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A Valley Without Wind

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54.88% Overall Rank: 13018
PC Rank: 2897
2012 Games Rank: 13001
2012 PC Rank: 2897
Score based on 8 reviews

Description

AVWW is a complete departure from what Arcen has previously developed in terms of genre. Set in a post-ice-age world in the distant future, the game focuses on survival and exploration. A 2D sidescroller without a linear path. An action game with tactical combat and strategic planning. An adventure game that lets you free-roam a vast, procedurally-generated world. A Valley Without Wind defies genre stereotypes. Unlike other procedurally-generated games, you also get a logical progression in difficulty, plus helpful tips and checklists to guide your travels (should you need them). Choose for yourself how to prepare to face the vastly stronger Overlord. Complete a variety of missions to earn arcane rewards, or roam the wilds to uncover secret missions and stashes of magical loot. Customize your characters with unique combinations of enchants and spells that change how you move, jump, and fight. Or rescue people and bring them back to your settlement, recruiting them to help you in return. You choose how to play, and the world adapts around you. Key features: - Travel alone or with friends across an ever-expanding world of dangerous creatures, powerful magic, high technology, and mysteries. - You have choice. The world of Environ is procedurally generated, and lets you go anywhere you see -- including right into the overlord's keep at any time. (Good luck with that.) - Environ is endless. When you save one continent from an overlord, a larger and more complex continent appears. - The game adapts to how you play: as you demonstrate your proficiency, monsters upgrade accordingly. Killed 100 bats? Okay, time for... bats on fire! - Crazy amounts of character customization. Combine a multitude of spells, enchants, and equipment to create specialized character builds. - Play as a long line of brave adventurers. It's not a question of IF your character is going to die, but WHEN. Any character that dies is permanently lost, but you keep all your inventory, enchants, and general progress in the game. - Become a community leader. Rescue NPCs, have them join your settlement, and construct buildings for them -- they may return the favor and help you. - Be a clever problem-solver. Challenges have more than one solution, each with its own pros and cons. You get to figure things out rather than just jumping through a set of hoops. - Difficulty levels give exactly the challenge you want, from casual to hardcore on both platforming and combat independently. - New updates are arriving all the time packed with additional content, improvements, and more.
Release Date: April 24, 2012

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Latest Reviews

SiteDateTypeRating
Gaming Nexus 07/17/12 Review 6.5 out of 10
PC Gamer 08/01/12 Review 29 out of 100
PC Power Play 06/01/12 Review 5 out of 10
Eurogamer 05/09/12 Review 5 out of 10
IGN 05/06/12 Review 5.5 out of 10
Destructoid 05/06/12 Review 6.5 out of 10
GameSpot 05/04/12 Review 5.5 out of 10
IncGamers 04/27/12 Review 7 out of 10
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