Mage's Initiation: Reign of the Elements

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Mage's Initiation: Reign of the Elements is ranked in the 28th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

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Based on 4 critic reviews
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65

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Based on 4 critic reviews

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COGconnected
70 / 100
70 / 100
Feb 11, 2019

Mage’s Initiation might suffer from aiming itself at nostalgic fans of a bygone era of gaming, but when someone new stumbles on it, they’ll have themselves a good time…as long as they avoid forests.

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Cubed3
7 / 10
7 / 10
Feb 13, 2019

While the combative elements leave much to be desired, Mage's Initiation to pay tribute to the old Sierra titles of yore without failing to craft an identity of its own alongside the homage. D'arc's initiation is almost too simple for its own good, serving as a prologue of sorts to a grander adventure, yet so much focus placed solely on a single story beat is exactly what allows the narrative to lend impact to any given moment. The plot itself may never get too exciting, but active world building, endearing visuals, and focused puzzles ensure that in Mage's Initiation: Reign of the Elements there is seldom a dull moment in D'arc's journey.

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GameSpot
6 / 10
6 / 10
Jan 30, 2019

Mage's Initiation blends adventure game and RPG influences to mimic the best of '90s adventure games, but it doesn't quite manage to perfect every aspect.

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PC Invasion
Jan 31, 2019

It's not the reigning champion of this hybrid genre, but Mage's Initiation is a promising challenger. If sequels expand on the basics shown here, this could well be a series worth watching.

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