By Jimbo_N 2 Comments
Tell me. In which other game in history can you do what I just did after becoming to tired to keep on questing? I ended up playing around with all of the different stuff you can do with the A.I and the total freedom of moral choice in this game and the result went something like this:
At the same time I had (or more like, slowly over the course of my actions) become quite the celebrity in this town. After buying so many people drinks, after having my marriage crushed in public, after become mother twice (its popular with the ladies), after marrying the town crier and after buying shops, houses and the tavern of the city and after openly flirting with the most lonely housewife in the city, I had become the talk of the city. Not because of heroic deeds or the slaying of dragons. I was the gossip going around. I had become a local soap opera / Big Brother / papparazzi celebrity and when I´m standing there with my three potential threesome victims people are grouping up outside of my house. The kids wanted my autograph, the men wanted to woe me and many citizens just wants to flame me for my makeup. Being a celeb isnt easy. So I dismissed my girls and ran out. People formed a circle around me so I decided to do an extended Fart expression which then failed resulting in me pooping my pants. With people running after me I decided to go about my business and get a new haircut, shop for some clothes and go to bed.
None of this is scripted what so ever. This is what I managed to do just by toying around with the game. This is just one of hundreds of possibilities. There no end to what scenarios you can create just by messing around with expressions, morale and renown.
And the best thing is that whenever I want I can just say "fuck this", leave both my heartbroken husbands, the soap opera fame, my motherless children, the kids that want my autograph (yes you CAN give it to them by buying autograph paper and hand them out to further increase your fame) and just go out and search for treasure with my dog, who always loves me for who I am (and that feels insanely lifelike).
I just love this game... Theres an endless amount of stuff to play around with and theres no stopping the attention to details. Drink to much beer and you will start gaining weight and even such a small thing as gaining weight can have an impact on how your old "fans" sees you.
Buy new furniture for your house, bring in money for your family, buy 5 condoms and give them to childen as toys, buy the pub and then kill the old barman who had worked there for all his life just for the fun of it.
All of this and a 1000 things more all outside of the so far excellent story and fantastic combat. The world is huge and every location is full of love in the artdesign.
And just to clear things up. I am playing a female character, my current "gear" is some adventurer trousers, a corset, a longcoat, some boots and my trusty blunderbuss on my back. Of course, all of this has great impact on how people see you and how you see yourself. My horns are getting bigger for every hour and my skin is getting paler and paler. Im well on my way to the dark side.
And whats really awesome about all this is.. I´m getting achievements while doing it. The game rewards you for multiple marriages, orgys, heavy drinking and even shooting a defenseless rabbit. Perfect !
Oh, and my dog´s name is Molyneux...