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RPG Spotlight: Anvil of Dawn



The interface is fairly intuitive as well. The entire game can be controlled with the mouse or the keyboard, or a combination of the two. When facing an enemy in combat, the two mouse buttons become the items in either of your hands, so fighting is as simple as clicking the button corresponding to the weapon you want to use. Spells are listed as icons along the side of the screen, and MP slowly recovers as you explore along your way.

As a little visual treat while casting the spell, your character will motion as they draw out the rune with their finger, MP being drained with each stroke until the spell is finished. Unfortunately, it IS possible to try to cast a spell without enough MP and the spell will fizzle if you run out of mana before the casting is done.

The storyline to Anvil of Dawn doesn't make it stand out, as it's the fairly standard "Big Evil Guy wants to rule the world, you're going to stop him." fare. However, the writing is fairly well done, and the accessibility of the game makes it easy to pick up and play, even without being a hardcore RPG Veteran. Keep at it, and maybe someday, you'll be the subject of a passing Bard's Tale.

Download Anvil of Dawn here: Anvil of Dawn at Abandonia

And of course, the venerable DOSBox: DosBox
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About Shawn Kelfonneone of us since 8:13 PM on 01.05.2007

Well, let's see, I've got a ridiculously sized game collection, spanning from Coleco to Wii, with much of what's in between. The Super Nintendo was the height of awesome for me, and I still break it out once in a while to relive those memories.

I'm also a fairly big RPG nut, recently been playing WoW, may god have mercy on my soul.

I've got all three "current-gen" systems, and love them all for various reasons.

Currently playing:
Rock Band 2(360)

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RPG Spotlight:
SuperHero League of Hoboken
Anvil of Dawn
Vampire:The Masquerade:Bloodlines
Arcanum:Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura
Dragon Wars

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