Anyone else seen this? Looks pretty good and their heralding it as the 'spiritual successor to Baldur's Gate' which gets my attention right away. I don't think that it will be as good as BG (3 reasons: Minsc, Tiax and Xzar) but anything in that direction is great. I've checked it out and it does look to be quite close to BG and I have to say that I'm impressed so far. The previewer seem to be interested too, or at least all the major ones.
I heard that instead of choosing background stories like Mass Effect did, which was pretty damn cool, you get to play an origin story and the choices you make in that portion of the game is what you will be in the main game.
That is awesome. Reading a preview from PC Gamer, it was a damn interesting story. As a dwarf prince, there is like some sort of betrayal from your brother and stuff for the throne. Its sounds pretty cool.
Yeah, this time around, the start is determined on what you choose, then your choices determine your character and abilities and such, like Rise of the Argonauts, KOTOR 1 & 2, and inFamous. Like you said, the Dwarf Prince would start out in the castle, but if you were a common Dwarf, you would start out on the street. And your actions effect the world, like you might kill someone in a bar fight, who was destined to be the next king of their country, but now that they're dead, there will be a power struggle, etc...
And the in game combat is real time, with tactical pause, and it's party based, that game will rock your socks.