Like anyone else you’re probably wondering what’s changed from Episode 1 to Episode 2. What new features have we added? What kind of events will you see? More importantly, what new flaws will crop up – it’s a natural thing to wonder.
The single biggest element we’ve changed has to do with player choice. One thing in particular that many of our players found lacking upon release of the first episode was the option to have a more personal experience. For example, if you decided to keep your alignment evil you were at a disadvantage because a lot of the writing was done for saintly characters. That was partly because the writers were unfamiliar with the game at the time they put the content together. Part of that was also because we were nearsighted in our original approach.
Over time, Episode 1 was eventually updated and we phased a lot of that out to offer more freedom to the player. Unfortunately, it still left a little something to be desired. With Episode 2 – and the enhanced version of Episode 1 – we have made absolutely sure to include multiple scenarios which offer a unique experience for several different play styles. The main story in Beyond the Iron Wall for instance, has two different paths depending on a choice you make. I won’t go into detail about it here, mostly because we want it to remain a surprise for our players. That being said, no matter what choices and decisions you make in the world of Illyria they will now influence your gameplay experience more than ever!
As for what new flaws will crop up, we have done a thorough job of play-testing this time around. No game is perfect, and we would never claim our game is but we’ve done everything we can to mitigate issues that may arise during your time with the game. This is a game crafted from the ground up with extreme care, and more importantly it’s a labor of love from our entire team. We are all very passionate about what we do, and our ultimate goal is to provide a unique experience for our players. We hope you enjoy your time with it!
February 26 is approaching fast, and for the next couple of weeks we will be hosting loads of content about Beyond the Iron Wall here on the official website. Stay tuned for more.
We’re just as excited as you are!