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Back to Realms of Arkania: Shadows over Riva
I've made it into the fortress of Riva and my score is now up to 587/1000. I do feel like I'm getting closer to the end of this excellent RPG and I think some of the late game accomplishments will be worth higher point values, which is why I feel like I'm farther into the game than 58.7%. 😀 Time-wise, I'm 48 hours into the game.
I have to say, they did a good job of making this game feel big even though it's restricted to a single city and its surrounding locales. But I can't help but miss the overworld travel of the previous two games. Camping, hunting and herb gathering are completely eliminated. Star Trail was the highpoint of this trilogy in my opinion, as it cleaned up some of the combat weaknesses of the first game and polished up the whole overworld travel system. The first-person real-time movement in Riva is definitely the prettiest graphically, so there's that. And they did a great job with the plot and the way they unfold the story with a combination of well-written text screens and cheesy 3D animation cut scenes. Music is excellent, as it has been for the entire trilogy. My gut tells me this will be about a 60-65 hour game.
edit: I have had a nagging technical issue throughout this game. Randomly, sometimes multiple times per gaming session, sometimes I don't see it for several gaming sessions, the mouse cursor goes nuts and menu screens open and close randomly. I have found no way to save and exit once this happens and have to hit the reset button on my DOS PC. So I've taken to saving the game much more often. I've tried SETMUL in different settings and turning it off, and I've tried moving CTMOUSE from upper memory to conventional, with no success.