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Game review
League of Mages
Weak magic
by Jon Mundy 31/7/2013
Product: League of Mages
Developer: SMS Services O.o.o
Format: iPhone, iPad
Genre: Casual, Multiplayer
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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Is Harry Potter still a thing? I mean, do kids still want to be an apprentice magician as opposed to a zombie or Justin Bieber's BFF?

Being thoroughly off the pace in all matters of 'tween cool, I have no idea. But League of Mages is going for that magic-school vibe all the same.

Unfortunately, missing the zeitgeist is the least of the game's problems.

Gee wizard

League of Mages positions you as a would-be sorcerer under the tutelage of a wizened old, eh, wizard.

Rather than hit the arcane books and take part in theory tests, though, it seems the best way to magical mastery is to be pitched into a series of one-on-one fights with your fellow students. Which is what school's like up north, I imagine. ...
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League of Mages pits you into one-on-one magical combat with real players, but its flat grind-heavy gameplay lacks any hint of magic
Audio/visual: 6
Gameplay: 4
Value: 4
Innovation: 5
Overall: 4
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