Eschalon Book II
By Basilisk Games
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The thrilling sequel to Eschalon: Book I is here! Journey across massive outdoor environments and deep into huge dungeons filled with puzzles, traps and creatures as you look for clues to your secret past and a way to stop a new menace that threatens all of Eschalon. No experience with Book I is needed to fully enjoy Book II.
Excellent game in the vein of classic RPGs
Downloading this game, I was somewhat skeptical about how the quality would be. It lacks the impressive graphics of many modern RPGs. But what it lacks in 3D flare is more than makes up for in combat, mechanics, story, and overall depth.
From the very beginning of the character creation process, I was instantly hooked. Although the game isn't based on D&D rules, anybody who has ever played a D&D-based game (KOTOR, for example) will instantly be familiar with the stats and skills available at this point.
The gameplay itself was entrhalling. I absolutely loved every minute of it. You should be aware, however, that this is not an easy game. Even on the easiest difficulty, it is very easy to die. The game has an open world, and wandering into territory that you aren't ready for will get you killed very quickly.
Great game. The developer has real talent. I can't wait for book 3.
Great Time. Has Flaws
I love this game, it’s great. But I can’t turn the volume down! I played ten dollars for this game! I expect to be able to completely turn down the volume. I go to settings and shut off all volumes, but there’s still the sound of the forest loudly playing. Guys, you have made enough money off this game to fix it. FIX IT. I gave you my money. I’ve played shot games, but even I can mute those. Come on, fix it, you cheap ficks.
An Enjoyable Experience
I have played for about twenty hours and I am enjoying myself. The game seems to be very polished so far with zero bugs or glitches. The story is good and their is enormous potential for customizing the protagonist's skills.
The only complaint I have is the lack of support for widescreen as mac's come in very specific sizes, though this is also available on PC. I also wish that the combat was a little more engaging but this is a limitation of genre, not the developer's fault.
Twenty dollars can seem like a large chunk of money for this genre of game but by buying this game, you'll experience a type of gameplay that is very uncommon. I know I have yet to be even slightly upset that I spent twenty dollars.
Check the developer's website for a demo.