Avencast: Rise of the Mage
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"_With so many typical fantasy RPGs coming out all the time, it's nice to see something a little different in Avencast Rise of the Mage. _" - IGN
"Avencast balances the action-oriented and traditional RPG genres better than you might expect." - GameSpot
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.
Surprisingly enjoyable, tough controlsAkiMatti | April 9, 2014 | See all AkiMatti's reviews »
I went into Avencast pretty blindly, not knowing what to expect. I ended up in a mage college of some kind which seemed quite large. I felt like Harry Potter all of a sudden. This is a good thing.
The combat can get some time to get used to but it sure ain't just bashing head on! You need to learn how to dodge, aim and time your attacks. This keeps the fights interesting and challenging.
The graphics are good enough even if not top notch. One flaw in the aesthetics, though is that there is too much gray and brown colors, I'd like a little more color in my mage games, but it is a small gripe.
Works well with lower specs, too.
Decent ARPGJokin93 | March 30, 2014 | See all Jokin93's reviews »
What is there to say about Avencast?
Well, the gameplay is definitely Action RPG, for one thing, as the player contends with room-fulls of enemies by making best use of a variety of spells, and survival depends mainly on staying out of the way of danger (By dodging. Dodging constantly).
You are given two different skill trees to draw from, one mainly dedicated to melee attacks, and the other to ranged (and a third set for summoning spells) and while you are free to invest in both, the damage of every spell in each set is governed by a separate attribute; therefore it seems most efficient to just pick one so as not to have to spread those attribute points too thin.
Overall, it's an acceptable game if you're interested in a straightforward, combat-centric fantasy title.
A pleasant surprisechaoticgenius | July 22, 2013 | See all chaoticgenius's reviews »
This game kinda took me by surprise, I got it with one of Green Man Gamings 20% off codes and I found a game that actually requires you to input combos to do specific attacks and the like, it's quite fun and amusing, with a deal of variety between quests, pick it up if you like action rpgs and are wanting something different than the simple point and click or button mashing!
Nice rpg by an indie studiotommy5000 | March 31, 2013 | See all tommy5000's reviews »
This is an interesting mix of tactical and action rpg in a somewhat isometric view. Playing as a mage is very funny primarly because of the multitude of skills; unfortunately you only 2 main schools of magic to chose from (Blood = Melee, Soul = Ranged) with Summoning as a small addition.
There a multiple puzzles troughout the game (and not easy ones), there is always a glimpse of sarcasm in the air mostly due to the npcs and how they talk, the ambient music is very nice and adds to the warm atmosphere.
There are some downsides too like the small inventory, combat can become repetitive or some quests can make you walk back alot (since there isnt a teleport thing)
Overall a nice rpg by an indie studio.