What is it about Obsidian?
The studio which seems mostly to ride on the coat tails of RPG developer giants Bioware and Bethesda always has some means to scratch the itch of role-playing fans. A feeling of ‘old school’ pervades almost every release, just as often in a bad way as much as a good way. Perennially behind the times technologically, their games are often incredibly buggy, the combat is usually just poor, and their animation team composes characters who look like B-movie actors. And yet, there’s a spirit to their games which (unlike their animators) animates all the parts into products which glow with inspiration – that je ne sais quoi. Dare I say it, I actually think their games are good.