Avernum 3 or Geneforge?

AuthorTopic: Avernum 3 or Geneforge?
Warrior
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6 months ago I beat Avernum 1. I just beat Avernum 2 which was fantastic. It will probably be a bit before I'm ready for the next Spiderweb game, but do you think I should try Geneforge or Avernum 3? Afraid to overdose on the same game world.
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Triad Mage
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Avernum 3 is on the surface, so it's like a whole new game world!

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Law Bringer
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Geneforge requires a different way of playing from the Avernum series. Since it has real time elements the monsters are in motion except when you are in fight mode where it goes turn base.

Avrnum 3 is fun unless you got have played the Exile series and don't want to see too many of the same places again. It has some new features that aren't in the other games that makes playing it easier.
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Warrior
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Ah.. so Geneforge would be a nice change of pace then? I heard it was a tad on the easy side.
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Triad Mage
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It has some very difficult areas, especially on torment.

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Law Bringer
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Geneforge is more uneven than Avernum. There are more opportunities to overpower everything in your path and more times that you'll have to be extremely careful to avoid getting clobbered.

—Alorael, who still thinks the right answer can always be determined from the demos. You can get a very good sense of Geneforge by playing.
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Warrior
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Mmm, I play everything on normal, wouldn't touch torment. I died over 500 times in Avernum 2.. it was pretty tough...Of course, I went to areas I probably shouldn't have so soon. Is it compareable?

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Law Bringer
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I've only played Torment level so I can't tell you the difference in levels. However if you died that many times you might be doing something wrong besides going into areas over your party level. It's real easy to die in Geneforge if you don't pay attention. You can get swarmed by monsters and die quickly. Geneforge allows you to bypass some combat areas and use stealth or diplomacy to get through the game.

Check out Strategy Central for a discussion of different character types that are played in Geneforge 3. Most of the advice can be used in earlier games.
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Loyal Underling
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In Geneforge I always keep a finger on the quicksave key. Avernum doesn't quite have the same effect. Then again, that's also a result of the real-time movement.

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Agent
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I think A3 is more fun the first time (it's so huge!) but Geneforge has more replay value.

Get both.

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Geneforge 4 stuff. Also, everything I know about Avernum | Avernum 2 | Avernum 3 | Avernum 4
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Warrior
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I have A3 already and just ordered Nethergate/Geneforge trilogy. Just trying to decide which to start first : ).
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Law Bringer
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Nethergate is closer in style to Avernum. It is fun since you have two view points and styles of play. The Romans have less access to magic and the Celts have less armor.
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Law Bringer
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I'd finish the Avernum trilogy. Unless you hate the gameplay, Valorim is a new place to ransack and things stay fresh. Geneforge can wait its turn.

—Alorael, who thinks Geneforge should wait until after Nethergate, which is a true gem. It deserves all the love you can give it and then some.
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