A Review Of Spellbreak

First of all, what is Spellbreak? 

Well... it's another Battle Royal Game, but before you throw it in with all the others let me tell you the twist. It's nothing like the others! Yes it as an ever-shrinking circle and it's last player/team standing that wins. But this game focuses on Magic!

That's right! It's Harry Potter Battle Royal, well sort of. 

Officially, Spellbreak is a PvP RPG set in a ravaged fantasy world filled with elemental magic and emergent gameplay.
Starting from nothing, players loot, choose upgrades, and defeat enemy players to become the ultimate battlemage.
In the world of Spellbreak, you assume the role of a Breaker, a magically gifted outcast who has come to the Hollow Lands to take as much power as you can and get out. 

Let's review the Official details about the game!

Gameplay


● Be a Battlemage - Assume the role of a powerful battlemage in fast, action-packed
combat, dodging spells, and destroying your foes.
● Outplay the Competition - Draw upon many different spells, each with their own
strengths and drawbacks, to outwit and out-skill the competition.
● Magical Combinations - Magic interacts in explosive ways. Freeze elements to climb to
new locations. Blow up poison clouds to create Dragonfire. Master all of the hidden
knowledge or you will fall behind your opponents.

RPG Systems


● Gear that Matters - The Hollow Lands are littered with the weapons and equipment of
previous fallen Breakers and with relics from a war ages past. Each piece of gear affects
you differently, granting access to new and unique powers.
● Skill Choices - As the match progresses, you will choose from dozens of skills. Each one
drastically increases your power level, unlocking a variety of build options to help you
survive the Hollow Lands.
● Multiple Classes - As you play, unlock more classes to add to your character.
● Stay alert, if you want to survive - Each time you arrive in the Hollow Lands, the
treasures, the elements, and the storms themselves will be different.

Unique Art Style


● Spellbreak is a world of unique vision, with stunning, cel-shaded environments and
dynamic characters.
● Magic is not only fun to use but powerful and impressive to behold.
● Environments and backgrounds feel painterly and impressionistic but are also
well-suited for fast-action gameplay.

So Now you know all this, what is the game actually like?
Well, it is in a Close Alpha state so as expected there are a few bugs and performance issue, especially. These issues have been around since the time I played while under an NDA and honestly, that's fine.
As long as they smooth out these rough edges this game has a high chance it will succeed. The gameplay is fun, the skills feel great to use and the battles are intense.  

When you start the game you select 2 classes that you take through the game and evolve to make you even stronger and, unlike other games in the genre, you do have a starting weapon of sorts. 
Yes, it's a very weak magic attack, but if you get into trouble at the start of the game you can use it to push an enemy out of the area so you can try to find a Gauntlet and some gear.
Think of it like your melee, except once you have 2 Gauntlets equipped you don't use it.
Each Gauntlet has a primary fire (Right or left click, depending on the hand it's equipped on) as well as a Special (Eg a Tornado for the Wind Gauntlet).
And just like they said, these skills can be combined to make even stronger attacks. (I like Fire Tornado personally)

Oh, and yes,  Gauntlets have rarity levels to from Common to Legendary, and the rarer they are, the stronger they get. (And they cost more MP)

Unlike games with guns, there is no ammo in this game. Instead, you have Mana or MP.
All skills pull from the same MP Pool and once you run out you have to "Recharge" for a second.  It's a bit like overwatch, Unlimited ammo, but you still need to reload.

As well as Classes and Gauntlets there are other items in the game that will help you get stronger and improve your skills.
Yes, there are potions for HP and Shield. But also Boots, Runes, Necklesses, and Belts, each adding buffs or abilities to your character, such as Feather Fall, Faster Movement Speed and even Invisibility.

Finding the right combination for you might take some time but it's definitely worth it. 
I Personally go for Pyromancer as this has a one-off 50% HP Insta-revive, and scavenger to get better loot for chest.
Then I try and find a Fire and Wind set of Gauntlets, and get Feather Fall Rune, but there are loads more epic combos!

So if you're looking for a fresh game in the Battle Royal Genre then you should definitely check this game out. 

 

You can apply for the Closed Alpha over at https://playspellbreak.com/

This game also has Founder packs, so if you like this game and want to support it you can, and you can even support me at the same time by using creator code CLOUDTHEWOLF in the epic store.

I would give this game a solid 7/10 with it definitely being able to reach a 10 if it keeps getting better. 

 

 

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