Avernum est un royaume souterrain où errent les brigands, les bandits et tout un tas de monstres.
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Date de parution: 11 avr 2012

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Inclut les 13 articles suivants : 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

 

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"Huge, holistic world with an interesting storyline, compelling tactical combat, meaningful choices, and more dungeons to explore than you could imagine."
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“La bonne mise en scène de ce jeu l’amène au plus haut rang, lui donnant sa place en tant qu'un des plus grand RPG indépendant.”
9.0/10 – Game Chronicles

"Les fans qui cherchaient à vivre l'aventure de la série des Avernum seront comblés par Escape from the Pit, et même si les améliorations du coté du moteur de jeu et des effets visuels sont relativement modestes, il y a toujours un tas de choses à apprécier, même si vous aviez déjà joué au jeu avant."
GameBanshee

“C'est un hommage au jeu indépendant qu'un jeu fait par une petite équipe puisse grandir en quelque chose de très captivant tout en impliquant une glorieuse, épique, et fantastique épopée.”
9.0/10 – The Digital Fix

“Si vous cherchez un RPG complexe pour jouer en solo qui préfère mettre en valeur le contenu plutôt que les graphismes, ne passez pas à coté de ce titre. ”
8.0/10 – Impulse Gamer

“Spiderweb Software a fourni un vaste monde où l'on peut se perdre, et une lourde quête à mordre à pleines dents, qui récompensera ceux qui peuvent dépasser son manque de finesse avec plusieurs heures de jeu incroyables.”
Indie Game Magazine

À propos de ce jeu

Avernum est un jeu de rôle/aventure épique et fantastique qui prend place au cœur d'une gigantesque nation souterraine. Avernum est une contrée souterraine, un territoire où grouille escrocs, marginaux et bandits qui luttent pour survivre et s'enrichir dans les ténèbres infestés de monstres. Vous avez été banni dans le monde souterrain et ne reverrez jamais la lumière du jour à nouveau.
À la surface, le pouvoir est aux mains du cruel Empereur Hawthorne, maître de l'Empire. L'ensemble des pays connus sont à sa merci et son commandement est sans pitié. Quiconque oserait dénoncer, mal se conduire ou ne pourrait pas s'intégrer se retrouve exilé dans les carrières sombres et volcaniques d'Avernum, très loin de la surface. Ici-bas, seule la mort vous attend, qu'elle soit due à la faim, aux monstres abominables ou tout simplement au désespoir.
Mais tous les Avernites n'ont pas perdu espoir. À l'aide de magie et d'acier, ils font émerger une nouvelle nation dans les profondeurs de la terre. Vous pouvez vous battre avec eux pour votre sécurité à tous. Ou pour votre liberté. Et si vous l'osez, pour vous venger des habitants de la surface qui ont tenté de vous éradiquer. Joignez-vous à vos nouveaux compatriotes, explorez un monde de jeu vaste, débusquez des centaines d'objets magiques, faîtes votre choix parmi des centaines de quêtes et devenez le héros du monde souterrain !
Caractéristiques
Une aventure épique et fantastique dans une gigantesque contrée souterraine. Un monde extérieur immense, dix-huit villes et donjons, des centaines de quêtes. Trois grandes quêtes pour vous amener à la victoire : Cherchez à vous protéger, à vous enfuir ou à prendre votre revanche. Faîtes votre choix ou complétez-les toutes ! Races et paramètres uniques font d'Avernum un jeu d'aventure différent de tous ceux qui existent déjà. Des centaines de quêtes et d'objets magiques à découvrir. Un gameplay riche, avec plus de 50 sorts et disciplines de combat, ainsi qu'un choix à faire parmi une multitude d'améliorations à apporter à votre personnage.

Configuration requise

Windows
Mac OS X
    • Système d'exploitation : Windows XP
    • Processeur : 1.6 GHz
    • Mémoire vive : 256 Mo de RAM, 512 Mo recommandée
    • Disque dur : 300 Mo d'espace disque disponible
    • Carte graphique : Carte graphique 3D, compatible avec Open GL
    • Système d'exploitation : OS X 10.5 ou plus récent
    • Processeur : 1.6 GHz
    • Mémoire vive : 256 Mo de RAM, 512 Mo recommandée
    • Disque dur : 300 Mo d'espace disque disponible
    • Carte graphique : Carte graphique 3D, compatible avec Open GL
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2 personne(s) sur 2 (100%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
79.4 heures en tout
Posté le : 17 juin
Excellent RPG !
Il dépasse de loin certains RPG AAA :)

L'histoire est très bien écrite (Attention ! Tout est en anglais !) et on ne s'ennuie pas une seconde, il y a toujours un truc à faire, à voir, à explorer, à améliorer, à retourner voir.

Joueur hardcore ? On peut passer 10h d'affillée dessus sans problème.
Joueur casual ? Le jeu se lance très rapidement et on peut y jouer 5-10 minutes et quand même faire un truc constructif ou simplement avancer un peu dans un dongeon.

Vraiment un très bon titre.
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21 personne(s) sur 22 (95%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
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Posté le : 9 juillet
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Avernum: Escape From the Pit
(Read on for the full review!)
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Spiderweb Software, creator of the "Exile" series took the PC RPG template of the time and ran with it, allowing players to control multiple party members and customize their growth, exploring a vast underground world with a surprisingly intricate story. Avernum: Escape From the Pit is essentially a remake of the original Exile game of the same name. Escape From the Pit has been given a graphical overhaul, utilizing the isometric view used in the Avernum games released most recently by Spiderweb Software. The remake changes more than just the graphics, however, and the result is a game that is both the same and quite different from the original.

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Pros
+ Old School style CRPG with plenty of replay value.
+ Game-play: Explore the open world as you please and do it at your own pace.
+ Really good lore for the game world
+ A ton of sights to see!
+ Engaging story

Cons
- The UI is clunky and the character sheet & Inventory is annoying at times!

Neutral
+/- Doesn't hold your hand at all. (This is a good thing to me)

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Introduction

The Avernum series is based in Avernum, a subterranean nation far under the surface of the world. The surface is ruled by the Empire, a single, monolithic power under the command of the cruel Emperor Hawthorne.

Everyone on the surface who speaks out, rebels, or doesn’t fit in is sentenced to life imprisonment in Avernum. Prisoners are expected to die, the victim of starvation, horrible monsters, or simple despair.

The Avernum series tells the tale of the Avernites' struggle to survive, avenge themselves upon the Empire, and win both freedom and a return to the surface world.

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Game-play

Avernum: Escape from the Pit is a single-player role-playing video game. The player controls a group of up to four adventurers, who can use melee weapons, missile weapons, magic, or a mix of these skills to defeat opponents.

One of the better aspects of this game is the opportunity to customize your adventuring party. Whether you want to have a balanced group featuring every type of character or whether you instead choose to enter battle with an entire team of tanky sword-wielding knights; the game accommodates your decision. You are also allowed to select an image avatar for each of your heroes (whether it fits their class or not is up to you). That having been said, classes make relatively little difference in your characters' long-term potential, as every character can learn every spell and ability regardless of their class. The way this works is that requirements to wield spells are determined by the stats and skills that you develop for a character - meaning that you can choose to make your units as specialized or balanced as you please. Fan of sword-wielding battle mages who can heal their team in a pinch? Not a problem. Want to throw in a super-defensive tank that will soak up damage and demand enemies' attention? Easy. Escape From the Pit allows for such customization without over complication. A downside to this is the risk that characters will become a little generic, but the multitude of customizable aspects (stats, skills, spells, and "traits", which function as passive boosts to a character's stats or abilities) help to ensure each of your units is a unique personality.

Escape From the Pit offers several difficulty levels, as well as the ability to adjust the difficulty at any time during your game. This might come in handy depending on how quickly you want to beat Escape From the Pit, because often you will find that enemies are just too difficult and you need to go grind somewhere else before advancing to where you want to go. Yes, Escape From the Pit does involve a lot of grinding in dungeons, but Spiderweb Software has done a great job making this experience far less tedious, with diverse and well-designed environments that often use interesting tricks to create light puzzle elements. The world of Avernum is by no means boring and progressing through the game is both fun and challenging.

All things said, it seems there's a lot beneath the surface here, with plenty of things to see and do that will keep you adventuring for many hours.

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Graphics

If you're looking for up-to-date, modern graphics, you might as well stop reading now. Avernum utilizes 2D graphics in an isometric view, reminiscent of the original Diablo. Obviously this makes the whole thing look quite dated. If you aren't immediately turned off by that, then let me assure you that you will probably love this game. Noticeably improved even over those of the most recent Avernum titles are the character portraits, which are in fact quite beautiful. Otherwise, the graphics are essentially identical to those of recent Avernum titles, reflecting Spiderweb's low priority on steady advancement in that area. This is something important to know because Escape From the Pit is a game that will polarize RPG players depending on how important visuals are to them.

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Conclusion

Overall, Avernum: Escape From the Pit is a solid RPG experience that combines classic style, a compelling story, and generous content to create an indie game that is very much worth your time. If you're looking for a complex single player RPG and value content at the expense of visuals, don't miss this title.

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Posté le : 20 juillet
Avernum: Escape from the Pit is a fantastic '90s era single player turn based RPG that draws from the best the decade had to offer. RPGs thrived in the 1990s, and for good reason. Games like Avernum (when released in 1995, it was called Exile: Escape from the Pit) aimed to get their player lost in an intriguing world for hours upon hours, leveling up characters, exploring an in-depth story and learning about the game world from multiple NPCs with varying opinions on the world around them, and finding hundreds of secrets (yes, hundreds). These RPGs were made by developers with imaginations that were close to perfection, back when people made games because they loved games and sharing fantasy game worlds they'd created with others, not simply making them to drain wallets and hearts.

The game starts out after your party of characters (which you customize, of course) are thrown into the deep abyss known as Avernum. Avernum is a series of underground caverns that serves as its own subterranean nation far beneath the surface of the world, and is the trash bin that the powerful Empire uses to throw away people who speak out against its rule on the surface. It is effectively a prison, where you are locked away from sunlight and the surface forever--unless you plan to do something about it. It is here where the Avernum series distinguishes itself from many other RPGs. Although Avernum is not a dungeon crawler by genre, it has that feeling of isolation, desperation. You want to get OUT of this underground prison, and the injustices made against you and others you meet in Avernum make you yearn for revenge. Avernum is one of the few fantasy worlds with a dystopian feel; the Empire is this world's Big Brother, and you have the ability to get your revenge, try to escape, or even accept your fate and learn to embrace Avernum. (And thus, this gives you three separate ways to beat the game through various questlines.)

This is not a mindless RPG. Don't go into this game desiring mindless fun, for you will have to read quite a bit, manuever Avernum's cave systems via map systems, and retain information about quests, as the game doesn't hold your hand with doing so. The game does have a journal system that is VERY nice for its time; when you're speaking to an NPC who says something worth noting, you can "record" their speech with the click of a button, so you can pull this up at any time. This comes to be very useful, as quest notes don't update as you progress through a quest, so it's up to you to pay attention and know what the next step is. Despite all this, Avernum stays very much so to the right side of the line when it comes to tedium. I encountered no game-breaking quests during my playthrough like I have with other RPGs of the time (Divine Divinity, I'm looking at you, though I love you so). It IS possible to kill NPCs that you'll need for certain questlines, though the other questlines are still available, and there is also a cheat system to help you through this as a last resort (just look up your problem online).

I think the best thing about this game is just how interesting it is. I love RPGs because I like escaping to a different world for a bit and getting lost in its complexities; I also love exploring and finding secrets, new towns, or a hidden area of a map. This game has that, and its story makes it even more worth finding those extra tidbits. This game has so much to do and so much to explore that it has what I like to call "Skyrim syndrome", where sometimes you'll look at your quest log and weep at all you've failed to complete. If throwing yourself into a world is what you're into, I can think of few better worlds than Avernum.

I personally give this game a rating of 9.5/10. This is a must have for RPG fans and fans of games from the 1990s in general, back when games threw themselves at you with days worth of content with a grin that said, "I dare you." This is a game that you will work hard to conquer, a game that will make you feel liberated when you beat it, and a game that will be a source of fond memories for years to come.
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4 personne(s) sur 4 (100%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
28.0 heures en tout
Posté le : 12 mars
Played this game when it was called Exile - when I was just a small boy.

The graphics and gameplay are now a bit dated. But this is still one of the strongest and deep RPGs I have ever played. Spiderweb did a great thing putting Exile on a PC shareware disc, because it has made me a lifelong fan of their games.

It is a dream of mine to see this game get made into a Skyrim-esque style (graphics/UI) engine with the Avernum story all intact

Absolutely recommend
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4 personne(s) sur 5 (80%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
86.5 heures en tout
Posté le : 14 mars
If you're reading this review, probably you're searching for a good rpg: you've found it.
Why?

In this game you will find an imaginative fantasy world, harsh, but vibrant of life, magic and perils.
A compelling storyline from you could write a book with all the descriptions and dialogues.
HOURS of exploration with the fear of a threat right after a tunnel or in a deeper cave or simply travelling between settlements.
Deep combat mechanic and character development.

Where are the problems, a letdown then? Well graphics and sound are directly from classic old rpg games, since this game is totally "substance" and not "appearance".
If even this it's not your problem, and your love for pen 'n paper rpg using a bunch of nicely detailed miniatures and a good diorama/cardboard is still there...

You'll be in heaven even in Avernum.
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