Avadon 2: The Corruption is a huge, indie fantasy role-playing adventure, the second chapter in the epic Avadon trilogy. You will serve the keep of Avadon, working as a spy and warrior to fight the enemies of your homeland. As a servant of the Black Fortress, your word is law.
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“A very rewarding and easily recommended gaming experience.”
Gear Diary

“To tell you the truth, I ended up playing this game for eight hours straight on my first play.”
4.5/5 – Game Industry News

“Do yourself a favor and pick it up now and support this great effort to bring us a quality RPG.”
5/5 – RPGWatch

Про цю гру

Avadon 2: The Corruption is a huge, indie fantasy role-playing adventure, the second chapter in the epic Avadon trilogy. You will serve the keep of Avadon, working as a spy and warrior to fight the enemies of your homeland. As a servant of the Black Fortress, your word is law. Experience an exciting fantasy role-playing adventure as you try to save your homeland from civil war and fiery destruction.

Avadon 2: The Corruption is an epic fantasy role-playing adventure in an enormous and unique world. You can choose from five different character classes, each with dozens of unique spells and abilities. Explore cunning dungeons, hunt for hundreds of magical artifacts, and travel through an enormous world, full of secrets. Avadon 2 features many different endings. Save your people, or betray them. The choice is yours!

Key Features:

  • Epic fantasy role-playing adventure in an enormous and unique world.
  • Five different character classes, with dozens of unique spells and abilities.
  • Uncover the fascinating histories of Avadon and the many lands of Lynaeus.
  • Many different endings. Will you be loyal to Avadon or switch sides and bring it down? The choice is yours!
  • Dozens of side quests, dungeons, and secrets to discover.
  • Hundreds of magical items to find. Use powerful crystals to make your artifacts even more powerful.
  • Huge adventure with lots of replay value. Experience with Avadon: The Black Fortress is entirely unnecessary to enjoy Avadon 2.

Вимоги до системи

Mac OS X
    • ОС: Windows XP
    • Процесор: 800 MhZ processor.
    • Оперативна пам’ять: 512 MB ОП
    • Відеокарта: Video card or processor with OpenGL support.
    • Місце на диску: 200 MB доступного місця
    • ОС: 10.6
    • Процесор: 800 MhZ processor.
    • Оперативна пам’ять: 512 MB ОП
    • Місце на диску: 200 MB доступного місця
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( 0.4 год. зареєстровано )
Додано: 4 березня
I love adventure RPGs. I have spent well over fifty hours on this game, offline, and have not yet gotten tired with it. I highly recommend this game if you are interested in medieval fantasy RPGs.
gully foyle
( 50.2 год. зареєстровано )
Додано: 27 лютого
old-school RPG masterpiece
Night Dragon
( 0.7 год. зареєстровано )
Додано: 30 січня
If you've played a SpiderWebSoftware game, you know what you're getting into.
If you have not played a SpiderWebSoftware(SWS) game, they're often hit or miss on a person by person basis. Tons of Text, no voice acting, retro-ish graphics are all not very appealing in this day and age. But it (and all SWS games) have a fantastic story, fun, engaging rpg gameplay, and lots of loot.
If you really don't know whether you want Avadon 2 or another SWS game or not, you can just head over to their website SpiderWebSoftware.com and get a free Demo version for pretty much every single game they've ever made. The guys at SWS are awesome and highly recommend checking out all of their games.
( 16.7 год. зареєстровано )
Додано: 27 січня
This game has so much to offer and it very long play through it has elements of,rpgs of the past when this gene started it has challeges and leveling up and loot is awesome i highly recomend this game for all who love the RPGS of the past,,
( 174.5 год. зареєстровано )
Додано: 8 січня
Nice indy game, decent story, combat can be a bit dull at times but it's a good bang for buck.
( 16.6 год. зареєстровано )
Додано: 1 січня
Interesting game, I didn't play the original but this one was enough to keep me engaged for a while. Ultimately it moves too slowly for my liking, each area is large enough but contains basically the same elements as areas before and after. Nothing new in the gameplay department, I would prefer to read a book about this story as opposed to playing it.

Recommended as a timesink only. Which puts it as a "No" in the overall scheme.
( 65.5 год. зареєстровано )
Додано: 26 грудня 2015 р.
If you haven't played the first Avadon game you should play that before getting this, as the story is essentially a continuation of the story of that game (though with new main characters), and the game play is very similar, without significant changes to the engine. If you played and enjoyed the first Avadon game, you will like this one as well, as it is more of the same. If you played and didn't like the first Avadon game, don't bother with this one because, well, it's just more of the same.

So what are the Avadon games? They are old-school, turn-based RPGs. Lots of talking to NPCs. Lots of fighting. You get to build a party of 3 people out of 5 classes. You get some choices and branching skill paths for each character. You collect loot. You beat monsters. You learn about the world and what its story is. In the end you have some different possible endings based on the choices you made during the game, but the endings aren't all that different from each other, so I wouldn't call this a top selling point.

Basically, the Avadon games are solid and very enjoyable, budget price CRPGs that are made by and for people who like old school CRPGs. If you are one of those people and you aren't turned off by the low production values (though the art is fine and is well enough done for its style, IMO), you're going to like this game. If you aren't one of those people, well, this series probably won't win you over as it doesn't do anything terribly different or new or genre shattering.
A Filthy Australian
( 82.2 год. зареєстровано )
Додано: 22 жовтня 2015 р.
It's like the first one, but better.

Thats it really, if you enjoyed the first one, then chances are you'll enjoy this one even more.
( 13.0 год. зареєстровано )
Додано: 12 серпня 2015 р.
I was enjoying this game until a huge difficulty spike left me facing overwhelming odds with no way out, thus ending my game. Disappointing.
Plougher of Blaviken
( 6.6 год. зареєстровано )
Додано: 2 липня 2015 р.
-Good story and writing
-The new class is fun
-Minimalistic graphics
-Recommended for all old school RPG lovers
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2 з 2 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
73.8 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 2 червня 2015 р.

Захоплююча гра із надзвичайно цікавим квестом, глибокою історією і карколомним розвитком персонажів!
Не скажу, що гра вас вразить з самого початку. Приготуйтесь зіштовхнутись із доволі простою графікою (чого чекати від пакунку на 150 Мб?) та доволі незвичним керуванням. Але допоки ви дійдете до цього керування, виберіть собі героя, виберіть стать вашого героя (ні те ні інше ні на що не впливає, у вашому розпорядженні надалі буде команда із 5 персонажів із кожної із рас, тому ви нічого не пропустите) і вперед! Вже під час гри навчіться нишпорити по землі в пошуках корисних речей (луту, відмичок, кристалів та цінних речей). Деколи такі просто валяються під чистим небом Ліннеї (світ Авадону).
Коли трішки освоїтесь із управлінням та системою бою (вас всього навчать зразу), ви почнете звикати до дивовижного світу навколо вас. Першого, кого ви побачите, це провідник (Сілке або Рейнер, в залежності від статі вашого персонажа). Відповідно до вашого вибору, ви можете розвинути або вбити в зародку ваші можливі романтичні стосунки.

Як би там не склалось, сюжетна лінія пронесе вас аж до самої фортеці Авадон, де ви удостоїтесь честі стати одним із лицарів (Рукою) по вказівці самого хранителя замку Redbeard. На вашу долю випадуть різноманітні квести, великі і не дуже, але в любому випадку кожен з них зачіпає душу, тому діалоги завжди є обов’язковими для прочитання (так, гра на англійській мові, тому її треба знати на відповідному рівні).
Для гри доступно декілька типів персонажів. Це лицар, ніндзя, шаман, маг та майстер (інженер). Кого би ви не вибрали, пізніше по сюжету ви будете керувати компанією із 3 людей (включаючи вас), де ви можете комбінувати тих чи інших компаньйонів і повноцінно ними розпоряджатися. Тому великої ролі вибір персонажа не грає. В принципі, дуже рекомендується майстер, особливо на високих рівнях важкості, так як його турелі стають неначе додатковими персонажами.
Геймплей у гри доволі незвичний. Я звикав до нього пару годин, але коли вже звик, він цілком нормальний і приємний. Світ Ліннеї поділений на окремі карти (локації), де ви будете мандрувати. Пересуваються герої доволі швидко, із цим проблем немає.

Інша справа система бою. Вона, наче в Героях Меча і Магії, покрокова. У кожного персонажа буде доступна кількість очок руху, під час яких вони можуть пересуватись, підбирати місце, атакувати, застосовувати спеціальні можливості та магію. Саме тому важливо збирати групку людей, які будуть всебічно сильні: маг, танк, сапорт… Коли освоїтесь, зрозумієте, кого вам краще брати в компанію, але кожен із персонажів класний і всі вони чудові.
В основному, все керування можна виконувати мишкою. Для зручності та швидкості також рекомендується використовувати клавіші (i – інвентар, a – спеціальні можливості…). Це дуже пришвидшує гру.
Тут варто відмітити низку речей:
  • У гри низька графіка, але дуже глибока історія. Ви будете наче читати книгу і брати участь у всьому, що відбувається;
  • Також в залежності від вибір ваших реплік ви будете налаштовувати стосунки із тими чи іншими людьми та вирішувати, як розвиватимуться ті чи інші події. Для прикладу, ви можете стати на путь праведний і служити Авадону, за що крім титула Руки можете отримати титул Око або навіть Серце (в залежності від деяких чинників, наприклад, кількість арканних сувоїв, що ви принесете для Авадону); або ж плюнути на призовницьку службу і податись у повстання, навіть, можливо, вбити Redbeard і зайняти його місце!
  • Avadon 2 – це сіквел попередньої гри Avadon і, звісно ж, пріквел наразі не випущеної Avadon 3, тому якщо ви дуже сильно захочете знати всю історію, можете почати з першої гри. Але для хорошого гейму це нітрохи не обов’язково.

Від гри у мене на початку було дуже негативне враження. Графіка ацтой, сюжет непонятний, читати треба достобіса, та ще й ходити всюди, куди пнуть… Відчував себе охвіціянтом якимось. Навіть написав негативний відгук, мовляв, хочу свої гроші назад, гра лайно!

Але потім вирішив все-таки дати їй шанс і дуже цьому радий. Не дійшовши навіть до фортеці Авадон, я зробив висновок про гру, тому не повторюйте моїх помилок. Гра просто чудесна, захоплююча і неймовірна! Вона не залишить осторонь не тільки любителів РПГ, але й простих геймерів, які люблять чудовий сюжет та дивовижну атмосферу нових непізнаних світів та персонажів. Оцінка 9/10!
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125 з 133 людей (94%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
2 людей вважають цю рецензію кумедною
60.0 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 23 листопада 2013 р.
Avadon 2 very much takes the "more of the same" approach to sequel writing. It has everything the first game had, only bigger areas, more side quests, new classes, and more companions. Unfortunately, I've never really liked the Avadons as much as I have some of Spiderweb's other games and I think I've finally worked out why: they are games about politics where there's really not a whole lot at stake that's interesting. This point sticks out more than it otherwise might given that Spiderweb has already done politics heavy RPGs so superbly in the Geneforge games. In the Geneforges, each political faction was modeled around answers to central ethical and philosophical questions about the nature of personhood, human rights, eugenics, and power. This makes each of the factions not only easily identifiable, but immediately engaging as the issues at stake are so emotionally charged and relevant to our own world. The brilliant thing about the Geneforges is that they use their faction systems to rigorously dissect these issues from a variety of different angles, continually muddying and graying them so that you often find yourself taking ethical positions that you'd never thought you'd take a few hours (or games) earlier.

In contrast to the Geneforges, though, Avadon's political squabbles tend to be over much more dry and mundane things like land and political rule and the moral and ethical stakes are never as clear or well defined. While the games do delve into the question of how much freedom citizens should be willing to give up in exchange for safety, the issue is never really tackled with much rigor or emotional resonance. Likewise, the various political groups themselves are not as philosophically distinct and tend to blur together as a consequence. Which ultimately makes it hard to choose sides, not because of the presence of any moral ambiguity, but because of the absence of any reason to care. It's very hard to get invested in a plot that is, ultimately, about nothing more than squabbles over who gets to control digital land in a digital fantasy world.

All that said, when it comes to being not as good as the Geneforge series, many, many, RPGs fall short. So I don't mean to suggest that Avadon 2 is a bad game. I enjoyed it a great deal and if you like turn based, party focused, RPGs you probably will too. It's just disappointing as I know Spiderweb is capable of doing way better.
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45 з 49 людей (92%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
1 людина вважає цю рецензію кумедною
100.8 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 8 травня 2014 р.
Avadon 2 is the direct sequel to Avadon: The Black Fortress. You take control of a new band of heroes as you wield your might on behalf of Avadon.

Battles are turn based and are governed by action points, which are expended through both movement and use of skills. As expected, health and stamina bars are also present alongside four core stats - strength, dexterity, intelligence and endurance. Additionally each character also has resistances to four damage types and four possible status effects. Character builds are developed using a skill tree, which requires you to pump more points into particular branches if you want to reap the full benefits of a particular branch. There is a retrainer NPC who allows you to redistribute all your points if you are ever unhappy with your character build, but you need to reach a particular point in the game before they become available. There are five possible classes to choose from for your character, with Avadon 2 adding in a new class, the tinkermage who specialises in creating turrets and machines that can aid you in battle. The entire cast of characters comprises one of each class type so you will always have the potential strengths of each class at your disposal throughout the game. Avadon 2 features a standard grid based inventory management system, a junk bag for storing useless items so they can be sold en masse, several slots for character equipment, scarabs slots (magical items which confer statistical bonuses and abilities), quick use skills and items for each character. Overall inventory management is fairly painless however during extended periods of adventuring, managing the many scolls and potions you find can be a chore but compared to Spiderweb's older titles it's like a gift from the gods.

Overall, the Avadon series is weaker than the Geneforge series and more linear than the Avernum games but it does possess its own strengths, particularly if you prefer adventuring with a party of character who speak with each other and have actual personalities. Like in the original Avadon, you're going to be revisiting 3 main areas of the world 3 times each, each time with a different reason. I'm happy to say that this time around the rationale is less infuriating than Avadon 1 (a particular questline in Avadon 1 basically boiled down to a dragon being upset on your first visit, the dragon's upset AGAIN on your second visit and on your third visit - guess who's upset again... and you end up sent on a convoluted quest for a fairly weak reason each and every time. After playing Spiderweb's other games, I expected better than this so I'm pleased to say I was never rolling my eyes when asked to revisit a location in Avadon 2). Still, compared with Spiderweb's other games revisiting the same locales may be somewhat off-putting. I should clarify that you're not revisiting the same maps over and over, but instead exploring new locations in each distinct region of the game.

One thing I'd have liked to have seen addressed in this sequel is the player character instantly being shipped off to the next location immediately upon their return from each major quest, sadly that is once again the case here. This squanders a great opportunity to experience some downtime in Avadon and to deepen friendships and bonds with other party members as well as make better use of Avadon as a central hub. As it stands, it makes things feel very "gamey" and Avadon merely serves as a crossroads between destinations.

Avadon 2 is a sizeable game, it is fairly linear throughout but there are plenty of optional sidequests that can be attempted throughout the game, character quests for each of your party are interspersed through the game and serve to break up the main questline with some interesting little detours. Portals in Avadon's central keep allow you to travel between major locales in the game at any time, so you're never in danger of locking yourself out of particular quests. The writing is pretty strong throughout, the descriptive text (always a high point in Spiderweb titles) is top notch once again, sadly there's only minimal interaction between party members, it would have been nice to see some conflicting voices raised a little more often as in Geneforge 3. The story ramps up nicely over the course of the game and kept me playing till the end, it does suffer a little from being the middle game in a trilogy but Avadon 2 handles itself fairly well on the whole. I did notice a lot more humour and light-heartedness sprinkled throughout this game compared to Avadon 1. Tonally, I also noticed quite a difference between this game and Spiderweb's previous titles and I'm not convinced it's a change for the better.

Although the trash mobs which plagued the original have been toned down somewhat in this outing, they did slowly start to creep back in towards the later parts of the game. There are some foes that have very large HP pools and are also buffed to take several turns for every one of your own, when fighting these enemies in large groups, it quickly becomes tiresome waiting for your turn to come back around while the enemy horde dominates the round. Boss battles, while few in number, form the most interesting encounters in the game by far, each of the mandatory bosses in the story line were fun and challenging to fight.

Some old faces from the previous game return but there is no mention of your previous party from the last game, which again was disappointing considering the Avadon series greater focus on party interaction, a callback to the old crew would have been much appreciated. There are plenty of choices in Avadon 2, the vast majority of them are for flavour and building the character you're playing as, which is fine, there's a small amount of branching at work at particular points late in the game but like with Avadon 1, I didn't feel as though I personally was having much of an impact on the game world.

Ultimately it's a decent game, it is very much the sequel to Avadon 1 and makes most of the same mistakes but it does also broach some new ground. The game's premise hints at something greater if the developer were to merge the open structure of Geneforge with the party based system seen here in Avadon but at least in this outing, we only get halfway there.
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49 з 56 людей (88%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
2 людей вважають цю рецензію кумедною
44.0 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 2 лютого 2014 р.
A good follow-up to the first Avadon and another fine entry in the Spiderweb Software catalogue. The graphics are bad, the sound is terrible, and the presentation leaves a lot to be desired... but the writing is great, the story and setting are interesting, and the game is a fun old-school RPG. I suggest listening to some good instrumental music and playing this with all the sound off. There's a lot of reading.

Recommended, if you can get over the bad aesthetics and are looking for an old-school RPG.
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47 з 56 людей (84%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
2 людей вважають цю рецензію кумедною
87.5 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 24 листопада 2013 р.
-Good writing in general
-Quite open though it's a linear game
-Good Combat system
-Interesting story
-With more than 50h gametime quite big

-very basic graphics
-no background music
-A couple of quests are badly executed
-Some Balance issues making the game too easy
-clumsy interface

All in all a good game if you can accept the graphics and lack of music, especially considering the base price is below 10 bucks already.

German video review at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fU-AlsDCxwQ
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35 з 45 людей (78%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
2 людей вважають цю рецензію кумедною
78.3 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 9 лютого 2014 р.
$10 for 80 hours of content on a single playthrough should be enough for you to run and buy this game.

Jeff Vogel and company continue to produce a quality product that satisfies my desire for world exploration, solid story telling and turn based party combat.
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44 з 64 людей (69%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
Не рекомендована
38.6 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 23 червня 2014 р.
One of Spiderweb Software's weaker offerings. The combat feels like a slog, with too many fights that seem to only pad out the game, and too many gimmicks in the more serious fights. The plot is not particularly engaging, and I could not really bring myself to care about the things going on. Finally, the ending was anticlimactic.

Play one of the Avernum or Geneforge games instead.
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19 з 23 людей (83%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
1 людина вважає цю рецензію кумедною
8.5 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 11 листопада 2014 р.
Avadon 2 is another great game by Spiderweb.
If you played Avadon 1, you should get it straight away. The first one was good, but it was rushed and it can be seen when compared to the next title.
Somewhat simplified gameplay, if compared to Avernum or Geneforge series, but offers the same book-like rich story and challanging battles, moral dillemas and... lots of loot, big world and pure fun :)

Highly recommended.
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18 з 22 людей (82%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
96.6 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 8 травня 2014 р.
classic RPG. Rainy day outside, get a coffee, some junk food, turn the heater on and get lost in this for some old school fun.
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15 з 18 людей (83%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
1 людина вважає цю рецензію кумедною
6.5 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 16 листопада 2013 р.
Old-school, turn-based party combat with a vast worlds and huge story.

That Baldur's Gate, but indie and made by one man.
Crude, but potent graphics, excellent story and gameplay. A rich and satisfying world. Great writing and playerchoices.
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