Best of the Avernum series?

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Apprentice
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Hi

of all 5 Avernum games which is the best and which would you buy if you could only buy one?
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Avernum 2. Though BoA is a close second.

Dikiyoba is worried by the appearence of yet another game poll.
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I'm thinking you mean all 4 of the games. Anyways mine is AV3 the one I would buy if I could only buy one is the trilogy CD.

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No, five. A1, A2, A3, BoA, A4. That's five.

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avernum 2, definetely hand's down!

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It has to be Avernum? I guess BoA out of the misguided feeling that I might eventually accomplish something with it.

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A4 has got a better combat system. A2 still has the best plot of the series. A4 forces you into a linear plot with little choice in what you do next. Only in the Eastern Gallery and the Great Cave do you have many choices and even then the game forces you to do certain things in order if you want to do everything and not find that you have been pushed ahead in the plot.

The only problem with the old combat system was deciding between lauching a damage attack first or wait to the end of the round to haste your side and slow your enemies. It was a bad flaw that the last one to spellcast set the speed. This no longer matters in A4 and you can no longer delay your turn. Also A4 allows you to move into a space where a team member has already moved and completed his actions.
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I like the potential of BoA.
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A2 without a doubt.
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There's a full topic on this a few posts down. There's also the rating topics.

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A2.

—Alorael, who can't even say that he prefers BoA to A2. Not enough scenarios and all that.
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Avernum 2, no contest whatsoever.

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Avernum the original. It almost has atmosphere!

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quote:
Originally written by Fish Brain:

It has to be Avernum? I guess BoA out of the misguided feeling that I might eventually accomplish something with it.
misguided?

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:rolleyes: ... die bad topic, die!

Could one of the admins ammed the CoC to make posting these never ending "which spiderweb game is the best" topics a bannable offence? I know that it's wishful thinking, but... pretty please with sugar on top?

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This is good discussion that actually belongs here (see description of the General forum), as opposed to stuff we just let slide (basically everything else).

I miss the days of Sliths vs. Nephils, Which Archmage is the Strongest?, and News in Exile.

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It may be on topic for the forum, but saying it's a good topic doesn't make it so. I mean, so far there's only been one post of more than one paragraph in length.

Still, we've seen far worse in the past.

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It would probably be a much better topic if we weren't so tired of these rate/choose your favorite topics. At least we don't have to be naked on a desert island for this one.

Dikiyoba.

Edit: Typo.

[ Saturday, March 11, 2006 07:37: Message edited by: Dikiyoba ]
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Avernum 4.

Already bought it :D

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Well, I'd recommend the Trilogy CD now that's out, if you are actually going to be purchasing a game.

If it's just a question of which one os my favourite, it's more complicated. A4 has the combat, but A1 has atmosphere. A2 has plot in spades, but A3 let you go onto the surface and is bigger...

Ohh, I'm gonna say A3. For a first time play, it IS pretty good.

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I just decided to get 2 because of opinions on the story....

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Avernum 2 without a doubt. The plot is by far the best, and personally I prefer the old engine over the new A4/Geneforge engine.

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I'll tack on another spamful post in favor of A2.

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Avernum 2 has the best plot, whithout doubt. But I like the huge Avernum 3 world (it's so big!). The major improvment between from A2 to A3 are the items, you now know what they do and the artefact are cool, nice to have a whole party with 6 AP, remind me of my Exile Characters :) .
I have mixed feelings about Avernum 4.
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Avernum 2 for the moment, hopefully changing to Blades in the future...

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