So, this game has been getting a lot of attention lately due to the idea of it being an underdog successor to Bioware RPGs. A lot of game footage has come out about character creation, dialogue, choices, and so on. It has a very Mass Effect/Dragon Age kind of feel to it. Spiders, the developers of Greedfall, have done previous RPG forays with games like Technomancer, Mars: War Logs, and Of Orcs and Men. It seems like this is their biggest project to date, however.
Here’s a gameplay video:
But immediately you can already see how problematic it is. A fantasy/colonial story with a strong connection to the imagery of Spanish/English colonizers coming to a ‘native’ land that is connected with nature and magic, and then exploiting it for their own gain.
Yeah… It’s a lot. It looks like, from a lot of the videos I’ve seen, that they want to address the themes of colonialism at the heart of the game, but time will tell whether it comes off as exploitive or thoughtful. I already know of some indigenous friends I have who are already not going to buy it for such connections, despite having a deep love for Bioware-style games.
So how do you all feel about it?