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7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 35 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 35
  2. Negative: 5 out of 35

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  1. Dec 23, 2015
    3
    Avencast has nothing to offer that is noticeably good or original, nothing to give it a more than average note.

    On the other hand, its combat system is so bad that I started getting bored with it right in the fighting tutorial. Ouch ! And finally, something very puzzling: the camera is so limited that I can never see high enough to make my vision comfortable. Hard to explain, but
    Avencast has nothing to offer that is noticeably good or original, nothing to give it a more than average note.

    On the other hand, its combat system is so bad that I started getting bored with it right in the fighting tutorial. Ouch !

    And finally, something very puzzling: the camera is so limited that I can never see high enough to make my vision comfortable. Hard to explain, but it's strangely and psychologically unbearable.
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  2. Jun 24, 2015
    6
    Avencast is a good way to the RPG genre, with its nice story line (till what I have reached), nice graphics and reminds me the times when I was a young child reading the Harry Potter series of books and imagining myself in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry which I feel the developer done a good job on

    But I was put off very quickly (30 minutes into the game) but its awkward
    Avencast is a good way to the RPG genre, with its nice story line (till what I have reached), nice graphics and reminds me the times when I was a young child reading the Harry Potter series of books and imagining myself in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry which I feel the developer done a good job on

    But I was put off very quickly (30 minutes into the game) but its awkward control scheme, voice acting that made me feel like the game was treating me like a child rather than a normal person playing a good RPG game and the "fetch quests" like "Oh I need this, but before I tell you where it is, you must go and get me a special potion", which really bugs me and I hate that in RPG games, I would like an RPG game where like in Enclave by Starbreeze Studios that make it all linear and to the story rather than fetching something so that the guy who asked to go and fetch it can actually tell you then when you traveled far and wide, the next person does the same thing! For me developers who do this just make it like that so that the can extend the story rather than let's say 6-8 hours of gameplay they extend it to 10-15 hours of gameplay, and me personally I do not like really long games

    Now you might say "Oh, so if you don't like fetch quests than that means you don't play RPG games at all", no, not as such, I do play some RPG games that have only one or two fetch quests in the whole game, that for me is fine, but where you see a game where it is mostly 10-15 hours long, expect loads of fetch quests, which really makes me bored and sad that I cannot enjoy these great/good RPG games

    Overall, I am giving this game and not recommended NOT because it is not playable or is glitchy as hell and you can't play it, but because of its awkward control scheme and because of its ridiculous amounts of side quests and fetch quests

    BUT, if you like a nice game (like this) that reminds me that I am in Hogwarts, then this is the game for you, not kidding, it is actually a very good well presented RPG game, but puts ME off for its other features that most RPG games have
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  3. Nov 1, 2014
    10
    I believe that this game is the very definition of a hidden gem. The combat is fun, pretty and your different spells have different effects. The story is great since you are starting of small and then it just keeps growing and into something epic. To many games undervalue the mage but this one gives you a glimpse of what they can be.
  4. Oct 16, 2013
    5
    Sadly this didn't do much for me at all. Sure, there are worse RPGs out there, but you know... there are SO many better ones, and given the wealth of games on the market, I'd say there's a lot more on your list before you get down to this one.
  5. Jul 22, 2013
    4
    i don't want to waste any time for this "game".
    should be enough sayin it's a more of the same (H&S talkin) but:
    - 3 Different view perspective. One worst than the other. - A very static combat gameplay (it should be one of the major point in an H&S) - A story so absurd that should be better a more linear cliché instead. One of the worst game i've ever played. And i've played a
    i don't want to waste any time for this "game".
    should be enough sayin it's a more of the same (H&S talkin) but:

    - 3 Different view perspective. One worst than the other.
    - A very static combat gameplay (it should be one of the major point in an H&S)
    - A story so absurd that should be better a more linear cliché instead.

    One of the worst game i've ever played. And i've played a lot since 1980.
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  6. Jun 9, 2013
    10
    Great game, much under appreciated. Such a hidden gem, i recommend it to anyone for its great fun, interesting combat system. Its one of those games you didn't expect to be much but then you are surprised.
  7. Dec 9, 2012
    9
    I personally loved the game. The scenario is very good but rather typical, the gameplay adds action and rpg elements to create something most entertaining and the graphics are sooo awsome ! The only drawback is that I found it TOO hard, even on normal difficulty. Anyway, I would recommend it to any guy who likes fantasy stories and has a lot of patience
  8. May 15, 2012
    8
    I say that this is a game very difficult to play for the first time, and is very scary!
    Still, you have an arsenal of spectacular spells and the graphic makes this beautiful.
    But it's too short, once you have done everything, to replay the game is boring.
    But it works!
  9. Mar 8, 2011
    9
    if you like fantasy action RPG , then I reccomand Avencast Rise of the Mage for you.
    good action , good graphic , nice sound , good levels , good system. this masterpiece is perfect for fantasy action RPG fans.
  10. Mar 8, 2011
    9
    if you like fantasy action RPG , then I reccomand Avencast Rise of the Mage for you.
    good action , good graphic , nice sound , good levels , good system. this masterpiece is perfect for fantasy action RPG fans.
Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. This is a single-player title that would do well to introduce newer players to the genre, but will give veterans a nice old-school experience.
  2. 81
    If you're looking for a short, fun, single-player romp through magical realms on your PC, this game is a great choice to satisfy that urge.
  3. AceGamez
    70
    After some time playing Avencast: Rise of the Mage, I discovered that sadly it's not the wizard experience I was hoping for, with all its talk of ditching maths for more shooter-style gameplay - both of which it achieves to varying degrees.