Eschalon: Book 1 - Great Downloads @ PC World
PC World's Matt Peckham (yes, him) has kicked up a short article on award-winning indies worth trying out. Eschalon gets the selection for the RPG crowd and here's a snip from the short overview:
Remember Ultima? Tile-built worlds? Isometric view angles? Turn-based combat? Having the option to abandon your computer at will without hitting pause to prevent holy pandemonium from breaking loose?
Miss that? If so, you'll want to give Eschalon: Book One a try. It's a role-playing game (RPG) done up old-style, but rendered in clean, high-res lines and inviting hues that make it visually superior to most of its bygone predecessors. Like stats? It's got 'em. Loot? Scattered everywhere. Pick a class, a name, your attributes, and you're off to wrestle with oodles of enemies, plot twists, and your own missing memories.
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