Old school RPG done right (almost).
GreedFall may look like it came from the veins of The Witcher or other similar role-playing games (RPG), but there’s something about the game that makes one of the few in the genre that I actually enjoyed. The awesome adventures across the vast (semi) open world was fun and thrilling and didn’t drag for most of the 65+ hours of gameplay I spent on it.
The game brings you to the island of Teer Fradee filled with magic that’s been protected by various supernatural beings. It’s a time when various beliefs collide: religion, politics, etc, which give a deeper understanding of how your character will navigate this world. Fans of old school RPG will love the game, even if it falters at times.
Every decision you make affects the story’s flow – from killing an enemy to scare his troops or sparing his life which could be an advantage as you progress. Developer Spider has masterfully made the skillset in line on what and when you will use it for. For example, enhancing your lockpicking skills meant that you’ll get to explore more places or investing in vigor means you’ll be able to climb and jump further.
The island of Teer Fradee has plenty of places to be explored, where you can find chests and even side quests for you to complete. Enemies are everywhere so be prepared for combat even when you’re just walking along a path. It can be both fun and frustrating since glitches mean you’ll end up with an enemy with a refreshed health bar. Still, combat is fun, making those weapons and spells satisfying with every push of a button.
GreedFall’s story is engaging though, especially when you learn about the Malichor disease to which everyone is looking for a cure. Character designs are good, and voice acting is acceptable.
Technical issues though are what made GreedFall frustrating in the first place. The game frequently crashes on the Xbox One X, and while the game hasn’t been patched at the time of writing the only remedy we found is playing the game at the lower resolution.
GreedFall feels like the start of something new. It comes in the veins of popular RPGs like The Witcher, but it still lacks in certain aspects that prevent us from giving it a higher score.
+ Great graphics and environment details
+ Engaging story
– Quite a few bugs in the game that needs to be ironed out
– Some aspects of gameplay can be improved
Final Rating: 3.5/5