Spiders are an interesting little company who have been consistently putting out RPGs that feel inspired by classic BioWare yet have never managed to completely nail their visions. Their last game was The Technomancer (review HERE) in 2016 which had some great ideas but clumsy execution. Now Spiders are back with Greedfall which has gotten a good amount of attention leading up to its release. So does their latest RPG finally level Spiders up?
If you’ve ever played a table-top RPG with a talented gamemaster who has spent many laborious hours crafting an adventure for the whole group to enjoy then you’ll know just how absorbing it can be. Who can count the time you spent forging your character? And all those cool moments where you do something awesome, or some silly plan works out? A good RPG session can be fantastic. It is, however, also a hard thing to get people into. Many of the systems have complex rules, it takes a lot of time to play through, you need the right group of people and so much more.
Do you like to read? If the answer is no then you should seriously consider abandoning this review now, not because of my jumbled writings, although that would be a valid reason in itself, but because Pillars of Eternity is a lore-heavy RPG that pays homage to the classics such as Baldurs Gate, cherry picking everything great about grand adventures to craft one of the deepest role-playing experiences around. It’s not for everyone, though: it’s not an exciting game in the traditional sense, the presentation of the game used to tell a compelling story set in an equally compelling world where reading vast amounts of text is required just for the primary story. If you want to tackle everything, be prepared to read enough combined wordage to make George R. R. Martin take a step back and seriously consider what he’s doing. If that doesn’t sound very interesting just stop reading here. Maybe fire up Call of Duty and shoot some people or something.
If you hadn’t already guessed it from my rather gushing review, I totally loved CDProjekt’s fantasy RPG, The Witcher 2, despite having never even played the original. The company demonstrated an ability to tell a mature story with twists, turns and stunning dialog. And their hard work was […]
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Lord of the Rings has had a sketch gaming past, with several good titles on the Xbox but only the rather horrible Conquest on the Xbox 360. Some of you may remember a long time back that a LOTR game called the White Council was announced, which has […]
Bioware, it’s a name that sends shivers down the spines of RPG fans everywhere, with such titles as Knights of the Old Republic under there belt and the recent release of Dragin Age: Origins they have been a champion for RPG gaming. The original Mass Effect was an […]