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Pillars of Eternity Post-E3 Preview Blitz + New Screenshots

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Pillars of Eternity Post-E3 Preview Blitz + New Screenshots

Preview - posted by Infinitron on Thu 19 June 2014, 19:55:10

Tags: Josh Sawyer; Obsidian Entertainment; Pillars of Eternity

The embargo on posting about Obsidian's Pillars of Eternity presentation at E3 expired today, and with its passing came an explosion of preview articles, posted on gaming news sites across the web. Codexer Sensuki, our most dedicated Pillars-watcher, was on the scene to make a list of all of them:


Polygon: http://www.polygon.com/2014/6/19/5823118/pillars-of-eternity-preview-e3-2014
Joystiq: http://www.joystiq.com/2014/06/19/obsidians-pillars-of-eternity-looks-old-and-thats-good-news
Kotaku: http://kotaku.com/pillars-of-eternity-looks-like-the-next-great-computer-1592836049
PC Gamer: http://www.pcgamer.com/previews/pillars-of-eternity-e3-preview-infinity-reborn
The Escapist: http://www.escapistmagazine.com/art...Preview-Hallelujah-for-Classic-Isometric-RPGs
GameRanx: http://www.gameranx.com/features/id/22677/article/pillars-of-eternity-e3-2014-preview-a-fine-line
GameCrate: http://www.gamecrate.com/pillars-of-eternity-e3-2014-preview
PCWorld: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2365...-to-rpg-classics-turns-promise-into-game.html
MMORPG.com: http://www.mmorpg.com/showFeature.cfm/loadFeature/8618/
TheSixthAxis: http://www.thesixthaxis.com/2014/06/19/pillars-of-eternity-brings-back-classic-dungeon-crawling
Gaming Illustrated: http://gamingillustrated.com/pillars-of-eternity-e3-preview
SevenCut: http://www.sevencut.com/2014-e3-coverage/2014/6/19/pillars-of-eternity
CalmDownTom: http://calmdowntom.com/2014/06/should-i-be-excited-about-pillars-of-eternity
Hardcore Gamer: http://www.hardcoregamer.com/2014/0...st-versatile-rpg-in-pillars-of-eternity/90345
ActionTrip: http://www.actiontrip.com/features/e32014pillarsofeternity.phtml


GamersGlobal: http://www.gamersglobal.de/preview/pillars-of-eternity


IGN Italia: http://it.ign.com/project-eternity-pc/75687/preview/e3-2014-primo-impatto-con-pillars-of-eternity
Multiplayer.it: http://multiplayer.it/articoli/133643-pillars-of-eternity-i-pilastri-del-gioco-di-ruolo.html
Everyeye.it: http://www.everyeye.it/pc/articoli/pillars-of-eternity_anteprima_22815

The area that was shown in the preview was the game's opening. The player character is travelling with a caravan that gets hit by something bad(tm). He escapes into a nearby ruin with two companions. Along the way, there's some combat and C&C, and your companions might live, die or end up leaving you. If you'd like to know more details about the story, I recommend the GameRanx article. If you just want a succinct breakdown of the game's notable features, check out Kotaku (yes, Kotaku).

Oh, and there are also some new screenshots, which seem to depict the aforementioned ruins and a nearby player encampment:

So yeah, check out those previews. Other than the story information, they're mostly familiar material, although there are a few tidbits about the game systems that we didn't know about. For example, the fact that the game has an optional "ATB meter" feature that shows you when each character is ready to perform his next action. If skimming through all of these is too tl;dr for you though, you can check out GameBanshee's compilation post for a selection of excerpts.

Update: Here's an interview with Josh Sawyer by a representative from RPGamer that was recorded at E3:

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