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Eschalon: Book 1
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Eschalon Book 1

Review

It’s time to take a break from your Legendary Tales Game development and play a really cool RPG for Windows, Linux and Mac from an independent game developer called Basilisk Games.

See these screenshots to get a first impression of the game. If you haven ‘t spent your Christmas pocket money yet, here ‘s a really good game that will keep you busy for many long winter nights.

From the developer site:

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.

Visit Basilisk Games to download a demo or purchase the game.

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Eschalon Book 1

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