Review: Maglam Lord

Welcome to our review of Maglam Lord, we played it on Switch so you do not have to….

Fast and furious gameplay for intense battles
Square off against powerful beasts in fast-paced battles as you try to regain your power. Fill the DG gauge to unleash the Demon Lord of Swords’ ultimate attacks for a wider variety of combat strategies.

Embark on an epic adventure to awaken your full power!
Enter the fantasy world of Eusdeal and play as a male or female Killizzerk, the Demon Lord of Swords who, after losing their power, is the last of the Demon Lords. Explore the world in a bid to bring your species from the brink of extinction.

Craft hundreds of weapons and customise them
Craft magical weapons and upgrade them to complement your playstyle! Customising grants numerous benefits in battle. Increased attack power, new sound effects and even personality can be modified with the right materials!

Build relationships and find love among a wonderful cast of characters
Only by seeking a hand in marriage can you avoid the extinction of your kind! Characters you meet will be able to wield your power in battle! Befriend them, and even take them on dates to regain your former power!

Stunning production values
Brought to you by D3PUBLISHER, developer FELISTELLA, and writer Kei Miyakozuki of ‘Summon Night’ fame, as well as stunning character design and illustration by lack who designed “Okada Izo” in the game ‘Fate Grand Order’!


Well so far the official word on this game and I can just confirm that on paper, it all looks like they deliver, but in all honesty, this is a lackluster game that only excels in the graphics department, and it’s very light nature. Add in tons of dialogue, boring as hell dialogue, and you got yourself a game. I just want to say once again, that this is a lengthy game where the majority of the action is handled by near-static screens in a gorgeous setting but that can not save the game from being boring.

Sure, the fighting is done in a way that it kind of entertains, but if we are being blunt, it does not do much more than keep you entertained for a few minutes at a time. This is really a shame, the fighting is snappy and really performs well, but taking in the lengths it often takes in between fights, that is a no for me.

And why not just skip? Well, skipping the conversations is possible to an extent, but also the fast forward function is reset a few times in every other conversation. I can understand the decision to a certain extent, but I just wanted to fully skip parts of the game and enjoy the action, but it just kept pushing me away.

In conclusion, Maglam Lord looks the part, but does not play it. Aside from the graphics, this is merely a boring dime-a-dozen game.


Tested on Nintendo Switch