Avadon - Review @ AYL
A site called All Your Lives has a review of Avadon with a score of 8/10:
What’s a great selling point for Avadon, is the fact, that there are mysteries everywhere. Every third door or so which you approach will be closed, some of them will have a lock on them which you can pick, some will have magic responsible and then… there will be some… which you wish you never opened in the first place. Keep your hand on the quick-save at all times, you never know what you might walk into.
Let’s just take some real events in the game for example. I broke into an abandoned room of a warlock, just to find the goddamn devil guarding it. I’m very proud to state, that I managed to live 3 turns before being turned into ash.
A different example could be the time when I was talking a light stroll in the woods, killing low lvl wolves with a song on my lips and then I found a nest of spiders. Oh cool, I thought, turns out there was much more there then I could handle.
They also have an interview with Jeff:
RyJek: What’s the most important thing in an RPG game?
J.Vogel: A satisfying feeling of progression. Role-laying games are about starting weak and gaining power. You have to gain power at a satisfying rate, not too slow, not too fast, and you have to feel that, in some way, you earned it.