I know I’m three years late to the party but whatever, I finally got this game because i only had £10 left to spend at the end of the week, and since I’ve been rediscovering Mass Effect recently I thought it only fair to give Biowares other franchise a chance.
Basically my main thought so far is that the the amount of lore and dialogue is ridiculous, usually I am a fan of a lore that appears endless, but not when it is shoved down your throat from the beginning of the game. If I was to say that every five steps I take in the game I get a new page for my codex, it would be an exaggeration, but only a very slight one, and that’s the scary thing.
I really like to take game plots seriously, its half of the reason I play to be honest, so y’no I’m in the game and I’m talking to everyone I see trying to get an idea of what's happening, giving it a chance to be in depth. After playing for hours I’m not even joking when I say that 90% of gameplay has been speaking and going from room to room, it’s insane, even I can’t take that much, I’m not here for a visual novel.
AND EVEN IF I WAS HERE FOR A VISUAL NOVEL, I wouldn’t expect it to shove three different races each with ten different gods and backgrounds and key figures and attributes and abilities and OH MY GOD I JUST CAN’T.
Basically why I’m so crazy is because I finally thought the game had decided to let me play, it gave me a quest to go kill some bandits, so I was like “Okay cool, I’ll get to really have some time with the combat system this will be fun” and then I was like “Oh I guess I have to stop in this village on the way, I’ll just make it quick”. And then I was stuck there for thirty minutes talking to people because it ambushes you with quests and lore, I learned all about the elven gods and the motherfucking mystical goats of the land or some shit, and then I had five more quests to deal with.
I just, I can’t, I can’t handle this much depth. TOO MUCH DEPTH, I’M DROWNING.