Pathfinder Wrath of the Righteous game combines a first person view with a turn-based tactical battle simulator; giving players a new video game to play that is completely open in concept and feature-wise. The story of Wrath of the Righteous takes place in the war-torn world of Ethanol; where the citizens are slowly being eradicated by hordes of Orcs and vampires bent upon their destruction. Your faction; the Order of the Silver Fist; has been granted a command of forces to help defend the populace against the threat of the armies of darkness.
As you may have guessed from the name of the game; your mission will be to rally the forces of good in order to prevail in the game’s endgame battles. Playing as one of the characters in this campaign; you are required to make critical decisions based on the outcomes of combat and exploration as well as choosing your Paths. You can select one of three different classes; each with their own strengths and weaknesses.
Pathfinder Wrath of the Righteous
One of the major selling points of Pathfinder Wrath of the Righteous for me is that it is a role-playing game with an emphasis on combat. Unlike most games where you build up a character through various quests and then progress to the final encounter against an enemy boss; in this game you actually get to fight the enemies you meet on your trek to greatness. Each of the five classes has special abilities which help them in various situations; and they have several archetypes that further define their strength; style; and use in battle. This is actually the first such massively multi-player online role-playing game that I have seen; and that is quite an accomplishment for a publisher that is just starting out.
There are two types of combat in this game: ” dungeon crawling” which is what many other video games employ as their style; and “real time combat” which is where each player assumes the role of an officer of an army that is ready to attack on the behalf of their faction. In real time combat; you can move and control your units using the WASD movement system; and you are not bound to a particular frame of reference like you are in a dungeon-crawler. In fact; there is almost no way to die in this game since you are always in complete control of your units. This makes for an exciting and engaging combat experience; and if that is what you’re looking for in a massively multiplayer online role-playing game; this might be the right choice for you.
Another class you will be able to choose when playing this game is the “cleric”. These characters are deeply rooted in tradition and the coldness of their religion; but their abilities to cast powerful spells; as well as their ability to heal others with their ability called “healing”; make them excellent leveling characters. Their abilities are mostly focused on affecting the entire party; and their healing is not only large; it is unending.
The real challenge is finding the game’s multiple endings.
The “engineer” is the final class we will discuss. These characters are capable of creating great traps and other useful items. They have amazing offensive capabilities; as well as defensive capabilities. Because of these tools; engineers are one of the more popular classes in video games today; and this game is sure to appeal to that niche.
If you enjoyed our video preview of the Paladin class in our previous article; ” Paladin Video Games – Part 2 “; this one should give you a bit of a refresher. Specifically; we’ll go over PvP; healing; damage dealing; and how to build up your character in between levels. We hope this information has helped you understand the basics of Paladin video games so that you can enjoy them more. Feel free to send us questions via email or live us on the forums; and stay tuned for more Paladin videos from the World of Warcraft Paladin community! There are a lot of good stuff out there!