“The toughest enemy in this game? Well, try to break a door secured with a masterful adamantium lock.”
Eschalon: Book 2 is a well-made turn-based RPG experience with great love for detail. Compared with its predecessor the combat mechanics were improved by adding a couple tactical options and increasing the general game speed. In addition the game difficulty can be adjusted to satisfy the needs of the hardcore gamers among us.
Fun fact: Like the first game, the game's development was largely kept secret; the developers of the Eschalon series believe that 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).
(This is easily one of the heaviest, and thickest books you have ever seen. From its size and heft, you surmise that it could easily serve as the anchor to a large ship, or perhaps as the cornerstone of a castle. The cover could likely take a blow from an axe and survive, and even the pages seem unnaturally thick and sturdy. It is a book that could last the toughest of ages; from the numerous adorning bloodstains, it has certainly seen a fair amount of use…)
Tactical gameplay: B-Rank
Combat & Controls: A-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
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