Eshalon: Book 1 - anyone intrigued?

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I'm not sure if this is an appropriate topic to post on this forum, so mods feel free to delete if this is deemed an unacceptable post.

IMG today posted a link to basilisk games' official Eshalon: Book 1 page which reveals the first screenshots. Don't know about you, but I'm sort of interested since the early build does bear a resemblance to SW's Avernum games in terms of graphics style. Of course, the Mac version isn't due out until summer and even then nobody really knows how well it plays or what the story and plot are like.

Anyone else interested in this title? Thoughts and opinions?

http://www.basiliskgames.com/games.htm
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It looks like it could be good. Then again, it could be another Homeland.

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pft... I saw screenshots for this ages ago on blitzbasic.com. The develops posted a few pre-public screenies which can be found in the gallery.

It looks like it could be a fun game. In fact it was after seeing these screenies i tho, right thats it got to make an rpg, which i am :D . i havent got time to read more about the game at the mo.

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Actually, that looks fairly good, graphics- and style-wise. I might have to give it a look when it comes out...

Too bad they didn't really say much about a plot... I mean, honestly:
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Originally written by Basilisk Games:

As you struggle to uncover the secrets of your past, you must decide where to go and who to trust.
That's just a little bit generic, I mean. If that's all they have to offer in terms of describing their game world, I may pass.

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I see what you mean about the graphics style being similar to SW. They really remind me of GF. It looks interesting. I hope they'll have a demo.

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Thanks for posting the link.

The influence of the Nethergate and Geneforge engines on the interface is glaringly obvious. It *looks* a bit more awkward, but it's still in alpha, so who knows. I'm a little iffy about the vague plot, too.

This could turn out to be a really cool game. Or not. However, it certainly looks more promising than any non-spidweb game has in years.

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The game looks like it was either heavily influenced by Spiderweb or heavily influenced by the influences on Spiderweb. It also suffers moderately from ugly interface.

—Alorael, who doesn't like to pass judgement with no details. The skill/attribute system could be taken from Avernum, but it also could be no fun at all. There is no evidence (yet) of a party to go with your protagonist. And the plot remains concealed. Three screenshots aren't much to judge by.
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Available Spring 2006 for the PC, Summer 2006 for the Macintosh
At least some people have their priorities straight.

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Looks like Avernum 5 to me. Only I'm sure Avernum 5 will be better. Maybe we should try it after we play Avernum 5.

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If it's modelled after the Geneforge engine, I think I'll pass.

Oh, and am I the only one who opened this topic expecting a novel (because of the Book I)? Or just the only one disappointed when it wasn't?

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I expected a preview of the new book MacProject was going to write. :P

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Originally written by Arancaytar:

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Oh, and am I the only one who opened this topic expecting a novel (because of the Book I)? Or just the only one disappointed when it wasn't?
Dikiyoba thought it would be a book too but Dikiyoba wasn't too surprised or disappointed to find out it wasn't. Not much suprises or disappoints Dikiyoba anymore. But it would be nice to have a topic about some good (or bad, since Spiderwebbers enjoy a good gripe) books.

Edit: Spelling.

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Originally written by ben12C8:

I expected a preview of the new book MacProject was going to write. :P
Heh, wishful thinking. I'm more a gamer than a writer, at least when it comes to my spare time. :)
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quote:
Originally written by ben12C8:

Looks like Avernum 5 to me. Only I'm sure Avernum 5 will be better. Maybe we should try it after we play Avernum 5.
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