A modern take on the 16-bit era, A Valley Without Wind 2 blends a variety of mechanics across multiple genres, seamlessly bringing together the best qualities of old-school platform-shooters and turn-based strategy games.
Användarrecensioner: Blandat (135 recensioner)
Utgivningsdatum: 18 feb, 2013

Registrera dig för att lägga till detta spel i din önskelista eller markera det som inte intresserad.

Paket som innehåller detta spel

Köp A Valley Without Wind 1 and 2 Dual Pack

Innehåller 2 saker: A Valley Without Wind, A Valley Without Wind 2

Köp A Valley Without Wind 1 and 2 Dual Pack - Four Pack

#auto_packages_14312_releases_0_purchase_text

 

Nya uppdateringar Visa alla (1)

17 juli

Official 1.500 “Linux Support” Released!

This one brings official linux support to the game for the first time, as well as a 64bit build for OSX. There is also one minor bugfix in there, too.

The game has always run well under WINE, but we're really glad to finally have proper native support for the game under linux!

License Keys No More

Another nice thing about this version is that the license key that was previously required is now optional instead. The game won't ask you for the CD key anymore, and Steam actually no longer even gives you one, since that was only confusing and pointless. But if you have one from the past, you can still use it if you... for some reason want to. ;)

Enjoy!

5 kommentarer Läs mer

Om detta spel

A modern take on the 16-bit era, A Valley Without Wind 2 blends a variety of mechanics across multiple genres, seamlessly bringing together the best qualities of old-school platform-shooters and turn-based strategy games. You choose how and where to explore via the world map, how to upgrade your character via mage classes, feats, and perks that you unlock, and how to battle the forces of evil every step of the way.

Your character is a mage who has infiltrated the inner circle of the evil Demonaica, and you now share the power of immortality that he uses to terrorize the land. Using this power against him, it's time to lead an uprising and ultimately bring him and his henchmen back to mortality so that they can be dispatched.

Gameplay alternates between two modes that complement each other: brief, tightly-designed platforming segments where your character customization and equipment can be tuned to meet the tactical needs of the current stage; and quick strategic turns on the world map where you order your troops to fight, scavenge, build, recruit, farm, and use special powers. Demonaica and his armies pursue your forces directly on the world map, while his five henchmen have been sent to recapture you in the platforming segments.

Your immortality came at great personal cost, but it makes you the one last hope of saving the world from darkness.

Key Features:

  • Platforming and Turn-Based Strategy Coupled Together:

    Flip back and forth between your own adventure, and the progress of the resistance you're in charge of. Freely adjust difficulty levels for both to tailor the experience to your own personal playstyle. Both sides of the game can be quite easy or incredibly hard.
  • More Tactile Combat:

    The physics of movement and attacks have been completely redone from the first title, with more traditional gamepad and keyboard support. Spells have mass and can block each other, leading to many interesting tactical situations in the platforming segments.
  • Vastly Improved Visuals:

    Fully redone artwork by Heavy Cat Studios, including 125 all-new monsters, 200 spells, and lots more.
  • Focused Gameplay Arc:

    Unlike the endless sandbox-style first game, this complete re-imagining has a distinct beginning, middle, and end.
  • Procedurally Generated Worlds:

    Each world is a unique challenge, leading to excellent replay value once you do beat the game!
  • Co-Op Multiplayer:

    Bring along as many friends as you like on your journey, depending on your connection speed. 2-8 players recommended on most Internet connections; many more on LAN.
  • See Just How Deep An Arcen-style Rabbit-Hole Goes:

    After dozens of hours you still haven't seen it all: 50 mage classes in 5 tiers, 200 spells, 125 enemies, 14 biomes, 100+ types of world map tiles, 64 character customization perks, 100ks of procedural equipment possibilities.
  • Extra Challenges For Expert Players:

    String together flawless kills to earn "concentration" and become even stronger. Beat the game on harder difficulties to earn rare achievements.
  • Get The Original Game For Free!

    The original game was unique and experimental, and it comes included absolutely free when you buy the sequel.

Systemkrav

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP SP2 or later
    • Processor:1.6Ghz CPU
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:1024x768 or greater desktop screen resolution
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
    Minimum:
    • OS:Leopard 10.5 or later
    • Processor:1.6Ghz Intel CPU
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:1024x768 or greater desktop screen resolution
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
    Minimum:
    • OS:Ubuntu 10.10 or later, although other unsupported distros may very well work
    • Processor:1.6Ghz Intel CPU
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:1024x768 or greater desktop screen resolution
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
Hjälpsamma kundrecensioner
6 av 9 personer (67%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
76.1 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 27 oktober
Listen. I love this game. It's one of a kind. If you like metroidvania type games you should definitely check it out especially when it's only 2.99 right now on sale. What makes it so unique compared to other games of the kind is that every level is a tile on the turn based strategy game portion, and what level you will want to do is going to be decided by what you need to be happening strategically.

What makes the game such a fun challenge is that each tile has a difficulty percentage that can vary widely depending on different factors including what is happening in the strategy portion. So, you might really need to open up a section of a map that's blocked by a tile with %500 difficulty level, but have fun with those crazy fast enemies and projectiles that knock off a third of your health, but hey, you gotta do what you gotta do. Or, what if you can't make it through? Time to rethink your strategy, work on earning enough coins to hire mercenaries to open it up for you, tweak your character to go for speed over health, or or whatever else you can think of. The world has it's own rules and mysteries and a lot of the fun is these things slowly becoming apparent to you as you play.

What I love about the game is all the variety in the side scrolling action and it's effect in making your strategy come together to win the game. I think personally this game is tied with Red Faction Guerilla for most underrated, but this probably even more for all the hate it gets from people that can't look past its subpar graphics to see the amazing gameplay and feeling of being in a coherent world with its own inherent logic all coming together in a challenging and satisfying experience. Just like other Arcen games there are lots of difficulty settings, I suggest you crank it up a bit.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
3 av 4 personer (75%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1.4 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 2 november
Such a disappointment. The first game was really fun, but they robbed this one of all that and made it a half platformer, half strategy game. It ends up doing neither well.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
1 av 1 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
0.5 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 21 november
I actually enjoyed the first AVWW.

I was abysmally terrible at it, but I enjoyed it.

This game seemed like an enormous departure from the first game to the point where it's hard to believe they're sequels.

The old one focused on evasive hit-and-run mouse-aimed projectile based combat with lots and lots of variations and possibilites for what kind of projectile you can use. As a side goal, there was a settlement you could build up and add things to.

This game disables mouse aiming by default, restricts the evasion and projectile variety greatly, and send the construction/City Sim aspect into a larger role.

Graphically, it looks somewhat better, but there's so much different. Too much to enjoy, if you liked the first game.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
4 av 7 personer (57%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1.2 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 1 november
It seems like a lot of effort went into it, but it's got a lot of things that just make it not very fun. There's platforming and a strategic map section, and while the platforming is okay, the strategic map has you under constant pressure to deal with threats and keep a bunch of numbers up and it's not always clear what's going on. For someone who likes quick, engaging platformers, the strategy elemtn will probably just be stressful and overwhelming, as it was for me. If you like strategy games, you'll probably think the platforming is unpleasant. The eight way aiming makes it hard to feel like you have a satisfying level of control over your character and leads to combat that is more frustrating than it is pleasantly challenging.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
1 av 3 personer (33%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1.2 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 2 november
Way more bland than the first since they removed RPG elements and made it more like a 4X kinda thing.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
10.6 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 24 november
Not Arcen's best but an interesting experiment and compelling for one campaign or so.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
25 av 29 personer (86%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
6.7 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 8 juli
This version basically uses the same base principles as the first part. But here they totally removed some aspects of game (like never worked outpost management), weakened other (like platforming), and strenghten third (strategy mostly). Resulting game is much more interesting than amorphous A Valley Without Wind 1, but still too similar to it for my tastes. Can be quite enjoyable, if you like neverending stream of upgrades, random respawning monsters and action missions in platforming environment - wrapped up in turn-based strategy about gaining resourses against invincible foe.

7/10
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
8 av 14 personer (57%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
0.9 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 26 oktober
Much worse than a valley without wind, the lack of mouse controls rendered this impossible to enjoy.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
2 av 3 personer (67%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
70.3 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 23 september
Much more polished and streamlined in terms of design and art than the first installment of the series, this game has a real (although basic) story arc and character progression system based on feats and perks. The combat is vastly more tactical than in the original as well. Simply bursting head first into the landscape on Storm Dash will only result in certain and immediate death.

The overworld strategy layer and side-scrolling action integrate well with each other and manipulating one vs the other (to an extend) is a lot of fun.

If you like tactical side-scrolling action integrated with a basic but unique strategy layer guiding where to engage next, this game is for you!

Recommended.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
5 av 10 personer (50%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
11.7 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 22 september
An ambitious concept that never really makes anything out of itself. It's cute, but lacks any real climax or great moments. Just sort of a stream of "eh" gameplay.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
1 av 3 personer (33%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
2.8 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 29 juni
Where the original game may have been too complicated, this title commits another sin by being too simple. No matter how recklessly I played, no matter how in the boss' faces I got, I never died and never had to fear dying. The move list is also more locked into specific spell combos which takes away from customization. That said it still can be gratifying to play and the overworld map portion of the game does offer some strategic elements to play with. Overall I can't give it a thumbs down.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
1 av 3 personer (33%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
2.8 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 29 juni
The first one was better than this one. The overworld is the most confusing nonsense ever created. The controls for aiming are the worst i have ever used. Gamepad needed to even play because the keyboard controls are so bad, mouse aiming is a lie. The movement controls are decent but make no attempt at simulating physics you are magically floaty. The enemy A.I. is predictable and easily exploited.
The spells are varied and so are the monsters. The game throws acheivements at you like crazy, some of them you have no idea what you did to earn them. Not a deep plot, kind of repetative.

For all my complaints i still got my moneys worth out of the game and would have to recommend it if you ran out of other sidescrollers to play and can stand bad controls (you get used to them)
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
0 av 3 personer (0%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
32.7 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 5 juli
An even more successful mix of different game mechanics than its predecessor's. Better played with a gamepad. Two shortcomings: the randomization of powers might end up making the end game too easy or too difficult depending on the presence or lack of abilities with homing capabilities in the last tier. Secondly, the menu screen song made me spend way too much time just listening to it.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
0 av 3 personer (0%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
11.0 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 20 juli
Such a interesting game, and on Linux as well!
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
0 av 4 personer (0%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
2.0 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 16 juni
you can do so much and the fact that you get 1 and 2 in one purchase makes it all worth it i have more fun with this than expected
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
1 av 7 personer (14%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
0.4 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 19 juli
Utterly hated this game. The first one was soooo much better. Just avoid this hunk of junk and stick with the fun of the first Valley Without Wind.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
1 av 7 personer (14%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
0.4 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 24 juli
bad, not big suprise
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
0 av 8 personer (0%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1.6 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 7 juni
functioning game, graphics present, 10/10
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
3 av 33 personer (9%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
0.3 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 16 oktober
I didn't like this game sadly
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
12 av 59 personer (20%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
0.1 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 25 oktober
A Valley Without Wind is a description of a fat girls thighs. Just like the first game, a garbled mess all thrown together into a blender then drank and vomited back up into this 16-bit dog crap which is pretty much what the entire games graphics and gameplay are like: a incoherent mess vomited on dog crap. I wasn't confused as how to play I just couldn't stop asking myself "what the f--k is this sh-t?" It is all like something a 80 year old mental patient suffering from schizophrenia and alzeimers would describe his dreams to be like. Actually nevermind. That would be awesome lol. This is just a weird incoherent bunch of digital vomit.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej