Greedfall, the open-world RPG from indie studio Spiders, has been teased a lot over the past few months, but the introductory videos and trailers are finally finished — it’s finally out and ready for purchase.
You come from a dying country, plagued with an unstoppable disease. Your society’s only hope is the island of Teer Fradee, where it’s rumored a cure exists. The question of whether that’s a rumor or not is actually the least of your problems….
You didn’t come alone, and several other factions that arrived on Teer Fradee with you have a more colonialist motive. Why go back to that dying country when they’re on a whole new world, lush with life and teeming with actual magic? They’ll take over instead! You’re caught in the middle of this conflict and the decisions you make are up to you. Suck up to both sides, become a double agent, whatever works.
But the options in GreedFall go beyond just becoming a hero or villain. A wide variety of gameplay styles are open to you….you can take down your enemies directly, or lay cunning traps and lie in wait. An optional tactical pause menu will allow you to study the field and plan your next move. And a robust crafting system lets you create the perfect weapons and armor to accomplish your goals.
Just be careful who you befriend. Your companions are an important part of your overall strategy in Greedfall. You can only pick two, and each potential companion has their own individual personality. Most of them belong to one of the factions or guilds on the island, so it helps if you’re already on that side. They also have their own lives and are sometimes off doing something else (potentially at an inconvenient time). Don’t order them around too strictly, but if you ignore them too MUCH, they’ll leave.
Many choices, from large to inconsequential, will shape the story you end up experiencing in Greedfall. The game is out now on Playstation 4, XBox One and PC.