The developers at Obsidian have kept the story very simple. It's not the sort of game where you'll be doing more than moving from one screen to another, trying to get the next objective to work out. Rather, this is more of an action-adventure role-playing video game (RPG) with heavy RTS elements. It's also going to have a free demo available before it's release in early 2021. This means you'll be getting a taste of what's in store for you in the final version, before it's even out in stores.
The premise behind the game is that there's an ongoing war between the demon lords and the deities of old. In the game, you play one of two characters - a human priestess/hero or an evil archmage/beware-of-the-shadows demon kingmaker. Both have special abilities which are beneficial to them, and the game is mostly played through exploration and tactical thinking. You'll have to decide who you want to support, who you want to go after first, and what side quests you need to do to advance the story. You'll also be required to develop character skills to be able to fight demons, defeat bosses, and much more.
Different Than Previous RPGs
The combat system in this game is much different than previous RPGs. It's more action-oriented than ever and requires a lot more thought than a regular CRPG. At the same time, it's still very much a role-playing game, requiring you to think strategically and carefully to succeed. For example, you have a weak point - your mana pool. You can refill it quickly by killing monsters, but you'll also need to do some strategic things to maximize the amount of data you've collected. So you can't just rush in and take down a boss as fast as you can; doing so will actually reduce the amount of experience you gain from the battle, because you weren't smart enough to spend your time fighting.
You can turn the weaknesses of your characters into strengths using a variety of new spells and you'll be surprised by just how much of the game is based around these powerful abilities. The overall CRPG structure of this game doesn't change much, but the way you interact with the world around you and the powers you have are different. Some of the abilities will be improved as you progress through the game, while others will become obsolete as your playing skills develop and you gain access to new abilities.
The new class that is included in the second beta is the demon. While most classes from the first game have remained unchanged (human and angel), the demon has had several tweaks that could affect game play in an exciting new direction. Most notably, this class is only available for a limited amount of time during the expansion and has very limited combat capabilities. There is also an item called the Felguard that only affects demons, making them more similar to the enemy. There are several new areas that are introduced in the second beta that are teeming with demonic spawn, making the environment more tense and exciting to fight in. These maps also feature new questing routes and the return of several earlier quests, many of which are broken up by large group battles that require quick thinking, coordinated moves, and good fighting tactics.
Another important thing that the new class brings to the table is the concept of the kingmaker. If you kill a specific enemy character in the game (most of them are boss creatures), then you can recruit them into your party as a leader. This allows you to send them into the battlefield to fight alongside your other players in a co-op battle against waves of increasingly difficult enemies. The kingmaker system is one of the most important concepts from the first tabletop rpg "Lord of the Rings Online", and it looks like it will be quite a popular option for this new game as well.
There's still no definitive statement on whether or not the first person action and role-playing games influenced the design team pathfinder: wrath of the righteous beta. Some fansites and gamers have said that they had a hand in the creation of pathfinder: wrath of the righteous, while others are saying that it's a clean copy of what was already done in the previous games. Whichever is true, the game looks to be a huge hit with RPG fans. We'll find out soon enough if the first person perspective of RPGs can live up to the expectations of fans all over the world.