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by SpottedShroom
June 4th, 2010, 8:26 pm
Forum: Eschalon: Book II
Topic: What do you like best about Book II?
Replies: 22
Views: 9909

Re: What do you like best about Book II?

I really like the complexity of the character system, which makes it an interesting challenge to try to build the most effective character. I feel like not all builds are created equal, though - magic is pretty clearly more effective than the other options.
by SpottedShroom
June 4th, 2010, 8:23 pm
Forum: Eschalon: Book II
Topic: Book II Game Rules: Hit or Miss?
Replies: 16
Views: 9102

Re: Book II Game Rules: Hit or Miss?

I'm not sure that adding more restrictions really makes the game "harder" - it seems to me like the improved loot balances it out.
by SpottedShroom
June 4th, 2010, 8:21 pm
Forum: Eschalon: Book II
Topic: What's missing??
Replies: 93
Views: 39598

Re: What's missing??

A more interactive world, ala the Ultima series: more NPCs, more non-combat stuff to do, more interactive items. Of course, high levels of detail are difficult with a small development team, but hey, you asked.
by SpottedShroom
June 4th, 2010, 6:29 pm
Forum: Eschalon: Book II
Topic: Is Book II Easy or Hard??
Replies: 33
Views: 16053

Re: Is Book II Easy or Hard??

Playing as a pure mage I find things pretty easy. With high MP regen (2/turn currently) and the right spells, you can basically ignore major parts of the game. Create food + Draw water = ignore the food and drink rule Reveal map = ignore the cartography skill Dense nimbus + attack spells = ignore ar...