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"It was all a lie. Macros sold us a vision he never believed in."

Godfall is a third-person Action RPG developed by Counterplay Games and published by Gearbox Publishing for the PlayStation 5, PC and PlayStation 4, being a launch title for the former. The game was released November 12, 2020 in North America and Australasia and on November 19, 2020 in Europe.

On August 10, 2021 the game's first expansion, Fire & Darkness, was released. On the same date, the game received an update called Lightbringer.

Godfall contains examples of the following tropes:

  • Abusive Precursors: The Lore Codexes paint the Archons as this. They created the Valorians solely to wage war with one another, until Orin and Macros decided to overthrow them.
  • Animal Motifs: Many of the Valorplates are themed after animals. The exceptions are Moebius and Typhon. They are:
    • Silvermane: Lion
    • Phoenix: Exactly What It Says on the Tin
    • Greyhawk: Hawks and other birds of prey
    • Armistice: Buffalo
    • Mesa: Ram
    • Hinterclaw: Wolf
    • Illumina: Peacock
    • Aegishorn: Beetle
    • Vertigo: Moth
    • Bulwark: Bull
  • Artificial Intelligence: The Seventh Sanctum serves as this for Orin. He even comments that she seems to be more independent in comparison to other Sanctums.
  • Badass Army: The Valorian Knights, who are explicitly described as being "god-like" when they're equipped with Valorplates.
  • Cain and Abel: The story starts off with a recap of a war between brothers: Orin and Macros. You play as the former.
  • Call a Rabbit a "Smeerp": While they have a greater lifespan and physical ability, Valorians are the closest thing to humans in this setting.
  • Co-Op Multiplayer: The game allows you to play cooperatively with two other players.
  • The Faceless: The cast is almost never seen without their faces covered by a helmet.
  • Gender Bender: Certain Valorplates can allow Orin to be a woman.
  • Mad God: Macros, the Big Bad of the game. At the beginning of the story, however, it's clarified that he's on his way to becoming a god.
  • MacGuffin: The Skybreaker Monolith. According to the Lore Codex entries, it was an artifact designed to control the world of Aperion by ancient godsmiths. Shortly before the start of the story though, it was used to mine Aetherium. It's also large enough to house entire realms.
  • Magitek: The game's world is filled with this, from the Monolith to the Sanctums.
  • One-Man Army: Any Valorian Knight is this, capable of single-handedly tearing through countless foes on their own.
  • Powered Armor: The Valorplates used by the Valorian Knights seem to be a magic version of this.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: The player character is Orin, who is looking to kill his brother, Macros, for betraying him.
  • Semi-Divine: The lore says that the Valorians are explicitly described as this, as they were the first creations of the Archons.
  • Super Mode: Archon's Furynote , which varies depending on the Valorplate equipped.
  • Ultimate Blacksmith: The godsmiths are considered this. They're known to create powerful weapons and artifacts like the Skybreaker Monolith.