Six Ages: Ride Like the Wind is one other of these video games I’ve been excited for since the moment it was announced. Long-awaited successor to ’90s cult favorite King of Dragon Pass, it’s a mix of tribal administration and roleplaying offered primarily as as Choose Your Own Adventure. Today, Six Ages will get its first non-teaser trailer, together with a launch date announcement – we’ll be raiding clans and taking cows once more in 2019, though iOS of us can have the sport in only a few weeks.
While King of Dragon Pass had you main the viking-esque Orlanthi folks, Six Ages appears to be like to place you within the lead saddle of a extra horse-centric, seemingly Mongol-inspired tradition inside the shared tabletop RPG setting of Glorantha. I’m equal elements excited and dreading having to be taught a complete new set of cultural mores and mystical traditions to uphold, as early runs within the authentic King of Dragon Pass usually got here to a messy finish as you waded into risks that no true Orlanthi would dream of venturing close to.
From the appears to be like of the trailer, little or no has modified to the system of the sport. While often you’ve obtained to stability your books in a stat-heavy display screen or two, the vast majority of your time taking part in can be spent consulting your panel of advisers, and making coverage selections in dramatic vignettes accompanied by lush hand-drawn artwork. The numerical outcomes of your selections are deliberately obscured, which sounds irritating however is simply a part of the attraction. After all, you’re a medieval chieftain, not an accountant, and no one can know all issues.
While the PC/Mac model of the sport gained’t be launched till 2019, the iOS model (guess who ordered a brand new Android cellphone simply hours in the past…) can be out on June 28th, so I’ll simply be right here, fuming with jealousy at iThing homeowners for the following few months. You can discover extra data on Six Ages’ official web site here.