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A pleasant surprise!,
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This review is from: Avencast: Rise of the Mage (PC DVD) (Video Game)
I didn't really know too much about this game when I decided to buy it, thinking it looked like a fun cRPG. And whal a pleasant surprise!
The story is somewhat generic - latest recruit of a magicians school ends up saving the world and closing the entrance to hell when the school is subject to a terrible surprise attack by the forces of darkness etc. etc. OK, formulaic, but interesting and well written enough to keep the player interested.
The reall draw of a cRPG game is of course the graphics and sound. And this is where Avencase scores very highly indeed. Activated using an innovative system of key and mouse combinations, the spells are all extremely pretty and represent every bit of the visual fireworks that they ought to. In other words, the spell effects are very pretty and looke damned good. The sound is also worth a mention, being very well crafted.
All in all, I was very pleasantly surprised by this cRPG. Without fuss, fanfare, massive hype or any (as far as I can tell) sort of DRM, this game manages to provide hours of entertainment.
One thing to watch for though - all the graphical niceties make it important to have a PC near the top end of the system requirements scale.