Avadon: The Black Fortress Reviewed
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Gear Diary has posted a new review of Spiderweb Software's recently released RPG, Avadon: The Black Fortress. The first chapter of a new saga, the game puts players in the role of a spy and warrior tasked to defend the homeland from its many enemies. The game features four different character classes, dozens of sidequests, hundreds of items to discover, and many different possible endings.
Your encounters will have you facing off against so-called ‘trash’ mobs as well as more dangerous enemies, against giant rats to mages and warriors and deadly giant creatures, and will range from quick & easy to nearly impossible – and every single one feels like it matters and adds something to the experience. Wait – doing trash battles ‘adds something’? Yes – any RPG fan knows that you will need to engage in combat as well as quests in order to gain experience to get new levels and skills. Vogel has been battling the monotony of the ‘trash mob’ in recent years, and compared with many games I have played recently he is absolutely succeeding.Read more at the link below.
Gear Diary: Avadon Black Fortress Review
As you work your way through Avadon you will encounter many boss and sub-boss characters who will present a greater challenge to your party. This is a good thing – unlike the ‘trash’ mobs, these encounters will force you to use your skills and tactics, and perhaps occasionally fall in battle once or twice before defeating your enemies. If you choose a lower difficulty even these battles will be trivial, but on Normal difficulty these should be a satisfying experience for most gamers.
There are a couple of brutal battles in the game – the sort that reminds me of facing Jon Irenicus at the end of Badur’s Gate II. You will need to really prepare and think your way through … and probably still die in your first attempt! But the battle isn’t impossible, and as a result the end game is satisfying … instead of like the end of Risen!
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Basilisk Reveals Eschalon: Book III Teaser Page
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Basilisk Games has released a new teaser page for Eschalon: Book III, the final title in the Eschalon RPG trilogy. The page includes a poem and some new artwork. Currently in development, the game will wrap up the storyline from the previous two games and answer questions raised during the concluding moments of Book II.
Through valley mist and sunlit gleam,Head over to the link below to check out the teaser page.
Eschalon: Book III Teaser
over jagged rock and icy stream-
Through goblin land where none dare follow,
'yond dungeons deep and haunted hollow-
Your travels long and danger fraught,
blade crimson stained from death you've wrought-
This faraway realm where fate has led,
your final journey still lies ahead...
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Majesty 2: Kingmaker, Battles Of Ardania Available At MGS
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Virtual Programming's Kingmaker and Battles of Ardania expansions for Majesty 2: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim are now available for purchase from Macgamestore.com. The expansions offer new missions, gameplay features, and monsters, along with multiplayer matches and a toolset for creating new missions and battles.
Kingmaker serves up a new eight-mission campaign that introduces Lord Blackviper and his goblin army, challenging players who united Ardania in the main game to now hold together the kingdom. The expansion also features a mission creator toolset as well as a Majesty 2 gameplay update that includes: a randomize feature that shuffles non-quest monster dens; random treasure chest goodies; multiplayer functionality; a map editor; and more. Multiplayer lets up to four gamers compete in competitive or cooperative matches over a LAN or the Internet.Kingmaker and Battles of Ardania are available for $19.95 (USD) each. Follow the links below for more information.
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Battles of Ardania continues the story with another new eight-mission campaign starring a mysterious mage werewolf who invades the kingdom with his creatures of the night. New monsters and weapon sets, along with four new multiplayer maps, are also included.
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Super Crossfire Trailer Unveiled
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Radiangames has released a new trailer for its upcoming first multi-platform game, Super Crossfire. The arcade shooter title is scheduled for an April release and will be available for Mac, PC, Web (Flash/Unity), iPad, and iPhone in April 2011.
"Super Crossfire represents the ultimate version of the Crossfire concept. It combines the best of the first two XBLIG games, adds a unified system for playing all 160 waves, then adds new enemy types, online leaderboards in every mode, and achievements" said Luke Schneider of Radiangames. "It also gives a new perspective on the action that further enhances the innovative warping mechanic and intense gameplay."Check out the links below for more information.
YouTube: Super Crossfire Trailer
Super Crossfire is an intense shooter with a distinct twist: Players can warp between the bottom and top of the screen at any time. Combined with a massive upgrade system, intense gameplay, visuals, and audio, and a huge variety of enemy types and waves, Super Crossfire is the next evolution in the arcade shooter genre.
Formed in early 2010, Radiangames is devoted to creating a series of small and compelling downloadable games. The highly-rated monthly Radiangames series is available on Xbox Live Indie Games. Radiangames was founded by 12-year industry veteran Luke Schneider, who previously worked on the award-winning Red Faction and Descent series.
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