Who still plays the Exile Trilogy & Why

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Apprentice
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I play the Exile Trilogy becuase I never lived in the 32-bit era & I love retro games.....Plus it has a storyline and gameplay that I have found in no other games. :) What are your opinions?

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I love the Exile Trilogy (and BoE). It's so easy and quick to play, there are so many more options for weapons and spells, and the graphics are better (ha!).

I think I've replayed Exile III at least 20 times - no other game besides BoE has grabbed that much of my attention.

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I think until recently Exile 3 was the game I've played through the most. When I finish the others (Nethergate, Geneforge trilogy, and Avernum 3) I want to go back and play them again and make some BoE parties to play the scenarios.

I miss the 2 weapon buzz saw fighters and watching shockwave destroy an Empire army in Exile 2 at the checkpoints. Free loot whenever I was short of cash.

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The Exile trilogy has the best spell system of all the Spiderweb games.

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Exile 3 was the first Spiderweb game I played, and the only of the Exile Trilogy that I could tolerate. It was what got me hooked on RPG's, I've played it countless times.

I pretty much exhausted all of E3's replayability, so now I get caught up on old BoE scens whenever I need my Exile fix. So yeah, play BoX.

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I still play occasionally. Why? Because I like them.
The Exile series was one of the first real computer games I played. There's a soft spot in my heart for them.

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Shaper
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I lost my registration codes for the old Exile games a while ago. And you know what, it's not quite worth bothing Jeff for new ones. Avernum has the same story (I got the CDs for those ones, no more lost codes for me), and even though I kind of miss the old Exile art, I find the new engine far superior. And Geneforge's is even better still.

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Warrior
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I still play. Why? Because it's good. It's a classic.
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Master
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I'm a die-hard Avernum fan, though recently I started regretting that I can't play BoE on my Intel iMac. I tried with an emulator called Sheepshaver, but it's a lousy emulator, really. You can install all the program you want, but upon running them, the emulator sort of crashes.

Yes, I do liked the Exile series. I liked the Avernum series better, though.

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quote:
Originally written by Tyran:

The Exile trilogy has the best spell system of all the Spiderweb games.
Agree with that,just wished the avernum series had all the spells as they were great :rolleyes:
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Infiltrator
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Still play it....ocassionally. After all these engrossing stories and technology in BoX scenarios, it feels actually pleasant to come back to a simple plot and some general hack and slash for a while.

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Guardian
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Drakey's comment made me do a bit of a double-take. It seems that the Exile players are more likely to replay the games than the Avernum players. Why? You've got the respawning dungeons, but it's not like the plot changes each time you play it.

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Exile 3 was the first Spiderweb game that I played (and subsequently bought), and so it will hold a special place in my gamer's heart. It actually was one of the first good quality computer games that I ever played, and I regret that I after I had registered I did not appreciate its vastness until much later. Unfortunately, by that time I had gotten a new computer and Exile 3 was not deemed important enough to port over, since it was difficult enough back then to transfer my family's important, business related things.

I loved the spell system in Exile 3 and its great variety of monsters. Many of the spells were indeed virtually useless, but that did not stop me from buying every single one available. Money was cheap in those games, and food was never really that big of a deal. I kind of wish now I could find the time to play it all over again.

However, Avernum 3 seems well polished and I would rather play the full version of that over Exile 3 again. The jury is still hung on Avernum 4, and they are of course ignorant of Geneforge 4 because they all have PCs.

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Triad Mage
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It's so easy to replay Exile III with various quests in mind - "How fast can I win?" or "Can I win with a no-magic singleton?"

It's just so fun! Part of the reason the recent spidweb games aren't as fun to replay is due to the boring, repetitive beginning/tutorial sections.

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Some of the things that are neat about the Avernum engine are a lot less neat on replays. The dialogue system is one. Exile allows you to skip pretty much whatever dialogue you don't want to hear again. Avernum makes you go through conversations in their entirity to get what you need. You can't just blindly page through either, since you have to read the options and choose the relevant ones.

Another is the combat system. Avernum's is in many respects better balanced, but there is less variety. A lot of this is due to the spell system.

In general, simplicity is an advantage. Fiddling with or observing details can be fun the first play-through, but is less enjoyable with each successive replay, in most games.

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Although I haven't played it in some time, Exile II will always be just about the greatest game ever made. It was the first Spiderweb Software product I ever registered, and was, in fact, the first game at all I registered. The number of days I'd spend 6 hours after a school buzzing through the Vahnatai lands were countless but so much fun...even though I used the hint book! (granted, it's impossible without that thing) The graphics are so nice and classy, with such vibrant colors, and up until you beat the game there's always something new to do. Plus, the story is so deep, with so many sideplots. Exile I, III, and BoE will always be better than their Avernic counterparts since they're so vivid, but Crystal Souls will always be better even than them.

Exile II is the cadillac of games.

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I first saw Exile 1: Escape From the Pit on a Galaxy of Games disk in 1998. I played the demo for hrs. I didn't even buy the game until a few months later when I had some extra money. My favorite game is Exile 3: Ruined World. I believe the real reason we play the old games again is that while playing them, we get a sense of nostalgia. :cool:

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Exile III is the coolest game ever. I must agree with others, no other Spiderweb game has a comparable spell system and it's just so very replayable.

Though I must admit that it's lost some replayability since I've learned a game breaker, because I'm always tempted to use it.

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I had an awesome dream last night: Exile 4.

Don't shatter my hopes. Please, please, use Move Mountains and destroy one block at a time if you have to, so I can numb out the pain before it becomes overwhelming.
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Agent
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I see no reason not to play Exile. I prefer its graphics to those of Avernum's, simply because I played Exile first. :P

Exile III is still possibly the greatest game released by Jeff. EVER

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I believe that Exile 3 was the game on which Jeff spent the most time and effort. In comparison to his earlier games, it was truly massive. The unique puzzles and such, like the buttons in the Giants caves and the exploding rocks in the New Factory, were entertaining. The Tower of Shifting Floors and the Tower of Zkal must have taken a long time to design, but they were worth the effort in my opinion.

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I found the exile triligy on the galexy of games disk too and i don't think that you can find any of his recent games on misc. disks ...can you?

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quote:
Originally written by Exiled Necromancer:

I found the exile triligy on the galexy of games disk too and i don't think that you can find any of his recent games on misc. disks ...can you?
I would seriously doubt it since it was first done to get his name out in the market. He doesn't need to cheaply market himself anymore. His games are sold worldwide! :cool:

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Speaking of Galaxy of Games, I first found Spiderweb Software by playing demos of Exile I and II on a MacCubed CD. Those were the days.

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Seeing as how many people first found Spiderweb games on game CDs, it would make sense to continue doing so unless something fundamental has changed with either game CDs or where people find their games.

Dikiyoba first found Spiderweb on a game CD as well, though it was Avernum and not Exile.

Edit: Typo.

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