Avernum 5 Reviewed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story
GameBanshee has posted a new review of Avernum 5. The latest installment in the long running RPG series takes a new direction with the story, allowing players to explore as a group of soldiers from the above ground world of the Empire. GameBanshee gave the game a score of 7 out of 10.
From the review:
The story of Avernum 5 is ok, but not great. There's nothing particularly inspired about the tale of Dorikas, his assassination attempt, and you hunting him down. But there are some elements woven into the plot that work well, including some (fairly superficial) intrigue and betrayal, and the (somewhat predictable) tragic nature of the main enemy character (which was present in Avernum 4, as well). Check out the full review at the link below.
GameBanshee: Avernum 5
Perhaps most importantly is the fact that you are faced with hard-hitting choices throughout the game. The most significant of these is the option to stay loyal to the Empire or to join Dorikas, but there are other moments where you can and should choose your allies and enemies carefully. Some of the choices you make earlier carry on into the rest of the game.
Avernum has always had “boss fights”, where the bosses use special tactics and you have to get creative to beat them, but Avernum 5 has a lot more of these and it works out great. Fighting against the Soultaker or the Master of the Pit might have been frustrating as hell, but it was also fun.
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