In 2023, the developers at Owlcat Games had the opportunity to experience a wide range of top-notch games. From highly anticipated titles like Baldur’s Gate 3 and Cyberpunk 2077 to critically acclaimed gems like Disco Elysium and Dishonored, the Owlcat devs had their hands full with immersive and captivating gaming experiences. In this article, we will take a deep dive into the games that Owlcat devs played and explore their thoughts and impressions on these remarkable titles.
Baldur’s Gate 3: A Highly Anticipated Adventure
One of the standout games played by the Owlcat devs in 2023 was Baldur’s Gate 3. Developed by Larian Studios, Baldur’s Gate 3 is the highly anticipated sequel to the iconic Baldur’s Gate series. Set in the Forgotten Realms universe, this role-playing game (RPG) captured the attention of gamers worldwide with its immersive storytelling, stunning visuals, and deep character customization.
The Owlcat devs were particularly impressed with the game’s attention to detail and the ability to make impactful choices that shape the narrative. The expansive world of Baldur’s Gate 3 provided endless exploration opportunities, with each decision carrying consequences that impacted the player’s journey. The game’s strategic combat system and engaging dialogue options further added to the overall immersive experience.
Cyberpunk 2077: A Futuristic Open World
Another game that caught the attention of the Owlcat devs was Cyberpunk 2077. Developed by CD Projekt Red, Cyberpunk 2077 promised a futuristic open-world experience set in Night City, a sprawling metropolis filled with intrigue and danger. The game’s cyberpunk setting, combined with its immersive storytelling and breathtaking visuals, made it a highly anticipated release.
The Owlcat devs found Cyberpunk 2077 to be a visually stunning and immersive game. The detailed and vibrant world of Night City, coupled with the game’s deep character customization options, allowed players to fully immerse themselves in the cyberpunk universe. The branching narrative and impactful choices also impressed the Owlcat devs, as they felt that their decisions truly shaped the outcome of the game.
Disco Elysium: A Detective’s Journey
Disco Elysium, developed by ZA/UM, was another game that left a lasting impression on the Owlcat devs. This unique RPG combines elements of detective work, role-playing, and immersive storytelling to create a truly captivating experience. Set in the city of Revachol, players take on the role of a detective trying to solve a complex murder case while battling their own inner demons.
The Owlcat devs were particularly drawn to Disco Elysium’s deep and thought-provoking narrative. The game’s intricate dialogue system allowed for meaningful interactions with various characters, each with their own motivations and perspectives. The Owlcat devs appreciated how their choices and actions had consequences, shaping both the story and the protagonist’s development. Disco Elysium’s atmospheric world and richly detailed setting further enhanced the overall experience.
Dishonored: A Stealthy Adventure
Dishonored, developed by Arkane Studios, offered a fresh take on the stealth genre, and it was among the top games enjoyed by the Owlcat devs in 2023. Set in the industrial, steampunk-inspired city of Dunwall, Dishonored follows the story of Corvo Attano, a supernatural assassin seeking revenge in a world filled with political intrigue and supernatural powers.
The Owlcat devs were captivated by Dishonored’s unique blend of stealth gameplay, immersive world-building, and player choice. The game’s open-ended levels allowed for multiple playstyles, rewarding both stealthy and aggressive approaches. The Owlcat devs found the game’s supernatural abilities and inventive gadgets to be particularly enjoyable, as they provided creative solutions to various challenges. The richly detailed world of Dunwall, with its distinctive art style and atmospheric soundtrack, further added to the overall experience.
Other Notable Games
In addition to the aforementioned games, the Owlcat devs had the opportunity to explore a variety of other remarkable titles in 2023. These games showcased diverse genres and gameplay mechanics, providing a well-rounded gaming experience for the Owlcat team. Some of these notable games included:
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Developed by CD Projekt Red, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is an open-world RPG that follows the adventures of Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter on a quest to find his adopted daughter. The Owlcat devs praised the game’s immersive world, complex characters, and engaging quests.
- Elden Ring – Developed by FromSoftware in collaboration with George R.R. Martin, Elden Ring is an upcoming action RPG that promises a vast, interconnected world filled with challenging enemies and epic boss battles. Although the Owlcat devs had limited hands-on experience with Elden Ring, they were eagerly anticipating its release and were excited about its potential.
- Hades – Developed by Supergiant Games, Hades is a roguelike action RPG that takes players on a journey through the Underworld. The Owlcat devs appreciated the game’s fast-paced combat, compelling story, and stunning art style. Hades’ innovative narrative structure, which evolved with each playthrough, also stood out as a unique and engaging feature.
- Ghost of Tsushima – Developed by Sucker Punch Productions, Ghost of Tsushima is an action-adventure game set in feudal Japan. The Owlcat devs were impressed by the game’s beautiful open-world environment, immersive samurai combat, and rich storytelling inspired by Japanese history and culture.
The Owlcat devs had the privilege of exploring a diverse range of top games in 2023. From the highly anticipated Baldur’s Gate 3 and Cyberpunk 2077 to the critically acclaimed Disco Elysium and Dishonored, these games provided immersive and captivating experiences for the Owlcat team. The deep narratives, stunning visuals, and innovative gameplay mechanics of these games left a lasting impression on the Owlcat devs, further fueling their passion for creating exceptional gaming experiences. As the gaming industry continues to evolve, the Owlcat devs eagerly anticipate the next wave of groundbreaking titles that will push the boundaries of storytelling and gameplay.