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Lysan Lurraxol

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In Topic: Comments on Pillars of Eternity (aka Project Eternity)

29 March 2015 - 06:10 AM

So, is anyone else playing this? 


I think I'm about half-way through, and I have to say, it's probably the best RPG I've seen since Mask of the Betrayer - and if it continues the way it's going, I think it might be stronger than BG2


The combat takes a little getting used to, but it does make sense, and it looks and sounds absolutely beautiful. The setting is very well realised - drawing on traditional fantasy, but also nuanced, intriguing, and surprisingly dark - but not in the crappy grimdark shock value way of Game of Throne or Dragon Age. There's a sensitivity and subtlety to the writing, that really elevates the setting and characters. 


The plot is really engaging - again, darker and more nuanced than I'd expected - more Torment than Baldur's Gate, and the companions are interesting - I think actually improved by the lack of romances - seems to have given the devs more latitude to generate character concepts without having to make them appealing. The stronghold is a little lacking thus far, but the reactivity and variety of options you have in defining your character, and how they approach quests (and the sheer variety of them!) more than makes up for it. 


I can't recommend Pillars of Eternity highly enough, especially to fans of the original IE games.