Retroburn
 
 
Classic games, freeware, and coffee addict (THE HABIT'S BACK BABY!!). ^^ I make how-to's and other guides to help out fellow PC gamers (the Let's Plays are just fillers): My YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/ildamos
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A quick, no-frills, beginner-friendly guide on what to do when you first start out in Kenshi.
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Here's my video review of the game:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZXW86AjtVc

If you want a shorter version here it is (if you want an in-depth review, click on the Blogspot link found on the bottom of the article to navigate to my site):

Is Avernum: Escape from the Pit worth its 10-dollar price tag? At more than 90 hours of gaming on my first playthrough across a vast 2D, isometric, nostalgia-inducing landscape filled with interesting locations peppered with lairs, strongholds, and powerful artifacts that only the most intrepid will discover, Avernum: Escape from the Pit is definitely worth its price of admission. Add to this almost peerless writing and it’s easy to see why I’m regarding this game as one of the best in my collection.

Ratings:

Tilt: 8.5 – Given that I’ve spent almost 92 hours in this game and finished it, I can say Avernum: Escape from the Pit is something else. I’ve spent several sleepless nights over this one, only quitting when I realized the sun was starting to rise. Spiderweb Software has some topnotch writers.

Gameplay: 8.0 – If you’re talking about pure gameplay alone, Avernum suffers from some design choices like making you too powerful near the end of the game and other foibles like recycled sprites and unclickable tiles. Still it does provide a fun romp that even shines head and shoulders from some games that have triple A funding.

Graphics: 6.0 – It’s here that Avernum really suffers. With only a 2D isometric engine, the game really can’t hope to match more recent RPGs like say, The Age of Decadence. Its art style, while very good, is nothing to write home about either; it just doesn’t have anything that makes it stand out from the multitude of RPGs out there in the visuals department.

Audio: 7.5 – Adequate but again, there’s nothing that makes it stand out. If only they made background music as impressive as the one used when the main menu fires up though…

Replayability: 8.5 – This is a pretty divisive point. On one, retro gamers will love replaying this game that lets you relive the good ‘ol days of the 90s. On the other side of the coin, younger gamers may be put off by its visuals and despite its multiple endings, may consider this game a one-shot affair. There’s also the matter of its length: gamers who love protracted adventures blasting hordes of undead and fantastical creatures will find this game up their alley while ones who are easily distracted by new releases might find this one to be a stubborn guest that overstays its welcome. I’m somewhere in the middle but I’m definitely going to unravel its other endings so I’m giving this an 8.5.

Score: 7.7

See the full review here: http://imbacore.blogspot.com/2015/11/Avernum-Escape-Pit-Review-RPG-Strategy-Turn-Based-Isometric-2D-Classic-Retro.html
Retroburn Dec 10, 2018 @ 11:47am 
Haha! Thanks fellow DOOM fan! Merry Christmas Salamand3r! Keep rockin'!

:P7: :steamhappy: :P7:
Salamand3r Dec 10, 2018 @ 11:44am 
Burn that retro, and enjoy your Holidays!
Retroburn May 14, 2018 @ 1:41pm 
6,300+ games :2016whoadude::2016whoadude::2016whoadude::2016whoadude:
Naesyy May 14, 2018 @ 1:37pm 
𝚍𝚘𝚗𝚊𝚝𝚎 𝚐𝚊𝚖𝚎𝚜 𝚙𝚕𝚜 𝚒𝚖 𝚙𝚘𝚘𝚛 :civicdoodleeggplant:
Retroburn May 3, 2018 @ 11:30am 
I will if I can find the time. I can tell right off the bat this game is special. Have you seen the Battletech UI guide on YouTube by PartyElite? Tons of good stuff! I like games with a steep learning curve. :2017stickycrab::2016whoadude::2017stickycrab:
^3473R^ May 3, 2018 @ 12:26am 
i figured you were going to do big write up.!