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Avadon: The Black Fortress
8.3 out of 10

Avadon: The Black Fortress

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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

GameSpot
9 September 2011
  • Summary: Avadon: The Black Fortress is a fantasy epic that's as appealingly retro as the big red demon on the cover of the first edition of the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Dungeon Master's Guide.
  • Pros: Atmospheric settings draw you into the plot, Involving text in both descriptions and dialogue, Lengthy, engaging quests that blend hack-and-slash with storytelling
  • Cons: Lackluster visuals and sound, Occasionally confusing map layouts in dungeons
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Overall 8
7.5

Avadon: The Black Fortress

Game Vortex
14 August 2011
  • Excerpt: This takes me back. Remember the days of isometric, third-person, top-down, dungeon-crawl, old-school role-playing games? Avadon revisits this genre, but with the added bonus of modern high resolution displays.
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Avadon: The Black Fortress HD in Review – Definitely not about King Arthur

touchmyapps.com
8 August 2011
  • Conclusion: With this I declare Avadon: The Black Fortress HD officially touched!
  • Pros: 4 classes with unique skill trees, Extensive inventory, Over 40 hours of gameplay, Detailed intriguing storyline
  • Cons: Considering the main audience of Apple’s iOS devices, it’s no wonder there is a noticeable lack of hardcore old-school RPGs. Some of the few titles coming to mind are, of course, the now Free, (, ) and the never-ending, with over a dozen expansions out already. But for some reason the iPad has st...
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Overall 5
5.0
Value for money 5
5.0
Gameplay 6
6.0
Graphics 5
5.0
Sound 5
5.0
Funfactor 5
5.0

Avadon: The Black Fortress HD Review

ME Gamers
2 August 2011
  • Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is I play games on my PC/Consoles as well as on my portables such as the iPhone/Android and iPad. Over the last few years, I’ve realized that my portable device works out much better for a quick fix while my desktop and console are for longer sessions.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 9
9.0
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 7
7.0
Sound 6
6.0
Addiction 8
8.0

An Independent RPG +1 vs. Boredom

GIN
25 July 2011
  • Excerpt: Here at Gameindustry.com, we've been putting an increasing emphasis on independent game studios and their products. In fact, part of that effort lead us to create the weekly Saturday Time Waster reviews, even though that has since expanded to include non-independent titles.
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Avadon: The Black Fortress

Hooked Gamers
24 July 2011
  • Conclusion: While its linearity might seem to detract in today’s games, the fact that almost every choice you make has real and present changes on the world around you is extremely important. Unlike the Mass Effects and Dragon Ages, decisions made today will affect the world today as well as tomorrow.
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Review: Avadon: The Black Fortress (PC)

Diehard GameFAN
18 July 2011
  • Summary: Avadon is like going over to your friends house to play some games with some friends and him pulling out the AD&D Red Box (the first one, not the 4th Edition release) for some good old fashioned dungeon crawling.
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Overall 8
8.0
Graphics 4
4.0
Sound 2
2.0
Storyline 8
8.0
Originality 8
8.0

What is the Price of Peace?

RPGamer
8 July 2011
  • Excerpt: Avadon: The Black Fortress is the latest title from venerable indie developer Spiderweb Software. Rooted squarely in classic PC RPG gameplay, Avadon manages to stick to its roots while still feeling like a very modern RPG, blessed with many of the features that BioWare games brought to RPGs over the...
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Overall 8
8.0

(PC Review) Avadon: The Black Fortress

The Entertainment Depot
6 July 2011
  • Summary: Avadon: The Black Fortress isn’t a great game, but it’s definitely a good one. It flings you forward into a new fantasy realm rife with political intrigue that feels unlike most others on offer, and gives you the opportunity to carve your own choices out of this somewhat non-linear role-playing...
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Overall 8
7.5

Avadon: The Black Fortress HD iPad Review

Slide to Play
5 July 2011
  • Conclusion: If you can get over the dated presentation, you'll find an old-school, PC-style RPG with loads of class and sharp writing.
  • Pros: Not much like it in the App Store; excellent story and well-written dialogue with several choices to make; active approach to turn-based battles
  • Cons: Simplistic visuals; no in-game music; high asking price; not designed for the casual player
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