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Pillars of Eternity

old school RPG, out today

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Eternity aims to recapture the magic, imagination, depth, and nostalgia of classic RPG's that we enjoyed making - and playing. At Obsidian, we have the people responsible for many of those classic games and we want to bring those games back… and that’s why we’re here - we need your help to make it a reality!

Eternity will take the central hero, memorable companions and the epic exploration of Baldur’s Gate, add in the fun, intense combat and dungeon diving of Icewind Dale, and tie it all together with the emotional writing and mature thematic exploration of Planescape: Torment.

This game looks fantastic. By looks I clearly don't mean visually (though I think they hit the nail on the head there too) but the reason and ideas behind it are just fantastic. Gaming has become too streamlined, simplistic, dumbed down, repetitive, and samey lately.

Huge AAA RPGs look like real life but are just "follow the marker" simulators, put in a plot twist and call it a day.

I spent so many hours in Neverwinter Nights 2 on so many characters, engrossed in the story and intricate gameplay. I'm excited for another game I can engross myself in, diving into the lore and characters. A game that doesn't treat me like an idiot and hold my hand, where decisions matter, and its driven by story.

It's getting pretty great reviews. (metacritic)

Anyone else going to be giving it a shot?

Steam link: http://store.steampowered.com/app/291650/

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“Obsidian (and its Kickstarter backers) have done it: Pillars of Eternity is one of the best RPGs since Baldur's Gate.”
9/10 – IGN

“It's the best new, isometric RPG to come out in years”
5/5 – The Escapist

“This is a big, fat, deep adventure that lets you carve your own unique path through a fantasy world that’s been brilliantly brought to life with rich, evocative writing. It’s a game steeped in a bygone era of computer RPG design, but somehow it doesn’t feel archaic. Obsidian have always been bound to other peoples’ worlds—Fallout, Dungeons & Dragons, Star Wars, South Park—but in creating their own from scratch, they’ve made not only their best game to date, but one of the best RPGs on PC.”
92/100 – PC Gamer

Good review with no spoilers:

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willy wrote:
Yo Fork. Check your steam. :D

Shit son, cheers! You bloody legend!

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6 weeks late, but s'all good and greatly appreciated ;)
willy
Fork wrote:
willy wrote:
Yo Fork. Check your steam. :D

Shit son, cheers! You bloody legend!

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6 weeks late, but s'all good and greatly appreciated ;)


xo xo
willy
Learning the ropes

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Found my first magic item! (hint: if you leave the first cave without it, you suck, learn to RPG.

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Level up!

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Fuck yeah, looking good Willy!

Bain, get on it :)

Game is installing now, should be about done when the wife gets home.

Should be able to make my homie tonight when she goes to bed early - working tomorrow.

Unsure if I want a macho melee bloke, or a sexy wizard lady. May have to flip a coin.

Or get completely out of my comfort zone and go rogue mate, may have to flip a three sided coin.
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This game is damn good.

Ended up going a Cipher which is like a mage but instead of pew pew they fuck with your soul. Though they're pretty much just mages, so far at least.

Got to the first town, talked to the tree person, got a party of three then cleared the temple and got the blacksmith's supplies back.

Decent guide on combat for those who are playing, especially the AoE part: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/f … =414713755
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The bloke hanging out by the tree in the first town, has a name on the minimap. Took a few different times talking to him to convince him,, but he came along in the end. I quite liked how it wasn't just "hey come along" "ok" like other games.

He's a fighter, not sure if you being a fighter has any sway in that though.
willy
Fork wrote:
The bloke hanging out by the tree in the first town, has a name on the minimap. Took a few different times talking to him to convince him,, but he came along in the end. I quite liked how it wasn't just "hey come along" "ok" like other games.

He's a fighter, not sure if you being a fighter has any sway in that though.


Devo. I don't need fighters...My dude is super tanky. I really need a ranger or a rogue. The wizard is overpowered.

have you worked out how to replenish your guys quicker? I've been heading back to town to rest in an inn constantly...
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