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Personal problem with the writing


Acky
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Hi SW. Long time no see.

 

In the last month I've been revisiting a lot of Spiderwebs games and I got around to picking up Avadon 2 about a week ago. In predicable fashion of me, I binged through the game in about 3 days.

 

Overal I did enjoy the game well enough. Of the two Avadon's I prefer The Black Fortress, but Avadon 2 was still a solid game on the whole. My biggest problem though is the writing...which is definitely a first for a SW game.

 

Did anyone else feel like Jeff over did the humor in this game? It's not one little piece, it's more like a hundred or more dialogs throughout the game that seemingly exhibit an attitude of self-depreciation to the games own plot and backstory, and even a bit to fantasy as a genre. It became over-saturating after a while. I'm not sure if Jeff was rushing on this one, but it feels like it.

 

I'm not saying I don't enjoy humor. I do, quite a bit. Jeff has always had humor and little jokes nestled in his games. But here it felt way too much. I can't think of any specific examples at the moment, but the whole time playing this game, I kept getting the feeling that the writing had regressed a bit. Anybody else feel like this at all, or am I just a horribly mean nitpicker?

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I didn't have this reaction at all. I can't remember much humor of any kind in Avadon 2.

 

I did have a problem with the writing, but it had to do with the climax of the romantic relationship with the scout, not with humor.

 

(Also, we know that Jeff wasn't rushing for Avadon 2.)

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Just what Heart Callan says when you turn in Alcander for his quest is priceless. Save before so you can go back to have him at the end.

 

surprisingly, ratting out your party members to Callan doesn't actually affect their loyalty to you at all

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Just what Heart Callan says when you turn in Alcander for his quest is priceless. Save before so you can go back to have him at the end.

I'll have to try this. My personal favorite is what happens when you take him back to your cell in Vardegras' lair after the second Corruption quest.

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