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  • Summary: The surface world is ruled by the Empire. Its power is absolute. Its control is unchallenged. And, as a soldier of the Empire, you have a good, comfortable life ahead of you. But then a rebel named Dorikas tried to assassinate the Empress, and everything went wrong for you. The villain fledThe surface world is ruled by the Empire. Its power is absolute. Its control is unchallenged. And, as a soldier of the Empire, you have a good, comfortable life ahead of you. But then a rebel named Dorikas tried to assassinate the Empress, and everything went wrong for you. The villain fled somewhere into Avernum, an underworld nation of eccentrics, misfits, and barely civilized monsters, most of whom hate the Empire. And that is where you are going. You must find Dorikas, while dealing with spies, betrayal, and assassins at every turn. The enemy is waiting for you. You will only survive his attention with the help of these strange cave dwellers. If, of course, they don’t kill you first. [Spiderweb] Expand
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  1. All we can say is that this certainly ought to please hardcore RPG players and veteran nostalgists alike.
  2. I have to say that the game, while rich in plot and story, lacks in visuals and sound, may be enjoyed by few. I would like to see the folks at Spiderweb software be given a big budget and let loose.
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  1. LaputanMachine
    Jun 3, 2008
    8
    Epic RPG fun. This entry into the series is more focused than its predecessor, the narrative elements are stronger and the player is Epic RPG fun. This entry into the series is more focused than its predecessor, the narrative elements are stronger and the player is presented with some genuinely interesting and meaningful choices throughout. That said the Avernum games have always leant more towards the hack 'n' slash end of the spectrum so don't expect deep branching NPC dialogue trees. The series is still heavily concentrated on combat and dungeon delving and that's the way I like it. Expand
  2. Nov 19, 2014
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Another great game by Vogel. In this installment of Avernum you get to play on the side of the Empire for the first time ever. A fantastic story with witty dialogue, fans of Vogel will not be disappointed. The new engine also looks better than ever.

    My only complaint would be that the skill tree seems to be getting dumbed down every time the graphics get more impressive... that, and the sound track, but the latter is no surprise for anyone who's ever played a game by Vogel.
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