War is hell, as just about everyone will attest to, including those living in Oraz as the land is currently recovering after one spanning three decades. Thirty years of combat, conquest, magic and all that nasty stuff. That’s a long time for two people – Human and Leshin – to be at each other’s throats. But Sofya Rykov, Echoes of the Fey: The Fox’s Trail‘s protagonist, has no time to think about any of that, as there are mysteries to solve, aided by her Leshin partner, Heremon ir-Caldy. The game is afoot!
In this first episode of Echoes of the Fey, Sofya and Heremon have been tasked with locating a prison guard. One who, as far as everyone knows, died as the war neared an end. Or did he, now? I mean, if the person making the request believes her son to be dead, surely the need to find him is hardly of the utmost essence, save for a proper burial or such? Something else must be going on, and “fortunately” for the dynamic duo, Sofya’s magical powers… allows her to transform into a cat. That should help avoid unwanted attention. Maybe.
Some will improve your relationship with the characters. Others will provide you critical information. And some will change the fate of the people you will come to know. Explore Vodotsk in side-scrolling segments and assist other characters in minor side-quests to uncover more about the history and lore of the realm.
Either way, whatever happens over the course of this tale is largely up to the player, with choice points numbering well past a hundred. Will you be able to figure out what is going on eventually, or fail miserably? And even if you do, who’s to say someone else won’t pay handsomely for the information, rather than returning to the poor mother? Evil is as evil does, or so they say.
Before you jump in, however, I’d recommend reading the prequel, Echoes of the Fey: The Prophet’s Arm for some background, and all that good stuff. Oh and a demo can be acquired from the link below.