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Greedfall – A Good Ol’ RPG for Those of Us Who Miss Them

November 14, 2019

I beat Greedfall!

It took a month and a bit, which has to be some kind of record for me. Usually it’s more like six months to beat a game… Then about a week of jotting down thoughts with one hand as I wrangle my 9 month old with the other (I swear sitting at the computer trips some kind of alarm in his head) and we have a post!

I’m a bit on the dramatic side (if anyone who stumbles across this dusty blog had known me during my WoW blogging days, they’d say that was an understatement) so I was mourning the death of the single player, D&D style RPG genre. You know, the games with notable stories, when you can customize your character, switch up gear, play with stats, earn levels and skills, do all that micromanaging stuff that I adore without having to play an MMO. Even if you include not-quite RPG genres or MMOs, it feels as if all the mid-sized to big studios, if not crushed under their own weight, have given in to the easy cash flow of battle royale, arena or looting games.

There are some admirable attempts from small indie teams, I’m sure, but while I’m not necessarily craving a huge production, I do want something a bit fancier to spend 40+ hours on. (Yes, I have heard good things about The Outer Worlds which was released recently.)

I was over the moon, then, when Greedfall was released and received pretty decent reviews. I was familiar with a few games from the publisher, Focus. As a good Steam user I even own some that I’ve never played! The studio, Spiders, however, was new to me. It seems that they’ve released a number of RPGs over the years, though fans are saying Greedfall stands apart from their previous projects.

De Sardet, posing awkwardly in front of buildings in New Serene.

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