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  • Summary: Pillars of Eternity, the ultimate role-playing experience on PC, comes to Xbox One! Created by and for role-playing fans by Obsidian Entertainment, masters of the RPG genre, Pillars started as a Kickstarter project, where it shattered all funding goals and pulled in more than 75,000 backers.Pillars of Eternity, the ultimate role-playing experience on PC, comes to Xbox One! Created by and for role-playing fans by Obsidian Entertainment, masters of the RPG genre, Pillars started as a Kickstarter project, where it shattered all funding goals and pulled in more than 75,000 backers. From there, it released to broad critical acclaim, won dozens of awards, and has been a fan favorite on the PC. Now, Paradox Arctic has adapted this unmissable RPG for an entirely new audience on major consoles -- bringing Pillars' fantastical world, tactical combat, and unforgettable story to fans on a whole new platform. Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition includes all previously released additional content from the PC version, including all DLC and expansions in a single package.

    But Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition goes beyond just offering everything together. Paradox Arctic has thoroughly updated the Xbox One version of the award-winning RPG for play with a controller, and have entirely redesigned the UI for easy viewing on televisions. Players will be able to easily navigate the game's detailed character creation, real-time-with-pause combat, and party management from their couches thanks to new TV-friendly menus and controls.

    Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition features:
    Award-winning writing, story and artwork of Pillars of Eternity, along with the expanded world and content of The White March: Parts I & II
    Countless character creation options, from races and classes to character backgrounds which drive your personal story
    An epic universe to explore, filled with intriguing party members and companions, a variety of in-game factions, and a lovingly rendered world to traverse
    All major updates from the original PC version, including a raised level cap, expanded party AI options, and new difficulty levels
    New UI and controls designed from the ground up, presenting the Pillars of Eternity experience like never before
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Aug 28, 2019
    100
    Despite these Switch-specific issues, Pillars Of Eternity is an absolute joy to play through. With the main campaign and two expansions included there’s well over forty hours of excellent RPG to get stuck into. It’s one of the Switch’s best ports because it’s one of this generations finest titles.
  2. Aug 13, 2019
    90
    During the sixty to seventy hours it takes to make your way through the main story and DLC on offer in Pillars Of Eternity (much more should you choose, quite rightly, to meander), you’ll meet a cast of unforgettable travelling companions, fight your way through labyrinthian dungeons, explore deserted Dwarven fortresses, become Lord of your very own stronghold and undertake quests as varied as they are beautifully-written and acted. Obsidian has created a heartfelt tribute to the classic 'Infinity Engine' RPGs of old; one that takes the best of those games, delicately updates them and – in the process – becomes something of a classic itself. For RPG fans, this is a must-buy.
  3. Sep 24, 2019
    90
    Pillars of Eternity does not rewrite the foundations of the RPG genre but it stands out as an amazing tribute to the classics and with its experience in exploring a wide, vast world and centrality of the player's actions in the top-quality plot the result it a game that never runs out of steam. On top of that, the combat system adds to the game's depth and help make Pillars of Eternity an absolutely unmissable work that nobody should ignore.
  4. Aug 13, 2019
    85
    Quotation forthcoming.
  5. Aug 8, 2019
    80
    If you're a casual RPG fan then you likely won't enjoy Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition but those who relish in complicated old-school RPG systems, immersive dark fantasy worlds, and challenging encounters will find a lot to love here.
  6. 80
    A surprisingly good port of a purposefully old school computer role-player, that proves even the most PC of games can work on consoles.
  7. Oct 25, 2019
    60
    Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition does fulfill the promise of bringing back the experience of an old-school cRPG. As a result, though, it also comes with a convoluted combat that can get in the way of the game’s main appeal: its expansive fictional universe.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 52
  2. Negative: 44 out of 52
  1. Feb 28, 2020
    10
    Bugs have been fixed. This is a fantastic game that launched with a lot of issues on switch that most fans did not appreciate but the game isBugs have been fixed. This is a fantastic game that launched with a lot of issues on switch that most fans did not appreciate but the game is without a doubt worth your time now. Expand
  2. Aug 12, 2019
    6
    Pillars is, at its core, an amazing game. I loved the story, the level of detail and content put into making it be as it is.

    That said, this
    Pillars is, at its core, an amazing game. I loved the story, the level of detail and content put into making it be as it is.

    That said, this is my second platform on which I'm playing it, and oh my, is the Switch port buggy.

    No crashes, so that's a positive.

    The UI is completely messed up: fonts get corrupted during gameplay so all text turns into weird glyphs. Icons of items in your gear and inventory overwrite each other, so sometimes a bow looks like a cloak, or a lock pick looks like a potion.

    Both of these bugs trigger easily within the first few minutes of playing the game. As such, I can't believe that this bug isn't known. Pretty shameful performance on the part of the author/porting team.
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  3. Sep 29, 2019
    2
    This is the first game I Purchased when I bought my Switch. Unfortunately it was released early with tons of bugs that render it almostThis is the first game I Purchased when I bought my Switch. Unfortunately it was released early with tons of bugs that render it almost unplayable. Versus Evil, which ported it over to the Switch, has released one patch. Hopefully many more will follow to make this title stable. Unfortunately this has become a trend of Dev’s to let the public be their beta testers and disregard the backlash as a result. THQ Nordic and Versus Evil is slated to release Pillars of Eternity 2 Deadfire on the Switch in December.
    Hopefully it won’t be plagued with so many bugs as this title. At this point, I can’t recommend purchasing Pillars of Eternity Complete Edition until Versus Evil fixes it.
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  4. Jul 31, 2020
    0
    Grip Digital, Vs Evil and Obsidian have mishandled this port to the point where it doesn't even work almost a year after release. Grip DigitalGrip Digital, Vs Evil and Obsidian have mishandled this port to the point where it doesn't even work almost a year after release. Grip Digital has apparently given up trying to fix it, and VS Evil shows no interest in doing so because they have milked all the money they can from this port and the upcoming Deadfire ports. Obsidian is responsible simply because they don't even seem to care about the state of this port and have offloaded all requests for updates and bug reports to the other companies, washing their hands of them. Criminal, and all three should answer for this trainwreck of a port. Expand
  5. Jan 15, 2020
    0
    Completely broken game. and after 6 months its not fixed. The gray screen problem, spells not working , and a bunch of glitches. i got aCompletely broken game. and after 6 months its not fixed. The gray screen problem, spells not working , and a bunch of glitches. i got a refund. you should to. Expand
  6. Aug 26, 2019
    0
    Game is released in unplayable state. Item buffs do not work, skills do not work, graphical glitches. It is a disgrace this game was releasedGame is released in unplayable state. Item buffs do not work, skills do not work, graphical glitches. It is a disgrace this game was released in this state. DO NOT BUY! Expand
  7. Sep 10, 2019
    0
    Do not purchase this game, as many others here did, I also went out of my way to create a metacritic account to make this post. If you areDo not purchase this game, as many others here did, I also went out of my way to create a metacritic account to make this post. If you are interested in this game, buy it on another platform. The switch version has multiple game breaking bugs. The company that ported it did not do any QA what so ever and have just been hiding behind Nintendo's difficult eshop refund policies and playing an aggressive PR game.

    This is a good game, but do not purchase it on switch
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