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