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Ever since Obsidian Entertainment's first-person RPG Avowed was revealed last year, we haven't been able to learn much about this upcoming The Elder Scrolls-inspired project. However, we now have this Windows Central article that claims to share some insider information about Avowed, which includes a few words about the game's spellcasting system, a quick assessment of its general tone, and more.
Now, it's important to note that this article doesn't cite any verifiable sources and may very well sit somewhere between conjecture and a hoax. But seeing how it's the best thing we've got right now, here's a quick excerpt and you take it from there:
The combat seems to be more loadout-based than The Elder Scrolls, which gives you mountains of spells in a gigantic list. Warriors will get access to more physical attacks like swordplay, powerful kicks, and shield bashes, while casters will be given a range of spellbook options to customize and tailor their combat style, with attacks bound to specific buttons.
I am a huge Pillars of Eternity fan and seeing stills of Avowed's early builds filled me with a ton of excitement. As much as I love the tactical combat of Pillars, seeing the classic CRPG add new dimensions with action-oriented combat is undoubtedly going to bring in a whole legion of new fans to the franchise. I think fans of The Outer Worlds should be particularly excited, too.