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.
Mixed feelingsObsessor | May 9, 2015 | See all Obsessor's reviews »
Avencast is an action RPG with much potential, as it's often the case. But potential alone doesn't guarantee success. A major feature you can like is the combo system, that breaks that well known endless left clicking present in any action RPG. There are melee spells, ranged, area of effect, some buffs. Nothing really spectacular. Gameplay is as it should be, meaning many enemies, lots of action, places to be, exploration is fun. Yet the game lacks. Controls are not what I expected them to be, felt clumsy. I experienced issues with graphics glitches and game lag, which, for a game that old, can be accounted only to bad optimisation. It can be a good game to pass time, but don't expect much, and you might not be disappointed, and actually like the game.
Not the best game around but...cookies1 | Aug. 20, 2014 | See all cookies1's reviews »
Avencast is pretty much a "Kill stuff RPG" with a mix of both good things and bad things. The good things were mostly related to the combat. It's really fun to use your magic, especially due to the controls feeling responsive (for me at least) and the combination of using both your keyboard and your mouse to cast your spells at enemies. There are also plenty of loot to be found in various places which of course adds to the game, but this is these days pretty standard for an RPG to have, and in turn doesn't really make the game stick out. It's still something I appreciate though. The bad parts are things such as the story and the performance on my computer. I mean, sure, I don't have the strongest computer around but it really should be able to play this game without too much problem. I met everything from weird looking textures to lag when a bigger amount of enemies were on the screen at the same time. The story was also pretty generic and sure wasn't what kept up my interest in the game. So, to summarise: Good game, but could really use some polish. If you are just looking to pass some time and just want to kill things with cool-looking spells without worrying to much about why, then this game might be for you.
I want to throw this game into the Sarlacc pit...SirKitty | Aug. 8, 2014 | See all SirKitty's reviews »
So I got the game and I was expecting a great and fun Wizard game with lots of fun spells. I had never heard of this game before which I thought was strange since I like these kinds of games. But I got it and started up the game. There was some cinematic and I thought: "This looks pretty fun.". And the cinematic is over and I "finally" get to the gameplay. Now I don't know if something was wrong with the game but the first thing I see is that textures are missing... it was lagging also which I thought was strange since I can play high-end games good on my computer. So I play for a bit and the controls are just terrible. I don't understand a thing. And then I just stop and realize what a horrible game this is. So I quit it, uninstall it and I throw into the shadows of steam. And I haven't played it since then.
I don't recommended this game.yuppy | June 14, 2014 | See all yuppy's reviews »
I don't recommended this game because the controls on this game are so awful. They make me sick. The story is good, graphics is good to but this control... If game has really bad control even if story, graphics, music is good and control are afull you don't want to play in this game.
Not for me, at least..xAFBx | June 9, 2014 | See all xAFBx's reviews »
It's really not a fun game, in my opinion. the skill trees are boring, combat is weird/bad, the script lame to me, and the controls are really bad. Maybe I expected too much, but it's just not a game for me. I'd recommend watching a lot of walkthroughs or "Let's Play"'s before purchasing. I guess I was expecting a game like Diablo. Just didn't live up to my wishes and I didn't put a lot of time into it due to being bored and frustrated.