The game takes place in the fantasy world of Eora, mainly inside the nation of Dyrwood. The infants in the Dyrwood are plagued by a recent phenomenon in which they become "hollowborn" upon birth, meaning they are born with no soul. During the beginning of the game, the protagonist experiences an awakening of power due to a disastrous supernatural event, discovering they are a "Watcher": a person who can see past lives and interact with souls. The objective of the game is to find out what caused their awakening and how to solve the hollowborn problem.
The game starts with a character creation screen where the player can choose items for their playable character, such as their physical appearance, race and creed.The player can choose to play as one of the eleven available classes: fighter, barbarian, paladin, ranger, wizard, druid, monk, priest, rogue, chanter and cipher.Each of them make the gameplay different.
The player can choose from five skills to overcome situations: Stealth, Athletics,Lore,Mechanics and Survival.As the player fights more creatures,more information is added to their bestiary.This helps the player collect information about how to attack them effectively.Early in the game,the protagonist will take over a stronghold,which acts as the party's fortress.This can be upgraded.
Play as any one of six races - Human, Aumaua, Dwarf, Elf, Godlike and Orlan.
Utilize five core skills to overcome any situation - Stealth,Athletics,Lore,Mechanics and Survival.
Deep character customization - Build a character as one of eleven classes such as Barbarian,Chanter,Cipher,Druid,Fighter,Monk,Paladin,Priest,Ranger,Rogue and Wizard.
Sculpt your own story - Side with various factions using a reputation system, where your actions and choices have far reaching consequences.
Explore a rich and diverse world - Beautiful pre-rendered environments laced with an engaging story and characters bring the world to life.