Just wanted to say I have followed Spiderweb games for several years, but hadn't played any until Queen's Wish. I started with a demo, I think it was on Steam and liked it so much I got the full game a week later. I am about three weeks into the game now, and absolutely love it. I had imagined the graphics would be plain-ish, from viewing the screen shots on Steam and Gog and what people say, but when playing full screen inside the game, the graphics look very detailed and very crisp and clear and very, very nice! So, I don't understand the 'plain graphics' thing they are saying. I don't think so at all. They are very beautiful and nicely intricate and detailed.
Not plain at all!
Also, the switching over from the world to the larger level maps (is that what they are called?) when coming into an encounter is very nice, (When the graphics get larger and smaller).
And I love the top down view a lot. Or is it top-at-an-angle view? The challenge of the battles, with abilities and positioning is really great. I was getting beat badly, starting out, but then I tried to keep from getting all my people out in view and surrounded. I tried hiding behind doors and walls and rocks or trees, or hit enemies with arrows from a distance, or hit them and then retreat.
And I actually started winning some of the battles that felt very hard at first. I am not the greatest strategist, so obvious things really make me feel I am getting the hang of things. :)
The leveling from exploring and finishing quests didn't seem different or annoying simply because this is the first Spiderweb game I have played. It felt fine and I like it a lot.
I really, really love this game!
I went out and bought all the other games between Steam and Gog and am just waiting to get Avernum the Complete Collection to get Blades of Avernum, since I already got Avernum Eftp, Crystal Souls and Ruined World (new version) and Av4, Av5 and Av6. (old version) Plus Avadon 1 and 2.
Now just need to get Avadon Warborn and Blades of Avernum and I'm all set.
Oh, forgot to mention I got Geneforge Saga on Gog and Nethergate Resurrection on Steam. I Will have to get the remastered Geneforge next year, and then Queen's Wish 2 hopefully not too long after that.
I have dabbled a little with Avernum and Geneforge and Avadon, wanting to see what they were like. And I like them a lot, but I still think that Queen's Wish is my favorite so far. :)
Maybe because it was the first Spiderweb game I got.
Anyway I am very impressed and love the games and just wanted to let you know.
Thanks for an interesting and fun time, looking forward to the Geneforge remaster and the new Queen's Wish when you can get to it.