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GameZebo (Aug 13, 2010)
Ever since Harry Potter first entered the cultural consciousness, there have been more than a few people who have imagined just what it might be like to actually go to a wizarding school like Hogwarts. And with Academagia, now they finally have that chance. While the game moves slowly and features an almost overwhelming amount of content, if you give it the time, it will absolutely absorb you.
88 (Oct 01, 2010)
In short, Academagia is a must-play game if you like adventure games, life simulation games, RPG’s, text-based games, choose your own adventure books or Harry Potter. The game can be a bit overwhelming and confusing at first but once you play a few days and familiarize yourself with everything you will find an experience like no other. Just be warned: You need to read a lot. This is one of those games in which you get as much out of it as you are willing to invest in it. If you read everything, immerse yourself in the game’s fiction and use your imagination you will find something really impressive. I know I can’t wait for Year 2 to arrive!
Academagia: The Making of Mages is a whimsical fantasy life simulation and role-playing game set at the renowned Academy of Magic in the rich and dangerous city of Mineta.
Game Shark (Sep 15, 2010)
If you grew up with posters of Merlin on your wall and you're the type who used to sprint to the book store every time a new Choose Your Own Adventure came out, Academagia is the spellbinding RPG you've been waiting for.
Brash Games (Jan 03, 2011)
Academagiais okay, but it is grotesquely huge, almost to the point where it’s overwhelmingly daunting. However, if you fall into the niche gamers that would love this, then go for it. A quick look at the website reveals that the developers are even offering free DLC add-ons in the form of extra adventures and quests and this is only year one, look out for year two in 2012. It’s all a bit too much to get my head around to be perfectly honest, but I had fun playing it, which is the most important thing. I’m also a little concerned at the level of detail Black Chicken have gone to for their research into the arcane. Who did they hire as a consultant? And, more importantly, if I give a bad review will they come after me with a coven of witches?
50 (Mar 17, 2011)
Gillar man att läsa Harry Potter så finns det en god möjlighet att man kan gilla Academagia. Betoningen ligger dock lika mycket på ordet 'läsa' som på 'Harry Potter' i den meningen. Det är en härlig och komplex livssimulering men den tilltalar långt ifrån alla. Är man född på 90-talet och aldrig har provat ett textäventyr passar nog The Sims bättre. Lockar det däremot att få kontrollera sin egen Harry Potter medan man läser är Academagia väl värt att ta en närmare titt på.
ZTGameDomain (Jan 16, 2011)
In the end, Academagia is a completely text-based choose-your-own adventure game that makes good on its options, but brings itself down with mediocrity. The content is not bad; it’s just not very compelling. Even hardcore MUD and choose-your-own-adventure players will have a difficult time with this game due to a confusing interface, ambiguous choices with vague consequences, and down-right boring game progression.