Avernum: Escape From the Pit
By Spiderweb Software
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"Avernum: Escape From the Pit is an amazing game which will provide hours of fun. I would even go so far as to say it’s a nearly perfect example of a role-playing game." -AppleTell
"8/10" - Inside Mac Games
"Fans looking to get into the Avernum series will do very well with Escape from the Pit, and while the improvements beyond the game engine and visuals are relatively modest, there's still a lot to enjoy even if you've played through the game once before already." - GameBanshee
"The game’s strong writing carries it through, and earns it a place among the greatest indie RPGs. 9.0/10" - Game Chronicles
"It is a tribute to indie gaming as a whole that a game made by such a tiny team can swell into such an involving, engrossing and glorious fantasy epic. - 9/10" - The Digital Fix
"If you're looking for a complex single player RPG and value content at the expense of visuals, don't miss this title. 8/10" - Impulse Gamer
"Spiderweb Software have provided a vast world in which to get lost, and a hefty quest in which to sink your teeth, which will reward those who can overlook its lack of finesse with many hours of enjoyable adventure." - Indie Game Magazine
"Take this one with you on car trips, use it to replace your TV shows on summer break, whatever. No self-respecting fan of RPGs should be without it." - Technology Tell
Spiderweb Software returns to its epic creation, to tell a story of imprisonment, rebellion, and the struggle for freedom against overwhelming odds. Avernum: Escape From the Pit is the first chapter in an Indie fantasy role-playing saga, the tale of desperate exiles and their battle for survival and a land to call their own.
Avernum: Escape From the Pit features:
Epic fantasy adventure in an enormous underworld.
Huge outdoors and eighty towns and dungeons.
Three separate game-winning quests. Seek safety, escape or revenge. Do just one of them or all three!
Unique races and settings make Avernum different from any adventure out there.
Dozens of side quests and hundreds of magical artifacts.
Rich game system with over 50 spells and battle disciplines and a multitude of beneficial character traits to choose from.
What's New in Version v1.0.2
* Broadsword damage and chance to hit will now be calculated correctly.
* Major artifacts can no longer be sold when in your junk bag.
* Return Life scrolls should no longer fail when used in crowded areas.
* Moving the map and roster windows while moving should now work correctly.
* Upgrading spells and skills in shops is now cheaper.
* Foes in the Spire arena should no longer be able to run out.
All good, but the crash9ing
Game play is fine, but the game only utilized part of the screen and it crashes on exit.
DEMO TO FULL VERSION WARNING
If you have the demo version and have decided to buy, make sure you back up your saved games first. Unfortunately I lost two or so hours of progress from the demo and now that I’ve purchased need to start over.
Throughout his career, Jeff Vogel has created a consistent string of beautifully written novels, written into his games. The plots and themes are unique, and express more fully the scenery and events in a way that the height of computer graphics cannot. The storytelling, and secondarily, the nicely polished and moreover balanced engine, provide an inspirational experience that other games simply do not provide. I'd love to see both his previous works on the store, and also to see the older Avernum games refurbished, like this one.