BEST FUCKING GAME EVER!
Seriously, I had this awesome computer that I paid the guys at Alienware 10,000 dollars to build for me and I just threw that shit away for something that would run this and only this 24/7. Who needs any of this new stuff that's fifty or sixty bucks when creations with this level of awesomeness are around.
A nice story game, a little on the vulgar side in the writing category though. The graphics are nice, though drab in areas. Doesn't take too long to beat, but not too short either. Some little hidden goodies make searching the town more interesting, but in general it seems like a rather lifeless place, and all the buildings look the same.
Credits say his wife made fun of him for using ZZT. Understandable, but he honorably continued to complete the game. Astral shows lots of promise with this one, should he ever see his way to making something else. Maybe he can get the Mrs. to collaborate with him ;)
This game had pretty good ZZT arts and the combat was mildly more interesting than shooting bears or whatever. I didn't really know what to do because I wasn't about to read all that crap about clerics and rain. Would have been better if the main character's name was 'bastard'.
Ravenfall is a short story-driven game that is set in a mediaeval city where crime is sprawling, facilitated by law enforcement that is thoroughly corrupt.
Our hero becomes a mercenary, but not entirely at his own command. The story deals with heavy things. The problems of Ravenfall are a magnification of the dark sides of humanity.
So there. Oh yeah, and the graphics are pretty good.
The downsides of this game are it's lenght (it's not all bad - the story is told with a pleasant pace) and it's lack of in-depth gameplay. It's a rather bland kind of fun.
Is it a good game? Well, I can't give it more than 3 out of 5, mainly because there's not much to do in the game. But what Astral has to offer is pretty good. I had never heard of this author before, but I hope to hear from him or her again.
Reviewed: Mar 25, 2023
Rating: out of 5.0 This user has opted out of providing a numeric rating