Casting a fireball will not even so a lot as singe the grass in most games, but in Noita, your sorcerous skills can have handy consequences.
In Noita, each pixel is simulated. What that suggests is that each tiny piece of the planet can be impacted by what you are performing to it. Ice spells will freeze water or make surfaces slippery. Fire sets points alight or can make risky gases explode. Electrical energy will course via bodies of water and electrocute something inside them. So, though hitting an enemy with a spell is a single way to take them out, obtaining out how you can use your magic inside your surroundings is generally a lot extra helpful.
That mentioned, your magic is just as lethal to our wizard hero as it is for the enemies about them. A single mix-up can have you blown up or frozen below ice, and this becoming a roguelike, it is back to the starting for you after you die. The game is also generated each and every time you start off, so though you can discover how to cleverly use your spells, do not anticipate the very same stage setup subsequent time. You cannot just discover your environments and then overcome them from memory. You in fact have to be a intelligent spellcaster.
Which is fairly neat, honestly. Alternatively of just firing off what ever spell does the most harm, you will have to have to master your surroundings and usually be seeking for approaches to use your environments. It puts a lot extra imagination and creativity into a game about a spellcaster, and presents the likelihood for some terrific stories to inform about your successes and failures inside the depths of Noita.
Noita is offered now (in an Early Access state) on the Humble Shop, itch.io, GOG, and Steam.