DescriptionAvernum is a remake of Exile, Spiderweb Software's first game. It uses the Nethergate game engine and plays in much the same way. A few things have been improved, however. Instead of just clicking on subjects players want to know more about in conversations, and getting static data as feedback, they can now select from several choices of what to say. It is a more natural system, like in Ultima Underworld. The combat has not changed significantly, except that there are new weapons, and many more spells, than in previous games, and these have altered graphics. The sprite animation has been expanded on, and additional frames added to the character animations. The isometric tile-by-tile scrolling view has not changed, but the many frames added on will help improve combat.
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|Poor in graphics, but very rich in content||Windows||Alex Z (922)|
|Exile: Escape from the Pit with better graphics||Windows||willyum (922)|
The Press Says
|Mac Ledge||Macintosh||Jun 30, 2000||4.5 out of 5||90|
|Freegame.cz||Windows||Apr 21, 2002||90 out of 100||90|
|Gamer's Pulse||Windows||Aug 03, 2000||87 out of 100||87|
|Glide Underground||Windows||Jul 20, 2000||80|
|Computer Games Magazine||Windows||Aug 24, 2000||80|
|Inside Mac Games (IMG)||Macintosh||Aug 16, 2000||7 out of 10||70|
|Stratos Group||Windows||Jul 14, 2000||3.5 out of 5||70|
|AppleLinks.Com||Macintosh||May 12, 2000||60|
|Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)||Windows||Aug 24, 2000||60|
|Absolute Games (AG.ru)||Windows||Oct 21, 2000||10 out of 100||10|
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Related Web Sites
- Avernum Trilogy Annotated Maps (Complete maps of Avernum 1 & 2)