So here’s how it goes. There are a ton of little mobs running around (in this case, little gremlin looking things that a) turn invulnerable and b) have a push back) and we were on islands. I was very, very focused on killing these little jerks when I realized that… well.
It wasn’t the first time that I killed Ch00. It’s a game with friendly fire. Death’s inevitable. He’s killed me plenty, which is no big deal because a res is quick and it’s easier to res your pal than it is to recast the charged spell you’re holding. BUT! it was the first time I had so single-mindedly done so, and I definitely laughed so hard I was laughing silently, that kind of open mouth gasping laugh.
Magicka was the perfect starter for game nights. It’s a forgiving game that’s clearly capable of a lot if you’re more skilled than I am — I don’t use most of the more advanced combos, and I still mash lightning beam as my main attack. I like a game with a sense of humor, and if I roll my eyes at some of the pop culture references I’m charmed by others. Throw enough jokes at a wall and at least some should stick, right?