mytgroo wrote:This thing is even more combat oriented than the other Spiderweb Games. There is a lot of hidden stuff as well. Romans are almost completely melee, and the celts use magic.
I will keep playing Realms of Arkania STar Trail until Eschalon comes out.
Fleisch wrote:I will keep playing Realms of Arkania STar Trail until Eschalon comes out.
I just dug out Divine Divinity, but Star Trail would be great. Any problem playing it on WinXP? I seem to recall a game-stopping bug towards the end, but maybe that was Win98.
I was recently looking up the Arkania games and found myself quoted in an old Shadows of Riva walkthrough. Blast from the past.
Gallifrey wrote:So I tried the Nethergate demo that came out recently. Just couldn't get in to it. The art direction is terrible, the gameplay dull and the graphics completely lack interest.
Perhaps I expected more from it, but it seemed a bit goofy rather than taking advantage of a rich subject matter.
Saxon1974 wrote:Is this in comparison to other spiderweb games? Did you play Avernum 4?
I think I have similar taste in games to you Gallifrey and respect your opinions so was wondering if you had played the other games......I have not decided yet if I want to get Nethergate.....free demo though......
Gallifrey wrote:Saxon1974 wrote:Is this in comparison to other spiderweb games? Did you play Avernum 4?
No, it's not in comparison to any other Spiderweb games, which I have never played. I've certainly looked at them, but they just never interested me, which was why I was curious about Nethergate. The subject matter is appealing, and Spiderweb has a great reputation, so I thought if any Spiderweb game would catch me, it'd be this one.I think I have similar taste in games to you Gallifrey and respect your opinions so was wondering if you had played the other games......I have not decided yet if I want to get Nethergate.....free demo though......
As I said, there's something about the Spiderweb games that have just never appealed to me, usually the art direction, but the settings themselves just didn't pique my interest.
Gallifrey wrote:Yeah, I'm with you on the lack of animations thing. I don't need amazing graphics, but I do like a good art style, and I do like movement animations. If I'm not going to have a game that gives the impression of being alive, I'd rather play tabletop games with miniatures that at least look good.
From what I played of the Nethergate demo, it does suffer from the clear one area, move to next and so on, so I suspect it may not be the game for you, either.
The format could work if the story were stronger or taken more seriously, but it just isn't. There's an indie gamed called Tudogar & The Alliance With Rome which is very rough and clearly indie, but the subject matter is much stronger and the overall gameplay better.
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