Arcade 2D game in which we play as a magician trying to save a friend. To do this, you must develop your skills by fighting numerous opponents in the arena.
Gift of Parthax is the first game of Foldergeist Studios from Denmark. The company was founded by several students who in six weeks created a simple production called Battle Mages. Later it evolved into the described commercial version, including thanks to the support of the 1C Company publisher.
The Gift of Parthax released on the PC and XONE platform is a two-dimensional top-down production, in other words a game in which the action is observed from the camera placed over a small board. Players take on the mage of Arif, who wants to save his friend. To do this, he must become extremely powerful, which he can only achieve by fighting in the arena. Our task is to survive a series of skirmishes with the overwhelming enemy forces.
The area of action is very small, so during the fight we have to be on the move all the time and steer clear of enemies and their attacks, at the same time casting spells, for example a small thunderstorm or sharp stones. We gain new attacks during the adventure, performing specific tasks. However, before next battles, we choose and modify spells. In battle, we help runes, or special artifacts, thanks to which we can have, for example, a chance to turn an enemy into a chicken. During the skirmish we must also remember to use beverages that heal and supplement mana.
The visual layer of Gift of Parthax does not impress, but does not reject. The production was created using the popular Unity technology and pixel art technique, but it is quite economical - there is no greater diversity of opponents or destructible elements.