In a world of wizardry, wonder and untold mystery, you must undertake some of the most diverse quests to hone your skills in spell casting, weaponry and melee combat. Your martial skills are soon put to the test as demonic monsters descend upon Avencast, turning the academy into a state of chaos and destruction.
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Data lansării: 17 mart., 2010
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Cumpără Avencast

 

Ce spun criticii

"A magically entertaining spell casting experience."
— 78% PC Gamer

"If you're looking for a romp through magical realms, this game is a great choice to satisfy that urge."
— 81% RPGFan

"An entertaining and often innovative take on RPG subgenres that will reward any role-playing fan."
— 75% GameSpot

Despre acest joc

In a world of wizardry, wonder and untold mystery, you must undertake some of the most diverse quests to hone your skills in spell casting, weaponry and melee combat. Your martial skills are soon put to the test as demonic monsters descend upon Avencast, turning the academy into a state of chaos and destruction.

Armed with countless combat moves and spells, and a vast arsenal of equipment you must uncover the source of this evil by vanquishing an onslaught of enemies. Treachery and deceit reveal themselves as the vicious army threatens Avencast’s very existence. Amidst the mayhem, an astonishing truth unfolds which will forever change the battle scarred Wizard.

  • Avencast’s unique and innovative combat system favors skillful gameplay over dull mouse clicking. Chain together spells and execute lethal attacks. Unleash your hero’s potential as you bring your own player skills to each intense battle!
  • An exciting combination of dynamic action, adventure and traditional role-playing.
  • Captivating visuals and dazzling special effects accompany you into a world where magic truly rules the day.
  • While strength and agility will win most battles, wisdom and strategic thinking are necessary to survive Avencast’s challenging quests.
  • Choose the magic that suits you best: melee-oriented blood magic or far ranged soul magic, or an explosive cocktail of both!
  • Hordes of nightmarish monsters, each with their own diverse skills and combat strategies that adapt to your behavior.
  • Acquire new equipment, armor, weapons and spell casting skills to craft a powerful character.

Cerinţe de sistem

    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: 2.2 GHz Intel Pentium or 2200+ AMD Athlon processor
    • Memory: 512 MB (1GB Vista)
    • Hard Drive: 4.4 GB of free space
    • Graphics: GeForce FX 5700 or better / ATI Radeon 9700 or better
    • Sound: DirectSound compatible
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
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13 din 15 oameni (87%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
7.6 ore înregistrate
Postat: 10 decembrie, 2014
This is a game that could have been much more than it was. I have not beaten the game but I've played enough of it to know where it's going and how I'll get there.

Avencast is an ARPG which tries to break up the right and left click ad infinitum by giving you smal lcombos to do with your spells as well as letting you put them on the function keys. for example pressing right then left, then right click performs a wide AOE blast spell if you've learned it, down then up and right click is a penetrating line shot, etc etc. Left click spells tend to be melee, right click spells ranged. Unfortuntately, for a game that focuses entiirely on magic, that's about as innovative as the magic gets. Only one of the spells I played with felt particularly "impressive" to land, though most all of them look fairly pretty. There are only 2 and a half trees of magic: One melee, primarily fire and poison based, one ranged, primarily ice and "soul" (read: "purple magic") based, and a final one based aorund summoning, but there's no real build to be done in summoning, you just pick the creatures that correspond to whether or not you're a Blood/Melee or Soul/Ranged mage.

Spells are unfortunately rather boring. On the melee side you have... horizontal swipes, AOE bashes, and a few buffs. that's about it. The higher spells in the tree simply augment the lower ones to do more damage/slightly bigger AOE/etc. The ranged tree has a freezing spell that does do damage, but hits so few creatures you're better off nuking. There's also an AOE wave attack that tends to be your bread and butter spam, and a few single target spells that are hard to use due to the AI beuing pretty good at dodging. So mostly you end up spamming the wave attack over and over. Again, for a game that prided itself on being a mage, the magic feels very underwhelming, though flashy to look at.

Combat is fast paced and full of projectiles and rushing enemies. There is no invincibility frames when being hit so a crowd of enemies can overhwelm you. Luckily the game makes you very mobile, with sidesteps and dodge rolls. Stick and move is the name of the game even as a melee mage. Despite the complaints above, the comat is actually fairly engaging. There aren't a lot of enemy types, but they are thrown at you in enough varied ways to where you need to actually pay attention. Bosses generally have a gimmic kthat needs to be overcome to kill them.

Another issue is the levelling system. The level up points you get have to be split between both 4 stats (functionally, you will want 3, as there's no reason to mix being melee or ranged, but no matter whta you are, you'll need lots of health and mana.) and learning all your spells. This often means levelling your stats feels like playing catchup to even out disparities than it does you actually getting stronger. The game is not overly difficult and levels come fairly quickly, but with no real sense of 'strength' gain outside of the first time i successfully nailed someone with Meteor of Might, it falls a bit flat again.

The story is not impressive. But let's be honest: Story is not the high point of an ARPG. Every dialog is voice acted, and to its credit, the voice acting is not terrible. The script? Not so great. But the voice acting itself is decent. Quests are your basic fetch quest variety, with a few puzzles thrown into the mix to keep you on your toes. Nothing too intense or brain burning but enough to break it up here and there. Reading is necessary. Don't expect a game thta will send you on a long magical journey, because for the most part, you will be looking at Avencast Academy for the entire game. Reminds me a bit of Dumbledore's Army and Harry Potter in a way.

All in all, I got the game on the cheap and got my money's worth. I'll probably end up beating it. It won't end up high on my recommendation list, but if you enjoy ARPGs, you'll probably enjoy this since you'll like the twitchy spammy combat, even if the levelling itself feels a bit underwhelming. If you don't enjoy ARPGs and prefer your games a bit more cerebral or involved, give this a pass. It's no Diablo or Path of Exile or even Torchlight, but it tries, and you can tell. I just wish they'd have gone the extra mile.

I give it a lukewarm recommendation if you can pick it up on sale cheap. 75% coupons for this game seem to grow on trees.
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18 din 27 oameni (67%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
3.6 ore înregistrate
Postat: 10 august, 2014
I picked up Avencast on a whim before heading to work due to it being on sale. My first thought was that due to this game not having to worry about more than one adventurer style (Fighter & Rouge traditionaly) they would devote a plethera of attention to making an incredable magic system. Not only does this game fail on that but it delivers a horrible broken system of spells that makes the entire game an uncomfortable slog. Only devoting time to designing 2 branches of magic is lazy but this is compounded by the fact the spells are usless, boring, uncreative, and hold no promise of getting better as they reach higher tiers.
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9 din 12 oameni (75%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
40.6 ore înregistrate
Postat: 26 noiembrie, 2014
We have all played games like this before. But this was does a great job. Nice updated graphics, nice balance and great Monster AI. The story keeps you involved. Very fun !!!
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6 din 8 oameni (75%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
22.7 ore înregistrate
Postat: 5 ianuarie
I really dont get why this game has a low rating!!! The game is fantastic. There is litteraly nothing wrong with it!! There are no buggs, the storyline is smooth and great, always keeping you interested, the controls are perfect and on top of that they are also custamizable! You can even roll in the game!!!! Whats not great about that xD

If people dont like to play a mage dont get this game, this game is all about mages, its a Hogwarts school like game but ur a mage with a staff. There are 3 types of magic, Blood magic, (some spells and close combat) Soul Magic (spells and ranged combat) and Summoning.......well u can pretty much guess that one. The story is interesting from the start of the game and the many hours u have played the game (at this date and time) you can tell that the game is properly thought through.

Furthermore, the games combat and controlls i was very worried about really. In the end i gave the game a go and its really easy to grasp. There is a combat system (staff out) were u may run slower but u can roll around to dogue things as this is ur battle stance when u fight enemies with spells or up close and there is a running system (staff not out) were u run faster and thats it!! There are 2 different ways to controll the camper if u dont like the original was and there are 3 other types of controlls also withing the game!! There is also key customisation with ur spells as u can set them from F1-F8 or use the keyboared shortcuts (e.g W + A and right click make u cast frost shard) This may sound confusing as first but its really easy to use, especially for aoe spells whitch are many.

Lastly the game overal has a great gripping story, visually pleasing graphics and a huge variaty of spells in a spell tree, for all 3 magic types (Blood, Soul and Summoning). There are many quests, most very humorus, to level you up and to even give you great rewards. Its an RPG about magic, a boys life involved in this magic and a schools history. With all this that they give u i dont understand why people dont like the game.

This game deserves a 10/10 as it gives me a game that i am greatly enjoying and as i have YET to find any problems within the game. Well done to the devs ^^
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4 din 5 oameni (80%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
19.9 ore înregistrate
Postat: 25 decembrie, 2014
Old style hack & slash, with mage as hero. Playing this game was quite pleasurable. Story was interesting. Fight system was unique.
7/10 (Good)
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3 din 4 oameni (75%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
30.2 ore înregistrate
Postat: 6 decembrie, 2014
This game is simply awesome. It is a Diablo like game. Filled with rich content and lots of characters. Cool evil guys and just a really well laid out story. Do not believe any negative reviews. I have over 278 games on my Steam account, check if you like, so I am a gamer in the true sense of the word and when I say a game rocks, it rocks. This game rocks. Nuff said.
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5 din 8 oameni (63%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
1.7 ore înregistrate
Postat: 2 noiembrie, 2014
After 1.7 hours the game is not bad so far. I noticed there are different kind of bad reviews. I play on PC , and the controls came natural to me. Maybe I can write more about it later. (There is a lot of game I have to try out..:P But currently this is on my "play it through one day" list.)
I began on hard level, but maybe it's recommended to play it on normal. It is not a good experience to die. But its not too hard on hard level either, just anoying to replay parts from the last saved game every time you die accidently. There is autosave too of course. There is skill points, items, quests, magic, combos for different attacks. Every character seems to have it's own voice too. So you may want to try it one day.
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7 din 12 oameni (58%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
11.3 ore înregistrate
Postat: 12 august, 2014
A lot of rpg game should be control as simple as this game's controls.Avencast a bit low on map system but it is a classic which everyone should play as a soul magician :)
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1 din 1 oameni (100%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
15.8 ore înregistrate
Postat: 21 ianuarie
I had a couple dollars left in my steam wallet it was on sale for $2.50 so I figured I would give Avencast a shot and if I didn't like it no big loss but so far I like it a lot ! I actually like it better than torchlight (not better than torchlight 2).
To get it to run on win 8.1 in Avencast options you have to keep the resolution set to default, it will crash on HD res.
also I had to uncheck the video box at the bottom. the game seems to like it set to all the settings with the asterisk.
Im really enjoying the game so far. the controls take a little getting used to but it has a good story and great level design and creepy atmosphere in some places with some puzzles as well. Also its not point and click like most games like this. you control using a-s-w-d which I prefer, simple attacks are L / R mouse buttons major magic attacks are set up with hot keys, you can customize all the settings. The graphics are a bit dated but its a solid game. I would say its worth the $10 price tag but even better on sale.
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104 din 126 oameni (83%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
23.1 ore înregistrate
Postat: 2 decembrie, 2013



Avencast: Rise of the Mage

Welcome to the Academy

Rating

Personal Rating: "Worth purchasing"
Traditional Rating: 7.5 out of 10
Genre: 3rd Person Isometric Action Role Playing Game
Review

Welcome to the world of wizardry, magic, wonder and mystery as you undergo training at the mage academy of Avencast. As the game begins you are about to take your final examination in all things arcane. However, Demons invading the academy have other plans and as you assist a bunch of fellow magicians holed up in the library your mission is to uncover the true source of this invasion.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=339878459
Avencast's rather simple story is offset with some fantastic spell battles with the demon invaders and I particularly enjoyed the dodge roll the game implements (remember this game was released way before other games of this nature starting implementing the action into their game play) and it works wonderfully when things start to get a bit hairy on screen. Skill points are earned by killing monsters and then plowing them into either becoming a Blood Mage or Soul Mage. It's a pity there are only two skill trees with which to play around with here but one must not forget we are in the confines of Indie-ville so a limited budget was probably the reason for keeping things clean and simple.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=339879776
Avencast is a title that is very difficult not to like if you like your aRPG's. The graphics are nothing to get excited about but the game play is fast, fun and fluid once the story kicks into high gear. I was so impressed with this little title that I send the company a mail to say thanks for the lovely experience and that if a sequel ever got commissioned there would be a more mature story line with added spell trees. I did not expect to get a mail back but I did and from the CEO of Clockstone Software himself thanking me for the kind words and that they did mean quite a lot to the development team and that I should be on the lookout for Avencast 2 - which apparently back then was in early stages of development.
Conclusion

Avencast is the type of game that all those countless and dreadful Harry Potter film-to-game tie-in's from EA should have been. Bolstered with great magical combat and a rather lengthy campaign, one is able to forgive the rather mediocre grade school plot on display. Lots of fun and definitely worth picking up.
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50 din 55 oameni (91%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
19.1 ore înregistrate
Postat: 1 mai, 2014
Avencast is an 'honest' game. The story is a little cliche, the plot is quite simple the visuals and sounds are a little dated. I received Avencast for free during a promotion and was not expecting much. I was actually impressed with the gameplay. Avencast focuses on spellcasting and there are two main types of magic (blood and soul). Both have some cool spells with nice visual effects. Casting relies on keyboard combos (similar to Magicka) to cast spells and execute attacks. The combat can get a little repetitive towards the end of the game and the quests aren't particularly original, but the environments are varied and there are a range of enemies. If you're after a simple action RPG where you can just spend a few hours blasting enemies into oblivion with cool spells, Avencast is exactly the right game. That's why it's honest, and that's why it's fun to play through.
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33 din 37 oameni (89%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
15.2 ore înregistrate
Postat: 27 iunie, 2014
It's a solid game, but the RPG elements are really lacking. It's more of an action adventure with a strong emphasis on quests. Would I recommend it as an RPG? No. Would I recommend it as an action adventure? Yes. It's not like Diablo and it focusses a lot on evading enemy attacks while trying to hit them. Think of it as the bullethell of RPGs ;)
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26 din 32 oameni (81%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
8.5 ore înregistrate
Postat: 17 aprilie, 2014
Welcome to Roll-Dodge: The Game.

It's not a great game.
But it's funny as hell to play, and the cutscenes will make you giggle just cuz they're so cliche or take themselves far far too seriously ("Behold as even now the daemon's curse PENETRATES MY BODY.")

If you can nab it at a very very low price, nab it, else... eh.

12 roll-dodges out of 7.
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32 din 44 oameni (73%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
37.7 ore înregistrate
Postat: 26 noiembrie, 2013
One of the best action RPG I ever play.
Avencast is not a classic hack 'n slash nor a common RPG: you control your character with the common WASD and you cast the spell like a beat'em up game typing combo with your keyboard an mouse.

The story is nice though not exciting but the game is enjoyable, fun and suprisingly polished for this old game.

Definitely recommended.
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23 din 30 oameni (77%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
58.1 ore înregistrate
Postat: 2 decembrie, 2013
I just had to write this review and say I feel sorry for two other dudes that reviewed the game (now more, most of them played for about 40 minutes). No, this game it most definitely not a Diablo clone, and no, the game is not that hard, in fact, if you know what skills to choose you almost get God mode.

I would recommend the game at least for the interesting way the combat works (funny how some people call it clunky just because it's different and they cant get used to it).

Also, you can raise the limits of the camera zoom by tweaking game.cfg, this helps allot, but makes the game even easier. (http://www.avencast.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=526)
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10 din 13 oameni (77%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
1.2 ore înregistrate
Postat: 11 iulie, 2013
Best magic game I've ever play. Awesome key combinations for casting skills and various skill tree. This is the must-have game for magic fans!

這是我玩過最棒的魔法遊戲,使用組合鍵來施放技能、以及豐富的技能樹,這是一個喜好魔法的玩家必備的遊戲!

中文簡評
http://www.ptt.cc/bbs/Steam/M.1393470437.A.A60.html
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12 din 17 oameni (71%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
24.1 ore înregistrate
Postat: 21 martie, 2014
The game was pretty good. Combat mechanics could've been better but the story was pretty solid. I suggest you buy this game only on a cheap sale.
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10 din 16 oameni (63%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
29.9 ore înregistrate
Postat: 1 martie, 2014
+ It's FUN to use magic. You combine a keyboard with mouse to spell cast. And if you don't want to have fun, you can add spells to action bar.
+ It's FUN to explore - there is plenty of stuff to be find!
+ It's does feel like you are playing RPG game
+/- Camera - some people find it annoying and buggy, but i haven't got any issues with it. If you will manage to learn how to set it, you won't need any mods.
+/- Graphics - it's game from 2007, and it does look great for it's time. No need to compare it to other games, every game have own unique style.
- Metascore - if you want to know if game is worth your time, then read user reviews, not critic ones. They are much more useful. It's always better to read about a game from other gamers than an incompetent magazine reviewer, isn't it? 68/100 isn't a bad score, but nowadays only the highest, like 80-85+ are counting as good game while other not. Sad but true.

I'd recommend for sure this game to RPG fans, other people may check demo version (if avaible) or hunt for it on sales.
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5 din 7 oameni (71%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
60.7 ore înregistrate
Postat: 18 decembrie, 2010
Picked this game up for $5 on sale. It was surprisingly fun, the story isn't anything special but the combat system is new and dynamic. Bethesda could take a note in spell casting from this game.
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4 din 6 oameni (67%) consideră această recenzie folositoare
11.5 ore înregistrate
Postat: 4 august, 2011
Very underappreciated (took me 5 minutes trying to think up an appropriate word : /) game. It's gameplay is actually very impressive, you play as a wizard who can learn skills from three skill trees of magic, one focuses in melee combat, one is ranged combat and the third is the summoning tree.

Very well-paced, I recommend this to anyone who likes action RPGs.
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