|Publisher: Spiderweb Software Genre: Adventure & RPG
|Min OS X: Any Version CPU: 601 RAM: 12 MB Hard Disk: 20 MB Graphics: 800x600 @ 16-bit
Have It Your WayCharacter development and customization is a strong suit for Avernum 3. The player can pick and choose the areas in which each character will specialize. Will they be adept at creating potions? Will they be exceptional with ranged weapons? It is all up to the player. There are so many customizable aspects to each character that this space will not allow it to be covered. Registering Avernum 3 will only set you back $25.00 US ($32 if you want the hint book), so it will not hurt you too much to find out for yourself.
Avernum 3 also gives Mac gamers another quality RPG title to add to the ever-growing list that includes other great titles like Avernum 2, Baldur’s Gate II, and the soon-to-be released Neverwinter Nights from MacSoft. Its story and fun style of gaming make it a worthy game. The repetitiveness of the graphics do not help Avernum be a game you will want to play over and over again. The best thing about Avernum 3 is that it provides the same vastness as other titles costing nearly twice as much, while offering a rich plot that some of the others do not have. Avernum 3 is currently a Mac OS 9 title, though it does play very well in Classic. An OS X native version is due out later this summer, as is a Windows version.
ProsVast areas to explore
A great deal of character customization
One heck of a value
Combat system has its limitations
Replayability is not high