Since the beginning of ROBLOX creators have always strived to make an engaging magic game on ROBLOX. From simply editing rocket scripts to look like different forms of energy, to Balefire, we have always sought to create cool magic games since the beginning. This week’s spotlight is the culmination of that desire: Arcane Adventures.
This game had me hooked from the get-go. Developer VetexGames knows how to grab your eye–so much so that I was able to use the title screen as the banner this week. From that art, to the level design, to the way the game looks and feels, the place is a whole different level of Massively Multiplayer RPGs. The game has story, it has cool spells and classes, and it has boats. There’s not much more I could ask for from an MMORPG.
What you’re here to hear about is the magic. Let me tell you that this is the best experience I’ve had with a magic-based combat system on ROBLOX in the ten years I’ve been playing ROBLOX games. When you start a new character you first get to design it. This is one of the most in-depth character creators I’ve seen on ROBLOX, and you can create some truly diverse characters in it. After that you can choose which element of magic you want to use. You can pick Fire, Lightning, Light and Wind, and each of these has their own skills to unlock and use.
After you create your character you wind up shipwrecked on an island with a bunch of fellow wizards. But they’re not right in the head after being driven crazy from the wreck and they attack you. You have to fight your way through them and escape the island. From there you can explore a massive world using your boat. Travel to different islands and discover their secrets, or follow the story and figure out the lore behind how the land ended up in such chaos.
Arcane Adventures excels at stunning visuals using dynamic lighting and particles to deliver on its fun magical combat mechanics. Every attack is visceral and seems to connect with impact. They could have been stale rocket clones but the developer took the time to create many unique spells which the player can use to interact with the world and to defeat their enemies. This makes the game truly unique and keeps me coming back for more.
I loved Arcane Adventures. It handles magic in a way that’s never been done, it has a compelling story, and its use of lighting and custom particles creates an atmosphere that keeps me thinking about it long after I put the game down.
Until next time, keep on magicin’ on!