Choice. Life is all about choice. Cause and Effect are how we live. The cause of the situation is why the effect happened, and you will want to make the proper choices in this new title from Triple-I Games. Hindsight 20/20 Wrath of the Raakshasa is a 3D third-person action RPG where every choice makes a difference to the people around you and your story.
A world where choices between ruthless combat or merciful choices make all the difference. With writers from Bio-Ware, how else could you make a game with choices? Early in the playthrough, there are early elements of your choices. Fighting your enemies with a baton or a sword makes all the difference. I tend to go with the merciful choices myself and all of the guards will thank you for maintaining their peaceful coexistence with them. The town around you talk to you in certain ways based on these actions and it shows in their conversations. While going into the castle area you are met with a challenge by the main guard and he lets you know about a friend of yours. If you choose to fight him and you take too long something happens to your friend. If you are fast enough a different action occurs. It is very reminiscent of the Mass Effect games.
The hand-crafted art style makes Hindsight 20/20 feel very unique and it allows for a more stylized world. The town and the world around it is beautifully created for an immersive feeling and I love how it looks. Each character has its own unique personality and that makes it something to look at. Another world making choice is the musical score. Music can make a narrative live and breathe and the music in Hindsight is very well composed. Between the open-world score and the battle themes you just feel like you are in the game more completely.
Overall, Hindsight 20/20 is a good take on the choice-based action RPG and it shows with the care that was taken in crafting the story. It is currently available on Steam, Switch, PS5/PS4, and the Xbox One and Xbox Series X for 14.99 USD. It is a very good title and worth a look for the price.
Note: Our copy was reviewed on the PC with a code provided by PR.