Avernum's new series is awesome ........for the following reasons:
-Avadon's skill and attribute system. I feel that this is killer as it makes the game much more manageable. With the avadon system, its alot more laid back with point spending than the previous which has you saving up points for 1 small level of melee.
-You get to decide who goes first in your party regardless. This is great as i like to set up my party with 2 tank fighters up front going first, while my rogue goes 3rd and waits for the opportunity to strike.
-Same awesome story with better graphics. Alright this one is kind of meh. I find that avernum 4's graphics are just plain old fine in my book. The old graphics werent too good but they werent that bad. This doesnt really determine much but it helps.
-Much more character types. In previous games (4-6) melee revolved around 2-4 skills. Melee, quick action, and possibly anatomy. Thats it as Lethal blow is out as you can never get enough points for it, and even blademaster in avernum4-5 was hard to get enough points.
-Ranged weapons are actually a lot more interesting with 2 skills that they go by-Lethal blow and sniper both of which makes ranged weapon slightly good though still not better than melee.
-Traits are friggin awesome. They can make the game that much more awesome if you can play the right character the right way. For example, i made a dex based fighter that relies on a high dex to avoid getting hit for many things. Normally in avadon you only need 1 to strength every level except odds which go to dex or endurance. That doesnt work in avernum as you will still get hit for a melee fighter. I found a way around that with the traits. Take just 2 levels of bows or thrown weapons and you get the 5 trait tree for dex which gives you 5 levels of dex.
Basically the traits system rocks and this is one of the better games if not one of the best made by jeff.
"As long as 60% of the things you do are good, it doesnt matter what the 40% is."-PQ
His face turns a twisted grin. Its a little disturbing. "Vicious vermin, I'd like to strangle every one of them."-Captain Johnson, Avernum