The Quest – Cursed Chess Set

Cursed Chess Set is another expansion for the excellent The Quest game. As with all the expansions, you can also play it completely stand-alone, without needing to buy The Quest if you don’t have it. It’s intended for new characters or much lower level characters, but still very enjoyable for high levels, as there is so much to do and explore (though combat obviously won’t be challenging, and loot is lower-level). There is a huge new land to explore, with several towns, and dozens of different quests and sidequests. The main storyline is plugging a severe mana leak in the world, and find the evil creature who has stolen the King’s two landmark towers. Some interesting new enemies and great graphics in this game too.

Genre: Classic RPG
Character: name, gender, portrait, class, skills, spells
Story: interesting and original, moral choices to make
Gear: weapons, wands, ammo, full armour, rings, amulets
Sidequests: plenty, game feels quite open
Treasure: loads of loot in objects and monster drops
Features: amazingly fun card minigame in taverns
Grinding: none
Links: iTunes
Official Redshift forum
Catacomber forum