holy hell this looks cool
Lichdom is a single-player action adventure intended to introduce gamers to the vast and varied world of Roth where magic is celebrated, feared, and omnipresent. To better deliver a kinetic experience, the game-play camera is first-person but the magic system is designed carefully to deliver a connection to the player’s destructive and manipulative power not found commonly in a “shooter.” We are ensuring that our players will feel everything.
The system driving combat and magic is designed from the ground up to deliver an emergent spell-casting experience in worlds tailored to allow for experimentation and re-playability. The player is trained in the use of these systems through quests tailored to feel seamless with the environment. Hundreds of encounters with the corruption of this world encourage a player to build and test their magic creations. Each new region challenges the player with visceral combat and rewards them with magics of increasingly varied effect. With skill and creativity these abilities can be combined to create organic synergies that unleash far more devastating destruction. All of these systems and stories are designed to deliver an experience unique to each player as they choose how to craft their own mage, own their experience, and rid the world of its demonic corruption.
RPS put it as 'Skryim powered by CryEngine'. the only drawback is it isn't a true open world game, but then again Dark Messiah wasn't open world and I got one hell of a kick out of playing it....