Going on with the game, I’ve met a couple of other faction leaders and picked up more things to do, though Morgana hasn’t committed herself to a group yet.

For one thing, I haven’t seen all the leaders. There’s the head of the drakons, Ghaldring (he was in GF4 also), who appears to be the top rebel leader. I have a task to meet with him, but that’s a tough journey and Morgana isn’t ready for that right now.

I also know, from the Spiderweb board, there’s one more faction leader out there somewhere. So it seems there are six of them altogether, although Rawal appears to be a faction unto himself.

As usual, there are tricky conversations where you can increase your reputation with one side or the other by what response is made to certain questions. And, of course, what actions you take.

For instance, you can be asked to kill someone, say as a Shaper job. Doing it will, naturally, increase your rep with them. But, you could let the target go, then lie about it, and increase your rebel rep without making the Shapers hostile.

That’s one of the things I like: being able to lie and get away with it. However, pulling that off requires a certain amount of leadership ability; it isn’t automatic.

Yet, I’m still not really enjoying this game as much as the last one. For some reason, I feel like I’m plodding along rather than making progress, despite Morgana being level 24.

Maybe it’s the way GF5 is strung out, and having spent so much time but not yet seeing all the faction leaders. Also, it seems that the fights are harder here than they were last time.

Whatever the cause, playing is more effort than fun. Of course, I will persevere to the conclusion. But it’s going to take awhile.