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.
Avadon: The Black Fortress HD in Review – Definitely not about King Arthur
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...