Greedfall is a bargain bucket BioWare game: a third-person action RPG with heavy emphasis on companions, decision making and quests with multiple outcomes. It’s all a bit shonky, but is there enough good to make it worth playing? Find out in this Greedfall review (played and recorded on PC).
We will have a full Greedfall PC review on Rock Paper Shotgun: The Site in a few days – this is the video team’s Greedfall review. Astrid has been bashing her way through a strange colonial fantasy world to see if Spider’s RPG fills the BioWare-shaped hole in our lives. It may be a budget version of what those EA mega dollars can afford, but there’s no reason it can’t deliver everything we want from the genre. As this Greedfall test explains, this is a pretty good impression of a Dragon Age-style adventure: there’s fun customisation, a bit of combat heft and a few cultural complexities to make you scratch your head.
The Greedfall story is both an asset and a flaw: it dunks you in a mix of interesting cultures to unpick, but a few of the bigger story developments feel like honking great cliches. Our Greedfall analysis picks through it without offering much in the way of spoilers. As you can see from the Greedfall PC gameplay, it has some nice art design, but won’t redefine virtual beauty, especially with a handful of weird bugs and the like. We can look past that stuff for our Greedfall impressions.
So, the Greedfall verdict? Nice ideas, but slightly budget execution. It’s meaty enough diversion – Greedfall length won’t rival things like Skyrim, but it’ll happily fill a week or two of adventuring, even more if you want to try and appease the various Greedfall companions or experience their romances. It’s not the shiniest new RPG on the block, but it is a new RPG, which for fans of the genre might be enough. If you have played the game yourself, do share your Greedfall reviews in the comments below. And if you enjoyed this review, why not watch out other reviews, here’s a juicy selection of PC reviews from recent months…
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