Eschalon Book I

Developer: Basilisk Games

Current Version: 1.06.2

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 108.8 MB - Download

Description:

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Eschalon: Book I is a classic role-playing game experience that will take you across massive outdoor environments and deep into sprawling dungeons as you seek to uncover the mystery of who - or what - you are.

Featuring hundreds of items, creatures, and locations, Eschalon is a tile-built, turn-based game world where the result of absolutely every action is rolled, calculated or statistically determined. A non-linear storyline means that the game world is open to explore as you desire. Follow the storyline or don't...it's up to you.

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Release Notes:

+ Fixed a crash that occurs when you try to view a map acquired in the game.
+ Fixed a crash that occurs during a specific encounter.

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Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Version 1.06.2
Review by devinitely

Great Game - Awesome game! Wish there were more like it on the App Store. FYI there is a demo available on the developer's website if you want to try it out before you buy it

Found helpful by 68 out of 71 people
1/5
Version 1.06.2
Review by drewdog666

Not worth your money - I have not see one review expalin why this game is great. You can buy this game at another site for cheaper. Not really worth your $15. Slow to level up character and building your character up. The programing is weak during fights. How can you have a 75% hit rate and miss but 4 creatures with 45% hit rate hits everytime. Game is not fun with errors like that.

Found helpful by 11 out of 35 people

More Reviews for Current Version

5/5
Version 1.06.2
Review by Brinkmac

Throw back to the casual RPGs of the 90's - Don't let the graphics fool you, this game is pretty hard and unforgiving. But that's what's so appealing about it. When you're wondering out in the wilderness you really feel vulnerable and going a level deeper into the dungeon is just one step closer to your death. There aren't any town portals to zip you back and restock. As I said at the beginning, the game is unforgiving but in a good way. The challenge is there, you will just have to dedicate some time understanding the early game mechanics and then you'll be hooked. Not a lot of games like this are being released today which is a shame.

Found helpful by 9 out of 10 people
3/5
Version 1.06.2
Review by Natefair62

Could be more fun - I've played quite a few RPG and feel this one simple lacks rewards and fun. I'm a few hours into it as a magic user. I finally had enough gold to survive (a struggle at times - NO fun) then I had three scrolls I had been drolling over. The light spell is about half a normal torch at level one. The sound blast and fairie lights not affected any adversary. There are no other offensive spells or even good defensive ones to buy. The actual game play is good. Most of the battle methods are intuitive, but not all. I tire of switching spells. Is there a help manual to this game? If so, it is not stored as a link within the game that I can find. The support link takes me to a forum, which is a lot like seeking a needle in a haystack. I had to search high and low on the Internet to figure out how to bust a barrell or locked chest (shift-click.) This feels like a beta version with great potential.

Found helpful by 7 out of 12 people
2/5
Version 1.06.2
Review by Whispereruk

Clunky and difficult to get into - I like that this is an old-style RPG, I don't mind the unrefined graphics, and I'll even put up with the clunky interface and having to walk at a snail's pace everywhere, BUT this game has nothing on the Avernum series. It is hard to get into and the difficulty scales poorly so that it is too easy to die early on before being pulled in by the story. I really wish I'd tried the demo before buying as I would NOT have bought had I known how poorly this game is put together. And I adore old-style RPGs. Perhaps Book II is worth trying?

Found helpful by 7 out of 9 people
5/5
Version 1.06.2
Review by devinitely

Great Game - Awesome game! Wish there were more like it on the App Store. FYI there is a demo available on the developer's website if you want to try it out before you buy it

Found helpful by 68 out of 71 people
5/5
Version 1.06.2
Review by TheTrustyOldVet

Why is this game good? - I've played Baldur's gate, and many other old school RPG's. I like this game a lot. If you know how to develop characters it is a lot easier on you. I would recommend getting the alchemy skill and developing it. You can then make your own potions and keep your character juiced up during a tough spot. Also, make sure you do side quests so you find more loot, and chances to gain XP. Develop the mercantile skill as well and you won't be spending all of your gold trying to stay alive. You will get better prices on the items you purchase at the stores, and you will also get more gold for the loot that you sell. The only thing that I thnk could make this game better is if it was a party based game rather than one character. Sometimes the game play can get a little choppy, but it's not awful. Once I finish, I will definitely buy the second installment of this series. It is the only game I have found that really fills the void I have been looking for in RPG character development and the world is a lot more open than some other RPG titles I have played on the marketplace. I haven't spent a lot of time on Avenum, but it is so watered down from the Exile series. I seriously wish they would put Exile on the marketplace, that game is my favorite party based RPG I have ever played. So, it is good because… You can really enjoy developing a character, there are tons of items, you can create items, and there are a lot of skills to be developed.

Found helpful by 6 out of 6 people
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