Obsidian Entertainment revealed their upcoming RPG Avowed earlier this Summer, and the Skyrim comparisons instantly got here pouring in. Obsidian took a stab at one other Bethesda franchise beforehand with Fallout: New Vegas, and it appears like they’re doing the identical – unofficially – with Avowed.
Admittedly, we do not know a lot concerning the upcoming RPG aside from the beforehand revealed reveal trailer, however its mechanical similarity to Skyrim is uncanny. First-person perspective apart, the dual-wielding showmanship appears like a prettier model of the Elder Scrolls title that simply retains popping again up.
For these aware of Obsidian’s Pillars of Eternity, Avowed is about throughout the similar world of Eora. This units up Avowed to have an extremely branching narrative outdoors of acquainted fight. This is a type of video games I cannot wait to see extra of, as a result of I completely cherished Pillars of Eternity and by no means need to depart that world. Being capable of discover that universe in a extra private approach with this first-person journey appears like a dream come true.
I’m additionally hoping this recreation presents extra of a problem. As a lot as I like Skyrim, it all the time felt like a watered-down Morrowind and Oblivion to me. I need the battle again, and fewer hand-holding. If anyone can do it, it is Obsidian.