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Shock Trooper
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Despite the fact that this has probably been done, I want to know what to try next (I've exhausted the Geneforge series).

[EDIT] I'm only including the Avernum and Geneforge titles. The other games seem arcane by computer standards.

[ Monday, April 03, 2006 22:38: Message edited by: Nick Ringer ]

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Warrior
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Is it just me, or is A2 going to win by a mile?

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Nethergate might surprise a few people - or not...

(By which I mean it kicks ass)

[ Monday, April 03, 2006 22:48: Message edited by: Kid: A xx ]

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Law Bringer
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quote:
The other games seem arcane by computer standards.
The other games including BoA and BoE?

On your head be it once TM comes along . :P

Although I must disagree with A2 being the only one on that list not sucking badly. I rather like A3, myself.

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Geneforge 3 is the best, of course.

Hey, only my vote? How pity...

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If you already played the G series, why include it in the poll? Certainly not for completeness, given that you refuse to include Exile and (even more strangely) Blades.

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There is one grain of truth there, though. The other games are indeed "arcane".

Arcane, of course, in the dictionary sense, being magical/mysterious. Sadly also in the sense of "understood and truly appreciated only by very few".

Or did you mean archaic?

[ Tuesday, April 04, 2006 04:54: Message edited by: thaet waes gode cyning ]

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I think BoE is Spiderweb's best game my miles. So do many other people. If you try it, you'd be surprised.

Need proof? Click here.

There's more of these on pages 3-5, I think. There's also this.

[ Tuesday, April 04, 2006 06:05: Message edited by: BainIhrno ]

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There is no Nethergate! Alas! My last post is nonsensical, and furthermore, I must have voted for something else...

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Of the choices offered, A2 is the best. I strongly recommend looking into Nethergate as well.

Blades of Exile is great if you can accept the engine, and Blades of Avernum is very good if you can accept the engine and the smaller scenario output.

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I also voted for A2 on the poll, but would recommend BoE for the volume of quality scenarios. The amount of fun gameplay you'll get from it will be greater than from any other Spidweb game. (BoA doesn't have nearly as many scenarios made.)

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By "arcane" I meant "old." Don't they both have the same base word? Viewing the dictionary entried of each archaic and arcane , I find that I used the word incorrectly. Shame on me ...

MagmaDragoon, I too voted for Geneforge 3.

Alas, I must try the Avernum Series. I can't JUST get Avernum 2, you know ... and to everyone, my most sincere apologies for not including the more archaic Spiderweb titles.

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Raven v. Writing Desk
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quote:
Originally written by Nick Ringer:

By "arcane" I meant "old." Don't they both have the same base word?
No. Arcane comes from Latin arcanus while archaic comes from Greek arkhaios.

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quote:
Originally written by Nick Ringer:

Alas, I must try the Avernum Series. I can't JUST get Avernum 2, you know ... and to everyone, my most sincere apologies for not including the more archaic Spiderweb titles.
Avernum 2 is the best of the series, but 1 was also really good, and 3 isn't bad either. I would play them in order if I were you, but you don't have to. Also, Nethergate is built on the same engine as the Avernum Trilogy, and is, in my opinion, the best game that Jeff ever wrote.

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quote:
Originally written by Nick Ringer:

By "arcane" I meant "old." Don't they both have the same base word? Viewing the dictionary entried of each archaic and arcane , I find that I used the word incorrectly. Shame on me ...

MagmaDragoon, I too voted for Geneforge 3.

Alas, I must try the Avernum Series. I can't JUST get Avernum 2, you know ... and to everyone, my most sincere apologies for not including the more archaic Spiderweb titles.

In which alternate reality is Blades of Avernum older than Avernum 3?

You put Geneforge on there, which was made years before BoA, and Avernum IV, which was years after BoA. Neither, to be sure, have any chance of competing with BoA. So which standard did you use?

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Apparently the standard was "games whose titles begin either with the word 'Geneforge' or the word 'Avernum.'" This is not chronological and omits part of the Avernum series (BoA), but eh.

A1's my recommendation, although I wouldn't vote for it as the best.

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Blades of Avernum doesn't start with Avernum, obviously. It starts with Blades.

—Alorael, who supposes the list is ordered in reverse alphabetical order but in the usual numerical order. G is before A and 1 is before 2. It makes sense!
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Yes, that was my point.

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You mays well start with Avernum 1 and move your way up. Based on the fact that E3 is my favorite Exile, I voted for A3, but get what you want. They're all good.

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A2 was very good, but for some reason I really like A3
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no way any going to beat a2 in this one :D
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quote:
Originally written by llama:

no way any going to beat a2 in this one :D
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There's a reason. A2 rocks.

Personally, I prefer A3, but that's only because E3 was the first one I played - thus, when I noticed the recurring themes and cliches, E/A3 still felt like the most original of the storylines.

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A2 is really the best game made by Spiderweb.
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Originally by Clam:

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A2 is really the best game made by Spiderweb.
Looking at your stats, Dikiyoba thinks that you must indeed value A2 highly to make a post about it.
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I'm sure many people are tired of hearing it, but I think that most people who say that A2 is the best Spiderweb game have not played Nethergate.

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