Posted: June 27
I absolutely loved this game, so simple and kind of reminds me of Hearthstone in the way that the Health/Armour works, although subtle differences.
The artwork is pretty good although sometimes got a bit repetitive with all the snow, it made you unable to see most of the background other than the main path however when there was less snow it was beautiful atmosphere. Overall I love the cartoon feel to it.
Enough of the graphics. The main thing I love about this game is the fact that the decisions you make, actually do have an effect. Not only that but it makes you think about what you want to say, Do you need another character? Do you need more suplies? What one should I choose to keep my character alive? Should I take a risk?
All these questions I was asking myself as I progressed.
However sometimes I felt that some decisions made no sense to me - personally - and that some were harsh as it sometimes causes some of the characters to die, it obviously has no effect on the story but it is annoying as you may have levelled that character to a high level and spent your XP points on him and then he is gone, seems like a waste.
I also dislike the fact that one group of characters you get to play with are not as powerful as some of the other groups and I felt like some characters I was able to level up easier as they did more base damage, the "archer" type felt fairly useless in most circumstances as the space the "Dredge" can move is so great compared to the range of the arrows, it felt like a wasted character to me, they have low armour and low strength and it just did not gel with my preferred playstyle and also I felt like the Varl were FAR superior to the humans.
However the storyline was interesting although fairly short, it also had me addicted for the 5-10 hours it lasted and I am on my second playthrough on a harder difficulty and choosing different options. It has replayability in that way.
The final boss fight is extremely challenging and I enjoyed it thoroughly, with many retries, and many rages.
Amazing animations in combat and although the Voice acting was scarce, it was effective when used. It could have been used more and there is A HELL OF A LOT OF READING, which I am fine with but you may not be. When speaking to people, it sometimes felt like it was drawn out and too much text but I liked it nonetheless. Requires patience.
I would advise you to pick this game up, mainly if it is on sale. 100% worth $15 and less but I picked it up for $5 I think.
An amazing game overall and I loved it so much while it lasted.