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Testament: The Order of High Human announced for PC and consoles

Published: 15:40, 23 May 2023
Fairyship Games
Testament: The Order of High Human seems like it takes cues from Elder Scrolls
Testament: The Order of High Human seems like it takes cues from Elder Scrolls

Testament: The Order of High Human popped up unexpectedly as the developers announced a game that looks eerily similar to the likes of The Elder Scrolls series.

While everyone is anxiously waiting for Avowed, another game that looks like The Elder Scrolls popped up out of the blue as Fairyship Games announced Testament: The Order of High Human.

That said, even though the game has several striking similarities, it will differ from the acclaimed franchise that mostly takes place in Tamriel.

Testament: The Order of High Human is in development for PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.

According to the initial announcement, the game is a story-based action adventure with strong RPG and Metroidvania elements. That last one on the list is the first major difference from TES games, which did feature some backtracking but didn't rely on actual elements of the subgenre that would open up paths you already crossed but couldn't travel.

This also hints that the game is much smaller in scope, which is to be expected since it's not made by a major studio. On other hand, the list of features suggests that the game will encourage the players to explore every nook and cranny of the lands and dungeons.

In other words, the map may end up smaller but it definitely sounds richer than the average Bethesda game.

As for the story of the game, it is about a fallen king who is on a journey to save his realm from darkness and destruction, which is the standard premise of such games.

Interestingly enough, the devs mentioned Dark Souls as one of the inspirations and considering the high amount of magic, bow and sword disciplines to be learned and utilised, we may be looking at one of the best first-person RPG combat systems but let's try to not get overhyped before we see actual gameplay.


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