So, I admit, the announcement trailer for GreedFall II: The Dying World, which was published yesterday, was an unexpected yet pleasant surprise. GreedFall really grew on me and I have been a fan of Spiders ever since I played The Technomancer. GreedFall II: The Dying World is apparently set for release in 2024 and I am looking forward to seeing more of this adventure in the coming months.
What’s it about?
Having watched the trailer a couple of times I asked myself: is it a sequel or a prequel? Okay, so I did check and, yes, it appears to be a prequel, indeed. To be honest, my first thought was – oh, that looks like de Sardet mother’s origin story! Which I would totally have loved to play.
But, apparently, we will travel even further back in time. Which begs the question why the colonial powers have not evolved in the years since? I mean, the soldiers seen in the trailer look like they belong to the present-day Bridge Alliance. Their uniforms, their weapons… Interesting.
What I would like to see
The first game already revealed that Teer Fradee had been colonized at least once before by the Merchant Congregation. De Sardet and party will find the ruins of that past settlement early on, after all.
In this new installment we will be playing as a Native of Teer Fradee who is brought to the continent and will have to find allies, use politics and combat to survive in a strange world. Which is a reverse culture shock from what de Sardet experiences, of course.
Political back-stabbings and plots: What I loved about GreedFall was the politics and I expect those to be back with even more plot-twists and double-dealings.
Making new friends: It wil be interesting what sorts of factions this new/old world will have to offer.
Discovering a new world: What factions exist in this world? How can our hero make use of them? Will our choices influence the later fate of Teer Fradee in any way?
Combat: Combat is not a real strength of Spiders, so there is much room for improvement (as well as the facial animations). But, to be fair, combat becomes easier the more you invest in weapons, equipment and outfits and get really tactical there. It’s just not as easy as in other RPGs.
Will I be playing GreedFall II: The Dying World? You bet I will.
Until then, keep on playing.