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Avadon 2: The Corruption HD review (iPad)

April 14, 2014

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10 word description: Party based old-school RPG sequel. 5 classes; many endings.

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10 word review: Deep, vast, well written, full featured. Essential for genre fans.

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You will like this if you enjoy: Traditional party based RPGs (e.g. Baldur’s Gate); previous games from Spiderweb Software (e.g. Avadon: The Black Fortress, Avernum: The Pit, Avernum 6).

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The good news: – Great choice of main character classes and very flexible attribute/skills customisation. Large, detailed map areas. Plenty of action, lots of loot. Very well written dialogue and compelling story. Decent touch-screen interface and extensive integrated help/manual. Various difficulty settings and player-friendly save system. No IAPs.

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The bad news: I’m struggling here, because these Spiderweb Software RPGs achieve what they set out to, giving old-school RPG fans exactly what they want on an iPad. I suppose it would be nice to be able to zoom in and out and rotate the view, but that’s really asking for more rather than finding fault with what is there.

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Arcadelife verdict: Avadon 2 is a large, accessible, rewarding, replayable game with none of the IAP shenanigans that plague a huge percentage of recent iOS releases. If you’re a genre fan or you’re just looking for a traditional fully-featured RPG to play on your iPad, this is an easy recommendation.

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Arcadelife rating

Presentation – 9/10
Visuals – 8/10
Controls – 9/10
Content – 10/10
Fun – 8.5/10
Final rating – 9/10

MASTERFUL

Rating categories explained here.
Version reviewed by Arcadelife is 1.0
iTunes link

Spiderweb Software website link

Arcadelife played and reviewed this game on:
4th gen iPad (iOS 7.1)
This review was typed on a Das Keyboard Model S mechanical keyboard – check them out, they’re really rather groovy.
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