Wardstone is hyped as major artifact that effectively keeps the world from being overrun by the demons. Story-wise the whole point of the Act 1 is that we save the world by retaking the Wardstone. After all it’s not about the city being destroyed, but Wardstone being in some sort of peril.
Eventually it comes to this:
Here, I want to raise a number of issues with the writing.
It seems that the only thing that makes it possible for us to do something about the situation is a mysterious crystal chisel. Had we not have it with us, all was left to do is shrug and walk away. Did I get this right? If so, the premise is that while wandering through the city ruins we peek through a pile of rubble and find an item that ends up saving the world. What a savant! Shouldn’t this event be more elaborated in-game? It turns to be main quest material, the pivotal moment.
The “angels host”. We learn about their existence and their plight in the previous screen, and the next screen is when we make a decision. Ok, are we supposed to care? If yes, then there’s not enough setup and info. What exactly are angels in this world? Are they like Fey in KM, humanoid creatures with personalities that live in their own dimension? Right now, the Wardstone is effectively an ant-farm. Within, ants do their thing and now they have a civil war, whatever. That’s not how “care” works.
Anyhow, we now click an option according to desired [Alingment] and [Mythic Path] I suppose. Then what? Nobody seriosly discusses the respective outcome. Does the Stone still function? It should vary depending on the choice, shouldn’t it? If the Wardstone’s power deminishes or vanishes, isnt’t it a big deal? It’s very unclear and lacks any gravity.
We got to save the world in Act 1 of… ten? Or didn’t we? Again, it’s unclear, what exacly did we accomplish. If we did, it’s anticlimatic unless in Act 2 we save the world twice and in Act 3 we save the world thrice but we do not. On the other hand, if what we done wasn’t that fateful, then there should be a clarification. Like “Thanks for helping us to contain that security breach, our techical team may now repair the stone and you get promoted to Crusade leader”.