Episode 14 includes both American and European fans discussing why Avowed will NOT be a Skyrim 2.0. Is Obsidian confusing potential fans with its advertising? Will new players be expecting another Skyrim? How will Avowed set itself apart from Skyrim? How is Obsidian different than Bethesda? Will new players be disappointed or pleasantly surprised by this unique open-world RPG? Enjoy!
Episode 13 includes both American and European fans discussing the use of the management mechanic in modern RPGs. Whether a game asks you to manage your own stronghold, town, home, business or faction, management simulations have been built into most modern RPGs like Skyrim, Dragon Age, Pathfinder Kingmaker, and Pillars of Eternity. Is it effective? Do we need it? Is it fun? How was it used in Pillars? How do we think Obsidian will integrate it into Avowed? Enjoy!
Episode 012 includes both American and European fans speculating about the potential Story in Avowed. Using knowledge of established Eora lore, story elements from Pillars of Eternity games, and the design profile of Obsidian Entertainment, we make our best prediction about what the story in Avowed. Enjoy!
Episode 011 includes both American and European fans discussing Story in Video Games. We talk about what makes a good, engaging story for a video game. Fans discuss some of their favorite stories from video games they have played. Enjoy!
Episode 010 includes both American and European fans discussing Romance in RPGs. We also touch on Romance in Eora, including our recommendations on how Obsidian might handle romance in Avowed. Enjoy!
Episode 007 includes both American and European fans giving you an overall tour of Eora, the setting for Avowed. Enjoy!
NOTE: We will be taking a break for the rest of the year. Look for regular podcasts to return in January 2021.
Episode 006 includes both American and European fans discussing impressions from playing the early release of Baldur’s Gate 3. We also answer the question, “What is an RPG?” Finally, we address a few listener emails. Enjoy!
Episode 005 includes both American and European fans discussing the early release of Baldur’s Gate 3. What can we expect? What does early release mean? Does BG3 emulate the D&D 5th Edition experience? We also address a few listener emails.