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Avernum – Underworld revolution

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

“You have been banished to the underworld, never to see the light of day again.  You have been cast down into the dark, AvernumSS03volcanic pits of Avernum, filled with foul monsters, constant warfare, and thousands and thousands of your fellow prisoners. You have been sentenced to life imprisonment in the caverns, eventually to die there, forgotten and un-mourned.  But you need not accept your fate.  Will you be the first person to escape from Avernum?”

That is pretty much the description off the Spiderweb Software website, shortened so you wouldn’t feel as though I were trying to add filler.  I had just started up the demo for one of indie software’s classic games, the original Avernum, and after reading the opening passages, I couldn’t hope to remember what they said, other than, You have been banished to the underworld.  Okay that is not to say there’s too much text there at the beginning, it is a CRPG after all, but I wanted to get right into the game.  I did read it, but I read it rather quickly.