Episode 16 includes both American and European fans discussing the Dragons in Eora. How is Obsidian’s approach to Dragons different from other RPGs? How will they use Dragons in Avowed? Enjoy!
Episode 15 includes both American and European fans discussing the Eora Beastiary. How does the Beastiary in Pillars of Eternity compare with other modern RPGs? Is depth and variety more important than realism when creating creatures for a fantasy world? How will the Avowed Beastiary differ? Will switching from an isometric to first person perspective have an impact on Avowed’s Beastiary? Enjoy!
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.