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  • Summary: Pursue a rogue god over land and sea in the sequel to the multi-award-winning RPG Pillars of eternity. Captain your ship on a dangerous voyage of discovery across the vast unexplored archipelago region of the dead Fire. Bend the world to your will, as you explore the depths of InfinitePursue a rogue god over land and sea in the sequel to the multi-award-winning RPG Pillars of eternity. Captain your ship on a dangerous voyage of discovery across the vast unexplored archipelago region of the dead Fire. Bend the world to your will, as you explore the depths of Infinite possibilities, including detailed character customization, total freedom of exploration, and more meaningful choices at every turn. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 68 out of 71
  2. Negative: 0 out of 71
  1. May 9, 2018
    100
    Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire is as close to the perfect RPG as one can get. The fantastic setting, grand story, exceptional writing and voice acting, engaging combat all coalesce into an exemplar of its kind. This is the game that sets the bar. This is the game that needs to be aspired to.
  2. May 9, 2018
    95
    Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire is one of the best modern RPGs on PC. Obsidian's new video game is an amazing adventure with a brilliant writing, deep combat and amazing atmosphere.
  3. May 8, 2018
    92
    Pillars of Eternity 2 is a role-playing masterpiece that improves and dares a lot compared to Part 1 without losing the old-school charm.
  4. May 8, 2018
    90
    The original Pillars of Eternity is a tough act to follow, but Obsidian has knocked it out of the park once again. In addition to a layer of polish that permeates across the entire experience, the new naval aspect, larger world, advanced custom combat AI, and fully voiced dialog make this a must-have sequel.
  5. May 30, 2018
    89
    An excellent conclusion to an already excellent game. Ship navigation and above all ship combat are lackluster, but the general experience is fun and engrossing. Overall one of the best RPGs out there.
  6. May 18, 2018
    85
    Pillars of Eternity II Deadfire plays it safe just like its predecessor, and it has a worse main storyline, but it compensates with a greater and richer world to explore, better friendly AI, a refined combat system and much better side quests. In short, a must buy for fans of cRPGs.
  7. Jun 6, 2018
    70
    If one was to ignore the technical issues and consider it in isolation, Pillars of Eternity 2 could be deemed a solid game. Whilst on the surface it appears to offer depth and choice, effectively the content is relatively simple and linear. Nevertheless, there are some great side quests and locations to engage with, and a large number of stories and peoples to encounter. However, given the optimisation woes and the illusory depth offered by the main story, I lost interest in what I was doing fairly early on.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 89 out of 142
  2. Negative: 25 out of 142
  1. May 21, 2018
    10
    Impresionante, épico... no tengo palabras para elogiar a un juegazo de un calibre espectacular.
    Los cambios con respecto al Pillar 1 son
    Impresionante, épico... no tengo palabras para elogiar a un juegazo de un calibre espectacular.
    Los cambios con respecto al Pillar 1 son sencillamente perfectos. Un guión que te enganchará desde el primer momento, combates y mágias de todos los colores con un sistema perfectamente equilibrado que te hará disfrutar de cada minuto. Soy seguidor de este tipo de juegos desde hace muchos, muchos años. Baldurs Gates, Icewind, Bards Tales, neverwinter y como no el Pillars 1. Y el único que le aguanta el pulso a este es el Divinity Original Sin 2. Pero aún asi en mi opinion este lo supera de largo. JUEGO OBLIGADO DE TENER. OBRA MAESTRA.
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  2. May 17, 2018
    10
    On of the best CRPG´s i have ever played. A truly outstanding game with lots of choice and consequence. Good work Obsidian.
  3. May 8, 2018
    10
    An amazing sequel and a great RPG to explore!
    The best thing is the story-telling and the characters.
  4. Jul 6, 2020
    9
    Deadfiire archipelago is such a new mood compared to POE1 and old Baldur's Gate games. It is a fun game that got me hooked to finish it 4Deadfiire archipelago is such a new mood compared to POE1 and old Baldur's Gate games. It is a fun game that got me hooked to finish it 4 times(Noob numbers) with different endings. My only problem with he story is it was too big. I prefer a small but important story that will echo as time goes by throughout Eora. Ekera? Expand
  5. Jul 25, 2020
    8
    I didn't expect I would like a pirate game but it was a really good time. I feel like they could spare us the gods. They were unnecessary.
  6. Jun 24, 2018
    6
    Combat is boring, cumbersome and just plain uninteresting. Instead of being excited and wanting to manage any of the characters in my party,Combat is boring, cumbersome and just plain uninteresting. Instead of being excited and wanting to manage any of the characters in my party, it was a chore to get through. I elected to let my party do whatever they want and just point them to which the mob they should fight, and keep an eye on their health. Naval combat is even worse.
    Story is passable, but not exciting. The game is quite badly optimized and seems to become more sluggish after a few hours, even quitting to desktop takes almost a minute. And so many loading screens! Every level of every building requires a long loading screen. This makes it feel like a game made 20 years ago.
    Itemization is not that good either, some classes get magical/enchantable items way ahead of others, getting hold of basic things like belts, boots, and rings is a problem.

    I rate it at 6 just because it works, and is passable if you have nothing better. If I had to recommend a similar game, I would say that Divinity Original sin 1 and 2 were MUCH more fun to play and enjoyable overall.
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  7. Jul 29, 2020
    0
    "Do not make further Pillars of Eternity game anymore, you'll only screw things further"

    The statement above is the bottom line I would
    "Do not make further Pillars of Eternity game anymore, you'll only screw things further"

    The statement above is the bottom line I would like to give to this game. Don't get me wrong, I WAS a big fan. I love the writing, 10/10, the story and dialogues, 10/10, I have no problem with bird view 3D character, but the game design, about how you managed it, really put everything into the trash can.

    First of all, I am a "hardcore" gamer, which means, I always do the craziest difficulty any game ever has, which includes PotD. I love it, I love the concept, what really infuriated me though was, "What did you smoke when you put that save mechanism". Honestly, if you want to remove auto-save for the sake of "you get what you play", not gonna lie, I will agree with you. But how can you expect us to forgive you, for punishing us because of one of your GAMEBREAKING BUG? Not to mention how annoying it is to manual save because of your bizarre manual save system. And now you wonder why nobody cares to buy your game.

    This isn't just some "bug issue", this is some "mind concept" issue. You want to punish the player as hard as possible but you don't want to compensate or anything of your own failure. That is a selfish paradigm.

    As a verdict, put your thought about making PoE III to the grave. The franchise is done. You are done. Don't screw things any further than it has.

    For new-players: forget PoTD. Not because it was too hard, but because this game got too many game-breaking bugs that would make you wasted a couple of hours.
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