The Waylanders Review (Steam)
The Waylanders Review presented to you has us slipping the bonds of fate in this party-based RPG filled with Celtic myth and historical legend. Discover adventures alongside mortal companions and immortal allies as you explore the world of The Waylanders.
The Waylanders Review Pros:
- Decent graphics.
- 61.37GB Download size.
- Steam achievements.
- Full controller support.
- Graphics settings are quality, anti-aliasing, shadows, textures, view distance, foliage, shades, post-processing, sharpen, chromatic aberration, v-sync, fps limit, resolution, full-screen mode, scaling, temporal upsampling, and HDR.
- Five difficulties are cinematic, easy, normal, Waylanders, and nightmare.
- Can Invert axis and sensitivity sliders that are separate for the controller and the mouse.
- Auto loot option.
- Subtitles are available in normal size and increased size.
- Character creator – male/female avatars, four races (human/werewolf/mourian/semi fomorian), six classes (warrior/guardian/rogue/ranger/sorcerer/healer), background of character, hairstyle, facial hairstyle, skin tone, eye colour, setpoints into stats, set pronouns, and voice type.
- Can skip the cutscenes and skip lines of dialogue.
- In-game cutscenes.
- Multiple choice interactions.
- Good solid voice work.
- Full 3D camera control.
- Tutorial pop-ups with hover text in the menus.
- Combat allows you to set up formations and attacks so you can quickly pick them up.
- Autosaves frequently but you can manually save when you want.
- The scale of the world and hubs is that of an MMO.
- Combat works by you clicking on an enemy and then auto-attacking, you can then call up abilities and other attacks to do.
- Recruit new team members and they will be a mix of ones you can control and some you cannot.
- Full inventory drag and drop system.
- Big boss battles.
- Beautiful locations.
The Waylanders Review Cons:
- The difficulties in the menu are a different name in the start new game menu.
- No benchmark test.
- Cannot rebind controls.
- The mouse cursor stays on the screen even when using the controller.
- Inconsistent pacing issues.
- Your party members will constantly glitch out or just stand there not helping.
- Had missions fail for no reason or no way to end them.
- The map is not ideal.
- You have to be so precise in order to trigger or find an interactive point. They are easily missed.
- The first half an hour is just story and stop-start tutorials.
- Uses a hold button to activate the mechanic but doesn’t tell you.
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Developer: Gato Studio
Publisher: Gato Studio
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- Graphics - 7/107/10
- Sound - 7/107/10
- Accessibility - 6/106/10
- Length - 7/107/10
- Fun Factor - 6/106/10
Waylanders shows a lot of potential with strong storytelling and a lot of loot and character customisation, you really can build and play out your own unique character. The problem you face is the pacing is very slow, the combat is clever but does take some getting used to, no for me the problem is just the avalanche of information you have to keep taking on board, the constant up and down performance issues, and the ridiculously small text. I honestly gave it a good shot but it just takes its time to get you going that you cannot get into it, at times it’s almost like the game hates you. I tired of the constant interactions with characters as they eventually fell apart and your decisions meant nothing, it’s just a game that feels like it needed more time in early access. The game never seems to realize its own ambitions and ideals and instead serves up very generic offerings. The Waylanders was not for me and is a bland slow-paced RPG, there are much better offerings on the steam store for a lot cheaper as well.