Watch This - GreedFall Companions Trailer - is this the Sleeper Hit ...
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Sometimes games can sneak up on you. And often, just because it's not part of a Triple-A studio, they can also be overlooked. Metro Exodus was in this camp and now rests as a potential Game of the Year contender, And while we're currently reviewing something else that has snuck up on us to be in the same camp (that we can't talk about at the moment), Spiders' GreedFall is equally looking like a game worth some calendar circling. Especially based on the game's new Gamescom "Companions" trailer.
Looking as if Assassin's Creed, Dragon Age and The Witcher series of games broke the fourth wall and had a three-way, GreedFall is an open-world/sandbox action-RPG full of promise:
On the island of Teer Fradee, you’ll forge your own destiny - but you will not be alone. In the latest “Companions Trailer”, Spiders and Focus Home Interactive emphasise the importance of your companions, your relationships with them and the stories they bring.
In GreedFall, you are a diplomat above all else. What defines your character is how you deal with the unique situations your position puts you in and the company you choose to keep. Choose wisely, as each of the companions you encounter on your journey belongs to one of the many factions or guilds, with all the prejudices and ambitions this may bring.
Beyond the influence of their faction’s goals, each companion has their own personal quests. Ignore them for too long and they may decide to leave you. Help them and you could have an ally – or lover – for life. Your companions will notice what you say and do, so consider their reactions before committing to a decision.
Think carefully when picking which two companions to bring with you, as each has unique skills to offer. If you suspect a challenging fight ahead, consider bringing along Coin Guard mercenary Kurt, who can be kitted out as a tough front-line warrior. Outside of combat, be cautious when entering diplomacy with a faction one of your companions is antagonistic with. Your choices will shape the world, along with the lives of those in it.
The game is out on PC, PS4 and Xbox One this September 10.