Nine Parchments' elemental magic action makes for a good co-op dungeon crawling experience. It's light on interesting loot, but big on whimsey and fast-moving action. If you plan on running through the campaign on your own, your run might be a little frustrating because you can't exploit every weakness, but having some friends join you on your quest evens the odds. But without the promise of exciting rewards for battling bosses, I soon ran out of reasons to replay.
If you're planning to venture into the magical world of Nine Parchments, heed my words: It's tedious to go it alone. Take friends. Maybe wear some fireproof gloves.
With a stronger connection to the world and a more rewarding progression system, Nine Parchments could have been more than a fleeting arcade fancy. If you can find it on sale (which it has hosted many times since launch) and can wrangle up three other people, it's a decent party game that will fill a single afternoon.
Nine Parchments is a solid release. Its gorgeous art style, dependable controls and fun co-op play almost hide a multitude of sins. Almost. Unfortunately, with a poor save system and combat mechanics that never really develop from the first level onwards, Nine Parchments soon becomes a slog that is less than magical.
Short but fun dungeon crawler made to be enjoyed by multiple friends but also works as a single player game.
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What Nine Parchments lacks in depth it makes up for in shameless whimsey and colourful charm.
Nine Parchments is a very interesting take on a few genres blended together. If you've ever wanted a Harry Potter game but with a Diablo influence with some Magicka thrown in, Nine Parchments is the game for you. I'm a little hesitant to recommend it as a purchase for solo players but for playing with friends, this is a whole lot of fun.
Nine Parchments features great gameplay and environments but the world feels limited.
Nine Partchments could be a fun game if you can wander in its levels with a couple of friends (in no more than a couple of evenings). After that, the experience gets boring and repetitive, and you'll probably search for something else to play.
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Nine Parchments is a difficult game to recommend as it's a very average approach to a genre that has existed for some time now. While it's visually appealing scenes are impressive enough to pique the interest of potential players, it's stale gameplay and painfully slow leveling system lack the fresh and creative experience that you'd expect to find here. Amongst a sea of games on Steam and the other digital stores, Frozenbyte have failed to include features that retain players' attention in the long-term. There are no puzzles to solve, no secret areas to explore and no worthwhile loot to discover. Enemy encounters quickly feel tiresome and monotonous, with successful fights boiling down to whether or not you can identify an enemy by its colour. If you're looking for a co-op dungeon-crawler with solid mechanics and a unique design, maybe pick up one of the popular favourites rather than this new title.