Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden will be playable starting February 13th, which is the day before Valentine’s Day. If you were planning on going to the movies for Valentine’s Day, a movie night with that title might be the best idea.
When a single person encourages people to stay home on Valentine’s Day and recommends playing a game, skepticism seems justified. But there’s nothing I can do about it
that I don’t have a girlfriend that Banishers made such a big impression on me. In theory, Don’t NOD’s reputation should have prepared me for a good story. However, this did not prepare for a great exciting game that is difficult to put down.
Exiles: Ghosts of New Eden. This is not just a beautiful love story
Let’s start with the fact that I don’t like productions that, under the guise of an excellent plot, provide us with basic gameplay. I won’t forget the credits, in which people admired the script and enthusiastically emphasized that this game simply needs to be played. It will shock you, evoke emotions and stay with you forever. Actually, they stayed with me – most often as a memory of wasted time and running around the screen from dialogue to dialogue.
I’m not even talking about visual novels, because it’s clear from the very beginning what we’re talking about. I’m talking about games that pretend to be games but aren’t. Unless someone is satisfied with pressing the arrows left and right and periodically jumping, as in “Night in the Woods”. I’m just bored without the puzzles and arcade elements. For the plot, I would read a book or watch a TV series. I expect more from games.
Luckily, Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden gives you a rush of adrenaline and endorphins. Games from the Assassin’s Creed or God of War series would be proud of their combat system. The character development surpasses that of The Witcher, and the amount of items and treasures that can be found will satisfy the greatest collector. It’s important to note that you can minimize this part of the fun by lowering the difficulty level and moving from task to task. It doesn’t have to be Souls, it’s not your typical open world. If someone is not an avid player, then here you can simplify everything and arrange it for yourself.
I’ve been playing Banishers for two weeks. I’m still not enough
However, the combat and exploration element is so fun that it’s hard to resist taking on new enemies. There are not so many of them, the creators have balanced the accents well and do not overwhelm us with hordes of enemies. Sometimes they throw two, sometimes five, but we fight big battles only at key moments, or if we want and look for clashes in the “nests” of monsters.
It is also worth visiting the area around New Eden because the graphic designers have prepared beautiful landscapes for us. The swamps and forests of North America provide the perfect backdrop for stories of curses, lost souls, and the struggle to survive in harsh environments. Chests with equipment are hidden behind rocks and waterfalls, and in underground caves and dilapidated huts we can find fragments of letters and diaries of lost travelers.
Various characters reach the New World, whose adventures are no less interesting than the stories of the main characters. Instead, we get them in a condensed form, these stories are not long-winded, but neatly told in the form of an investigation. We have to find out what exactly happened between the residents of subsequent settlements. And then we, as representatives of the titular profession, must decide our fate.
Love will not forgive everything. Banishers – a story of consequences
I started with love and I can finally return to it. This is the main theme here, although the mechanics of the wealth game try to distract us from this idea from time to time. The relationships between the main characters—Ghostbusters by trade—are the driving force of Banishers, and it’s what makes our decisions so important, allowing us to truly experience the ending.
Moreover, we control the actions of a couple that may be genuine. Our lovers can boast of some experience; they maintain relationships despite problems, including some inconsistencies. They have different views on life and different views on death. Thanks to good writing, they argue and joke very naturally, and they end up having to cooperate and remember what they have in common. This is not a shallow romantic comedy, but a well-written drama.
Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden is a story of love stronger than death, which we learn very quickly. For some, this will be a story about hatred that does not stop with the last breath. It can also be a reminder of the consequences of our choices and a warning against paralyzing remorse. Not everyone will find redemption. Some people will have to use force. The player can add endings to individual chains.
It is difficult to leave the world of this game, just as it is difficult for some souls to leave it of their own free will. Those few dozen hours went by way too quickly, which is one of the greatest compliments in a time of artificially drawn-out games that no one ends up playing because they’re boring halfway through. Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden is never boring. There is a great combination of story and gameplay here. DON’T NOD has a title ready to be included in the end of year reports in February. It is clearly seen that in many categories he may have no equal.
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