The Witcher 3 is in its final stages of tweaking, with the release date being pushed back to May 19th, 2015. CD Projekt RED want to ensure that the game is not met with any of the bug or glitch issues that we saw in the likes of Assassin's Creed: Unity. And this is why we love them. But can they win the prize for best RPG over this old school title from Obsidian Entertainment?
This is more my opportunity then anything else - I want to see what the RPG fans want out of a modern game. Do you miss what we once had with the likes of Baldur's Gate? Did Dragon Age: Inquisition disappoint you, or are you loving what the industry is giving us with new RPGs?
The Witcher 3 vs Old School RPG Pillars of Eternity
The Witcher 3 is more than likely the most anticipated game for 2015. Its world seems to be enormous and populated with dark and intriguing characters. The way in which the games have organised choices has always been fascinating, leaving players in the dark with regards to the outcome of their decisions until it's too late.
The combat is excellent, the graphics are mind blowing...I mean, what more could we want from an RPG? Well, for some fans, a return to the glory days is all they desire. Let's take a look at Obsidian Entertainment's Pillars of Eternity!
This game is all about the Infinity Engine classics. It dons its cap to the tremendous games that RPG fans received in the 90s, such as Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale. The game was created off the success of a Kickstarter campaign which eventually received over 77,000 backers, raising almost $4,000,000. Clearly, people long for the old days to return with some beautiful new graphics.
So what's the game like? Well, we can expect all those classic RPG tropes. A nostalgic elevated camera angle, detailed party customisation and reams of dialogue, all of which are promising signs that Obsidian will do the old-school RPG format justice.
But now, the question remains! What's the fan base like for RPGs? Are people tired of the old formats in general and seeking the likes of the Witcher 3? Or do you enjoy a break from the blockbusters to return to good old fashioned form? Let us know what you think in the comments!
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