Realms of Arkania: Star Trail is the second in the Das Schwarze Auge inspired series Developed by Attic Entertainment Software and published by Fantasy Productions (FanPro) in German and Sir-Tech in E...
Realms of Arkania: Star Trail is the second in the Das Schwarze Auge inspired series Developed by Attic Entertainment Software and published by Fantasy Productions (FanPro) in German and Sir-Tech in English for DOS in 1994.
This sequel is very similar to the original including that it uses a combination of a first person and isometric views set in mock 3D environments. It also features the multiple options for combat as well as detailed character creation as the first one. The character creation system can take some time to build your party of 6 from the ground up. You can choose their skills and tailor them for different jobs. For those who don’t quite have the hang of RPG character creation, you have the option to have the computer generate your party for you.
In this new installment, the orcs are back at it again and the elves and dwarves must band together to stop them. They must recover the Salamander Stone in order to cement their alliance. However, there is an unseen force attempting to thwart their efforts.
Star Trail expands upon its predecessor by adding many more side quests into the mix. There are also random events that require your attention as you are out exploring the world. Combat is dependent on strategy more so than other RPGs at the time. There are many factors to consider when deciding what character should move where and attack how.
Star Trail was voted best RPG of 1994 and it is considered by many the best game of the series. Though a game definitely not meant for the causal RPG player, those serious about the genre will love the detail and lore.
Realms of Arkania: Star Trail is available on Steam for a very cheap price. Follow the link on the right to buy it!
Review by: Tasha
Published: 22 April 2017, 5:17 pm
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