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Avadon: The Black Fortress [Download]

by Spiderweb Software
Windows Vista / 7 / XP
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews) 75 / 100

Price: $9.99
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  • ASIN: B0057ISE1C
  • Release Date: May 1, 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #39,987 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
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Avadon: The Black Fortress, an epic, Indie fantasy role-playing adventure. You are a spy and warrior who must fight the enemies of your homeland. As a servant of the Black Fortress, your word is law. Gain power and influence, experience an exciting adventure, and battle a conspiracy to destroy your people.

Five great nations have banded together to form The Pact. The Pact is defended by Avadon, a secretive sect of spies and assassins. Its agents are everywhere and its word is law. You have been recruited as a Hand of Avadon, charged with missions that require swift action and a heavy fist. However, the enemies of the Pact have plans of their own, and Hands of Avadon are being picked off one by one. It will fall to you to struggle to survive and to reveal that plot that could shatter the safety of The Pact and plunge your homeland into chaos.

You can choose from four different character classes, each with dozens of unique spells and abilities. Explore cunning dungeons, hunt for hundreds of magical artifacts, and travel through an enormous world, full of secrets. Avadon features many different endings. Your choices will change the world, and there is plenty of replay value.

  • Four different character classes, with dozens of unique spells and abilities.
  • Many different endings. Your choices will change the world.
  • Dozens of side quests, hidden dungeons, and secrets to discover.
  • Hundreds of magical items to find. Use powerful crystals to make your artifacts even more powerful.
  • Huge adventure with lots of replay value.

  • System Requirements
     Minimum Specifications:Recommended Specifications:
    OS:Win 7, Vista and XP
    Processor:800 MhZ1.6 GhZ
    RAM:256 MB512 MB
    Hard Drive:300 MB
    Video Card:64 MB

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    23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Substance Over Sizzle December 31, 2011
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    "Avadon, the Black Fortress" by Spiderweb Software, is a throwback to the days when storytelling and depth of gameplay was paramount in Role Playing Games (RPGs). While this was partly because the computers and graphic cards back in the 80's and early 90's didn't have the pure computing power to display the near lifelike games of today, it was also because a lot of the game designers of the time grew up playing paper-and-pencil roleplaying games, which emphasized story while letting your mind create the images of your adventure.

    In Avadon, you select one of four pre-generated characters and arrive, as a new recruit to the Fortress of Avadon, where you, in typical RPG fashion, begin to do errands and missions while assembling a group of up to three other characters, and eventually deciding whether to protect the status quo or destroy it. If you're played any other games by Spiderweb Software, this one is similar, where the decisions you make matter to the world in general. In comparison to their other games, this one is a bit simpler and more streamlined, but still deep and detailed enough to be satisfying. And its similarly amazingly addictive.

    The graphics are nothing special, but are more than adequate for the game. There are sound effects, but other than an intro tune, there isn't any music in the background. Combat is turn-based (which some people don't like, but I personally love except when you have to kill a lot of "trash".) Where the game shines is in it's storytelling ... the game world sucks you in and you feel like you're a part of the story. There are a lot of laugh-out-loud moments, too. Spiderweb Software is a small, independent game company, and it puts its efforts where it will do the most good ... into atmosphere and game play ...
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    16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Old school is new again September 20, 2011
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    Harkens back to the old TSR Dragonlance titles. Great price for this TBS RPG game. Main quests, side quests, explorer areas, etc are all there. Choices you make in dialogue affect the game as a whole which creates an interesting story and a high level of replayability. Not a hack n slash loot grab game. Character customizations are limited, but adventuring options allow you to have companions to even out your party and provide the skills needed.
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    8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Love these types of games December 10, 2011
    By omi
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    I've always love these types of game. A RPG with a deep story line and companions to venture with you. This is a turn base style game like the old school type. (if you remember "Fallout") Price is great and download was a zip. This can be played on Windows 7 with no problems that I can see. This is a fun game in my opinion.
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    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars A joy to play March 9, 2012
    I've been looking for a turn-based RPG for some time now. I like the style of play where one can plan combat actions rather than rely on fast reflexes and remembering which buttons to push. Avadon: The Black Fortress fits right in with the gold box AD&D games of yesteryear as bing fun to play, requiring planning over twitchy fingers, and essentially providing an experience that brings back memories of pen and paper RPGs. The simple graphics, sound effects and lack of music are all fine with me. That's just window dressing for the story anyway, and Avadon provides plenty of story to keep you interested.
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    6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars How far we've come November 17, 2011
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    This game is what a RPG should be, it may lack flashy graphics but it does have an old school feel that can't be matched the only real gripe is there no music
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars I play it LONG TIME!! March 25, 2013
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    Second time playing through. Each time I start as a different character and have a blast working out the best strategies. Hours of fun and addicting. Hate the end game though - I feel like I have to commit 3 hours to it. Maybe it is just my ocd though!
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    4.0 out of 5 stars Good solid turn based RPG. January 8, 2014
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    Not bad for what it is. It is simple and perfect for old gamers like me. (I still miss playing Dragon Warrior)
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    4.0 out of 5 stars Avadon is Good August 24, 2013
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    I chose this rating because overall it is a good game. I like how the quests are arranged and that you can choose what type of fighter you are. The game is rather short in that when I played, the end game happened a lot more quickly than I expect. That is the reason why I gave it 4 stars instead of 5. However it was a good game to play so I recommend it. Especially to teens as it would help their critical thinking when they have to make decisions in game.
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    3.0 out of 5 stars Not steam-able
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    4.0 out of 5 stars Nice surprise
    This was a very nice surprise, especially for the price. Not 5 stars simply because it was either not compatable with win 8, or a 64 bit OS.
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    3.0 out of 5 stars Meh
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