Avencast: Rise of the Mage

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In a world of wizardry, wonder and untold mystery, you must undertake some of the most diverse quests to hone your skills in spell casting, weaponry and melee combat.

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$9.99 

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Description

In a world of wizardry, wonder and untold mystery, you must undertake some of the most diverse quests to hone your skills in spell casting, weaponry and melee combat. Your martial skills are soon put to the test as demonic monsters descend upon Avencast, turning the academy into a state of chaos and destruction.
Armed with countless combat moves and spells, and a vast arsenal of equipment you must uncover the source of this evil by vanquishing an onslaught of enemies. Treachery and deceit reveal themselves as the vicious army threatens Avencast’s very existence. Amidst the mayhem, an astonishing truth unfolds which will forever change the battle scarred Wizard.
  • Avencast’s unique and innovative combat system favors skillful gameplay over dull mouse clicking. Chain together spells and execute lethal attacks. Unleash your hero’s potential as you bring your own player skills to each intense battle!
  • An exciting combination of dynamic action, adventure and traditional role-playing.
  • Captivating visuals and dazzling special effects accompany you into a world where magic truly rules the day.
  • While strength and agility will win most battles, wisdom and strategic thinking are necessary to survive Avencast’s challenging quests.
  • Choose the magic that suits you best: melee-oriented blood magic or far ranged soul magic, or an explosive cocktail of both!
  • Hordes of nightmarish monsters, each with their own diverse skills and combat strategies that adapt to your behavior.
  • Acquire new equipment, armor, weapons and spell casting skills to craft a powerful character.

Requirements

Windows Requirements:Important Notes:
OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
Processor: 2.2 GHz Intel Pentium or 2200+ AMD Athlon processor
Memory: 512 MB (1GB Vista)
Hard Drive: 4.4 GB of free space
Graphics: GeForce FX 5700 or better / ATI Radeon 9700 or better
Sound: DirectSound compatible
DirectX®: 9.0c
 
  • Requires Steam and a Steam Account to play Windows version.

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  1. 90's Style RPG... made in 2010
    by Yawaru, USA - Apr 3rd 2016

    Avencast: Rise of the Mage is a 3rd person action game where you control a young mage learning to battle evil. If you're thinking Harry Potter, you aren't too far off. The problem is the presentation and graphics do not look like a relatively recent game. A theme you might notice with games published by Meridian 4 is decent games with an overall lack of polish and refinement. The problem with 3rd person action games is there's simply too much competition in the budget indie market to rate the game highly. It's competent, but the presentation may make the game difficult to get into. Tutorials are basic blocks of text and introductory missions. There's little style or flair to the UI, crowded with boxes of muddy graphics that lack conveyance or impact.

    Combat is relatively simple, you have a weak melee attack with up to 4 equipable spells. You can customize the character visibly with equipment, customize stat progression, and a relatively small skill tree to unlock new spells. The game handles reasonably well, but the graphics look like a PS2 game. There are a fair number of games at a similar price point with better graphics, better gameplay, more customization, and are simply better. It does have passable voice acting, but the script writing is long-winded and too exposition heavy.

    Overall, it's a decent game if you're willing to put in the time to get used to controls and UI, but I hesitate to recommend it.

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