An epic adventure in a land of monsters, traps and magic. Journey across the deadly Shamutanti Hills and through the Cityport of Kharé, home to thieves, corrupt nobles and deadly mutants, as you attempt to recover the Crown of Kings.Read full description
An epic adventure in a land of monsters, traps and magic. Journey across the deadly Shamutanti Hills and through the Cityport of Kharé, home to thieves, corrupt nobles and deadly mutants, as you attempt to recover the Crown of Kings. Armed with your sword, and over fifty spells with weird and wonderful effects, embark on a journey of a thousand choices where every one is remembered and will change your story. This is Parts 1 and 2 of a four-part series.
As played by the Yogscast, Sorcery! is a narrative adventure like no other, that creates your own unique fantasy adventure as you play.
Explore a 3d hand-drawn map, and venture inside the buildings of the city of Kharé
Unique bluff-and-strike based combat system which procedurally narrates your battles
Over fifty weird and wonderful spells, whose effects alter the narrative in wild and unpredictable ways
Over half a million words of story content that adapts around your choices - created using the same inklewriter technology as the multi-award-winning 80 DAYS
Hundreds of characters, hundreds of stories to uncover
Over forty unique monsters to fight, all with their own strategies and combat styles
Play Swindlestones, a game of cunning and deceit, against the citizens of Kharé, for profit and for information
Freedom to explore - rewind whatever choices you want
Based on the million-selling series by Steve Jackson
All of your choices are remembered, shaping your adventure now - and in the future
Sorcery! Parts 1 and 2 are the first half of an epic quadrilogy. Sorcery! 3 takes the adventure to the wilds of the Baklands and creates a fully open-world experience, and will be out shortly on Steam. Sorcery! 4 is due later this year, to finish the adventure. Each part can be played on its own, or you can load your character from one part to the next, carrying over equipment, stats, and narrative choices.
I can't believe i never heard of this guys books, until i reached 26. Even then, i only met munchkiin, his card game, which i loved! This game, is way more serious, but at times, you can see his humor through the forest of despair, that really describes this story. In this book, you play as you, the street wise, noble, athletic adventurer, that's been tasked by the king, to find the crown, and stop the war, before it's too late. To help you, they give you 24 coins of gold, which....judged by the value of things is like a half months salary for a McDonald's employee today. So, typical adventurer stuff, except, this is more, than they gave me in other games, plus here, it sort of makes sense. Almost every town i set foot into was poor, harassed by bandits, and plagued by...the plague. So yeah, the world needs a hero, who works quickly, and cheaply! The gameplay itself is rather simple. For the most part, you play it exactly like an adventure book, you can even go back any time you like, if you aren't happy with your decision, or clicked on one by accident. The only thing you can't do is randomly browse the pages, and find the good ending by accident. The battles are hard, but with some luck and tactics you can overpower even the hardest foes. Unlike the books, the game relies more on your brain, then in your luck, although as ever, it wont hurt to be lucky here as well. The game looks like an old book as well, which is a nice touch. The background music is nice too. The only thing i didn't like is the saving system. Basically, you can't save mid episode, only at the end. Oh, and write down the save spell! Seriously! Don't forget it!
Sorcery is a throwback to the old times of text-based RPG and adventure games. You are a lone adventurer who is search for the Crown of Kings, a powerful and expensive artefact. The game is a true roleplaying game in the sense that you're able to forge your own path. Sorcery is all about choices. Will you take this route or walk toward this path? Will you attack this character will you flee? Will you help this person or not? The game's narrative will adapt to your choices, creating your very own adventure. To play Sorcery is amazingly fun. Furthermore, the presentation is just brilliant! (It mimicks the type of illustrations you might find in a Pen & paper RPG) Note however that Sorcery is an episodic game. This pack only contains the first half of your adventure.
Sorcery! feels like a genuine pen and paper RPG put in a video game format. It might be an iOS port, but it is a well done iOS port. The story of Sorcery! might not be the best ever, but the world and characters are believable. Different NPCs that you run into will react in different ways depending on how you interact with them, and in turn how you react to them will depend on how they interact with you. Some might try to ruin your day just because they are jerks, others will be helpful because they genuinely are good people, and others will backstab you but only because they are starving and think that by betraying you they can feed them and their family. The story and world will change to reflect this, and depending on where you go and how you act you can have a different experience every time you play. Sadly, the combat is barebones, even when compared to a pen and paper RPG. Additionally the magic system is convoluted and clunky, again even when compared to a pen and paper RPG. However, these problems are not huge detractors and will not ruin your overall experience. In the end, Sorcery! is worth trying out, and if you like it there are more chapters on the way.
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