Avernum 2: Crystal Souls is a standalone, retro-inspired RPG sequel to Avernum. The game puts players in the underground world of Avernum, where.
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About This Game Avernum 2: Crystal Souls is an epic, indie, fantasy role-playing adventure in a unique, massive world. The subterranean land of Avernum is full of.
Includes 13 items: Avadon 2: The Corruption, Avadon: The Black Fortress, Avernum 2: Crystal Souls, Avernum 4, Avernum 5, Avernum 6, Avernum: Escape From the Pit, Geneforge 1, Geneforge 2, Geneforge 3, Geneforge 4: Rebellion, Geneforge 5: Overthrow, Nethergate: Resurrection About This Game Avernum 2: Crystal Souls is an epic, indie, fantasy role-playing adventure in a unique, massive world. The subterranean land of Avernum is full of strange caves, cunning dungeons, and the alien inhabitants of the underworld. Explore a massive, underground nation of tunnels and caverns, packed with over 100 towns and dungeons. Fight to complete up to three distinct game-winning quests. Avernum 2: Crystal Souls features: Epic fantasy adventure with over 50 hours of gameplay. An enormous underworld, with multiple nations and alien cultures. Rich game system with over 60 spells and battle disciplines and a multitude of beneficial character traits to choose from. Over 100 towns and dungeons. Three separate game-winning quests. There are many ways to fight the invaders. Do just one of them or all three! Unique races and settings make Avernum different from any adventure out there. Dozens of side quests and hundreds of magical artifacts. The story of Avernum 2 is self-contained, and previous experience with Avernum games isn't required. This is the third time the same basic game is updated into a new engine, and as of 2015, the current engine looks very... 90's-ish. Not the fancy 90's, either, way behind BG1. Still, the lack of graphical fanciness, voice acting or physics does allow for a really huge gameworld, ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s of towns, handcrafted dungeons and combat encounters. The Avernum games (or Avadon, or Nethergate or any of the latest Spiderweb games ported to the new engine) all look cleaner, more functional and less eye-rippingly ugly than (for instance) Wasteland 2. So far, I've played Avadon 1-2, Avernum: Escape from the Pit and this. This one is probably the best of the lot, insofar as the combat and dungeons both feel... inventive. Not quite as many "yet another dungeon, yet another bunch of ice/fire/giant/brain/plague/tomb/undead/frenzied/rabit/guardian/ruby/flying/cheese rats" to be found. About half the dungeons have an interesting and memorable gimmick to them, a lot of combat encounters have something interesting about them, and your own powers can combine in ways other than "more damage, more defense". There's less talking and more dungeon-delving than in the Avadon games (maybe not on an absolute word-count basis), and what there is is mostly functional "go to place, do thing" but it does shine on occasion. "We found this weird orb and broke it. What did it do?" sort of stuff. The Giant Friendly Spiders - designated wacky comic relief mascots that they are - are actually really well written and funny. There are some bugs and interface issues - the game's creator is apparently very reluctant to listen to feedback, so stuff like "the open loot screen button doesn't also close the loot screen" has been in 4 games now, and I'm not sure if there are fewer problems or if I'm more used to them by now - but nothing exceptionally annoying. (For instance, haven't used up a single consumable item while trying to move them in this game. Just me being more careful, or an interface change?) Overall, if you're interested in a decent and diverse dungeon-delver than can be run on a toaster, I recommend this game. Frankly, I installed Avernum several years ago during my month recovery in hospital having no super expectations. I decided to try this game just to kill several hours but then found myself awaken in a month :) It is very compelling game with unique, huge world, profuse setting and cool old-school CRPG experience. If you’re 27+ y.o. and remember one of your first CDs with Baldur’s Gate, I bet, you’ll dig Avernum. Btw, I was astonished when found out that all there games were made by one guy. That news bacame one of the pillars pushed me on the way of indie dev myself. Kudos to you in absentia, Jeff. - Richard Nixon, Black Cloud Studios, http://afterreset.com
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