Obsidian Entertainment revealed their upcoming RPG Avowed earlier this Summer, and the Skyrim comparisons immediately came pouring in. Obsidian took a stab at another Bethesda franchise previously with Fallout: New Vegas, and it looks like they are doing the same – unofficially – with Avowed.
Admittedly, we don’t know much about the upcoming RPG other than the previously revealed reveal trailer, but its mechanical similarity to Skyrim is uncanny. First-person perspective aside, the dual-wielding showmanship looks like a prettier version of the Elder Scrolls title that just keeps popping back up.
For those familiar with Obsidian’s Pillars of Eternity, Avowed is set within the same world of Eora. This sets up Avowed to have an incredibly branching narrative outside of familiar combat. This is one of those games I can’t wait to see more of, because I absolutely loved Pillars of Eternity and never want to leave that world. Being able to explore that universe in a more personal way with this first-person adventure feels like a dream come true.
I’m also hoping this game presents more of a challenge. As much as I like Skyrim, it always felt like a watered-down Morrowind and Oblivion to me. I want the fight back, and less hand-holding. If anybody can do it, it’s Obsidian.
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