Return to the world of Eschalon in the sequel to 2007's award-winning RPG. The blight of war now threatens all of Eschalon and the only hope for peace lies in the secret of your past. Don't miss this second chapter in the epic Eschalon trilogy given "5 Stars" by RPGWatch and called "immensely appealing" by The...
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Data di rilascio: 12 mag 2010
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Acquista Eschalon Book II

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Acquista Eschalon: Trilogy Edition

Include 3 oggetti: Eschalon: Book I, Eschalon: Book II, Eschalon: Book III

 

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"Some long missed old school mechanics made it into this great isometric CRPG: Weather affects you, you have to drink & eat and weapons are degrading."

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Return to the world of Eschalon in the sequel to 2007's award-winning RPG. The blight of war now threatens all of Eschalon and the only hope for peace lies in the secret of your past. Don't miss this second chapter in the epic Eschalon trilogy given "5 Stars" by RPGWatch and called "immensely appealing" by The Huffington Post.

    Key Features:

    • A huge world to explore; you are free to go anywhere and do anything.
    • Thousands of items, monsters, puzzles and traps await your discovery.
    • Turn-based action happens at your pace- play it fast and furious or slow and tactical.
    • No experience with Eschalon: Book I is needed to enjoy Book II.

Requisiti di sistema

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: 1.8Ghz or faster
    • Memory: 512 MB
    • Graphics: DirectX 9 or better accelerated video recommended
    • DirectX®: DirectX 7, DirectX 9 or higher recommended
    • Hard Drive: 400MB space free
    • Sound: Sound Blaster or compatible
    Minimum:
    • OS: MacOS 10.3.9 or higher
    • Processor: 1.8Ghz or faster
    • Memory: 512 MB
    • Graphics: Open GL 2.0 compatible video card
    • Hard Drive: 400MB space free
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: 1.8Ghz or faster
    • Memory: 512 MB
    • Graphics: Open GL 2.0 compatible video card
    • Hard Drive: 400MB space free
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2 persone su 2 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
9.1 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 25 ottobre
I Ragazzi di Basilisk Games non si sono dovuti sforzare molto per creare la trama di questo secondo episodio della serie Eschalon visto che in pratica è la stessa del primo: Un uomo dalla vita apparentemente tranquilla scopre di avere un altra identità dimenticata grazie ad un incantesimo e si trova coinvolto nella disperata ricerca di un manufatto che può salvare il Regno dall'annientamento.
Ma la trama non e' l'unica similitudine col primo episodio: Infatti neppure il gameplay e' cambiato di un millimetro, rimanendo ben saldo su i canoni dei buoni vecchi giochi di ruolo di una volta come Ultima e Divine Divinity (in particolare chi ha giocato a quest'ultimo avara' una forte sensazione di deja'vu giocando a i vari Eschalon) .
Poca fantasia a parte questo titolo e' comunque validissimo, specie se vi piace passare ore ed ore ad esplorare il vasto mondo di gioco (cosa che nel caso di Eschalon regala numerose sorprese) e siete abituati a giocare senza il minimo aiuto.
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1 persone su 1 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
9.1 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 5 ottobre
Great old school RPG. Very nice story so far. You can choose between male or female. You need to eat food and drink water. More information in game (skills, items, etc) then in Book I. You need to repair your equipment. Identify items you find. etc. etc. 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.
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0 persone su 1 (0%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
8.0 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 19 luglio
Eschalon: Book II is a game you have to have history to appreciate. If you grew up on classic crpgs, then you may know the score. You just have to find that perfect afternoon to play it. Preferably one where you are thinking back to the first computer rpg games you fell in love with. It is a tough game, but it is rewarding and fun. You can watch a few "Let's Plays" and get an idea, but until you pick it up you will not understand what makes it great. My simple yes or no scale: Yes, buy it. Many of us pine for those halcyon days of PCRPGS. This is your time machine back.
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5 persone su 20 (25%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
30.1 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 1 giugno
Tis a good game bro.
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3 persone su 18 (17%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
52.7 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 12 giugno
It's like book 1 but twice as long and half as interesting.
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2 persone su 16 (13%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
12.3 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 13 giugno
good RPG game .
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1 persone su 17 (6%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
6.2 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 1 ottobre
This is one ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ run,ohh sorry no money ohhh sorry no weapons ohh heres a weaspon but you cannot afford to get fixed so use this -25damage ...ohh you 're starving to bad no money no food comeon man this is one of the ♥♥♥♥in worst games I've ever played this is not a good game man...tottally ♥♥♥♥ed with it...
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1 persone su 17 (6%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
9.0 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 19 giugno
Ummm. Fun?
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2 persone su 38 (5%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
0.1 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 21 giugno

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33 persone su 43 (77%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
58.9 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 26 novembre 2013
8-9 / 10

This is a great rpg and great series, if you enjoy turn based RPG give this a try its alot of fun

CONS: Game mechanics promote not using your levelup points until after you've bought skills, not a fan of power game favoritism, if you don't mind this aspect its easily a 9 rating

My reviews are always based on the following
-I only play hard or impossible
-I don't save/load scum, live with mistakes
-I don't use 3rd party cheat tools
-I don't play multiplayer and am reviewing singleplayer aspects unless otherwise noted
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21 persone su 23 (91%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
36.8 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 3 marzo
“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.
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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).
--

Atmosphere: A-Rank

Characters: A-Rank

Details: S-Rank

(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

Story: B-Rank

Combat & Controls: A-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
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Eschalon: Book 1 (PC) – Classic turn-based role-playing game
(Fantasy) – 2007
http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197968514473/recommended/25600/
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12 persone su 15 (80%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
0.2 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 2 maggio
Eschalon: Book 2 is a sequel to Book 1 and therefore similar in everything it does. There are minor improvements, like faster walking, higher resolution, more skills... but nothing of great importance. Eschalon 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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13 persone su 18 (72%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
123.1 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 23 aprile 2012
Really good remake of ye olde classic RPG: build your character with traits and stats, kill stuff, gear up. Awesome story, gamewriting, and it's really hard. Buy it dood.
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6 persone su 7 (86%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
36.5 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 29 marzo 2013
I got this on sale for $5, and after playing it for over a dozen hours, I'm already thinking it's one of the best "indie" computer RPG's. It's like the older Elder Scrolls games, but with Ultima-style graphics and interface. It has a freely explorable world that is viewed in a 3rd person, top-down perspective. Resolution is limited to 1024x768. But I actually dig the graphics and interface. What I dig even more is how *challenging* this RPG is, and how you can build and play your character in very different ways to deal with those challenges. It's not an action RPG, like Diablo; it's more of a thinking man's RPG, like Elder Scrolls. (Eventhough a big part of that challenge can be a pain, dealing with darkness and thirst/hunger and equipment wear/breakage.) Combat is a tactical blend of turn-based and real-time. Keeping your character alive can be hard, especially if you're not paying attention and if you're not putting enough thought into how you build and play your character.
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3 persone su 3 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
11.6 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 10 agosto 2011
Book 2 чувствуется уже не столько данью почтения канувшим в лету CRPG, сколько самостоятельная игра, вполне способная жить и существовать отдельно от воспоминаний породивших ее. Как и первая часть, игра определенно не для всех, но это умное, гармонично сложенное приключение, которое с удовольствием выведет вас за рамки комфорта, тем самым подарив уникальный игровой опыт.
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3 persone su 4 (75%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
53.7 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 18 dicembre 2010
If you like good old Ultima-style (or a bit more advanced Diablo-looking) RPG's, with a darn good setting, Eschalon Book's your call. It's got a sensible story, loads to explore, blockades to explode and traps to exploit against your many newfound enemies.
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1 persone su 1 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
81.7 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 16 febbraio 2013
If you are a old school rpg fan that like turned based combat with survival aspects and many gameplay mechanics I recommend this. Its a fun game,lots of ways to personally build your characters and different ways to play.Think you can just run around looting chests and such? Not in this game if a npc sees you rob them they will come after you to attack you. You can even kill the npcs if you want to.

Eschalon Book 3 is coming out Summer 2013 so if you do not want this one,I would say wait for that one.It is going to have many improvements from the 2nd and I imagine lots more content.
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1 persone su 1 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
35.8 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 29 maggio 2013
[EDIT] After this developer chose to sit on the 1.02 patch for Eschalon 3 for SEVEN MONTHS after it was finished before pushing it to Steam users, despite that patch fixing numerous bugs, I can no longer recommend any titles from him. As if that delay wasn't enough, he then decided to mock his customers by joking "Better late than never, heh?". Screw this guy.

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An intense classic-style RPG that continues the epic saga of Eschalon. Eschalon doesn't make any attempt to hide it's methodical turn based combat, unforgiving level progression mechanics, or epic story arc. If those qualities interest you, you'll have a good chance of enjoying Eschalon. If not, best move along.

Book II introduces some new skills and balance changes to the already deep skill system of its predecessor. I strongly recommend anyone looking to start a game spend some time researching skills, stats, and builds.

I thoroughly enjoyed Book II, and while I did wind up putting it down at one point for a break (it is a long game), it's one of the few games I've been able to pick right back up and finish.
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1 persone su 2 (50%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
0.3 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 13 luglio 2011
A better version of the first one, still staying true to its old skool RPG origins.
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3 persone su 7 (43%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
Pubblicata: 17 maggio 2013
its a game
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