Eschalon: Book I is an old-school role-playing game that will take you across massive outdoor environments and deep into dozens of sprawling dungeons as you seek to uncover the mystery of who you are. It features a tile-built, turn-based game world where the result of absolutely every action is rolled, calculated or statistically...
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リリース日: 2007年11月17日

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"This trip to the 90s offers an open-ended plot & a vast world to explore coupled with many skills, solid turn-based combat & a complex lighting system."
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Eschalon: Book I is an old-school role-playing game that will take you across massive outdoor environments and deep into dozens of sprawling dungeons as you seek to uncover the mystery of who you are. It features a tile-built, turn-based game world where the result of absolutely every action is rolled, calculated or statistically determined. Hundreds of items and dozens of creatures await your discovery in this classically inspired RPG.
  • A tile-built, turn-based game world where the result of absolutely every action is rolled, calculated or statistically determined. Strategy is paramount to success; careful skill management, equipment selection and magic usage will win your fights, not rapid button clicking. We are very pleased to say this is not another "action RPG".
  • Hundreds of items and dozens of creatures await your discovery. A combination of randomly generated treasure and carefully hidden goodies means that no two games will play the exact same way.
  • Unlimited character development style: Choose from 24 unique skills to make the character you want and 8 base attributes that affect your character's every action throughout the game. The game world does not scale or adjust itself to match anyone's play style, so the ease or difficulty of the game is directly related to how successful you are at developing your character.
  • Combat plays out at your pace. Eschalon: Book I features a turn-based system that allows you to roll through combat as fast or slow you want...make it fast and furious, or analyze every option for maximum advantage.
  • A non-linear storyline means that the game world is open to explore as you desire. Follow the storyline or don't...it's up to you. Just be careful where you go and who you choose to trust- the world of Eschalon can be a deadly place for an inexperienced adventurer.
  • An epic adventure that you must face alone...a single-player RPG carefully designed to feel like the great old school RPGs of the past such as Ultima®, Might & Magic®, and Wizardry®

システム要件

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows 2000, XP, Vista
    • Processor: 1.8ghz or better
    • Memory: 512MB
    • Graphics: 3D Accelerated (DirectX 7.0 or OpenGL compliant)
    • DirectX®: 7.0 or greater
    • Hard Drive: 200MB
    • Sound: Yes
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later
    • Processor: 1.6GHz
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D accelerated graphics card
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    • Processor: 1.6GHz
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D accelerated graphics card
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記録時間: 22.8 時間
投稿日: 11月4日
In a nutshell, Eschalon is a standard 2D single-character fantasy western RPG. ("western RPG" here means "opposite of JRPG")

Eschalon is solid. It's not exemplary, it's not bad. It's the kind of game that would metascore in the 70-75 bracket, filled with games that are worth your time if you're a fan of the genre.

The story is cliche; save the world by finding the macguffins and slaying the big bad. That doesn't necessarily make it bad. It's not memorable, but it works.

For the most part, combat in Eschalon is a game of numbers and dice. I played a magick user, and for the first half of the game, all I had was a basic single-target spell. The outcome of a battle essentially boiled down to how many times I could cast it with what mana I had, how many turns it took the enemy to close to attack range (which is melee for most enemies), and how many hits both of us could survive. Later on, I got a few area-effect spells, which added a small layer of strategy, though numbers and dice were still the dominant factor.

The first half of the game was extremely tedious as a magick user. Mana regen is very slow to start, though you can build for quick regen after a few level ups if you eschew everything else. There is a rest function that causes time to pass more quickly, but it can still take as long as a minute to fill back up. Health regen works the same way, and I have to imagine it's just as tedious for melee-centered characters.

Basically, playing Eschalon Book 1 felt like playing a much, MUCH smaller Elder Scrolls game. That's just me though; your mileage may (and probably will) vary.

THE VERDICT: Eschalon is a solid RPG that will entertain an RPG fan for about 20 hours. It's not the best game out there, but it's not the worst either.
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記録時間: 21.9 時間
投稿日: 10月29日
Great wellmade rpg cheap cost and very well made
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記録時間: 11.9 時間
投稿日: 11月12日
It's enjoyable and a low price.
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記録時間: 2.7 時間
投稿日: 11月12日
Older game doesn't really hold up. Cheap, yes, but beware. Most time spent slooooowly walking around and resting overnight after almost every fight. A lot of little annoying things add up to a very unenjoyable game.
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11 人中 8 人 (73%) がこのレビューが参考になったと投票しました
記録時間: 35.6 時間
投稿日: 6月16日
I will never know what lies in the goblin citadel because THERE ARE TOO MANY DAMN MINOTAURS. This game is very hard, i only reccomend if youre ace pro at these sorts of RPGs and have little to zero anger issues.
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14 人中 8 人 (57%) がこのレビューが参考になったと投票しました
記録時間: 50.5 時間
投稿日: 6月24日
This game is one of the best RPG out on linux.
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4 人中 2 人 (50%) がこのレビューが参考になったと投票しました
記録時間: 90.5 時間
投稿日: 6月21日
(Before I get going, I'll say that Book 2 is much improved and although I'm only a few hours in, I can probably recommend Book 2. Writing is more polished, graphics feel fresher, and controls feel more responsive. Book 1 isn't necessary to play or understand the story of Book 2.)

Slow paced and feels more like a shallow copy of old school CRPGs (hey, that *looks old-fashioned*, or, nobody does *that* in RPGs anymore, let's put that into Eschalon) rather than capturing the deep magic that made old school CRPGs worth reviving (as in "why did they do that, and does it still make sense? If so, let's put it in and modernize it just a bit"). Don't get me wrong, I like turn-based (Western) CRPGs, love Spiderweb Games (Exile through Avadon even), and I even fire up one of the top roguelikes now and then (Nethack, ADOM, dwarf fortress, Cataclysm DDA, etc.), and Eschalon Book 1 falls flat by comparison. I've played Ultima 4-8, Wasteland, Fallout 1-2, Baldur's Gate, Arcanum, and I've probably played other awesome turn-based overhead CRPGs that I can't remember. I'm sure I've played some clunkers too, but I felt I had to put up this negative review if only b/c I cannot figure out why so many people seem to like this game enough to recommend others play it--the hype for this game, from "pro" reviews and players, makes me wonder how many of those even played a quarter of the games I listed up top.

Eschalon Book 1 is a passable timesink, but do yourself a favor and fire up an actual classic or one of the better old-school-style titles this side of 1999. Even if it's cheap, there's still your time to consider--a playthrough takes about 20-40 hours depending on how OCD you get on doing quests and leveling up, and much of that will be spent slowly walking your single toon around obstacles since there's no click-move.

As for the plot, it's pretty straightforward w/o any real interesting twists, the writing is passable, but there's no real drama, tension, or even humor. There's *some* sure, but most of it is rather flat and just something to check the box.

Now, nobody ever came out and said this was a "love letter" to old-school CRPGs, but much of the marketing kept hyping up it's old-school-ness. To that I respond: 1) actual old CRPGs did it better, 2) some of those old CRPGs are still playable now, 3) newer CRPGs in old-school-style have also done it better.

If you read this and still played the game, no problem, even if you found you liked it enough to at least *want* to play it *a second time* (how many Yes-recommenders honestly think they'd *want* to play a second time? That's not even *actually* playing it twice, but just *thinking* about it?). I'm not saying I know all for everybody. If you played it and didn't like it, then at least know you've not gone crazy considering how many reviews recommend it. If you have yet to play it, seriously, track down and play the other names I've dropped first, then maybe you can at least be so busy putting in the hours into those that you won't even have to think about Eschalon.
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3 人中 1 人 (33%) がこのレビューが参考になったと投票しました
記録時間: 22.8 時間
投稿日: 6月19日
Be warned! If you're a fan of casual RPGs, this one is not for you. It's an epic quest of XP grinding, min-maxing and filling your inventory with alchemical ingerients. Therefore I'm going to give this one a thumbs down.

There's some pen-and-paper retro charm to Eschalon that makes it worthwhile to people who really love turn based and number-driven adventures with no dedicated run buttons. You have to rest for eight hours to regain mana in order to kill a single bumble bee. If that's your thing, who am I to judge?
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投稿日: 10月12日
NOTE: Ignore my steam hours, I've played this game through several times.

Great tactical turn based RPG, although there is far too much spam of camping to get hit points back. Great starter game for those just getting into to PC gaming, and don't quite want to do twitch finger combat.

10/10 One of the games of my childhood.
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1 人中 0 人 (0%) がこのレビューが参考になったと投票しました
記録時間: 0.3 時間
投稿日: 8月3日
Seems like a solid isometric game, but I just can't get past the fact that the window is tiny.
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投稿日: 6月21日

Posted by TremorX on May 7, 2004

Hailbrak posted the now infamous "I will kick your ♥♥♥" auction on Ebay. It received nationwide (possibly international) attention, being mentioned on a number of comedy-news sources and radio stations. He was even unofficially protrayed on the Drew Carey show by none other than Henry Rollins - an episode in which Oswauld hires someone from ebay to kick his ♥♥♥.

Posted by Bonk on May 25, 2004

I also did a few ♥♥♥♥ty radio interviews. They were ♥♥♥♥ty because the smarmy morning show hosts and their sidekicks that laughed at everything they said were annoying and asked ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ questions. And also because I had just woken up since they called me as early as they possibly could. If I remember right though, I got calls from New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, and Seattle. The LA guys were actually considering flying me out there to "kick someone's ♥♥♥ on the air", but I have no idea how that would've worked. I guess that's my 15 minutes of fame.

Posted by Bonk on March 18, 2007

Updating for recent confirmation. Henry Rollins answers a good portion of fan mail through his website, so I recently sent him an e-mail to confirm this. He responded that his role of "Mr. Jericho" on the Drew Carey Show was in fact inspired by my auction, and that they showed it to him when he appeared on set.

Posted by Bonk on June 5, 2012

This came full circle the other night, when I finally met Henry Rollins in person and got a picture of him kicking my ♥♥♥. He was a good sport about it.

http://awfulyearbook.com/user/view/29720?pic=75411
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9 人中 1 人 (11%) がこのレビューが参考になったと投票しました
記録時間: 26.1 時間
投稿日: 6月22日
Slow and boring.
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記録時間: 22.7 時間
投稿日: 8月2日
昔懐かしい,伝統的な見下ろし視点のRPG。
ウルティマ・オンラインのような一人用ゲームといえば想像が付く人も多いだろう。

さまざまな武器や魔法,錬金術,鍵開けなどのスキルやステータスを割り振りして主人公のキャラクターを作成する。

元がTRPGなので文章での解説がメインだが,英語は比較的易しいので気軽に遊ぼう。
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記録時間: 33.2 時間
投稿日: 9月27日
Great old school RPG. Very nice story so far. Battles are little bit hard if you are fighting with weapon you dont know to use or defending in armor you dont know to use, but you will overcome it. Everything depends on you and your ability to do it (you need skill for it). Sometimes this game give you hard time, sometimes dont.

Who loves this kind of game or is veteran of old school RPGs, will not be disappointed. Go for it.

PS : If you need help, press F1 or F3 ;-)
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記録時間: 4.3 時間
投稿日: 9月30日
Great Game! I really like the Avadon and Geneforge game series. But for me this one is much more fun.
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8 人中 2 人 (25%) がこのレビューが参考になったと投票しました
記録時間: 37.6 時間
投稿日: 2013年5月11日
オールドスクールRPG
昨今の戦闘がアクションタイプのRPGに不慣れな方にお勧め
テキスト量がちょっと多いので英語が苦手な方は辛いかもですが
単語レベルで理解できればクリアまで詰まらない、かも?
難易度がめちゃ高いのでQSQLは必須だと思われます
中々面白く、クリアまで一気に楽しめました
良ゲ
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25 人中 21 人 (84%) がこのレビューが参考になったと投票しました
記録時間: 0.7 時間
投稿日: 5月2日
Eschalon series is a turn-based role-playing game series with astounding graphics and sound. Unfortunately gameplay is a bit slow, even for an ultima-like game. Doing almost anything in this game is fun but one thing: Walking. And there's a lot of walking. Walking through forests, walking through beaches, walking through deserts... and even more walking. The game has interesting dungeons and towns, filled with many secrets and details, unfortunately other locations are there just to be walked through. That is why I would rate this game as decent: It's a very enjoyable RPG, except for tedious walking through wilderness.
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27 人中 21 人 (78%) がこのレビューが参考になったと投票しました
記録時間: 8.4 時間
投稿日: 2013年12月12日
Great old-school rpg, stat-heavy with turn based action, which you really wont notice that much since they have implemented it very well in the game.

If you like games of this genre, this series is a fantastic addition to the collection! =)
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21 人中 17 人 (81%) がこのレビューが参考になったと投票しました
記録時間: 43.4 時間
投稿日: 2月22日
“Aha! A back entrance to the infamous dark tower! And better yet, the door appears to be slightly ajar as if it were not properly closed the last time someone used it. It seems this is my lucky day. Riches here I come!”

Eschalon: Book 1 represents a classic RPG experience with a turn-based combat system and great love for detail. In addition it provides a decent character development system and well-done soundtrack for the depicted locations.

The only shortcoming of this game is the relatively slow-paced gameplay.

Fun fact: The developers of the Eschalon series kept this project a secret for a long time, believing most game developers release too much information about their products, spoiling the game when you eventually play it.
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My rating system consists of six categories in descending order of importance:

- Atmosphere
- Characters
- Details
- Tactical gameplay
- Story
- Combat & Controls

Based on the performance each category will receive one of the following grading:

- S-Rank: excellent
- A-Rank: very good
- B-Rank: solid
- C-Rank: satisfactory
- D-Rank: inferior

If the S-Rank is awarded, a quote from the game or personal comment will be added as a token of my respect (in brackets).
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Atmosphere: A-Rank

Characters: A-Rank

Details: S-Rank

(As you fall to the ground, you suddenly feel your very essence ripped from the shell of your body. In an instance you find yourself standing on the precipice of eternity, an incoherent wailing emanating from the abyss below. You smile as you tumble forward into the black chasm.)

Tactical gameplay: B-Rank

Story: B-Rank

Combat & Controls: B-Rank
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While there are no achievements to conquer, a very useful guide can be found on the link below.

http://eschalon.wikia.com/wiki/Eschalon_RPG_Wiki

Achievement difficulty: none
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Eschalon: Book 3 (PC) – Classic turn-based role-playing game
(Fantasy) – 2014
http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197968514473/recommended/257870/
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Eschalon: Book 2 (PC) – Classic turn-based role-playing game
(Fantasy) – 2010
http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197968514473/recommended/25620/
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Eschalon: Book 1 (PC) – Classic turn-based role-playing game
(Fantasy) – 2007
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17 人中 12 人 (71%) がこのレビューが参考になったと投票しました
記録時間: 0.8 時間
投稿日: 1月18日
Its not a bad game. Somewhat older graphics and style of gameplay. It seemed very simplified game at first but later it becomes harder as you start to travel further from the begining. I realized later after constantly dying often that this wasnt so simple of a game. Some creatures are extremely hard to kill, and the trick of running to edge of the map to heal on the other side of the next map, is what I mostly did to try and survive. (that and to save often) Its a worthy game in my opinion and I enjoyed very much. Just waiting for the next version to come out on steam.
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