Best Hidden Details In Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical

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Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical is not the first video game to feature the gods and goddesses who live on Mount Olympus, but it might be the first to turn their tales into big, musical numbers. This game has a fresh take on some of the classic myths and legends, which makes all the characters feel new again. The artwork is beautiful, the music is well-crafted and the gameplay is engaging

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But like most of the Greek myths, there is a lot more lurking beneath the surface. This is a nuanced game, and it’s full of hidden details and options that can change everything. Finding these will take extra time but for those who want to experience every aspect of the story, it’s well worth the journey.

10 An Epic Voice Cast

Pan in the Underworld (Bar) from Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical

The voice talent involved in this game does not stay hidden for long. The principal cast is full of shining stars including the heartfelt notes of Troy Baker as Apollo. Baker is gaming royalty thanks to his voice work in the Uncharted and Final Fantasy series. He’s also voiced roles for the Call of Duty, Far Cry and World of Warcraft series of games, along with tons of others.

One particularly standout song is belted out with gusto by none other than Anthony Rapp, an actor with solid nerd cred. Rapp is a cast member of Star Trek: Discovery and his voice talents have been featured in multiple Broadway productions.

If Pan sounds familiar, that’s because he’s voiced by Cyborg. Actor Khary Payton has played the role in several DC animated films. He also played Ezekiel in The Walking Dead.

9 Your Choices Change The Songs

Hecate in the Reliquary, Act I, from Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical

Depending on which three options you choose for Grace’s interactions with people, the songs will change to reflect which option you picked. The entire story unfolds based on your decisions, which makes the game much more immersive. This is how the roleplay element of the game comes alive. You are in control of the entire world, even when it comes to the musical genre and lyrics of the songs.

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Your choices are to be more aggressive, charming or clever. If you choose the aggressive option, which is color-coded red, you’ll hear a more rock-inspired tune. The charming option has a jazzy sort of tone and the clever choice is string music.

8 The Role Of A Muse

Artwork from Stray Gods depicting Hermes standing at a door

Grace’s main plot line is the fact that she has unwittingly become a Muse and an inspiration to all those around her, who find themselves expressing their thoughts through song whenever she is near. But as the game unfolds, it becomes clear that Grace is a passive protagonist.

Her role in the game truly reflects that of a muse, as she does not so much create her own path as inspire others to find theirs instead.This is yet another way the game re-imagines and re-invents classic Greek myths.

7 A More Positive Female Portrayal

Medusa from Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical

Greek myth is littered with so many tales of sexual assault, victim-blaming and shaming and so many instances where autonomy is completely taken away from females, that it’s frightening. Updated versions of some of the worst offenders of these plot devices are presented here.

This game gives the Greek myths a much-needed update. Two of the most striking changes revolve around two of Greek mythology’s most mistreated females: Medusa and Persephone. Medusa’s terrible tale is retold in a more positive way and Persephone actually has some agency this time around.

6 Love Interests

Shot of The Chorus from Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical including Aphrodite, Athena, Apollo, and Persphone

During the game, multiple potential love interests will present themselves to Grace. You can choose to pursue any one of them. Grace will charm the likes of Apollo, Pan, Freddie or Persephone. The romance between Grace and Persephone has been heralded by some reviewers as a realistic and sweet portrayal of LGBTQ+ love.

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However, you can also choose to go it alone and reject all four potential romantic interests to reveal a bit of a hidden scenario. Remember, choosing none of the options is also an option.

5 Gaming Queen Cameo

A shot of Athena clasping her hands and smiling from Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical

With a cast so chock-full of incredible vocal talent, it may be easy to miss a cameo from a gaming legend. Felicia Day voices the wise goddess Athena, who accuses Grace of murder and sets the plot of the game into motion.

Day’s gaming cred is legendary, so it only makes sense that she should appear in a game dedicated to the gods and goddesses of a gaming world. Athena was a goddess of war in Greek myth and in this game, she’s a major catalyst for the action.

4 The Mystery Elements

Hermes in The Underworld (Bar) from Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical

During the first part of the game, you’ll have fun trying to figure out which new character is which ancient god or goddess, as the story does not reveal this information right away.

Trying to match the personalities of the characters to the known traits of the gods from Mount Olympus adds another layer of fun and mystery to the game. As the name of each character is ultimately revealed, you’ll find out if your guesses were correct or not.

3 Tons Of Achievements

Grace, Freddie looking at an emotional Asterion from Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical

Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical is full of different achievements. For example, you can become a Virtuoso by listening to every song. There are also achievements associated with every romantic path, so you’ll have to do all four to get every achievement. Doing this will also net you the Heartbreaker achievement, for which you’ll have to flirt with all four potential love interests in the same save file.The path to Hell is also paved with various achievements, depending on how you choose the ruler.

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Explore all your different options to get all the available achievement rewards. Playing through the game will earn you several of them, but a few of the achievements take a bit more work. There are exactly 36 unique achievements in total.

Grace’s friend from the mortal world, Freddie, will die in almost every single scenario that plays out in the game. However, Freddie’s fate is far from sealed. There is a way that Grace can deify Freddie and turn him into an immortal god, which is a lot better than being dead. Find out how to save Freddie to see this hard-to-reach final outcome.

2 First Song Reprise

Venus from Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical

Make the right choice in the third act, and Grace will sing a hidden song. This is the song from the beginning of the game but presented differently.

This extra musical number only happens if you make a specific decision during her storyline. This is one of the few times when your choices affects whether a song plays at all.

1 Whodunit?

Persephone challenging Grace in the Underworld from Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical

The main plot of the story revolves around an unsolved murder. Grace, accused of the crime, must figure out who the real culprit is before she has to face the wrath of the gods. Like every good murder mystery, multiple characters in the story are suspects and they’re all hiding something.

Though many other things in the game can be changed, the one ultimately responsible for the murder is always the same. See if you can solve this classic whodunit before the killer finally confesses. You will get to choose whether to take pity on the killer or show anger for what they have done.

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