Pillars of Eternity PC

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  • Summary: Eternity aims to recapture the magic, imagination, depth, and nostalgia of classic RPG's that Obsidian enjoyed making - and playing. Eternity takes the central hero, memorable companions and the epic exploration of Baldur’s Gate, adds in the fun, intense combat and dungeon diving of IcewindEternity aims to recapture the magic, imagination, depth, and nostalgia of classic RPG's that Obsidian enjoyed making - and playing. Eternity takes the central hero, memorable companions and the epic exploration of Baldur’s Gate, adds in the fun, intense combat and dungeon diving of Icewind Dale, and ties it all together with the emotional writing and mature thematic exploration of Planescape: Torment. Choose to play as one of the six playable races: Human, Aumaua, Dwarf, Elf, Godlike, and Orlan. Whether you're playing a stout Dwarf, a towering Aumaua, or one of the otherworldly Godlike, Eternity's plethora of playable races scratch every role-playing itch you may have and allow for deep character customization. [Obsidian] Expand
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  1. Positive: 70 out of 71
  2. Negative: 0 out of 71
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    May 12, 2015
    100
    Is it even possible to return to the roots of isometric RPG, and not only find them healthy but create such a wonderful game from them? Obsidian has proved they could do miracles when their hands are not tied. [Issue#252]
  2. May 1, 2015
    95
    Renaming the game to "Baldur’s Torment" may be the easiest way to describe the triumph of spirit, design and scope of this masterpiece made lovingly by Obsidian.
  3. Mar 27, 2015
    93
    It has so many moving parts that work so incredibly well together with an unbelievably rich history and mythology.
  4. Mar 30, 2015
    90
    Beautiful and complete, Pillars of Eternity is a captivating game mastered throughout. Despite a lot of text to read and lengthy load times, it stands out as one of the best RPGs of our time.
  5. Apr 7, 2015
    90
    Pillars of Eternity is an outstanding game. It can be criticized with number of individual issues, but as a whole it works great, almost perfect. I know that all veterans of isometric RPGs will enjoy this game, and I firmly believe that not only them will do so.
  6. Apr 2, 2015
    86
    Pillars of Eternity is indeed great fun for RPG players young and old, and you don’t need a $2000 beast to play it on either.
  7. Jul 7, 2015
    70
    Pillars is a title that should make old-schoolers happy while still offering a solid core game, story, and a rich setting for new-schoolers.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 55 out of 431
  1. Mar 26, 2015
    10
    You can say it this way or the other: Baldur´s Gate is back! From the look of the game, the feeling when playing, the customization of yourYou can say it this way or the other: Baldur´s Gate is back! From the look of the game, the feeling when playing, the customization of your characters, the interaction withe them and the environment - everythinfg feeld like Baldur´s Gate - and plays like it. It´s the great old-school RPG all bakers - and not only them - waited a decade for. Fantastic, deep gameplay, tactical pausable combat and many many loot to ind.
    I can just say: love it. And recommend it everyone who only slightly loves deep and richt group RpGs, where tactical combat is more important than fast clicking in 1st person view!
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  2. Mar 28, 2015
    10
    Any sane(or not) fan of the baldur's gate, planescape, IWD series of the past ought to give this one a try. It is deep, lengthy and has soAny sane(or not) fan of the baldur's gate, planescape, IWD series of the past ought to give this one a try. It is deep, lengthy and has so much content that you can delve into this world for very many hours :). The presentation is polished and it is simply a great and fun RPG :) Expand
  3. May 23, 2015
    10
    An immersive game that demands strategy and tactical play. You will like this game if you're looking for a Medieval fantasy game that willAn immersive game that demands strategy and tactical play. You will like this game if you're looking for a Medieval fantasy game that will present a challenge. Expand
  4. Mar 27, 2015
    10
    An incredibly fun game, great story, interesting characters and it screams Baldur's Gate 3 2015.

    I will let dorklies discuss how it
    An incredibly fun game, great story, interesting characters and it screams Baldur's Gate 3 2015.

    I will let dorklies discuss how it deserves a zero because they feel the need to change each character's choices every second. (Your companions obviously DO come with AI, no one is actually changing what each of their companions is doing each blow... that would be insane).

    People can talk about kickstarter games and not enough "studio" to produce a AAA monoliths with every bell and whistle, but as far as having fun... the literal point, games like PoE grab you by the heart and do not let go.

    For newcomers to this sort of game... Take it slow, save OFTEN. Relax! You are going to find things you will have to come back to, puzzles that you cannot currently solve, weirdness you will not immediately understand... etc... There is no linear hand holding here. A great thing.

    Enjoy!
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  5. Apr 7, 2015
    9
    The first RPG I ever played was Kotor. For me, isometric RPG is something new. I was a backer for the game and I am having fun so far. ButThe first RPG I ever played was Kotor. For me, isometric RPG is something new. I was a backer for the game and I am having fun so far. But even if I understant people who are really into this kind of thing, I really think that the combat system is way to much complicated and since I found out that I suck at micro managing all my party members, well I have a hard time playing the game. I would give this game a 8 or a 9, but I can't, not because I suck, but because I think it should have been fully voiced... the story is rich and inviting, but having to read it all just spoil a part of the fun for me... But even with that bummer, I just can't stop playing the game... It is a masterpiece of epic proportion... For those like me who suck even on easy, you just have to activate the console and use some cheats. With those I made it so I could rest as I want whitout using campfire supply and with that cheat on, I could survive my own mediocrity... Expand
  6. Apr 6, 2015
    7
    I'm digging it so far, I just have 7 hours under my belt, but I am liking the graphics ad the story so far.

    Combat is fluid and fun, a
    I'm digging it so far, I just have 7 hours under my belt, but I am liking the graphics ad the story so far.

    Combat is fluid and fun, a little clunky with path finding or guys not attacking when something is smashing their faces in.

    Level design so far is really good and I am a big fan of the infinity engine from baldurs gate and icewind dale series.

    Having a hard time with certain classes though, like having a cleric with me in the middle of my group. I send in my warriors first to get initial agro, then they just switch to my cleric and literally rape him... over.. and over again.. I just got to the point of replacing him with another warrior.
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  7. May 19, 2015
    0
    Not ready for release. Everything about this game is great except for the astonishing number of bugs. I get an average of 2-4 CTDs (Crash toNot ready for release. Everything about this game is great except for the astonishing number of bugs. I get an average of 2-4 CTDs (Crash to Desktop) per hour. Also there are a lot of minor bugs in the UI and regular gameplay, but the result of seeing all of these little things (and a few rather large things) go wrong really hamstrings what would otherwise be a spectacular gaming experience. Art direction, writing, sound design, combat mechanics, overall mood and story coherence are unprecedentedly good. Better than Dragon Age, TES, etc. I came to this game from Arcanum, and playing PoE (when it isn't crashing/freezing/bugging out) is like a perfect realization of everything that Arcanum wanted to be. Obsidian, call me when you've put reasonable effort into making it stable. Expand

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