Eschalon: Book I
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Role playing adventure with non-linear storyline.   Demo ($14.99)
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Eschalon: Book I is a classic role-playing game experience that will take you across massive outdoor environments and deep into sprawling dungeons as you seek to uncover the mystery of who - or what - you are.

A tile-built, turn-based game world where the result of absolutely every action is rolled, calculated or statistically determined. Strategy is paramount to success; careful skill management, equipment selection and magic usage will win your fights, not rapid button clicking. We are very pleased to say this is not another "action RPG".

Hundreds of items and dozens
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Version 1.06: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later, 1.8 GHz processor or better, 3D accelerated graphics card.



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Aetnaria reviewed on 03 Jan 2010
The current version of Eschalon: Book I is 1.05, the full version costs $19.95, and the demo is a great starter for getting a feel for the game. The 'more information' link should be http://basiliskgames.com/eschalon-book-i and not http://basiliskgames.com/index.htm

I played around with the demo on and off for seven hours before opting to purchase the full game, and haven't regretted it. The graphics are quite good, the gameplay a classic turn-by-turn style (so you can go fast or take as much time as you want), and the music is terrific. The environment is also fairly flexible - oftentimes there is both the direct approach and a workaround or two to accomplish your aim - and the character's skill/spell focus (or lack thereof) is very customizable. This is a very polished game. My only gripes are the resolution - 800 x 600 in full screen or windowed mode - and your slow rate of walking (thankfully quick travel between cities is available once you've visited them).

If you have a hankering for old-style top-down RPG, or are just bored of dealing with cookie-cutter character builds/plot/gameplay, give the demo a shot.

Oh, and expect some trial-and-error death. Kind of like a modern-day Angband. :)
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LostRanger rated on 30 Apr 2012

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Version Downloads:394
Type:Games : Adventure
License:Demo
Date:23 Feb 2011
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $14.99
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Eschalon: Book I is a classic role-playing game experience that will take you across massive outdoor environments and deep into sprawling dungeons as you seek to uncover the mystery of who - or what - you are.

A tile-built, turn-based game world where the result of absolutely every action is rolled, calculated or statistically determined. Strategy is paramount to success; careful skill management, equipment selection and magic usage will win your fights, not rapid button clicking. We are very pleased to say this is not another "action RPG".

Hundreds of items and dozens of creatures await your discovery. A combination of randomly generated treasure and carefully hidden goodies means that no two games will play the exact same way.

Unlimited character development style: Choose from 24 unique skills to make the character you want and 8 base attributes that affect your character's every action throughout the game. The game world does not scale or adjust itself to match anyone's play style, so the ease or difficulty of the game is directly related to how successful you are at developing your character.

Combat plays out at your pace. Eschalon: Book I features a turn-based system that allows you to roll through combat as fast or slow you want...make it fast and furious, or analyze every option for maximum advantage.

A non-linear storyline means that the game world is open to explore as you desire. Follow the storyline or don't...it's up to you. Just be careful where you go and who you choose to trust- the world of Eschalon can be a deadly place for an inexperienced adventurer.

An epic adventure that you must face alone...a single-player RPG carefully designed to feel like the great old school RPGs of the past such as Ultima®, Might & Magic®, and Wizardry®.


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