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Avencast: Rise of the Mage review

Harry Potter and the Halls of Dullness


  • Being reminded of better games
  • Being reminded of Harry potter
  • Better than watching paint dry


  • Insolent controls
  • Inane dialogue
  • Costs the same as good games

Nov 29, 2007

Similar to the cold horror of waking up next to a corpse, sometimes a game reminds us all effortlessly that there are still uncreative, dull-edged developers who will gladly rip off anything to make a quick buck. Avencast, like an excrement-driven Delorian, takes us back to the heady days of Diablo, mixing in various pillaged elements from the rest of the fantasy genre, with every cliché imaginable. While Fate at least tried to be original, Avencast manages to be about as much fun as Ben Stein reading the Bible.

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GenreRole Playing
DescriptionSave your money and buy Diablo 2 - that way you get a game that they actually put work into instead of bad graphics and lousy dialogue.
US censor ratingTeen
Release date6 November 2007 (US), (UK)
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