Avadon The Black Fortress.

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Avadon The Black Fortress.

Post by blatherbeard » September 15th, 2011, 2:58 pm

I Know theres probably a thread on it already, but has anyone bought this game? Ive seen some references to it in other, older posts, but couldnt find a thread on it within the last 3 or 4 pages.


Looks pretty old skool with ultima--ish graphics and sounds like a cool storyline with some decent game mechanics.

Anyone?
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Re: Avadon The Black Fortress.

Post by Dragonlady » September 15th, 2011, 6:08 pm

Yes, some of us have bought it. There is a subject on this furthur down the page this subject is on. "Avadon & Escalon" is the title. Some of the people here even worked on the Beta form of Avadon & other Spiderweb Games.

I haven't finished it yet. Got sick and then decided it was a mite too structured for me so I only play it when I get really bored. :wink:
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Re: Avadon The Black Fortress.

Post by Randomizer » September 15th, 2011, 8:27 pm

The biggest complaint against it is that it's very linear for a Spiderweb game. You get sent on specific missions and new areas to explore only open up after you talk to the right people.

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Re: Avadon The Black Fortress.

Post by Painted Lady » September 16th, 2011, 9:00 am

I liked Avadon a lot. It definitely plays a little differently than the other SpiderWeb games, but that can be part of the fun.

I decided to get better acquainted with the SW games and started on Geneforge I a few months ago. It's a terrific series. I'm currently on G3 for the second time (first was a loyalist, now I'm a rebel). Great stuff.......

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Re: Avadon The Black Fortress.

Post by blatherbeard » September 16th, 2011, 3:44 pm

Thanks all, ive read the other thread as well.

Looks like ill have to invest some money in spiderweb games next paycheck and check out some of their others as well.
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Re: Avadon The Black Fortress.

Post by Randomizer » September 16th, 2011, 7:15 pm

You might want to wait until the October Sadness Sale when Jeff offers a discount on all his games. Some of the older games have extremely large demos to play while you wait.

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Re: Avadon The Black Fortress.

Post by blatherbeard » September 17th, 2011, 11:02 am

Yeah, im finding that out even with Avadon, man its got me hooked already so ill definitely be grabbing that one. And i usually hate party type rpgs.well, not hate but i prefer solo'ers, this ones one of the better group type for sure, and im only about an hour in.
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Re: Avadon The Black Fortress.

Post by Painted Lady » September 17th, 2011, 1:16 pm

blatherbeard wrote:Yeah, im finding that out even with Avadon, man its got me hooked already so ill definitely be grabbing that one. And i usually hate party type rpgs.well, not hate but i prefer solo'ers, this ones one of the better group type for sure, and im only about an hour in.
I agree with you about preferring to play solo, which is probably why I was so hooked by Eschalon within about 5 minutes of starting Book I.

With Spiderweb's Geneforge series you can play solo or with "creations." I played the first game with the creations, but have since switched to solo. It's really nice to be able to have it your own way..........

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Re: Avadon The Black Fortress.

Post by Randomizer » September 18th, 2011, 12:05 am

You can play Avadon solo, but it's harder since you don't get the advantage of extra experience.

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Re: Avadon The Black Fortress.

Post by blatherbeard » September 19th, 2011, 9:37 pm

Oh yeah, im hooked. Took me more than 4 to 5 hours just to get out of the castle.

bought it today.
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Re: Avadon The Black Fortress.

Post by Saxon1974 » January 12th, 2012, 10:15 pm

Been playing this game lately, seems pretty good. I agree its not as wide open as other spiderweb games, feels more like Baldur's gate II style but I do like the animations and graphical improvements. Seems like the areas are still filled with interesting stuff to explore and there is some choices and consequences as well.

Seems to be lots of unpickable locks though, I have been able to open some of them but not all of them oh well. Are there hidden keys somewhere I am missing or what?

Looking forward bigtime to playing the upgraded versions of the Avernum games with this engine!!!!

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Re: Avadon The Black Fortress.

Post by Randomizer » January 13th, 2012, 8:00 am

There are runed blocked door that will have a key available later in the game. Some doors are opened after events as rewards. A few like in Beraza Woods in the training lodge never open.

If you have a shadowwalker or sorceress at level 4 for locksmith or charm locks there are eventually enough lock picks in the game to get open everything.

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Re: Avadon The Black Fortress.

Post by deathknight1728 » April 10th, 2012, 6:04 pm

I found that avadon was a very enjoyable experience that in a way should be how jeff makes his new game series like he did with avernum. Everything was much more simplified which is great.

I long for when jeff does that with the geneforge series. While the series is great, i find that geneforge 4 and 5 are the ones i play the most.
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