Avadon 3: The Warborn Review

The folks at RPGWatch have published a review of Spiderweb’s latest title, Avadon 3: The Warborn. The conclusion to Jeff Vogel’s latest fantasy trilogy scores 4 stars out of 5, with most of the criticism focusing on the sparse presentation and the lack of significant improvements over Avadon 2: The Corruption. A short excerpt:

Avadon: The Warborn is a very good game, but it’s a true sequel, and not really the game you want to start the Avadon series with. So if you think this game sounds like something you might enjoy I’d suggest you start with Avadon: The Corruption, since the events of that game shape the story of this one (or you can start with the Black Fortress if you don’t mind playing two games which feel very similar). Keep in mind you have to put up with antiquated graphics and sound, but in turn you’re getting a game with great writing and story, as well as an enjoyable party based tactical combat system. For those of you who have played earlier Avadon games and not liked the fact that they are much more story driven and linear than the Avernum or Geneforge series, you probably will be just as bothered by these issues. For those who have played at least one of the two previous Avadon games and enjoyed it, I can recommend Avadon: The Warborn. Even though you won’t see much new in terms of assets in this game, at least in terms of narrative and pacing, this game feels decidedly different from either of its predecessors.

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