Thursday, December 30, 2010

Path of Evil: Released

To celebrate, a selection of some of my favorite non spoiler screenshots.

Story: You are the villain of the story. This means it's up to you to decide what needs to be done. No Aldanon rambling on, no Nasher to give specific instructions. One companion will provide a very general framework for you, but it's up to you to figure out where to go and what to do. Did anyone tell Ammon Jerro how to defeat the King of Shadows? No, he figured things out himself. You may be told you are looking for an item in a city, and it's up to you to find it.

Because of this, Path of Evil comes off as being "story-lite", that's because you're making the story as you go, becoming the villain. Path of Evil is about the history of a villain before they "threaten the Realms". Once you leave Neverwinter, Path of Evil has an open world.

You are not required to agree with every evil thing in Faerun. For example you can tell people your personal code means people should be free and refuse slaving quests. Similarly, companions can and do have "non evil" traits such as caring for their family. They're not all homocidal maniacs, and you don't have to be either.

30+ hours of gameplay. 11 possible companions. 160+ quests. Your own stronghold a la Crossroads Keep. Nearly 300 areas.


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Barring gotchas: Release in 2010

I've rolled up all the fixes since the RC (using the same links as that post, and dropbox will finish uploading in another couple hours). There are a few specific things I want to do more testing on, mostly giving endgame stuff a few more runthroughs trying to break stuff. I'd hate to see a bad bug for someone that far in. I beat my last playthrough with a level 14 party. The bugs coming out of that were almost all inconsistencies, spellings and such things, which was good because I was purposely trying to break things.

Fingers crossed a last run continues to turn up a clean campaign with no broken quests. If all goes well, you should see the release this year.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Release Candidate

You can get them from here

Or directly from Dropbox


Files other than modules


Total size of the files is roughly 1 gig of download. Hopefully everything else you might want to know is in the FAQ :-) .