If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Ye Olde Roleplaying - Avernum 2: Crystal Souls Released

Spiderweb's latest olde style RPG

"Ooh they don't make RPGs liked they used to," grumps an imaginary person I've created for the sole purpose of illustrating a sentiment I've heard around. The thing is, Imaginary Person, they do make 'em like they used to. Spiderweb Software never even stopped making 'em like they used to, and now they're remaking 'em like they used to too, or remaking remakes even. Today the two-person studio released their second remake from the remade Avernum series, Avernum 2: Crystal Souls. There's your RPG like they used to make 'em. I'm done with you now, Imaginary Person. You can stop existing. Don't worry about your partner and child. Goodbye.

As Adam pointed out, Spiderweb are boasting about plenty of nice big numbers in the fantasy RPG: 40 hours of gameplay; 100 towns and dungeons; dozens of side quests; hundreds of magical artifacts; 60 spells and battle disciplines. Technically it's a remake of the remake of Exile II: Crystal Souls, but don't worry about coming in blind; Spiderweb say it's "self-contained, and previous experience with Avernum games isn't required."

Our John enjoyed the last one, interface woes aside, so fingers crossed for this.

I imagine we'll all get to have a bash soon, as Spiderweb are always good with demos. For the next few hours, you can only buy it by throwing £10.89 at GOG (who have a £1.90 launch discount), but Spiderweb will sell it direct and it'll be on Steam too.

You're not signed in!

Create your ReedPop ID & unlock community features and much, much more!

Create account
About the Author
Alice O'Connor avatar

Alice O'Connor

Associate Editor

Alice is likely in the sea.

Rock Paper Shotgun logo

We've been talking, and we think that you should wear clothes

Total coincidence, but we sell some clothes

Buy RPS stuff here
Rock Paper Shotgun Merch