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IMG Reviews Avernum 2
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IMG has posted a review by Christopher Morin of Avernum 2, the fantasy role-playing game (RPG) from Spiderweb Software:

Avernum is not a pleasant place. It is now your home, despite the fact that you were exiled to this subterranean world. Now your home is under attack from elite soldiers seeking to avenge the assassination of the cruel emperor Hawthorne. The empire thinks it can easily subdue the Avernites by teleporting a small number of soldiers down to the underworld of Avernum. Of course, in true adventuring style, it is up to you and your party to rescue your world, such as it is, from certain doom. Along the way, the player meets strange alien creatures, travels through underground warrens, and attempts to stay alive. Avernum 2 is another fantastic dungeon-crawling RPG from the gurus at Spiderweb Software.

The game begins much like any RPG title. The player is required to create or modify a party of characters to control throughout the game. In the case of Avernum 2, the player has a party of four at the outset. The character types can be any of the races: human, Nephilim (a feline race), or Slithzerikai (lizard people). Characters can also select from different classes such as soldier, berserker, rogue, archer, rebel, shaman, hedge wizard, cleric, sorcerer, or create your own custom character from an allotment of skill points. Of course, then each avatar has a set of values for his or her skill points. Avernum 2 only allows the player to enhance a certain number of skills at the outset with the standard allotment of six skill points. This gives you a dilemma right away. Do you spend your points on potion creation abilities, pump up your strength or intelligence, or do you use them in other areas? Once all your characters are modified to taste, the game begins....

For the rest of our review, follow the link below.

IMG Review: Avernum 2
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