game language: English
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The Waylanders is an RPG game that combines historical and fantastical elements. The project was developed by the Spanish studio Gato Salvaje. A key role in the production was played by Mike Laidlaw, the father of the first three installments of the Dragon Age series.
The action takes place in the north of Spain, in two historical periods. In the first, the areas are under the control of Celtic tribes, and the second shows these lands in the late Middle Ages when pagan beliefs and culture were replaced by Christianity. The game's world combines historical accuracy with fantastical elements derived from the beliefs of people who lived in those times.
Both of these time planes have been connected by a theme of reincarnation. Only the main character is able to physically travel in time. In the case of the remaining team members, we have to find new incarnations of old companions and make them remember their previous lives.
The plot revolves around the invasion of the forces of darkness on Earth. The player also has to deal with the chaos in human power structures and discover what unites the two problems.
The game's chief designer, Mike Laidlaw, has worked for many years in BioWare studio and The Waylanders refers to the solutions associated with this developer. We get a classic RPG, in which we lead a team of adventurers. While having fun, we explore the world, complete quests, develop characters and fight.
The game has a real-time combat system with the option of an active pause, which allows us to stop the action at any time and give orders to our characters. The Waylanders offers six basic classes, each of which introduces two formations into the party - we can use a total of twelve formations during the fights.
An interesting element of the game is the fact that historical periods are closely connected, so decisions and actions in the past influence the future. This plays a key role in many quests that may require different actions done at different times. Interestingly, there is nothing to prevent the same characters from having different specializations in different periods.
The graphics of The Waylanders are done in full 3D and the game allows you to play the game by using a bird's eye view as well as with a camera located behind the main character's back.
Expectations: 7.0 / 10 calculated out of 14 players' votes.
PC / Windows
Minimum: Intel Core i5-7600K 3.8 GHz / AMD Ryzen 7 1700 3.0 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 1050 or better, 40 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/8.1/10 64-bit