Thursday, May 2, 2013

Thursday Impressions: Spectromancer

Spectromancer is a game I avoided for a long time, because it just looked boring. In retrospect, I'm not entire sure why. It's a turn-based game in which you control a mage who summons creatures and spells in order to defeat your opponent. It was obviously inspired by card games such as Magic: The Gathering*.

It took me about an hour to figure out how to play (and I'm not entirely sure I figured it all out, yet), but once I got the basics down I had a lot of fun. I only played some quick single-player matches, but the game also includes a campaign mode, online multiplayer, and a lot of other cool features. I haven't even scratched the surface in my short time playing.

Verdict: Keep playing.
Whether you're interested in a quick match or a full-fledged campaign, this game is sure to get some enjoyment out of you. That is, if you're into this kind of thing.

*In fact, Spectromancer was co-designed by the creator of Magic, but I didn't know that until I'd already written this piece.

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