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January 26th, 2012, 17:23
This is the first year where you could cast a vote specifically for Indie RPGs. If you are curious enough to find out which games received the awards, check out our article.
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It isn't a typical action/RPG but rather a hack'n'slasher that has very carefully stripped away unnecessary elements and substituted some innovative ideas, such as the optional shrines that allow players to choose additional challenges in return for more XP. XP unlocks slots for "tonics" - potions that improve stats or provide other benefits. Instead of the usual inventory management, you only carry two weapons at a time but the loadout can be swapped around and each weapon has five upgrade levels.
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January 26th, 2012, 17:23
Oy, very surprised that Frayed Knights didn't make it into the top three for the reader's choice! Very happy that you gave it the editors award, though! I too thought that was a great game and tons of fun.
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January 26th, 2012, 17:26
I think it come more to what people played vs what they didn't.
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January 26th, 2012, 19:00
The only indie I thought was worth while for awhile now is Frayed Knights and if I could have I would have had it tied with Skyrim in overall best rpg. I can't believe Bastion even got a top spot and I guess there are more people then I thought that like those kinds of games here.
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January 26th, 2012, 19:46
I have yet to purchase Frayed Knights unfortunately.
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January 26th, 2012, 20:20
tight % there , personally really liked avadon the most, reminded me of the youth years
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January 26th, 2012, 20:30
My favourite was Avadon with Frayed a very close 2nd. They both beat the crap outta DA2. With authority.



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January 26th, 2012, 23:24
Originally Posted by azarhal View Post
I think it come more to what people played vs what they didn't.
azarhal is right in my case. I voted for the two that I had played, Avadon and Bastion. I just really started playing Frayed Knights in earnest this week. I had bought Frayed Knights at release, but barely got started in it since I was in the middle of Fallout New Vegas then Skyrim came along right as I finished FNV. I picked up Dungeons of Dredmor and Grotesque Tactics II on the Steam holiday sale but have yet to start either.
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January 27th, 2012, 18:25
The Indie poll was very close. A few dozen votes would have made a difference.
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January 28th, 2012, 08:05
Hmm, didn't see that one coming…

I agree with the editor's choice but I would flip Avadon with DoD (much as I like DoD for what it is)…
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February 1st, 2012, 18:17
Why wasn't Bastion covered on RPGWatch? Seems like it's quite a well rated RPG, I hadn't actually heard of till I read this. (I get pretty much all my RPG news on this site)

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February 1st, 2012, 21:25
Because no editor thought of it. And because no user requested it.
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Originally Posted by darklord View Post
Why wasn't Bastion covered on RPGWatch? Seems like it's quite a well rated RPG, I hadn't actually heard of till I read this. (I get pretty much all my RPG news on this site)

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Actually, I did post one newsbit ages back and it didn't get a single comment, so I figured our audience wasn't interested.

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Aha fair enough.

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