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Driftmoon (Windows)

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Description

You arrive in the town of Northrop to visit your parents when you suddenly find yourself pushed into a dark well. Upon recovery days later you find most of the town inhabitants have been turned to stone and your father has been taken hostage by a troop of lizard men. This is where your adventure in world of Driftmoon begins.

Driftmoon is an adventure role-playing game using a top-down perspective. The game provides a deep and descriptive story giving the player plenty of reading, similar to the amount of reading found in games like Baldur's Gate and Siege of Avalon. It provides a highly interactive world with plenty of objects to pick up; chairs and smaller objects can be slid around.

The maps you explore have plenty of detail and the game cycles between day and night to help flesh out the immersion. As you meet characters, some of them will be willing to join your quest, others may provide opportunities to increase your karma or give quests.

When a new game in initiated the game provides four levels of difficulty. As is typical in RPG's winning battles and solving quests nets the player experience points, and leveling up is important for building your character with awarded skill points. Increased difficulty level means initially decreased skill point awards.

The game provides standard RPG features: world map, mini-map, inventory control, skills tree, character status view. Also included is a level editor for building mods to be used in the game.

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Driftmoon Windows This is the view you'll see for most of the game, very bird's eye.
Driftmoon Windows Map features shows where you have already explored.
Driftmoon Windows No RPG is complete without a quest log or journal mechanism.
Driftmoon Windows Typical branching dialog screen; the game give you plenty of reading.

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The Press Says

GameZebo Mar 04, 2013 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Indie Game Magazine Mar 25, 2013 88 out of 100 88
RPGFan Apr 19, 2013 80 out of 100 80
RPGWatch Feb 25, 2013 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Shoost Jan 27, 2014 7.5 out of 10 75
Destructoid Mar 02, 2013 7.5 out of 10 75
GameSpot Jan 10, 2014 7 out of 10 70
Gameblog.fr Mar 19, 2013 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
4Players.de Jan 10, 2014 60 out of 100 60
Games.cz Apr 08, 2013 6 out of 10 60

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jlebel (2134) added Driftmoon (Windows) on Feb 18, 2014