Obsidian is one of those game companies that makes me feel guilty for not having talked about them more. Sure, I have mentioned that Fallout: New Vegas (One of my favorite sequels to one of my favorite games of all time) is an awesome game but they’ve done a *LOT* of awesome stuff that I never got around to talking about.
They were behind Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords. (One of my favorite sequels to one of my favorite games of all time.) They were behind Neverwinter Nights II (another of my favorite sequels). Alpha Protocol probably deserves its own post in its own right (something to the effect of “I totally see what they were going for”). Pillars of Eternity is a game that people who loved Baldur’s Gate and Icewind Dale would love and help them remember why they loved those games and, perhaps more importantly, *SHARE* why they loved those games.
It is one of the game companies out there that has done me right a heck of a lot more often than it has done me wrong (and the times it has done me wrong were for sins that I found easy to forgive… bugs, crashes, glitches… that sort of thing). The way I used to feel about Bioware is the way I feel about Obsidian.
And, as such, I was *THRILLED BEYOND WORDS* to hear that Obsidian has a new game coming out.
Here… let’s watch the trailer:
Oh, wow. So many different feelings. The first impression I have is that this game reminds me of Firefly. I showed it to a co-worker and he said that it reminded him of Borderlands. So we have something from 15 years ago and something from 9 years ago that this is reminiscent of… and, while it’s doing that, it’s (apparently) working the “New Vegas” angle and so we have some *SERIOUS* nostalgia wine packaged in some new skins.
I’ve already pre-ordered it on Steam, though I’ll probably get the version available on PlayStation 4. Because, hey, I watched Firefly in my basement, I played Borderlands in that same basement, I beat New Vegas in that same basement… and it’s coming on time for me to explore some new worlds in that same basement. Even if those new worlds are outer.
I can’t wait.
So… what are you playing?
(Featured image is “Storm Squad” by JD Hancock. Used under a creative commons license.)