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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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  • Developer: Obsidian Entertainment
  • Genre(s): PC-style RPG, Third-Person, PC-style RPG, Role-Playing, Western-Style
  • # of players: No Online Multiplayer
  • Cheats: On GameFAQs
  • Rating: M
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Score distribution:
  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: 47 out of 452
  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. Apr 1, 2015
    10
    Overall a game the delivers on all the Kickstarter promises and stands out as an exceptional cRPG, especially in comparison to genre thatOverall a game the delivers on all the Kickstarter promises and stands out as an exceptional cRPG, especially in comparison to genre that lauds things like DA:I as RPG of the year. The variety of backgrounds, classes, and cultures provides ample space for writing your own story (unhampered by preset PCs or full voice acting). I recommend this game without reservation for anyone wanting a deep narrative and mechanically nuanced role playing game. Expand
  3. 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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  4. Mar 5, 2018
    9
    Thank god obsidian and inexile are still actively making games that rests on frp tradition.
  5. Mar 27, 2015
    9
    Plain and simple:
    It's an rpg, a trip back to the glory days, when games where made to entertain and not turned into franchises with season
    Plain and simple:
    It's an rpg, a trip back to the glory days, when games where made to entertain and not turned into franchises with season passes, ingame Shops, day 1 dlcs etc.
    And nothing like Bioware's dating simulators of late.
    Great times, Divinity: Original Sin, Wasteland 2, now Pillars of Eternity and Torment on the horizon.
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  6. Mar 31, 2015
    7
    It was great fun until the bugs started coming in one after the other. Stat bug, companions inventory deletion bug, load and save times goingIt was great fun until the bugs started coming in one after the other. Stat bug, companions inventory deletion bug, load and save times going from 3 seconds to 40. I really like this game but its doing everything it can to brick my save. Expand
  7. Aug 11, 2015
    0
    One thing they did right, damage resistance on armour, now dont think im apologetic but lets point out some things,the health system isOne thing they did right, damage resistance on armour, now dont think im apologetic but lets point out some things,the health system is retardedt, you should lose life! when hit, not on a derived stat.; the whole character system is bad, there is no intuitive logic there, the percentage based thing is garbage, scaling is your enemy, in levels in everything, the stat system is garbage, the world is an empy mess of usless npc that you cant interact with, yada, why bother Expand

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