Wildermyth review - a legend in the making
The most innovative role-playing game of recent years is a low budget indie title where no story is ever the same twice.
The recent release of Cris Tales highlighted the difference between Western and Japanese role-playing games, and the long-standing question of whether they are two separate sub-genres or not. As with any modern genre debate the issue is largely irrelevant, since most games nowadays incorporate elements from multiple different game types. However, one key difference in the approach is how Western role-players are often much more focused on trying to replicate a tabletop role-playing experience – something which has always been much less evident in Japanese games.
As you might imagine, or otherwise we wouldn’t have brought it up, Wildermyth is purposefully reminiscent of the sort of freewheeling adventures you can experience with a good Dungeon Master, but it’s also much more than that. This isn’t some bookish attempt to replicate Dungeons & Dragons in video game form but an ambitious effort to make something unique in the annals of video game storytelling.
Wildermyth is without question one of …
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