Avadon: The Black Fortress is an epic, Indie fantasy role-playing saga.
User reviews: Very Positive (203 reviews)
Udgivelsesdato: 17. aug 2011

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Indeholder 12 emner: Avadon: The Black Fortress, Geneforge 1, Geneforge 2, Geneforge 3, Geneforge 4: Rebellion, Geneforge 5: Overthrow, Avernum 4, Avernum 5, Avernum 6, Avernum: Escape From the Pit, Nethergate: Resurrection, Avadon 2: The Corruption

 

Anmeldelser

“Oplev et klassisk rollespil. En god historie. Timevis af underholdning.”
4/5 – Mac|Life

“Simpelt udtrykt, det er et af de spil som er nemt at starte for et par minutter, og uden at opdage det er klokken på magisk vis blevet 5 om morgenen.”
– Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“Som et facit har Avadon: The Black Fortress alt hvad et godt rollespil har brug for. En stærk historie og gode karakterer, rigtig gode kampe, ekseptionelle quests, vanedannende gameplay og en høj grad af genspilbarhed .”
– Inside Mac Games

“Jeg vil have et spil med dybde støttet af en udvikler med integritet og et ønske om at vinde tilhængere en af gangen. Spiderweb har dette og jeg håber at udvikleren vil blive ved med at give os spil som Spiderweb.”
5/5 – Adrenaline Vault

“Det er et stort spil som klassiske rollespil entusiaster vil elske.”
4.5/5 – Digitally Downloaded

“Enhver der længes efter de gode, gamle klassiske rollespil og ønsker de nye, strømlinede rollespil ad helvede, burde købe dette spil.”
90% – RPGFan

About This Game

Avadon: The Black Fortress et en episk, Indie-fantasy rollespilssaga. Saml en gruppe mægtige krigere, udforsk huler, søg efter skatte, lær mange unikke og mægtige evner og forsøg at afsløre en sammensværgelse, som truer med at knuse dit hjemland!


Fem store nationer er gået sammen om at forme Pagten. Pagten forsvares af Avadon, en hemmelighedsfuld sekt af spioner og snigmordere. Dens agenter er overalt. Dens ord er lov.


Du er blevet rekrutteret som en hjælper til Avadon, pålagt missioner som kræver hurtig handling og en tung næve. Pagtens fjender har dog deres egne planer, og Avadons hjælpere forsvinder en efter en. Det vil være op til dig at kæmpe for at overleve og afsløre det plot, som kunne knuse Pagtens sikkerhed og styrte dit hjemland i kaos.


Vær på vagt! Vennerne er få. Forræderne er overalt. Og jo tættere du kommer på sandheden, jo tættere kommer snigmorderne på dig.


Centrale elementer:

  • Episk, Indie-fantasy rollespilseventyr i en enorm og unik verden.
  • Fire forskellige karakterer med masser af unikke formularer og evner.
  • Afslør den fascinerende historie om Avadon og landet Lynaeus.
  • Mange forskellige slutninger. Dine valg vil ændre verden.
  • Masser af sidemissioner, skjulte huler og hemmeligheder at opdage.
  • Hundredvis af magiske objekter at finde. Brug fortryllede krystaller og skab dine egne endnu mægtigere ting.
  • Enormt eventyr som kan spilles igen og igen.

Systemkrav

PC
Mac
Linux
    • Operating system:Windows® XP / Vista™ / Windows® 7
    • Processor:1.6 GHz CPU
    • Memory:512 MB
    • Hard disk space:300MB
    • Video: OpenGL compliant graphics card
    • Sound:Sound card
    • OS: OS X 10.5 or later
    • Operating system:Ubuntu 12.04 or equivalent
    • Processor:1.6 GHz CPU
    • Memory:512 MB
    • Hard disk space:300MB
    • Video: OpenGL compliant graphics card
    • Sound:Sound card
Helpful customer reviews
49 af 71 personer (69%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
50.9 timer bogført
It took me around 50 hours to play through this turn-based oldschool RPG made by Spiderweb Software. I bought it with 75% off, but I wouldn't recommend it. Only Linux users may find some value in this game. Windows users should pay GOG a visit and get some really classic RPGs. Why, you will ask. Let me explain:

The Good
The story about the Black Fortress that ensures peace in The Pact by bringing evils foes to justice really appealed to me. There are interesting characters, lots of background information and quickly I found myself playing for hours without even realising how much time went by. Thanks to unique boss fights, combat never gets too repeating. The skill trees are also easy to comprehend. Last but not least, the absence of question marks above NPCs to indicate aviable quests, whose destinations are not marked on the map, made the whole thing a bit more realistic. Just once or twice I wasn't 100% sure what to do, but in the end it became clear.

The Bad
Some fights are unbalanced and almost impossible to win. I played on "normal" difficulty, but I still had problems from time to time. You often get the feeling that the AI is cheating; they have so many more action points to spend every round, but your characters only manage to use one or two skills at most. Futhermore, skills that stun or immobilise your characters are in some cases so fatal that you can only watch your party die without being able to do anything. The dialoques with average NPCs never really matter; you can make them angry, so that they abort the conservation, but when you talk to them once more, everything's fine again. Only selected NPCs "listen" to what you have to say. Another major annoyance are the traders, whose inventory never replenishes. Bought all lockpicks? He/ she won't get new ones to sell...While playing you will end up with many locked doors that couldn't be opened. Some of them are even quest-related, which means you are not able to complete certain ones. Equipped items never change the appearence of the characters. So even if you gained the best gear you can possibly get, your party will always look like it just left Avadon for the first time.

Probably, there are even more things that ruin Avadon: The Black Fortress, but these were the ones that bugged me the most. However, it's not a bad game at all. It's just not for everyone and there are much better alternatives out there.
Indsendt: 11. maj
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11 af 14 personer (79%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
53.9 timer bogført
A very well-crafted game world. What the writing lacks in concision it makes up for in quality. The RPG gameplay is engaging, if not a bit OCD-inducing. My major gripe with the game would be the repetitive ambient sounds used in place of music, but that mostly comes my having previously played other Spiderweb Software games that also recycled these sounds. Still, though, the gameplay and player-influenceable story are more than enough to make the game worth playing on their own.

Edit: after reading some of the other reviews, I should mention that I'm playing on Casual (not ashamed to admit it), so I'm not really experiencing some of the difficulty-related complaints that others are. Pretty much the only difficulty-related thing I'm running into is that I don't really have a chance to use up my consumables fast enough on Casual, so I probably waste more time managing my inventory than I might on a harder difficulty. But that's very minor.
Indsendt: 3. juli
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8 af 11 personer (73%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
41.3 timer bogført
Spiderwb Software is know for their old-school RPGs, and rightfully so. Intersting NPCs, well thought out story, and a well designed world that feels alive. Character advancment is solid and reminds me of Diablo 2. The combat is turn based and fairly well balanced. If you get stuck, or find it too easy, you can adjust the difficulty in game. I'm at 40+ hours at the time of writing this and I think I'm (maybe) half way through, so there's plenty of content for your money. Oh.. and no random encounters to frustrate you when you just trying to get around. Once you clear out an area, it stays clear.

That said, the graphics can be hard on the eyes. Literaly. If your screen isn't huge and you turn the resolution all the way up. It makes the text tiny (and there's lots of text!). Moving around gets a little tedious at times when quests have you running back and forth. (There is quick travel, but it only goes so far.)

This game isn't for everyone, but fans of classic PC RPGs will enjoy the nostalgia. I know I did.
Indsendt: 29. juni
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12 af 19 personer (63%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
46.6 timer bogført
The game doesn't have great visuals nor any music ingame, but that isn't why I give a negative rating. It starts quite interesting and the design of the first 'dungeon' is really good. Levelling the first ten levels makes your character a lot stronger plus the story and characters get you interested in more. I'd say after around half of the game it falls apart. The levelling gets boring and the combat tedious as every enemy uses special abilities every round to increase the difficulty. This is just annoying and slows the game down to a halt. The locations are overly reused and the story rushes towards the grand finale without making much sense anymore.

Overall it's a not really bad turn based RPG, but it's simply not worth your time eventually. There are better RPGs out there and you should be playing them instead.
Indsendt: 17. juni
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3 af 3 personer (100%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
65.9 timer bogført
Easily one of the most entertaining RPG's I've played since Morrowind. Has a pretty solid lore that give way to a genuinly intersting storyline with well written characters.

If you like strategic isometric turnbased RPG's, and are willing to look past the kinda meh graphics, then you will absolutely love this game. A solid 8.5/10 from someone who doesn't rate things lightly.

NOTE: Push past the graphics, you can do it. it's ♥♥♥♥in worth it.
Indsendt: 13. juli
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206 af 252 personer (82%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
40.1 timer bogført
I bought this game a long time ago for a decent amount of money, but since it's a long game, I postponed playing it... Until recently.

Many of the "recommended" reviews here are from people who spent a very, very short time playing Avadon. Had I written such a review when I was only a couple of hours into the game, it would have been positive, too. It was very fun at the start... but then it became profoundly NOT fun.

You see, early on, you have a couple of quests and a couple of locations. You have various characters, you find items, battles are nice, you get better loot, your characters work in synergy... And then the game suddenly becomes a chore. Quests pile up. The quest texts never get updated. There are no indicators anywhere about the people you need to visit or return to. No indicator of what you need to do. I spent a lot of time going around and talking to people, only to find out that a quest isn't over. The loot doesn't scale up. Your damage doesn't scale up. And the game difficulty (I played on "normal") suddenly switches to "most frustrating game ever". You die. You die a lot. You are too weak. You need luck with the RNG, and you need potions and scrolls in greater amounts that you can obtain. Your abilities are on a large cooldown. Again, not enough potions to alleviate that. To add insult to injury, you spend vitality on abilities and vitality *does not recharge by itself*. You need to basically go back to the Avadon fortress on a semi-regular basis. There's no real quick-travel system, so every time you want to do that, you're looking at about five wasted minutes.

About 15 hours in, I seriously contemplated quitting right there and then; but I said to myself "you spent more on this than on many other games, so you NEED to finish it". I had a quest to follow a warrior into the woods and clear out some spiders. "Some" turned out to be about four nests of four to five spiders each. They were teleporting spiders which cast corrupting spells and thus did a lot of damage-over-time. Took me an hour to finally win that sidequest. Okay, I said, this is one of the harder battles; let's continue. Then I found what was an almost unbeatable Shade. Somehow managed to get that done as well. Then I found an evil Drake that spawned minions *and* mind-controlled several tough soldiers (EDIT: forgot to mention that it was HEALING those soldiers, so every time you came close to killing one, it would be healed to max HP; repeat 4-5 times, while your characters die and you've spent all of your potions). That... that was unbeatable, and it was the turning point at which I resorted to cheats: bumped my characters to level 30, then constantly used healing, shields and ability cooldown reset.

I gave up on the sidequests. I have no idea where I found most of the people and what I needed to do next (again - the quest system is extremely rudimentary and doesn't tell you anything). Even with constant cheating, it took me a total of 40 hours to finish the main story line.

Disregard the "recommended" reviews, honestly, and check the achievements:

Only 1/3 of the total number of players met a certain NPC called Redbeard, and that happens *very* early into the game.

Only 1/50 (a measly 2%) of the players finished Avadon. Two percent. Wow.

You see all those <40hr reviews? Yeah, they recommended a game they never finished. If it's so fun and great and awesome, why did they stop playing? Because of the issues I mentioned here. Let's not even get into "OMG BEST GAME EVER!!11" reviews from people with 1-5 hours in.

Skip this. Honestly. Even if you get this in a bundle, it's just not worth playing. Get an RPG that's actually fun.

If you *do* feel masochistic and try to play without cheating, I'll give you a tip: in this game, Dexterity rules. Get it to a minimum of 25.

Highly not recommended.
Indsendt: 27. marts
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