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  • Summary: Explore uncharted new lands as you set foot on a remote island seeping with magic, and filled with riches, lost secrets, and fantastic creatures. Forge this new world's destiny, as you befriend or betray companions and entire factions. With diplomacy, deception and force, become part of aExplore uncharted new lands as you set foot on a remote island seeping with magic, and filled with riches, lost secrets, and fantastic creatures. Forge this new world's destiny, as you befriend or betray companions and entire factions. With diplomacy, deception and force, become part of a living, evolving world - influence its course and shape your story.

    * Engage in a core roleplaying experience achieve quests and complete objectives in a multitude of different ways through combat, diplomacy, deception, or stealth.
    * Complete freedom in character progression play as a male or female, customize your appearance, and freely choose your abilities, spells and skills.
    * Delve into a mysterious world of magic begin a grand journey and uncover ancient secrets protected by supernatural beings, manifestations of the island's earthly magic.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. Sep 15, 2019
    100
    The real enjoyment came when mixing up the two elements of conversation and combat. The way that the game allows you to make some really difficult choices in how you go about on the island give a real feeling of importance.
  2. Sep 11, 2019
    80
    Greedfall has managed to take me back in time to an era for the RPG that I didn’t realise I missed so much.
  3. Oct 2, 2019
    80
    Overall, I enjoyed my time playing GreedFall immensely. The setting and lore of the world helped to cement me deep into everything. If you're looking for an in-depth RPG that lets you make choices in a seldom seen world with both muskets and magic, then GreedFall is right up your alley.
  4. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Dec 6, 2019
    74
    The best thing about GreedFall is that intangible thing called “flow”: it’s easy to get hooked up and just play it, even though the game doesn’t offer nuanced mechanics or meticulously detailed world. [Issue#241, p.52]
  5. Sep 27, 2019
    70
    Greedfall is a huge step forward for Spiders, offering improvements on all levels when compared to their past games. It does fall victim of overreaching with a small budget, having an annoying amount of backtracking and of reused enemies and assets, but it is still an entertaining WRPG in a very interesting setting, full of intrigue and suspense.
  6. Sep 9, 2019
    70
    While it's true that GreedFall has some serious problems with variety and bizarrely re-used assets, the story is great and the combat and game systems are quite good. Anyone willing to look past its problems and dig into the narrative will likely have a good time with it.
  7. Sep 16, 2019
    50
    Because Greedfall is so cavalier about its colonialist themes, and because it plays it safe by sticking so closely to the template of open-world RPGs, it doesn't really feel revelatory in any way. Instead, it's content to be just another digital playground--just another world filled with magic, riches, secrets, and monsters for players to shoot and loot at will. I did have fun when I got lost in its familiar RPG loop, but its lack of nuance or innovation prevents it from being truly remarkable.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 95 out of 166
  2. Negative: 23 out of 166
  1. Sep 9, 2019
    10
    Game of the year for me reminds me of inquisition But better story and side missions I’m 12 hours in and I haven’t even scratched the surfaceGame of the year for me reminds me of inquisition But better story and side missions I’m 12 hours in and I haven’t even scratched the surface well worth my money I’m taking my time with this one Buy it you won’t be disappointed !!! Expand
  2. Sep 10, 2019
    10
    This game is great. Reminds me of dragon age origins which is still one of the best rpgs till date. Also it is the game bioware should've madeThis game is great. Reminds me of dragon age origins which is still one of the best rpgs till date. Also it is the game bioware should've made as DA2 and DAI. Great job spiders. Expand
  3. Sep 12, 2019
    9
    Not the best RPG that I've ever played, but there were only a handful of better ones. I really enjoy combat, crafting system and islandNot the best RPG that I've ever played, but there were only a handful of better ones. I really enjoy combat, crafting system and island exploration. But the most important thing for me was obviously story writing and this is where GreedFall shines. Main story and companion quests are in my opinion always very good and enjoyable. Side-quests are a bit of hit or miss, some are unimpressive but others were simply amazing. Enemies variety is not the best and some assets are clearly overused but those things pale in comparison with a great story that GreedFall tells. I hope that Spiders will continue to create games in this universe, Expand
  4. Sep 23, 2019
    8
    I'm going to write my review as a response to someone else's, covering mainly the story.

    "The factions hardly differ from each other."
    I'm going to write my review as a response to someone else's, covering mainly the story.

    "The factions hardly differ from each other."

    One faction, The Bridge Alliance, is amorally dedicated to the progression of science and knowledge. They have an uneasy relationship with the natives because they may or may not be involved in something I won't discuss because of spoilers, but there are several strings that, if you pull of them, can cause events to progress differently later in the game, and some of the outcomes are mutually exclusive.

    One faction, Theleme, is a theocracy complete with an inquisition that's burning people at the stake. Besides being at war with The Bridge Alliance, it has it's own politics, it's own internal schisms, and how you navigate through them and deal with their representative leader on the Island will determine not only the church's relations with other factions on the Island, but potentially the future of the whole theocracy. I won't say much more because of spoilers.

    The Natives are made up of varied clans, some are at war with the colonizing factions, some plot against one another, some are friendly towards outsides and others are immediately hostile. Whether you can avoid conflict and how you deal with natives can have lasting impacts throughout the game.

    The Nauts are a secretive group that mostly keeps to themselves. You'll learn more about them as you play the game. A word of advice, always keep a few Naut's outfits to disguise your team, you'll need these more than any other disguises, and if you want to stay in good standing with them you'll often need to go undercover.

    About the only faction that seems to get along with everyone is the Congregation of Merchants, your faction, however, the Congregation of Merchants is completely reliant of the Coin Guard, and there is corruption within the Coin Guard that I also won't go into because of spoilers.

    The Congregation of Merchants also has it's own secrets and it's own hidden past which may influence your allegiances later in the game.

    "All the characters in the game are extremely one-dimensional."

    Characters frequently have secret agendas and hidden layers that won't be apparent right away. Sometimes this game will try to bias you for or against a character before you have a chance to learn what they're really up to, or give you a wiff of a false trail to lead you, in your head, to blame the wrong party for an action.

    "The game doesn't even have an interesting goal"

    You set out as a trained diplomat groomed for nobility on a mission to broker agreements between warring factions and, as a side project, seek out a possible cure for a terrible plague that's killing your mother. While whether or not that's interesting is subjective, I find it interesting.

    "there are hardly any real choices for the player to make."

    The game constantly gives you choices when dealing with factions and characters. Many people who cheat or take Diplomacy as a starting skill believe that the only choice for the best outcome is always the diplomatic choice. This is not the case, often using diplomacy is merely the path of least resistance, but doesn't yield the best outcomes.

    There are also decisions that have negative short term outcomes in terms of reputation damage and the like, but can lead to more interesting situations and more positive outcomes later, sometimes including a larger net gain in reputation than would have originally been possible.

    "Also the whole story is stretched out way too long for what little content there actually is to it."

    It's not because the story has branches and subquests that can branch back in and influence the progression of the main quests, but the backtracking is frustrating. Another Critique I have of the story is that there are moments where the game would seem to emphasize time constraints that don't actually exist. You can sleep and wait and travel around for literally years worth of in game days without missing what is implied to be a time sensitive quest.
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  5. Sep 18, 2021
    7
    ====================IIIIIIIIII GAME SCORE : 70 IIIIIIIIII====================
  6. Sep 10, 2019
    6
    Played it for like 20 minutes and decided that I can't be bothered with how complicated and clunky combat is. Well that on top of how averagePlayed it for like 20 minutes and decided that I can't be bothered with how complicated and clunky combat is. Well that on top of how average the game is, because I would have put up with the crappy combat controls on PC if the game was blowing me away.

    Perhaps the experience is better with a controller but I'm a PC pleb who isn't using one nor intends to.
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  7. Nov 21, 2021
    0
    probably the worst rpg ive ever played but it is spider so yeah, trash combat that loves cheap spam, garbage enemy design with more cheapprobably the worst rpg ive ever played but it is spider so yeah, trash combat that loves cheap spam, garbage enemy design with more cheap moves. quests range from awful to boring to eh. game is the worst Expand

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