Windows - 2000
Description of Abaddon
Another solid entrant to the relative obscure world of fanmade RPGs, Abaddon is a fun anime-style, top-down RPG similar to console hits such as Dragon Warrior, with many notable differences.
In contrast to the cliché fantasy world in which you are hero who must fight evil/save the world/rescue princess, Abaddon is set in a post-apocalyptic world. You are Duke Gilead, an aging, egomaniacal despot who is trying to find the secret to immortality to avert imminent death. The world of Abaddon is probably best described as a “futuristic dystopia” not dissimilar to Interplay’s classic Wasteland.
The controls are simple to learn: everything can be done with the keyboard, from conversing with NPCs, choosing attack options during battles, and moving the Duke around. Abaddon uses the traditional, but hugely entertaining, branching approach to dialog and events, where you're given a number of options for each action. This helps make the game open-ended enough that you can replay it later to see what a different choice would bring.
As in traditional console RPGs, you will need to defeat monsters to advance in levels, and collect coins and other items to prepare for tougher battles. The graphics are crisp and clear in VGA, with very good details, particularly of run-down buildings. Although most monsters are derivative of other RPGs, there is a few—most notably robotic kinds—that deserve high marks for originality as well as challenge.
In summary, Abaddon is one of the best games so far to have come out of the amateur RPG community. The designer’s stated goal for the game was “... to capture what made [the tabletop RPG *Gamma World, the excellent CRPG Wasteland, and the amazing Anime of Battle Angel Alita and Akira] so unique and the fun of ploughing through the ruins of the ancients with a chainsword in one hand and a garbage can lid as a shield in the other :).” While his ideals may be too lofty, *Abaddon is an admirable attempt, one that should please fans of post-apocalyptic games and Zelda-style games alike. Recommended!
Review By HOTUD
Comments and reviews
JohnGregory 2020-10-14 0 point
Try downloading the trial version of CrossOver 20 it emulates Windows fro Vista to Windows 10. I have found that virtually every Windows game or app that I have tried will work. If you get an error, or if it reports something missing for the most part you can ignore it and the game will run.
Guy 2020-04-08 0 point
go here to download a working copy
its the one on the very bottom, this is the authors new site
decameron 2019-05-01 0 point
Does anyone know how to run this on Windows 10? Google won't help and I tried the whole mix of all compatibility options.
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