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/
“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
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