Julkaistu 3. heinäkuu.
This game is sort of like a retro, turn-based RPG. It reminds me of the old "Pool of Radiance," and similar type games, which came out in the 1980's. But, it isn't the same, as in, it isn't "official DnD rules," in fact it is more like a GURPS type system, where each character can be built any way you want. For example, you can have a "tank" type character who can also cast healing spells, or a wizard who is also skilled with a bow.
I was skeptical at first, having been burned several times by games which are no fun at all. But, I am a huge fan of turn based RPG's, which are well made. This is one of them. I can't wait to try Avernum 2, 4, 5 and 6, which are also on Steam. (strangely, there is no Avernum 3 on Steam).
The fights can be challenging. There have been several in which I thought the entire party would die, but I ended up victorious (my four man party has two healers, one of which is sort of an archer/healer, but it works well to have a back-up healer. I also put one point on healing for my mage, so he can also heal with his huge mana pool if he has to). And my party has been wiped out several times, but the game allows frequent saves, so all you need to do is go back to your last saved game and you're good to go if they all die.
The game allows you to "level up," with stat and ability increases at each level. There seems to be no level limit. I have been playing the game for a few days and my party is already level eleven.
Treasure includes things like better armor, weapons, scrolls, wands, potions, money, gems, and all sorts of mundane things, like bags of flour, tools, etc.