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post Dec 12 2013, 05:06 PM
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So this is what Obsidian has been working on. After trying Baldur's Gate II maybe a year ago, this looks intriguing. I enjoyed BGII except for a constant bug that prevented me from turning in quests.

Anyone else interested?


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post Dec 12 2013, 05:11 PM
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Looks pretty good, I guess. They're going to have to do something more exciting than 'standard D&D setting and enemies number ten jillion' if they want to get me actually excited about it, tbh; from that trailer there's nothing there that I haven't seen before.
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post Dec 18 2013, 05:49 PM
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I've supported this on kickstarter! It looked quite interesting. I haven't really followed it's progress, despite getting lots of mails with updates.


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post Dec 18 2013, 08:57 PM
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I was close to supporting it, but held off. Like Mustard said, it doesn't look like its really doing anything new, it just looks like another iteration of a DnD style RPG.

And since I kind of missed that wave of RPGs, I'm ok with that.


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post Dec 19 2013, 08:56 AM
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I'm not into DnD at all. What caught my attention was the promise of making another game like Planescape: Torment, which is my all-time favorite game. This game is superb despite being DnD. What lifts it up above all other games is the story, the dialog, the characters, the entire writing. It's just extra super duper.

If Pillars of Eternity is only 10% as good, it'll be a great game. I also hope they learned that their fight mechanics from PS:T didn't work at all, and that they'll think of something better. Shouldn't be too hard.


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post Dec 19 2013, 10:13 AM
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Oh, I really liked Planescape too, a lot, but one of the things I liked about it was that it was very different to everything else out there. But there are a lot of other isometric fantasy D&D-inspired CRPGs available and this just looks like one of those with an graphical touch up. Not bad, but nothing to get me excited about either.

I do mean to check out Shadowrun Returns, though, that looks pretty cool.
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post Dec 19 2013, 08:27 PM
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Yeah I'm not getting hyped up either. Perhaps it turns out cool, perhaps not. One thing it has going for it: it has a lot of the people from PS:T working on it.

Oh well, we'll see.


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post Jan 5 2017, 10:00 AM
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Its great to see this is raising so much discussion. Xulima is not one of my favourites as it does seem to control how you progress in the game .

Over the years I have enjoyed a number of varieties of RPG with my particular favourites being Gothic 3, Baldurs Gate 1 & 2, Icewind Dale 1 & 2, Dungeon Master & Chaos Strikes Back, Oblivion and Skyrim, Drakansang 1 & 2, Dungeon Siege 1 & 2, Pool of Radience -Ruins of Myth Dranor, Eye of the Beholder 1 to 3, Ishar 1 to 3, Sacred 1, Divine Divinity, the Might & Magic Series, the Spell Force 1 & 2 series, the Dragon Age Trilogy, The Mass Effect Series, Two Worlds 1 & 2, and more recently, Malevolence, Divinity Original Sin, Blackguards 1 & 2, Legends of Dawn, Legend of Grimrock 1 & 2, Pillars of Eternity and, another reacent find on steam, Heroes of Steel.

I have found Risen 1 to 3 & Dark Souls 1 particularily disappointinting as I am able to make little progress in these.

I also play & enjoy an number of computer strategy games ranging from The Lords of Midnight and Domdarks Revenge in the 1980s' to the Total War series, Heroes of Might & Magic Series, Age of Wonders series, Legends of Eisenwald, Myth 1 to 3, The Mount & Blade series, Blitzkrieg 1 & 2, Desert Rats, D Day and the other game in that series, Panzers 1 to 3 and, a recent offshoot Lords of Midnight, Legions of Ashworld.

It can probably be argued that Lords of Midnight, Doomdarks Revenge, Might & Magic, Age of Wonders, Spell Force, Legends of Eisenwald, Myth, Mount & Blade and Legions of Ashworld link the 2 genre in a nuber of ways, having defined quests and treasures.

Hope many of you have had the pleasure of enjoying these and many others I have enjoyed and may get some ideas for games to try in the future. Lords of Midnight and Doomdarks Revenge are both available from GOG for the PC and have been recently made available for android tablets and many of the other older games here can be obtained through GOG.

Lets hope ther are many more RPG and Strategy games that we can all enjoy and enthusiasts like Alex keep producing new and exciting ideas.
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post Jan 30 2017, 04:08 AM
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The crowdfunding for Pillars 2 began over here a few days ago, and ends in about a month. They have already exceeded their initial funding goal, and now are in the stretch goals. I am thinking of backing it this time, maybe for the $45 option.


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post Mar 24 2017, 01:23 AM
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Pillars of Eternity game version 3.05 is out now (it is Gog-18). IEMod is also now up to date with it. With the crowdfunding campaign for Pillars 2, I am suspecting (hoping!) that this is the final version of the game.


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post Mar 25 2017, 03:02 AM
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One of the really nice things about the latest version of IEMod is that it finally allows you to edit the stats of the Vanilla Companions. When using IEMod the game will use an XML file to get the attributes of the Companions. You can edit that however you want. There is also a backup XML file with the default values.



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