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The Magic Circle: Gold Edition

Rating Summary

Based on 16 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

73

Top Critic Average

63%

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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4May 10, 2016
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: Questionary, Question

Genre: Adventure

A dark comedy about the creators of unfinished games, starring James Urbaniak (Venture Bros, American Splendor), Stephen Russell (Thief Series, Skyrim), Ashly Burch (Borderlands 2, HAWP), Karen Dyer (Resident Evil 5) ... and YOU. Can you out-think the game gods? Can you ship a game from the inside?

The Magic Circle: Gold Edition Critic Reviews

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The Magic Circle is a fascinating, satirical look at life beyond the polygon curtain.

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The Magic Circle: Gold Edition is a humourous and satirical look at the complexity of game development. At the same time, it’s a fun game that encourages you to experiment with different combinations to reach your goal, leading to a number of bizarre creations, but The Magic Circle: Gold Edition is brought to life by its comedy.

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There’s a ton of replayability, however, and the game’s trophies reward multiple playthroughs.

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The Magic Circle will appeal to anyone who can laugh at themselves. The story told here forces you to get a little introspective, especially if you’ve ever backed a game and then felt betrayed by the developer when their finished product is nothing like what you expected. This is also a game for anyone who thought they could’ve made a better Duke Nukem Forever (hint: that was a train wreck from the first delay). But with such a short, occasionally preachy story, this doesn’t appeal to everyone.

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