Just a heads up but everyone can access the new Magicka: Vietnam content. Only the host needs a copy of the expansion DLC. Everyone that connects to the host can play with the new material. I think I read this off the official twitter.
I haven’t tried it yet because I bought 2 copies of the game. One for my brother and I.
Hope you guys are having fun with the new content!
So how do you guys feel about the DLC? Do you like it?
Over at Green Man Gaming, they’re paying $0.25 in store credit for game reviews. Why not put up a quick review for Magicka: Vietnam. It’ll help you score cheap games and it’ll help anyone thinking about purchasing. Read more about that here.
Buying the Complete pack is the only way to get the Magicka: Vietnam expansion at a discount. Otherwise it’s $4.99, which is already pretty cheap. If you want to pick it up at discount, you’d be better off getting it from Green Man Gaming or Direct2Drive (D2D).
Here’s the breakdown of prices for the expansion.
At Direct2Drive = $4.95. However, you can use the promo coupon code SHOWERS to save 20% off which makes it $3.96. Or you can use a 15% off code if that code has expired. You can generate a coupon here. The same deal is available at D2D UK. It’s £3.49 or £2.79 after 20% off coupon. The UK coupon is KAPOW.
At Green Man Gaming = $4.95. However, there’s 20% off coupon codes you can use for that site also. Which would make the game $3.96. Click here for a list of 20% off coupons for GMG.
I haven’t tried it out yet but most likely you’ll get an activation code that you’ll need to enter into Steam because Magicka uses Steamworks. That’s how it worked when I bought the game off Direct2Drive.
EDIT: I bought the game on GMG and I got an Activation code that needs to be entered in Steam. So yes this game NEEDS to be activated on steam.
This is a tips, secrets, and walkthrough guide for Chapter 5 (Havindr Strikes Back) of Magicka.
Right when the level begins you will be talking to a guy in front of a pit. If you push the guy into the pit using a burst of air (Charge Mouse2 and then release) he’ll fall into the pit and you’ll complete the “This is Magicka!” achievement.
Also in the same area you’ll see two guys sitting in front of a fire. If you look carefully you’ll see a sausage on a stick. This is actually a weapon lol. It’s supposed to make enemies more likely to attack you. Good if you like being the tank I guess :P.
Shortly after you’ll see a couple big catapults. If you kill the soldier with the red cape you can grab his Captains Axe weapon.
If you head to the left after the cutscene ends you’ll find the Timewarp Spell (FE then Spacebar) This is a good spell. Basically it slows everyone down including you but you get extra time to plan out your moves. It’s great if you cast Timewarp then Haste. You’ll be moving super fast compared to everyone else.
You’ll start seeing big monsters called the Arbalest War Troll. They’re really powerful and they shoot a cannon at you. Their weakness is they always get hit by lightning. It takes 2 bolts to kill them. I’ve also found they’re vulnerable to ice.
Continue along the path and you’ll have to fight an Orc Captain. Kill him and he’ll drop a Thunderblade sword weapon.
Keep on the path and in the next section you’ll come upon a village that has been destroyed. Leaning against a fence is the Scythe of Malevolence weapon. If you self cast with no elements you’ll spray poison that harms unarmored enemies. It does make heals on you less effective however.
Eventually you’ll have to fight an Orc berserker. After you defeat him you’ll enter a field. If you head to the far left you’ll find a Staff of Life.
You’ll also find the sixth dead moose body in the game in the same field. Keep heading North and you’ll be ambushed at a river. The best strategy for this section is to stand across the river at the bottom left of the screen. Stay there and toss fireballs to melt the ice. The enemies will try to cross the river and then they’ll drown. If you’re playing coop just make sure to let your teammates know you’re doing this otherwise they’re going to drown. I guess it doesn’t really matter because they’ll figure it out real fast :P.
So far here’s the best pre order deals from what I’ve seen.
The regular price for the expansion is $4.95.
Direct2Drive – $4.21 after you apply the promotion coupon code B5A09A8D53479C599A20DE3B442F16B2 at checkout. GamersGate – $4.95 which is the regular price but they give you a pre order bonus of 250 Blue Coins which can used on future purchases. They’re worth approximately $0.25. (Makes the game about $4.70) (Side note but I believe Paradox Interactive created GamersGate. They’re also the publishers of Magicka)
IGN PC Store – $4.95 – No coupon available at this time so it’s the regular price. Might as well buy from D2D since they’re basically the same site.
Also, eventually I’ll start working on the site again. Been busy playing other games and working on other projects. Feel free to submit any good Magicka Tips of your own and I’ll give you credit. Help’s everyone get better.
EDIT: Since some people asked another site I’ve been working on is this site for Digital Game Deals. Basically just hot deals on games at Steam, D2D, GamersGate, Impulse Driven, etc.
This is some crazy stuff lol. This is definitely a must buy for me. This looks like a hilarious parody of Bad Company 2: Vietnam :P.
GDC – SAN FRANCISCO – March 1, 2011—The wizards of Arrowhead Studios have whipped up something special for all the Magicka fans out there, today revealing the first expansion for the definitive “blow-up-your-friend” simulator that has taken the fantasy world by meteor storm. Magicka: Vietnam (yes, you read that right) will soon be available on all major digital distribution channels. Have you ever wondered what it would have been like if wizards were allowed to roam the jungles of war-torn Vietnam, attempting to bring peace and stability to the region by casting spells on all opponents? Wait, you haven’t ever wondered that? Ever? Okay, so we’re probably the only ones who have but in our defense: here’s your chance to stop being so closed-minded. Magicka: Vietnam delivers over-the-top action as players take on the role of four meek and physically inept wizards as they try to do what so many 80’s action stars have done in the past: blow stuff up.
This is just a series of hilarious Magicka game sessions by some guys named TotalBiscuit and Yogscast (Simon and Lewis) on Youtube. I’ve never heard of them until these videos but they’re pretty funny.