My curiosity in Godfall has been fluctuating between “this game looks made for me” and “but I haven’t been blown away by anything yet” for a number of months now. However issues are beginning to look as much as a sure extent.
First, it was a prolonged IGN article that describes the loot and gearing and expertise philosophy of Godfall in extremely engaging phrases. Subsequent, there’s a brand new advertising marketing campaign spooling up that looks as if it was designed actually for me.
That will be the extraordinarily savvy resolution by Gearbox to recruit Future loremaster MyNameisByf to start out recording lore movies for them with early entry to details about the general world of Godfall the place thus far, I’d heard nothing about it.
You may bear in mind Byf from his 4 hour “the complete story of Destiny” video, but when there’s a subject within the sport to be lined, he’s lined it, and has been a fountain of infinite Future data, explaining the story and world and historical past of a sport universe that always doesn’t do the most effective job of relaying that itself.
The primary of Byf’s Godfall movies is under, and I fairly loved it:
Among the many highlights:
- The story of the dragon that birthed the world, Kosmera.
- The creation of the Archons inside Kosmera.
- The exploration of various enemy races together with a snake-like folks that evolve based mostly on their station, and a tiger/gremlin race which can be good and artistic and likewise need to kill you.
The central “Godfall” of the title even will get a proof, that the period of the sport begins when one of many twelve god-like Archons really dies, throwing the world into chaos.
All of this sounds at the least…considerably fascinating to me, even when it needs to be conveyed principally by means of idea artwork and fight gameplay. That’s the good thing about having Byf as a narrator, as he could make something sound superb. Nevertheless it does sound at the least considerably fascinating, extra so than I’d say, the bottom idea of Anthem, again once I heard that.
One factor I’m attempting to determine by means of all of that is who’re we? I do know we’re Valorian Knights attempting to avoid wasting the world however like, what can we appear to be beneath all that armor? There’s a second within the clips within the video that exhibits a knight placing on his faceplate, however we don’t see his face. These serpent and tiger enemies all have faces, so what are we? Human-like? One thing else? I actually need to know now.
Anyway, I’m going to be staying tuned for this sequence even when it’s technically simply an advert marketing campaign as a result of I’m beginning to get fairly excited for Godfall, and plan to make it a precedence even throughout “Hell Week” at next-gen launch, alongside Future 2: Past Mild. Keep tuned for extra.