Avadon: The Black Fortress is like a time capsule waiting to be unlocked. The sparse visuals, uncompromising interface, and lack of tutorials will likely prevent those who cling to polygons and sweeping orchestral themes from embarking on its adventure. But those who venture into Avadon with an open mind will be transported to one of the richest fantasy worlds to grace gaming in many years.
Though Runespell: Overture may look like Puzzle Quest with poker, it... well, it is Puzzle Quest with poker. But that isn't necessarily a bad thing.