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  • Summary: Geneforge is a fantasy role-playing game for Windows and Macintosh. It features fully animated 16-bit graphics, the ability to create your own army of lethal, totally obedient creatures, and a cunning enemy AI with foes who can go on patrols, stalk you, and run for help. Geneforge has a huge and open storyline. You have the freedom to choose your own path and decide how the story will turn out. You can fight the evil overlord or you can join him. You can help the peasants or you can torment them. You can be the bold hero or you can just try to get away. No matter what you choose, Geneforge offers an enormous adventure with plenty of replay value. In Geneforge, you are free to choose what your overall goal is, and you can seek after it with your own horde of deadly, mutant monsters.

    You are a Shaper, a member of the most powerful and secretive of the magical guilds. You have the power to create life and mold it to serve your own needs. For millennia, your world feared and respected the Shapers above all others. Their creations could go everywhere, do anything, all according to the wishes of the Shapers and no others.

    If you need a servant, you simply create it, and it will gladly die for you.

    But now the secrets of your people are at risk. Someone dares to try to steal the power of the Shapers and take it for his own. He has committed the ultimate crime: he has captured you, and he will do anything to get you to surrender your secrets.

    He would use the power of the Shapers to remake the world. The question is a simple one. Will you fight him? Or join him?
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  1. Jul 13, 2014
    9
    This game has by far one of the best stories of all time. It's not always perfectly told, the graphics are terrible but you get used to them, and the gameplay has some frustrations and lackings. However, this game is in a rare category as it is one of the few games that isn't actually a waste of your time--this game provides thought-provoking encounters that can change the way you think about life. Other popular games are just merchandise, but this is a masterpiece.

    Pros:
    An incredibly thought-provoking story with great conflicting ideas and factions
    It's a big open-world game with great secrets and exploration opportunities

    Cons:
    Graphics, sound, music
    Not enough items, monsters, spells, abilities
    Some writing is a bit too rushed

    Length: 40 hours or more
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  2. Sep 14, 2013
    7
    The game is very ugly and suffers from not having any music. If you can get through that you will get a very descent RPG well worth playing.
    It is an open RPG not a story intense close one. Nevertheless the story is still pretty cool. You are free to go pretty much everywhere and get your buttock kicked. The fighting system is not super deep but sufficient to keep you grinding. There are a lot of place to explore, many of them not mandatory and scraping in each corner to find a buff gets very addictive.
    Overall the game is very enjoyable. It tooks me something like 40 hours to finish the game. There are several endings.
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