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Anvil of Dawn released on GOG

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Anvil of Dawn released on GOG

Information - posted by Crooked Bee on Wed 15 May 2013, 06:31:34

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The newest addition to GOG.com's catalogue is the 1995 first person real-time RPG Anvil of Dawn.

Anvil of Dawn, a classic DOS-era dungeon crawler with first-person perspective, sprite graphics, a vast and rich world to explore, and dozens of hours of great and motivating gameplay, is available on GOG.com for only $5.99

Every fantasy land needs a hero, it seems. There's always an evil entity of some sort that menaces the realm and its people. Surprisingly, the people never stand up to it. They prefer to wait for a group of adventurers, or even just one champion who knows the importance of wearing leg armor around archers. Inevitably someone comes to the rescue and saves the realm one spider-infested cellar at a time. Schematic as it may sound, we love to relive those adventures over and over again. Even if one dungeon looks pretty much the same as any other, you still get this rush of excitement when making your first steps on its dusty floor. It's not about originality of the concept. It's about the involving gameplay, that lets you forget about the world around you. Here's a perfect game to do just that!

Anvil of Dawn has everything you ever loved about 1990s role-playing games. It presents you with a large and diverse gameworld, full of monsters and enemies to slay, riches and powerful items to loot, quests to carry out, weapons to wield, spells to cast, and an evil overlord to challenge. It was praised for its great pacing allowing to keep the gamer entertained and intrigued, always presenting him with something new to do and achieve. The imaginative sprite-based graphics, solid gameplay mechanics, and many classic gameplay ideas make this title a shining example of well executed cRPG design that makes us call its period "the good old times". Highly recommended!​

Interestingly, Anvil of Dawn was designed by Thomas Holmes and Christopher Straka, the co-founders of Event Horizon who had been behind such games as Veil of Darkness, The Summoning, and DarkSpyre -- and yet Anvil of Dawn doesn't seem to be anywhere near as good as those titles. Or maybe it is? You can find out for just $5.99.

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