E3 2014: Lichdom: Battlemage Exclusive Interview And Hands-On Impressions
E3 is home to a wide variety of games ranging from blockbuster AAA titles, to smaller Indie games. Rpg’s hold their own amongst the various genres, but the stand-out game is one that doesn’t have a huge presence on the show floor.Check out the interview below for an exclusive, in-depth interview with Xaviant Games.
At the end of the meeting I was able to play through a good 10 minutes of the game, and man does it feel tight. It’s most common comparison will be Skyrim and that’s truly unfortunate for Xaviant games. Skyrim is an outstanding game, but its mage is so different from that of Lichdom: Battlemage. The comparisons stop at the fact that they are both first-person games where you are a mage (or can be in Skyrim). The depth of combat in Battlemage is so interestingly extensive and tactical. When playing for the first time, actually my first PC game in ages, I picked up the abilities and skills with relative ease, but there is an immense about of depth I didn’t even touch. I was freezing enemies with my ice bolt and demolishing them with an AOE ice spell minutes into my session. It’s safe to say that there’s finally a game that gives you an immense amount of power and doesn’t buff you, while still presenting a challenge. Through my demo time I came across a story bit and learned that there’s some powerhouse talent for the voice-acting and that there are very few cut-scenes throughout the game. Most story bits are presented through in-game scenes, which helps keep the player engaged. Be sure to check out the trailer and interview to find out why Lichdom: Battlemage will be an outstanding game once it officially releases.