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Maglam Lord

Felistella, PQube
Feb 4, 2022 - PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4
Weak

OpenCritic Rating

65

Top Critic Average

29%

Critics Recommend

Push Square
6 / 10
PlayStation Universe
6 / 10
Nintendo Life
6 / 10
RPG Fan
82%
Niche Gamer
8 / 10
Cubed3
5 / 10
GameGrin
6 / 10
Digitally Downloaded
4 / 5
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Critic Reviews for Maglam Lord

Maglam Lord's got heart, but it's encased behind some disappointingly shoddy design.

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Maglam Lord combines a handful of genres into one package, and does it well enough to make it at least fun. However, it's the kind of fun that comes from mindlessly consuming something with little resistance. Maglam Lord works well as an in-between game, but it cannot hold up against other titles that specialize in the genres that this game combines.

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Maglam Lord has a lot of potential, but you'll need to stick it out and try to squeeze some joy from its repetitive combat system and stale dungeon design. Along with its writing, an excellently drawn cast of characters - who can be recruited and romanced through the dating mechanic - offer shining moments in an otherwise unremarkable action-JRPG. The potential is certainly there for something special, and the game's visual cues for possible results of dialogue options removes much of the guesswork common in other games, but the execution falls flat in the combat department and holds back the enjoyable visual novel elements of this package from being as good as they could be.

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Maglam Lord is a entertaining, albeit simple, action RPG with a wonderful story and well-done VN elements.

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Niche Gamer

NECRO XIII
8 / 10.0
Niche Gamer

Maglam Lord is a simple story with unforgettable characters who you will meet and argue or fight alongside with. While Maglam Lord is a shorter experience for sure, it’s definitely a fun ride of fighting and love. Dialogue is quirky and funny especially with the voice acting on top of it.

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There is little in Magnum Lord that stands out as good or interesting. The story segments are mildly amusing, as well as a few of the characters, but the plot goes nowhere fast, and the rest of the game is hard to enjoy. Combat oscillates between two second stomps to five minute plus long slogs, all the while being far more boring than it might look. The entire other 'half' beyond the visual novel segments is laughably bad in the design and the game does little to separate itself from either better or more unique JRPGs currently out.

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Underwhelming in all aspects outside of the story and characters, Maglam Lord isn't a game that will have you hooked from beginning to end, but there is enough here in its narrative for those looking for something a bit more light-hearted.

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There’s a place for this kind of game, though, and thanks to the great sense of humour, Maglam Lord remains a delight from start right through to its end. It’s a kind of comfort food that operates within the expectations of the genre, and so, while someone who is not familiar with JRPGs will find it all confounding, if you do appreciate the nuances and of the genre it’s going to entertain you a great deal.

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