By Egge 6 Comments
The first-person turn-based PC RPG Frayed Knights from indie developer Rampant Games has finally been released, and can be purchased here, where there is also a new demo available (see the video above). RPGWatch has posted a very positive review(in which Frayed Knights is the described as the game the reviewer has been waiting for since Wizardry 8), and there are also detailed and informative previews at both Gamebanshee and RPGCodex. Since I have nothing more to report at this early stage I thought I'd throw in the developer's official bullet points about the content of the full version:
30+ hours of gameplay.
Challenging, turn-based combat in a game that plays at your pace.
A unique "Drama Star" system that rewards the player for playing through tough situations instead of reloading and replaying.
A spell named, "Power Word: Defenestrate."
Over a hundred base spells, most with several upgraded variants.
An innovative trap-disarming / lockpicking system using character skills and items to disable a device one component at a time.
Over 80 feats to customize your party as they progress through the game.
A detailed, "stats-heavy" rules system... which you are free to ignore if you choose.
Nearly 200 different items to be used and abused by your characters.
A "Quarterstaff of Nad-Whacking."
Sixteen "dungeons" (interior adventuring areas), five outdoor areas, one village, an alternate dimension, and some green dude's one-room hovel.
A thick 69-page PDF manual. For those who want more than just the tutorials.
Phew, that's a description which includes just about everything a true old school RPG fan could possibly want (...with the possible exception of a code wheel).