Hiveless Mind


Return to the Underworld

Sooo…I just finished playing the Avernum 5 demo a few days ago, and it was Awesome. With a capital “A”. Except better. I don’t want to say too much, for fear of ruining the story, but suffice it to say that there’s quite a bit of role reversal this time. The player characters are now soldiers of the Empire, enemies in Avernum 1 and 2, and tentative allies in 4 and now 5. There is, however, a faction of rebels against the Empire, who would see it return to it’s evil ways, and the player is tasked with combating them. The game engine hasn’t changed much from the slightly Geneforge-inspired engine of Avernum 4, except that there were quite a few new graphical updates, not all of which are immediately noticeable. Gameplay-wise, there are some new features, such as “battle disciplines”, weaker spell-like abilities usable by combat-focused characters, and secret buttons, which return some of the “zOMG HIDDEN DOORWAYS” from the earlier Avernum games. There isn’t all that much improvement, but there wasn’t many things that needed to be improved, im my opinion, and Avernum 5 is still a great game. Since I am, of course, a crazed Spiderweb Software fanboy, I had to register, and my code should be arriving soon. *can’t wait*

Now, I’ll leave you with another YouTube find. Those crazy Germans…

Hawk out!

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Bleach

Oh, I forgot to mention this in my earlier post, but Nick and Mike have gotten me hooked on the anime series Bleach. I’m currently on episode 18. Now, back to Avernum!

~Hawk

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I am not dead yet!

I am not dead yet
I can dance and I can sing
I am not dead yet
I can do the Highland Fling

Seriously, folks, I’m still alive! Recently it seems Alltel, my Internet Provider, has decided to slow my internet connection to a standstill. It really pisses me off.  But enough about that, because the good folks…er…the good fellow (that would be Jeff Vogel) down at Spiderweb Software have just released the Mac version of Avernum 5, the latest installment of the award-winning Avernum series of shareware computer RPGs, and for those of you stuck under the control of the Evil Microsoft Empire, the Windows port will be out early in early 2008. As most of you are probably aware, I’m a huge fan of the illustrious Mr. Vogel’s games, and of course I’m downloading the demo for Avernum 5, and hopefully, I’ll be purchasing the game soon. I’ll be posting a more detailed review as soon as I’ve played through the demo. Hawk out.

~Hawk

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