Will include Episodes 1-3 as they are released.
An ancient, malevolent presence stirs within the depths of the Eon Altar, and only a small band of heroes can stop it from consuming the world. What mysterious force brought you here together? Are you strong enough to stand up to your gods?Read full description
Will include Episodes 1-3 as they are released.
Purchase the Season Pass to unlock Episode One and Episode Two (available now) and another future episode in development (release schedule below).
An ancient, malevolent presence stirs within the depths of the Eon Altar, and only a small band of heroes can stop it from consuming the world. What mysterious force brought you here together? Are you strong enough to stand up to your gods?
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As far as RPGs go, Eon Altar does not really offer anything special. A group of one to four characters with different backgrounds and different ideals find themselves working together to achieve a quest. The what of the game is not the best feature?it?s just another RPG?but where Eon Altar really shines is how that RPG is played. Eon Altar presents the best couch co-op mechanic I have ever seen! Players independently control their character with a mobile device, sharing only group objectives and any information they wish to reveal. All loot, inventory, skills, and personal agendas are kept private, managed from the mobile device such that any player can access their menu at any time without having to pause the game and make everyone wait. Players make secret decisions to decide their character?s motives and personally narrate their character?s dialog aloud. Players can also choose when to have their character talk to other characters and exchange personal information. I really love the integration with the mobile device, but one mechanic that I find quite spectacular is that personal quests are not always aligned between characters. Each character has specific motives that drive their actions and personal quests, and players are rewarded for completing those personal quests. The individual objectives make it important for players to sometimes withhold information from their allies and other times reveal a bit of information. Occasionally the group quest will be determined by a majority vote, the result of which may determine which players are able to accomplish their personal objectives. Fortunately, there is no penalty for failing to complete your individual objective; you merely miss out on a small number of stat upgrade points. No player will be crippled if they never achieve their personal goals, but this feature adds a new layer of metagame that is not often available in cooperative games. The game is played on a shared screen in which players can freely move around. (The mobile device is merely the controller.) Sometimes players will stumble upon a hidden skill check that has a chance to succeed dependent on one of the player?s stats. For example, a hidden trap may be avoided if a character passes an Agility skill check. All skill checks are performed automatically with a percent chance of success dependent upon the current skill level. If a character enters the line-of-sight of an enemy, combat begins. Combat is turn-based, allowing all heroes to act and then all enemies to act. Heroes can attack simultaneously or in any order they wish. I think this is another area in which the game really succeeds. Proper coordination between the players can allow quite a bit of control over the battlefield, plus, the turn-based combat makes it easy for all players to work together without anyone feeling rushed. Players are able to see the area their attack will affect before making a strike, enabling allies to move out of the way first if needed. One player can melee attack an enemy and push the enemy into range of another players area attack, or one player can cast perform an attack that gives mana to another, allowing the second player to cast a more powerful attack. The possibilities are immense! The game offers a great amount of ability to coordinate strikes between players, which is really quite fantastic! If you have one to three gaming friends that can join you for some couch co-op, this game is a must play. Eon Altar expertly succeeds at what it set out to do. The game captures the mechanics of tabletop RPGs and merges them into a video game in a way that is very fun to play. The RPG story may not be superb, and I should mention that some of the graphics in-game can be a bit ugly, but the mechanics for how this game is played makes those minor flaws irrelevant. Do yourself a favor and buy all three episodes at once in this Season Pass. You'll be glad you did!
I think this is the best option to get each episode in what comes out and I think it comes out even more economical, because waiting for each episode to come out and having to pay for each episode becomes very tedious and more expensive
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