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ELEX 2 captures all that’s great about Piranha Bytes’ games

Not everyone played Piranha Bytes, but anyone who lived in slavery in a Gothic exile, explored the Khorinis farmland in a venerable sequel, or set foot on the islands of the Risen series of paradise, I know something special is happening. This is an old-fashioned RPG flavor by a German developer.

Essen-based studios aren’t just making games for 25 years All the while they’re only doing RPGs.. These guys are veterans, sages, and their debut game, Gothic, is a tough 3D full of dangerous and difficult choices before Morrowind appears and Geralt shines from CD Projekt RED. Throw us into the world.

Piranha Bytes games have always been ambitious and have always evoked a strong sense of place, even if they aren’t large. The Gothic and Risen series had a deep reputation system, a complex society, and relationships between NPCs. So you had to be careful who stole it from and whether he knocked on your friend’s door. These games weren’t easy either, and I had to manage the builds and rely on NPCs for instructions before moving on.

Released five years after its predecessor, ELEX 2 incorporates many of the features of the Piranha Bytes RPG and combines them into a vast modern open-world RPG. Yes, there are modern conveniences like automatic maps and high-speed travel, but if you want to know where to find shops, inns, and (most important) trainers, scout the town for those teleporters. And you need to chat with people. Of skill.

ELEX 2 polishes the rough parts of the previous model, but feels like a world that pushes itself and invites everyone around you to try everything from build to complete jerk. (And the inevitable effect of training that results). While gossip is the way to get things done, he quickly learns that, like the malicious underground city of Morcon, he will soon see you in the dust.

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In the tradition of Piranha Bytes, ELEX 2 avoids level scaling. It means that all your journeys are intensified by the fear and excitement of not knowing what is waiting for you. You may crush the weak old Blood Claw for a while, but as you get deeper, those Raptors and Wet Larkers don’t go down easily, so consider sneaking in or bringing your travel companions.

And while there are multiple factions competing for your power and loyalty, you need to be careful when choosing your ally. I was able to join up to 3 factions in the old Piranha Bytes RPG, but this time there are 5 factions. This not only opens up new opportunities, but also means that the web of participating relationships is much wider. ..

That is, it could be ELEX2 look It’s all an RPG of the current generation, but there’s an old spirit that speaks of a longing for old cRPGs. And there are several studios that include old-fashioned RPGs and Piranha Bytes that helped lay the foundation for this genre.

ELEX 2 is currently available for purchase.


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ELEX 2 captures all that’s great about Piranha Bytes’ games

Not everyone has played a Piranha Bytes’ game, but those who have experienced slave labour in the penal colonies of Gothic, explored the farmlands of Khorinis in its revered sequel, or adventured through the island paradises of the Risen series will know that there’s something special about the German developer’s old-school flavour of RPG. 
The Essen-based studio has not only been making games for 25 years – they’ve exclusively been making RPGs all that time. These guys are veterans, sages, whose first game Gothic plunged us into a rugged 3D world full of dangers and tough choices before Morrowind came out and well before Geralt was even a glimmer in CD Projekt RED’s eye.
Piranha Bytes games have always been ambitious, always evoking a powerful sense of place even if they weren’t strictly huge in scale. Their Gothic and Risen series had deep reputation systems, complex societies, and relationships between NPCs that meant you had to be careful who you robbed lest their friends came a-knockin’. These games weren’t easy either, forcing you to get to grips with your build before progressing and relying on NPCs for directions.
Coming out five years after its predecessor, ELEX 2 takes most of the hallmarks of a Piranha Bytes RPG and merges them into a vast modern open-world RPG. So yes, there are modern conveniences like an automap and fast travel, but you’ll still need to explore towns to find those teleporters and chat to people if you want to know where to find the shops, inns and (crucially) skill trainers.
ELEX 2 polishes up its predecessors’ rough edges while still feeling like a world that invites you to prod at it and experiment with everything from your build to being a complete asshat to everyone around you (and the inevitable knock-on effects that ensue from that). You’ll soon learn that while being a loudmouth in some places is a way to get things done, in others – like the underground city of the tyrannical Morkons – it’ll quickly see you face-down in the dirt.

(Image credit: THQ Nordic)
As per Piranha Bytes tradition, ELEX 2 eschews level scaling, which means that all your excursions are intensified with the fear and thrill of not knowing what lies ahead. You may be stomping frail old Blood Claws one moment, but venture further afield and those Raptors and Wetlurkers won’t go down so easily, so consider sneaking past or bringing a companion along for your journey.
And with several factions vying for power and your loyalty, you’ll need to be careful when choosing your allies. Where older Piranha Bytes RPGs would give you up to three factions to join, this time there are five, which not only opens up new opportunities but means there’s a much wider web of relations to consider when you’re out schmoozing and politicking.
So ELEX 2 may look every part the current-gen RPG, but there’s an old soul in there that will speak to those yearning for a cRPG of yore. And there are few studios who understand the old-school RPG as well as Piranha Bytes – a studio that helped lay the foundations of the genre. 
ELEX 2 is available to buy now.

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