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Shroud of the Avatar - My Journey to New Britannia (Part II)

By: Gabriel Knight posted at Jul 19, 2017 8:46 am
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As promised, here's my conclusion to my last week's article about Shroud of the Avatar. If you read it, then you're already aware of the sandbox nature of the game, which only improves further. Let me explain…


LONG AGO RAN THE SUN

ON A FOLK WHO HAD A DREAM…


I wanted to make a quick comment about this in my last article but I kind of forgot. The music in the game is just beautiful, and it will bring you back memories long time forgotten. The sound effects are realistic and spot on, and you'll be trapped in your environment quite often.


Just listen to this song and tell me it isn't just as charming

as the legendary "Stones" from the Ultima Saga.


UNWEILDABLE HAMMER OF THE GODS OF DESTRUCTION +1000


Yeah, forget about enormous weapons that are impossible to handle, or shoulder pads bigger than

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Shroud of the Avatar - My Journey to New Britannia (Part I)

By: Gabriel Knight posted at Jul 11, 2017 11:56 am
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Last week I've talked about the recently launched free trial for Shroud of the Avatar, so I decided to try it out. Let me start by saying that this game isn't for everybody, but in a good way.

Since the main idea is to handle this product as the spiritual successor to Ultima and Ultima Online, the niche group of players will basically be the same. But let me tell you, they really accomplished that goal, because it feels exactly like those games, just with an updated engine.


THE ADVENTURE BEGINS


The first thing you have to do is create your character. You have this wide array of noses and cheekbones to chose from, which I always considered a complete waste of time and resources since you're going to watch your character's ass all the time anyways. Although in SotA, every time you talk to s

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Shroud of the Avatar - Free Trial Announced!

By: Gabriel Knight posted at Jul 03, 2017 1:31 pm
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FIRST...

...a little story of my childhood…


The year: 1996. For me, it was the first time using a computer, a brand new (and quite expensive) thing at the time, especially in my country. With the Sound Blaster sound card came a cd with a bunch of games on it, including both Ultima Underworld and Ultima VII, among others.

When I tried Ultima VII: The Black Gate, I instantly knew that the game in front of my eyes was something ahead of its time. And to this day, I still consider it. No other RPG managed to capture a world in such a realistic and detailed way, ever.

Ultima Online was one of the first online games I played, and I'm still fond of it. While I can't force myself to play it currently, since it hasn't aged well in my eyes, I still consider it the best sandbox MMO out there, and with

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Guest said:hmmm, i dont see anything about July 3rd through July 26th Free Trial in forums, is this confirmed? Sorry for ask, but i really dont find any trial in official web.

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