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Gift of Parthax

Rating Summary

Based on 4 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

63

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Based on 4 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PCSep 12, 2018

Developer: Foldergeist Studios

Publisher: 1C Company

Genres: Action, Adventure

Follow the story of the purple-cloaked runaway wizard, Arif, on his quest to save his friend’s life. In a world where wizardry is outlawed, the magicians, Arif and his companion Veleus, were captured by a group of agents during their escape from the Kingdom of Duredyll and thrown into the dungeons. One day, Veleus, was sentenced to fight for his life in Atixa’s Grand Colosseum, run by a powerful mage by the name ‘Parthax’. Veleus fought valiantly, but was severely injured and incapacitated following his defeat. Arif heard rumors of his condition and knew the only way to save his friend would be to surpass any opponent standing in his way of attaining the champion’s prize, his friend’s only salvation, the Gift of Parthax. FEATURES: Create and combine your own spells: Discover 6 magical elements and use some of the 29 spells and 37 powerful spell-enhancing runes to create your own style of play. Every spell has 4 rune slots to add effects onto. Add more of your favorite rune to enhance its effect! These many spells and runes provide you with a great number of spell-customization choices. Increase your power and knowledge: For every challenge you complete as Arif, your knowledge of magic will increase, expanding your character’s mind. Every time you gather enough knowledge to expand your mind, you will gain more health, mana and an increase in magic damage. Unlock and learn powerful ancient magic: Based on the morality system’s result of your fights against bosses, you will be able to unlock either Light or Blood magic. Fight in epic arena battles: Survive 5 Seasons consisting of 25 challenges with mythological and magical creatures in Atixa’s Grand Colosseum. Dive into a gripping story: Interact with the colosseum's characters and objects to discover more about the lore, find loot or learn more about magic. Shape the ending of the game: Your moral choices made during boss fights will lead to one of four different storyline endings.

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Trailers

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Gift of Parthax - Official Launch Trailer

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Gift of Parthax - Official Gamescom 2018 Trailer [Gameplay]

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Gift of Parthax - Announcement Trailer - PAX East 2018

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Reviews

Gift of Parthax is a pretty decent top-down arena brawler.  While the keyboard and mouse controls can be a bit clunky and a lot of the game can just make you feel like you're going through the paces battle after battle, there is a good amount of strategy involved with what spells to take into a battle, what runes to place in them, and how to deal with the enemies you encounter.  While the fights early on may seem a bit slow in their pacing, Gift of Parthax is an enjoyable game if you give it a chance.

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For those who love action-arena games like Gift of Parthax, this game will likely delight, as the pixelated characters are nostalgic as hell and the combat, when leveled properly, can be that right mix of challenging but fun. Unfortunately, for those more casual about the genre, Gift of Parthax doesn't offer enough to offset painfully unbalanced seasons, the grinding that results, and a leveling system that's as mystical as its characters.

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Overall, Gift of Parthax is a serviceable, if dime-a-dozen arena-brawler. Foundationally-speaking, there is a title here that desperately wants to differentiate itself from its peers, yet the lack of polish, short-sighted design choices, and general lack of scope scuppers all potential.

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Gift of Parthax has a simple yet great premise.

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