Many games have come and gone that have made the “your choices matter” promise. Some outright fail to deliver, like Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Some only result in binary endings, like BioShock or DisHonored. Still others deliver differing end states with only 1 or 2 major differences between them, like Mass Effect. A new RPG by indie studio Aurum Dust is aiming to be the game that finally and fully delivers on that promise.
(video from YouTube channel: Ash of Gods)
According to the developer, Ash of Gods is a turn-based RPG that features a constantly-evolving story that consistently presents players with risks that actually affect gameplay. Any and all of your characters can die, morality is ambiguous, short-terms gains aren’t always as good as they seem, and long-term strategies don’t always play out the way players think they will. The choices and their consequences are said to have enough impact that no two playthroughs will be the same.
The game will also feature an online PvP mode and, if the trailer is anything to go by, sports a unique style and captivating music. The animation looks interesting too, like something out of an Adult Swim cartoon.
This game is promising a lot, but if it does manage to pull it off then RPG fans will most certainly have something special on their hands.
Ash of Gods is set to release in March of this year. Think you’ll check it out?
Lede image from Ash of Gods steam page.