“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.
My rating system consists of six categories in descending order of importance:
- Tactical gameplay
- 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).
(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
Combat & Controls: B-Rank
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
Eschalon: Book 3 (PC) – Classic turn-based role-playing game
(Fantasy) – 2014http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197968514473/recommended/257870/
Eschalon: Book 2 (PC) – Classic turn-based role-playing game
(Fantasy) – 2010http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197968514473/recommended/25620/
Eschalon: Book 1 (PC) – Classic turn-based role-playing game
(Fantasy) – 2007