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  • Summary: Pillars of Eternity, the ultimate role-playing experiences comes to PS4! Created by and for role-playing fans by Obsidian Entertainment and adapted by Paradox Arctic — together bringing Pillars’ fantastical world, tactical combat, and unforgettable story to you.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 25
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 25
  3. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Oct 23, 2017
    90
    Not for everyone but if you can see past its issues, herein lies a phenomenal old school RPG.
  2. Aug 29, 2017
    90
    Pillars of Eternity is worth looking into for any RPG fan. The game has a great plot and world to explore, and Obsidian has given players enough options to ensure that anyone can see the end of the story, regardless of skill level. It can be a bit overwhelming at times, and if you’re on a higher difficulty it’s not afraid to tear your party to pieces, but if you didn’t pick this up on Steam due to being a console gamer, you don’t have an excuse now.
  3. Sep 5, 2017
    90
    If you like old-school RPG and for some reason you missed it on PC, don't miss it again. With this game, Obsidian proves once again why they are the masters of narrative and classic RPGs.
  4. Aug 29, 2017
    85
    Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition is without a doubt a brilliant game that nearly singlehandedly revived a genre that has been replaced in the hearts of many by World of Warcraft, The Witcher, or The Elder Scrolls series. And while those series (and their respective genres) are amazing in their own right, Obsidian’s re-imagining of the poorly-aged genre is a must play for any fan of similar games and a great jumping off point for those interested in dabbling in something more complex.
  5. Oct 16, 2017
    85
    Although the porting issues affect the experience enough to bog it down a bit, they're not so extreme as to ruin it. PoE is that rare game where each of its components, from the story and writing to the audiovisual aesthetics, are individually exceptional yet manage to combine into something greater still. It presents a level of immersion that leaves a lasting impression, and you owe it to yourself to experience it firsthand.
  6. Sep 7, 2017
    85
    One of the best RPGs of the recent years finally lands on consoles, with a new (and mostly good) UI and both of the expansions bundled in, and, even after more than two years, can still be a very good choice for all the role playing games aficionados on both Ps4 and Xbox One.
  7. 80
    Pillars of Eternity was certainly crafted with PC in mind, but it’s no less an enjoyable experience on console. I admit I came in with a bit of a bias having played it on PC first, and I had those expectations coming in, fair or not. Yes, I missed a mouse and keyboard with item management and combat, but as a whole, I’m incredibly impressed with how Obsidian has managed to translate this hardcore cRPG to console. More than anything, I’m thrilled that console gamers now have the opportunity to romp through Eora. It’s an adventure no RPG-fan should miss.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 19
  2. Negative: 6 out of 19
  1. Sep 22, 2017
    10
    This is a game in Old-school ISO-metric gfx (similar to: Baldurs Gate, Diablo, Icewind Dale, Fallout 1-2 etc) is an outstanding RPG veryThis is a game in Old-school ISO-metric gfx (similar to: Baldurs Gate, Diablo, Icewind Dale, Fallout 1-2 etc) is an outstanding RPG very complex and deep, that has a great story to be told, with interesting characters. It has good voice-acting, but those moments are rare, since this game is a very text-heavy tale, so if you despise reading your stories this RPG might not be for you.

    Was a bit sceptic at first, since on PC there is so much mouse-clicking, and menus that it simply seems so much better suited for a PC, but it makes me happy to say: this port from PC to console is surprisingly good. Though, not sure if they patched it, but the loading times is horrible, sure not at first, but the longer in you progress, the longer the loading times.

    Despite this, this is a game I'd warmly recommend to any person who is fond of a text-heavy ISO-metric RPG.
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  2. Mar 2, 2019
    10
    Este juego es la mar de dibertido me gusto descubrir un mundo nuevo, experiencia que no tenia desde e DA origins. Un sistema de combateEste juego es la mar de dibertido me gusto descubrir un mundo nuevo, experiencia que no tenia desde e DA origins. Un sistema de combate Clasico y de alguna forma actual que no se siente que me mima ni me retiene, es como si dijera aqui estan tus armas tus conjuros usalos como mejor quieras. Historia completamente genial y ORIGINAL, yo no soy un erudito pero hasta el momento es una de las pocas historias originales y bien ejecutadas de el genero Expand
  3. Apr 18, 2020
    9
    It's been a long time since I've played a game like Pillars of Eternity. A deep role playing game with great tactical control, and amazingIt's been a long time since I've played a game like Pillars of Eternity. A deep role playing game with great tactical control, and amazing magic and combat leveling. One of the biggest selling points for me is always the story, and this game does not disappoint. The idea of children being born without souls, and the impact it would have on society is well explored here. The characters are fleshed out well and the story threads all weave in nicely to form an overall great experience. Expand
  4. Feb 26, 2018
    8
    Here lies a wonderful hark to RPG's from yesteryear which mimics the playstyle of games such as Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale, NeverwinterHere lies a wonderful hark to RPG's from yesteryear which mimics the playstyle of games such as Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale, Neverwinter Nights, Champions of North etc. which is sadly marred by a few bugs.
    If you have played the games mentioned previously then you will know what to expect: an isometric, party based RPG with a combat and magic system which is deep and rewarding and an element of loot grinding. Much of the system is heavily borrowed from Dungeons & Dragons with spells and abilities renamed so as not to encroach on any copyrights. If you know that system of RPG then the learning curve is significantly easier than if you don't.
    The story is Pillar's best asset and your actions within that affect things which come to pass later which is not to put down any other gameplay element. It's weakest asset? Bugs. I experienced myriad crashes, mainly when loading an area, which caused the game to crash to the dashboard and even once had a corrupted save file due to a crash that occurred during saving the game.
    If you can get past the game issues and don't mind reloading the game (a bit too often to be honest) then 100+ hours of RPG heaven is right here. I would have rated this at around 92/100 if it wasn't for those bugs.
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  5. Aug 14, 2019
    7
    My personal rating for "Pillars of Eternity" (PS4): 7,2/10 - Good
    Gameplay: 7,5
    Video: 7
    Audio: 8,5
    Scope: 9
    Balance: 5
    Story: 6
  6. Sep 22, 2017
    4
    I just don't know what I'm missing here. I very much enjoyed the PC version, but got distracted with a move and never quite returned to it toI just don't know what I'm missing here. I very much enjoyed the PC version, but got distracted with a move and never quite returned to it to finish it up. I've been doing a lot of PS4 gaming lately so I was excited to get back into this world to finish up the adventure, but man...what a mess.

    Between the godawful interface (and I mean, it's just terrible) and the interminable load times (I can wait sometimes a minute or more when going from one floor to another in a dungeon), and I just cannot believe this game wasn't pilloried by reviewers (professional or otherwise). I remember the load times on the PC were pretty bad, but this is "screw this, I'm uninstalling" territory especially when considering how small most area are, with each requiring a load screen.

    I'd give this adaptation one star if it weren't for the awesome game it's based on. The story is still great and the mechanics and play style are a wonderful throwback. Nevertheless, I'm giving this one up and going back to my Steam copy and wishing I'd spent the money on Original Sin instead.
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  7. Sep 20, 2019
    0
    If you like a game that crashes constantly with ps2 graphics then this is the game for you. If you want a game that that allows you to take aIf you like a game that crashes constantly with ps2 graphics then this is the game for you. If you want a game that that allows you to take a bath between load screens, yes this game can accommodate you! The story is decent but the constant pause screen that automatically pops up every 10 seconds during a fight is insanely annoying. I’m around 90 hours into it and still have a dlc to start. It is a huge time commitment. I like long games but every time you go anywhere, whoop you get an extensively long load screen. It’s probably a good game on computer, but the ps4 just can’t handle it correctly. Nothing is more fun than fighting a boss for half an hour and then having the game crash. Which it does 5 or 6 times every time I play it. Expand

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