Are you ready for an adventure in Medieval Spain, facing Celts and their gods? Create your hero and join the Waylanders. A game with dangerous creatures, faithful companions, and more than fifty regions with many quests. A game with pros and cons with potential. Today we reviewed “The Waylanders.” Gather around your almighty friends and hear us out:
The Waylanders is an RPG with a real-time pause. In the game, you play with your companions to fight and explore. The game was developed and published by Gato Studio. It was released on February 2nd of this year. It was on Early Access before, but we are sorry to say that the game still has some flaws that make it a bit frustrating, even though it has improved in many ways.
The gameplay begins with character creation. You can choose one of the Werewolves (half-human, half-wolf), Mourians (immortal race with dark skin and golden eyes), Semi-Fomorians (immortal giants who once ruled Ireland), or Humans (well, humans). Every class has its own traits and benefits. So you can pick what fits your playstyle the most.
After that, the gameplay starts with many conversations. Besides the main quests, side quests also have the basic RPG elements. Go to a place where you kill the objective (giant scary monsters) and retrieve the object. It is not a problem. But the things that make The Waylanders not so good are bugs and unnecessary, challenging combat mechanics.
Health regen is not a thing. At least that’s the case if you choose the difficulty settings per the developers’ advice. Also, bugs are understandable for a game. It is not a fully released game. Even though there are patches and updates, bugs are still a big issue for the game.
As for the visuals, the game looks good. The graphics and illumination are beautiful. Except for facial animations, which look a bit goofy, and the camera being blurry, the game gets its highest point from how it looks.
The Waylanders have potential. It is an ambitious game that has gotten more than halfway, but still, a lot needs to be done. The game still feels like early access at this point.
The story is interesting, with Celt mythology, and the companion mechanic is fun to experiment with. As for the characters, they are shallow and typical, and the gameplay has some technical difficulties.
- OS: 64-bit Windows 7, 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1), or 64-bit Windows 10.
- Processor: Intel CPU Core i5-7600K 3.8Ghz/Ryzen 7 1700
- Memory: 8 GB RAM
- Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1060
- Storage: 40 GB of available space