working on it, and improving every week, listening to their community and doing their job very well.
If you liked my review give it a like : ) was my first one : P