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Eternity Is Deadfire better than PoE?

Discussion in 'Obsidian Entertainment' started by Lahey, May 16, 2018.

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which is better?

  1. PoE

    10.7%
  2. Deadfire

    42.9%
  3. KingComrade

    38.1%
  4. You should've chosen Eric

    32.1%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Shadenuat Arcane

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    It feels better than PoE1 but if you ask me to make a list of what makes it better than PoE1 I will fail to make one and just go duuuuh muh feelings.
     
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  2. Shadenuat Arcane

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    No wait

    Character building is better!

    100%. Multi classes allow for ridiculous combos that completely break combat as you 1-shot everything.

    ....wait is that actually better? uh.
     
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  3. Lahey Laheyist Patron

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    The option exists. One can also vote twice for neither game, or once for one while also having the satisfaction of voting against the other a second time by proxy.

    :balance:
     
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  4. Tom Selleck Arcane

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  5. Erebus Arcane

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    Deadfire right now is already more entertaining than PoE at its best. The setting is better (and looks way better than anything in PoE, except maybe for the White March) ; the factions are more interesting ; the companions are connected to the plot ; you can spend plenty of time exploring if you want to ; multi-classing offers more flexibility ; you get some choice as to the classes of your companions ; etc.

    Obviously, there are problems to fix. But PoE has problems that it never bothered fixing, such as the fact that you would reach max level way before the final part of the game.
     
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  6. ColonelTeacup Learned

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    I was equally disappointed with both of them. Smudboy was right.
     
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  7. damager Savant

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    If you hated the writing and combat in POE, you will hate in in Deadfire.
     
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  8. Theldaran Scholar

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    Seems about right.
     
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  9. Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Arbiter

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    I was utterly indifferent to it, and if anything I can appreciate Deadfire is at least a bit more focused and less verbose/dispersive.
     
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  10. Fedora Master Arbiter

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    Consider a turd. An old turd that's been dried by the sun. It's still just a turd but slightly less disgusting to look at. That's PoE1. That's why you're now seeing "Weeeeeell the first PoE wasn't that bad..." posts.

    Now consider a turd fresh from the butt. It's a disgusting piece of shit but on a purely abstract and technical level, it is the fresher and newer one out of the two.
     
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  11. JarlFrank I like Thief THIS much Patron

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    Well, dancing barefoot on a gathering of porcupines while juggling glowing hot embers and having sulphuric acid poured down your pants is better than PoE1, so I don't know what the question is here?
     
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  12. SymbolicFrank Liturgist

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    Deadfire being better than a very bad game doesn't make it good, or even decent. It's still bad, just less than PoE.
     
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  13. LubomiRTard Literate

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    As an every day player I prefer Deadfire, ship combat is awesome, we improved the overall game compared to PoE. I sincerely don't get those who don't find it superior.
     
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  14. SkiNNyBane Learned Patron

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    Voice acting makes shit writing palatable and lack of engagement mechanics feels much better. The game in current state plays itself though if you put AI on. Way to ez wait for patches. Also less walls of text i,e homer wannabe ;)
     
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  15. Owlish Arcane

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    I finished POE, I didn't like it but I finished it. POE2 I gave up early. If you liked it, neck yaself.
     
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  16. M. AQVILA Cipher

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    I tried to play PoE again in preparation for Deadfire, especially since I only played vanilla 1.0 PoE. Suffice it to say that I got bored after recruiting Durance, if not earlier. Now I'm not planning on playing Deadfire anytime soon, especially since people say it's either slightly better or the same as PoE.

    TL; DR: What Master Planetar said.
     
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  17. Safav Hamon Learned The Real Fanboy

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    I disagree with the people claiming it's only a minor improvement. The difference was night and day for me.
     
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  18. frajaq Learned

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    yes

    but they're still bad
     
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  19. Glaucon Savant

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    PoE II is better for Neketaka alone.
     
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  20. Lady Error Arcane Literally Hitler

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    POE already improved a lot with White March - and Deadfire is a continuation of that improvement.

    Deadfire is better in every single way and anyone who claims something else must be a moron or an edgelord - or both.
     
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  21. Safav Hamon Learned The Real Fanboy

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    It truly is a universal improvement over the first game.

    I reinstalled the first game and played several hours, trying to remember anything that I liked about it more than Deadfire. My mind turned a blank.
     
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  22. Chaotic_Heretic Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Shitposter

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    Is dogshit better than catshit?
     
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  23. Riddler Augur Patron

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    It's an improvement in every area (particularly area, quest and item design) except companions and music. While the writing now being uniformly mediocre is pretty understandable when one looks at the talent management of obsidian, the decline in music quality on the other hand is mindboggling.
     
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  24. Tigranes Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    I wouldn't quite say universal improvement; e.g. the weird Vancian/per-enc mix in POE1 wasn't great, but POE2 fucked it up more by abandoning all pretense of meaningful attrition.

    In general, though, it's a clearly superior game and the franchise has improved with every major iteration.
     
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  25. Theldaran Scholar

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    Huh... coming from someone called "Lady ERROR" I somehow doubt that.
     
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