Greedfall is the latest game by Spiders, known for Technomancer and Bound By Flame. And as much as their previous games had promise, Greedfall feels like the work of a studio finally coming to their own. You are a Legate, a diplomat of sorts, on a mission to build relationships with neighboring factions and to find a cure for a disease that has been plaguing the people. You meet various leaders, faction members, and characters along the way, and forge friendships and enmity. There’s a ton of choice at your disposal, and here’s where Greedfall truly shines (and all the Bioware influences show). You can bring companions along with you, and build kinship with them by talking to them and doing missions for them.
Combat is fairly straightforward, with melee, long range and magic spells/weapons at your disposal. You can pause in real time, strategize and engage enemies accordingly. There are these massive beasts roaming around some of the wilder parts of the game that are absolutely majestic to behold, and a lot of fun to fight. The story is really interesting, with a lot of political intrigue, along with a ton of mystery around the lands you explore. The landscape is also diverse, and apart from the bland intro/tutorial area, the game looks stunning.
Greedfall was a really pleasant surprise for me, and I am enjoying every second of my time exploring everything the game has to offer. If you like sprawling RPGs with the classic Bioware flavor, do not miss out on Greedfall. It has some bugs, and some jank, but this is a game full of heart, and there need to be more games like these.
Lots to explore and discover
Incredible boss fights
Movement can be a bit janky
Intro section is really bland
Score – 9/10
Explore uncharted new lands as you set foot on a remote island seeping with magic, and filled with riches, lost secrets, and fantastic creatures.
Forge this new world’s destiny, as you befriend or betray companions and entire factions. With diplomacy, deception and force, become part of a living, evolving world – influence its course and shape your story.
Engage in a core roleplaying experience – achieve quests and complete objectives in a multitude of different ways – through combat, diplomacy, deception, or stealth.
Complete freedom in character progression – play as a male or female, customize your appearance, and freely choose your abilities, spells and skills.
Delve into a mysterious world of magic – begin a grand journey and uncover ancient secrets protected by supernatural beings, manifestations of the island’s earthly magic.