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Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #25
I own the Avernums.
I don't own the Exiles.
I am of Dutch descent.
'Nuff said.

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Agent
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Profile Homepage #26
Exile was good when it was just Exile, but Avernum is totally awesome. 3-D graphics beat 2-D anytime, Avernum doesn't have nearly as many useless spells, it's easier to have a conversation in Avernum, the interface is better in Avernum, and Exile is just plain old.

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WWJD?
Posts: 1384 | Registered: Tuesday, February 6 2007 08:00
Law Bringer
Member # 6489
Profile Homepage #27
What the frak does age have to do with it?

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Member # 5755
Profile #28
quote:
Originally written by Tyranicus:

What the frak does age have to do with it?
Duh.

Never trust anyone over thirty, man.

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quote:
Originally written by Kelandon:

Well, I'm at least pretty sure that Salmon is losing.


Posts: 4114 | Registered: Monday, April 25 2005 07:00
Guardian
Member # 5360
Profile #29
Graphics-

Exile<Avernum<Geneforge

Spells and creations-

Avernum<Exile<Geneforge

Skill system-

Exile<Avernum<Geneforge

Dialogue, including content-

Exile<Avernum<Geneforge

Plot-

Exile=Avernum<Geneforge

Overall-

Exile<Avernum<Geneforge

Take that, you nostalgic oldbie Exile zealots! :P :D :cool:

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May the fires of Undeath burn in your soul, and consume it.
Posts: 1636 | Registered: Wednesday, January 5 2005 08:00
Guardian
Member # 2080
Profile #30
Exile's spells were better than Geneforge's.

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Law Bringer
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Exile's dialogue was much more natural than Avernum's or Geneforge's

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Posts: 1556 | Registered: Sunday, November 20 2005 08:00
Shock Trooper
Member # 303
Profile #32
quote:
Originally written by Tyranicus:

Exile's dialogue was much more natural than Avernum's or Geneforge's
How...by saying one word phrases?

At least in Avernum/Geneforge, a special topic wouldn't come up unless someone actually went through some effort to get the info (ie. The Scimitar. In Exile, you could just say 'Icarus' and the other members outside the main base would think that you were one of them. In Avernum, you had to actually perform the mission before they tell you the password)!

I would say more, but I'm not gonna get in a pissing match about which game is better. :cool:

[ Thursday, March 29, 2007 17:04: Message edited by: Arch-Mage Solberg ]

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Posts: 385 | Registered: Tuesday, November 20 2001 08:00
Infiltrator
Member # 2245
Profile Homepage #33
Exile definitely has nostalgia value for me.

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VIVE LA REBELLION!
VIVE LA GHALDRING!
Posts: 522 | Registered: Friday, November 15 2002 08:00
Guardian
Member # 2080
Profile #34
Can we all agree that each game had it's pluses and negatives?

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Triad Mage
Member # 7
Profile Homepage #35
My view is Exile > Geneforge > Avernum ... and now we're winning in the poll too ...

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Agent
Member # 1934
Profile Homepage #36
Drakey's back!

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Guardian
Member # 5360
Profile #37
Geneforge's spells counted along with it's creations. Any creations > Any spells, in terms of raw interest.

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Posts: 1636 | Registered: Wednesday, January 5 2005 08:00
Law Bringer
Member # 335
Profile Homepage #38
But wait! What about parties?

Nethergate>Exile>Avernum>Geneforge.

—Alorael, who never quite adjusted to a party of one even when it was one in the company of seven others. Four party members plus one hanger-on plus baggage is a real party.
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Master
Member # 5977
Profile Homepage #39
quote:
Originally written by Dintiradan:

I am of Dutch descent.
You are?

And I'm an Avernum freak. Sure, I played the Exiles, but that's mostly because the registration barrier allowed for more adventuring than in Avernum.

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Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #40
Three of my grandparents are/were from Groningen (one was part German), and one was from Friesland. If that counts. ;)

But it doesn't affect me that much, other than being a convenient excuse for being frugal. ;)

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Agent
Member # 8030
Profile Homepage #41
This is my opinion:
Overall: Avernum>Exile>Geneforge>Nethergate
Graphics: Avernum>Nethergate>Genforge>Exile
Skill-points: Avernum>Geneforge>Exile>Nethergate
Monsters: Avernum>Geneforge>Exile>Nethergate
Spells: Avernum>Geneforge>Exile>Nethergate
Main Menu: Exile>Avernum>Nethergate>Geneforge
Interface: Avernum>Exile>Nethergate>Geneforge
Plot: Avernum=Exile>Geneforge?Nethergate
Battles: Avernum>Exile>Nethergate>Geneforge
Towns/Dungeons: Avernum>Exile>Geneforge>Nethergate
Skills: Avernum>Geneforge>Exile>Nethergate

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WWJD?
Posts: 1384 | Registered: Tuesday, February 6 2007 08:00
Warrior
Member # 5483
Profile #42
I actually didn't like either too much until A4 (which I loved)due to the stupid use the keyboard to move instead of the mouse. A4 took a few pointers from GF and It worked out quite well. Ironically Exile 3 is what brought me to this site in the first place, but then that was a long time ago.

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Posts: 130 | Registered: Monday, February 7 2005 08:00
Lifecrafter
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Profile Homepage #43
I'm not gonna vote. I'm partial to Avernum, but that's because I haven't played the others.

Can't we agree to disagree? I mean, it's opinion anyway. :rolleyes:

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Posts: 743 | Registered: Friday, September 29 2006 07:00
Apprentice
Member # 8473
Profile #44
I'm new to all this so which is the Oldest to Newest game?
How do they differ?
Are they set in the same world?
What's the difference between Avernum and Blades of Avernum?
Is there crafting in any of these games like certain MORPGs out there?
Posts: 5 | Registered: Tuesday, April 10 2007 07:00
Councilor
Member # 6600
Profile Homepage #45
Originally by McDeath:

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I'm new to all this so which is the Oldest to Newest game?
Exile, Nethergate, Avernum, Geneforge

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How do they differ?
Download a few demos and find out.

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Are they set in the same world?
Avernum is a remake of Exile, but other than that all the games are very different.

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What's the difference between Avernum and Blades of Avernum?
Exile/Avernum are full-length games. Blades of Exile and Blades of Avernum allow you to make your own scenarios, so it's like a bunch of shorter games.

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Is there crafting in any of these games like certain MORPGs out there?
G2, G3, A4, and G4 have a crafting system of sorts.

Dikiyoba.

Edit: Fixed quote.

[ Tuesday, April 10, 2007 16:42: Message edited by: Dikiyoba ]
Posts: 4346 | Registered: Friday, December 23 2005 08:00
Apprentice
Member # 8854
Profile #46
I tend to think I prefer Exile, but I haven't played Avernum enough to tell. My reasons? The aforementioned fixed skill costs and greater spell selection, as well as being able to create six party members instead of just four. And there's the part where I own the Exile Trilogy CD (from back when there wasn't really anything else Spiderweb made) and Avernum...not so much.
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