Bellwright - Buyer's Guide

Experience the quest for truth and freedom in this sprawling open-world game, but be prepared for imperfect combat and building options.
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Falsely accused of regicide and sentenced to death, you’ve spent years in hiding, evading capture. But when you stumble upon an assassin’s contract, you begin to question your own innocence. Your quest for the truth leads you back to the very place you escaped As you delve deeper into the mysteries of your past, you become the leader of a rebellion against the oppressive Crown. Build and expand your settlements, recruit followers with unique skills, and learn from the secrets of your family’s past. at is far from easy. Resources are scarce, and the land is treacherous. You must scavenge and craft to survive, build and manage your own towns, and command your armies into battle. Every decision counts, as you progress through the ranks and unravel the mysteries of the kingdom. Explore a vast open world, filled with secrets, adventures, and hidden dangers. Combat is skill-based and directional, giving you the freedom to choose your own fighting style. Train your soldiers, upgrade your gear, and apply your skills to win the battle for freedom. Will you uncover the truth behind the Prince’s assassination and the conspiracy that led to your downfall? Will you rally enough support to overthrow the Crown and forge a new future for your people? The fate of the kingdom rests in your hands.

Should I play Bellwright in 2024?

The Good

The game has hours of playable content with very few bugs, making it a worthwhile investment. The combat system, although flawed, does have some redeeming qualities, such as the guard system not costing stamina. The game also has a great backstory and quests that are rewarding and easy to follow.

The Bad

The combat system has several issues, including a lack of dynamic mechanics, making it feel unrealistic and unengaging. The game also lacks essential structures, such as walls and gates, and has limited building options. The NPC system is buggy and can be frustrating to manage.

Verdict

While Bellwright has its flaws, it’s not all doom and gloom. With some polishing and addressing of the issues mentioned, this game has the potential to be a great experience. If you’re willing to look past its shortcomings, you might find a game that scratches your exploration and building itch. However, if you’re looking for a seamless and engaging combat experience, you might want to wait for the developers to iron out the kinks. For now, I’d recommend this game to fans of sandbox-style games, but with a healthy dose of patience and forgiveness.



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