The game is going to be be action with an emphasis on adventure. You will start out in an abandoned and old run down area. In a location that is unknown. Immediatly you are going to be attacked by a gang of thieves. You will have the ability to Attack and Block the attacks. On the game (xbox controller) left trigger will block and right trigger to attack. Right now our goal is third person. Simlar to zelda (64) controls. After defeating your foes, you will have the opportunity to proceed with the story, or go of adventuring.
Should you proceed with the story, you will have to read the documents (i on keyboard Y on gamepad) that led you to where you are. (King betrayed you and sent you to die) Next thing on your to do list will be to figure out what the king is up to. So you go to the nearest town. (its big) and gather information. Remember you are supposed to be dead. So if you have been to a place that soldiers know who you are, you will be met with hostility. I will be implementing 4 different Factions. The King will Own one of them. Going into a town with the Kings faction will not be a good thing.
If you decide to explore the world. The same concepts apply above. However finding hidden locations and unique documents, will provide information to help you in the story. Destroying Crates and Barrels will provide bits of metal and scraps that you can use to enhances the attack and defense of your weapons. If you kill soldiers of a separate faction needlessly that faction will now be hostile toward you. Killing thieves and gang members will not change the way factions feel toward you. There is plenty to explore. (The Alpha is scaled down for performance purposes)