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Greedfall - Review @ Polygon

Discussion in 'Game/SP News & Comments' started by RPGWatch, Oct 20, 2019.

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    [​IMG]Polygon has reviewed Greedfall:


    GreedFall feels like a BioWare game that time forgot

    Play like it's 2004

    When I play GreedFall, it's impossible not to notice the little imperfections.

    One NPC leans against a wall, her eyes permanently closed and gently clipping through the rest of her face. Speaking with a merchant and passing an important object back and forth becomes surreal when there's no actual object on screen, so it looks like we're engaging in a low-budget theater production or a particularly potent game of make-believe.

    I also don't particularly care, because all of these little errors come with a heaping helping of quest design that seemed lost to time. This game has everything: dialogue trees with lots of branching options; old-school, Western RPG-style turn-based combat; flirting; and a long, complex narrative that doesn't always work, but keeps on trying anyway. It's a huge, sprawling, complicated mess, and that's not the worst thing for this sort of game to be in 2019.


    The game feels like an older, slightly more scatterbrained Obsidian or BioWare title that I'm just discovering now, warts and all. The individual missions are well-designed and offer meaty moral choices, even if the scaffolding holding them up is a little wobbly. I feel like I'm back in my teens, curled up with a controller and a classic RPG, and I'm willing to forgive quite a lot of messiness in order to continue enjoying that pleasant sense of time travel.
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