I have to admit, when Once Upon A Time IX rolled along, I didn’t expect that my first proper post for the event would be a game, nor that it was one as recent as Pillars of Eternity. (It was released on March 26th, 2015.) But there you go. That’s exactly what it is, so let’s just get to it.
First, let me give you a general description of the game and then below the cut there will be mild spoilers. Yes, I’m spoiling a game that, as I write this, has been out less than a week. Maybe next time I tell you all I’m evil, you will actually believe me.
So, what’s the game about? Well, you play a character who’s decided to up sticks and move to the settlement of Gilded Vale, where the lord has decided to offer land to anyone who wants to settle there. Things… do not go quite according to plan and you end up able to see and interact with spirits. When you arrive at the village of Gilded Vale, you learn that Dyrwood is not the quiet and peaceful country you may (or may not) have thought it was and something is very very wrong since all births are Hollowborn, which means that all children are born without a soul. Gilded Vale is… not very welcoming to strangers and, well, you’ve got the whole “There’s this guy who made me see ghosts. I should look into what’s going on with me” thing, and so you move on and slowly get mixed up in the politics of Dyrwood and the fate of the world.
There you go. Remember, BELOW THIS LINE LIE SPOILERS. I’ve tried to keep them as vague and undetailed as possible, but still. Spoilers.