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Avadon: The Black Fortress Review
Review - posted by VentilatorOfDoom on Fri 6 May 2011, 22:10:53Tags: Avadon: The Black Fortress; Jeff Vogel; Spiderweb Software
Digitally Downloaded provide a review of Spiderweb's latest entry Avadon: The Black Fortress rating it nicely with 4.5/5.
There’s all the usual inventory micro management that you’ll need to perform – you’ll need space in the backpack for light sources, for instance, as well as positions and the like, and just like the RPGs of yesteryear, you won’t have quite enough inventory slots for all the stuff you’ll want to carry.The only really irritating part of the game comes from the exploration. Finding stuff on the floor requires you to pull up the inventory, and because the game doesn’t do a good job of explaining to you that “hey, this here bit of floor has some good stuff on it,” you’ll waste a good portion of your time running around tapping the ‘I’ key just to make sure you don’t miss anything.But the game is the sum of its parts, and the small irritations are completely forgivable. This is a big, chunky game that is retro RPG fans should absolutely adore. And, if you don’t care for playing it on PC or Mac… there is an iPad version coming in June, Spiderweb Software promise, and that will be awesome.
Basically, you’ll be able to tell if you will like this game from the screenshots. If you remember playing and enjoying these games as a youngster, then this score below is for you. Otherwise… well, you probably didn’t read far enough to get to this conclusion anyway.
Thanks to Severian Silk.