Mirage: Arcane Warfare
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Mirage: Arcane Warfare is a game that improves the style seen in Chivalry and features new elements like magic, but without losing the exciting matches and the gore that we saw in these games.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Interesting classes, engaging melee gameplay, and an exciting arena mode have the wind taken out of their sails by deserted servers.
It is sad to say that this game will probably never reach the levels of popularity of both its predecessor and modern genre counterparts because the player count is at a currently super low despite the fact the it only recently launched. I encourage people interested in the game to pick it up, as Mirage: Arcane Warfare is really fun and would benefit from having many more players. Just be aware that if the game's community doesn't grow soon, its severs could be barren by the end of the year, if not in the next few months.
In conclusion Mirage: Arcane Warfare presents itself as an innovative and interesting title and can surprise you. The comparison meter with Chivalry is, however, likely to disappoint the fans of the latter, but it is still too early to say. As mentioned earlier, class imbalance is obvious and it will need to be fixed.
Review in Italian | Read full review
The steep learning curve paired with the limited tutorial, lack of any significant matchmaking options and the currently low player count make it hard to recommend Mirage: Arcane Warfare to anyone who isn't already a fan of their previous game Chivalry: Medieval Warfare. There's a lot of room to improve, though.
At $29.99, Mirage is kind of up in the air. For LAN enthusiasts, the game should already be installed and ready to go. Mirage fits perfectly into the LAN footprint with long, no nonsense matches that can be played over and over again.
Mirage: Arcane Warfare has some of the most fun and exciting melee combat around, but squanders the unique mechanics on dull game modes with low player counts in a transparent effort to ape Blizzard's recent smash hit, and this ultimately works against the strengths of the gameplay to the point of bringing down the entire experience.
It's not easy to recommend a multiplayer only game with basically no one to play against. Even one of the best combat systems on the market doesn't make Mirage: Arcane Warfare worth buying with a player base that small.
Review in German | Read full review