Witcher 3 was, and is, one of my favourite video games. I’ve played it twice, finished the expansions. I love this game. I also adore Dragon Age: Inquisition. Finished it twice. I thought it was a fun time.
I’ve essentially been waiting for two years for the next big fantasy game to come out and it hasn’t happened yet.
Yes, I could play Final Fantasy XV, but it isn’t a traditional swords and sorcery type games. It’s far more Japanese. There’s nothing wrong with that, but it isn’t exactly what I’m looking for. It also technically won’t fully update for awhile, so I want to wait for it to finish. I want to play the best version of that game.
I want to play a video game where I have sword and slay magical creatures. I want a game with a great story, where I’m the hero. Where I can get the girl. Where I save the day.
This is one of the reasons why I loved Skyrim. That game was great, even if it was thin on the story front. I’ll never get over the killing butterfly mechanic. A strangely fun aspect of the game. The vampire expansion was fun too.
Other than Dragon Age 4, I can’t think of another traditional fantasy game on the horizon; and you know, that really sucks. I really want to play another one of those games.
I want meaningful choices. I want an expansive world with it’s own unique lore and intricate cultures, I want to see different people from different places unused to each others customs. I want to feel uncomfortable in certain situations because I’m not sure how to react to these other ways of life.
I want to see frictions between people because their nations are at war.
I want a world that just breathes with life. Political intrigue. Fascinating twist and turns. So on and so forth.
I just don’t see a game that’s anything like that coming out.
It’s probably a miracle that video games like this are ever made, because it’s a tall order. Yet when they are made, it really is a beautiful miracle.
The closest game that I think of that might be like this is God of War. We’ll have to sit on that to see if it really will be that kind of game.
I should probably pick up Dragon Age: Origins. I played it once but never finished it. I might have to give it another go because I have an itch that needs to be scratched. I also am waiting on the Switch, so it’ll be awhile before I can give The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild a proper play. Even then I’m still unsure if it’ll scratch the itch.
So Fantasy games, where are you? I’m getting a weird rash without you.