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9. The Age of Decadence

The Age of Decadence let’s play, part one (mercenary playthrough)

While technically falling under the RPG category, The Age of Decadence is unlike any of the other games on this list, and that is, in fact, what the developers set out to achieve. The formula for an RPG is fairly predictable, as I’m sure you’ve noticed before, or at least just while reading this list. So The Age of Decadence set out to break this mold.

So what’s it about? Well at the heart of it you are trying to solve a mystery. Three noble houses govern over a society that is crumbling, and it is up to you to figure out why. There are the typical RPG guilds who also want their piece of the pie, filled with nearly 1000 characters interacting with you and each other with over 600,000 words of dialogue. But, there are NO elves, dwarves, magic, and all the usually trappings of a fantasy RPG.

The game is hard. Dying is easy, and you better have good reason to pick a fight. You won’t be able to “save the world” in The Age of Decadence by becoming all powerful and destroying everything in your path. You’ll progress through the choices you make. You’ll have plenty of decisions to make, and the consequences to deal with no matter which path you take; although you’ll also find that the paths become interwoven in the end, so doing multiple playthroughs of this title is a must!

So if you're looking for a game that furthers the “hardcore” cRPG characteristics of Pillars of Eternity, a game where your choices actually matter (and there’s no going back), where fighting is sparse and satisfying difficult, and the lore is deep and well written… well then try this game out. And if you pick it up on Steam don’t forget about their return policy… The Age of Decadence’s developers actually remind you about this too… yeah it’s that hardcore.

Lot’s of beautiful classical architecture in The Age of Decadence

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