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Wednesday, August 21, 2013
 

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GameBanshee Unveils Eschalon Book II Guide & Review
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

GameBanshee has announced the release of a new review for Basilisk Games's fantasy RPG Eschalon: Book II, as well as a detailed new website section offering an extensive amount of information about the game. Some of the information offered includes a fully annotated walkthrough, searchable equipment database, detailed location information, and a bestiary.

Here's a snippet from the review:

The character system in Book II works pretty well. With 8 attributes, 5 origins, 5 axioms, 5 classes, and 26 skills, you're given lots of ways to build your character, and, nicely, not every decision is about maximizing damage in combat. You also have to decide things like how much you want to spot traps, whether you want to pick open locks or bash them or melt them, and how much you want to worry about money. As an example, there is a Lore skill that (along with Intelligence) helps you to identify objects. Unlike most RPGs where you just need to identify weapons and armor with magical bonuses, in Book II potentially everything needs to be identified, including silverware and books. So it's certainly more convenient to put points into Lore, but there is also a Lore spell, and you can also pay shopkeepers to identify objects for you, which means the Lore skill is not required. So do you put points into Lore, and how much? It's always good when an RPG forces you to make decisions rather than allowing you to learn everything.
Head over to the links below to read more.

GameBanshee: Eschalon Book II Review
GameBanshee: Eschalon Book II Guide
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Eschalon: Book II
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