More Avadon, anyone?
We saw a lot of things we liked when we reviewed the indie RPG Avadon: The Black Fortress back in 2011, and so any follow-up to that retro dungeon-crawling goodness is a welcomed announcement to us here at Gamezebo. Developer Spiderweb Software has held true to their promise that Avadon would be the first in a saga of games, and now we have Avadon 2: The Corruption to look forward to.
In the sequel, you play as an agent of Avadon, The Black Fortress, who must protect their land from outside threats like monsters, titans, and barbarians. But when the walls of Avadon are broken down and everything falls into chaos, you’ll have the option of fending off the intruders and restoring your realm, or switching over to the dark side and joining in on their reign of terror. It’s a really nice concept for a story-driven RPG, and I’m sure it will lead to some interesting player morality choices the further you progress.
Avadon 2 will feature five different character classes; dozens of side quests, dungeons, and secrets; and even multiple endings, depending on which side you choose to stay loyal to! The first Avadon game boasted an impressive 25-30 hour experience, and Avadon 2 looks to be just as huge an adventure with tons of replay value. You won’t need to have played the first game in the series to enjoy Avadon 2, as the simple turn-based RPG gameplay is easily accessible to anyone.
The handful of released screenshots so far show that Spiderweb Software are keeping up with that barebones minimalist design that worked so well in the first game, and the top-down view strangely reminds me of a stripped-down version of The Sims (but you know, with monsters and dungeons and all that jazz). Players can revisit the fascinating world of Avadon when Avadon 2: The Corruption is released in the fall of 2013, for Windows, Mac, and iPad platforms.