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Game News Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Released

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Infinitron, May 8, 2018.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Serpent in the Staglands Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    Tags: Obsidian Entertainment; Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire

    The run-up towards the release of Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire has been considerably less dramatic than that of the first game. Mechanically, Deadfire can be described as putting more focus on tactical depth - encounters, abilities, AI - while de-emphasizing traditional strategic resource management elements. The latter change has been a source of worry for fans since the game was announced, and after the beta was released many believed Josh Sawyer would never be able to get it to feel right, but in the end he seems to have converged on something decent enough. With systems and mechanics seemingly in good order, the question that remains is whether the Obsidian of 2018 can deliver on narrative. At this point, they have no more excuses. The return to a Fallout: New Vegas-style open world faction-centric campaign is promising, but the proof will be in the pudding. Without further ado, the launch trailer:


    And the launch day reviews, which are quite positive:

    Windows Central 5/5
    MMORPG.com 10/10
    GameSpace 9.8/10
    Worth Playing 9.5/10
    CGMagazine 9.5/10
    Ragequit.gr 92/100
    GamesBeat 92/100
    Shacknews 9/10
    Wccftech 9/10
    USgamer 4.5/5
    TheSixthAxis 9/10
    RPG Site 9/10
    Hardcore Gamer 4.5/5
    PCGamesN 9/10
    Game Informer 8.75/10
    PC Gamer 88/100
    IGN 8.5/10
    Guardian 4/5
    GameSpot 8/10​

    Pillars of Eternity II is available now on Steam and GOG for the price of $50. If you're playing, don't forget to unlock all the scavenger hunt bonus items.

    P.S. We never did get that audio team Fig update...
     
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  2. FreeKaner Prophet of the Dumpsterfire

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    Dumpsterfire of a game that couldn't even complete its figstarter updates. What is to expect from the end product?
     
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  3. Shin Savant

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    I've started the first one today (for the 5th time probably, played the first few hours in each and every enhanced edition/update) with the intention of really finishing it. Hope PoE2 will have had enough patches and shit once I'm done. A quick glance at reviews seem to indicate that it's fairly buggy.
     
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  4. Naraya Savant

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    The king has returned. Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire is for RPG's what The Witcher 3 is for action RPG's. PoE combines the breadth and essence of Baldur's Gate 2 and the freedom to explore of Fallout, while serving a modern and ambiguous story.

    :shredder:
     
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  5. FreeKaner Prophet of the Dumpsterfire

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    When are they fixing all the bugs, polishing game balance and adding the DLCs to fill the holes in world exploration? Game might be playable then.
     
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  6. Your Kindness Novice

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    Soo, the first impression: it seems to be better than the first part, at the very least.
     
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  7. Paul_cz Magister

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    Fergus shenanigans aside, I am glad it is (probably) a fantastic game and I hope it will sell...assuming its actual developers get to share in its success.
     
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  8. Bocian Arcane

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    Edit: if you bought the game already, you can post this in a steam review. Might be interesting.
     
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  9. Dorateen Arcane

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  10. BlackAdderBG Arcane Patron

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    Codex 2013 Codex 2014 PC RPG Website of the Year, 2015 Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Grab the Codex by the pussy Codex USB, 2014 Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    Well according to steamchards Pillars 1 peaked 42k on release, and the 2nd is at 18k today. :shittydog:
     
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  11. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Serpent in the Staglands Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    Not at release, first weekend after release.
     
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  12. BlackAdderBG Arcane Patron

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    Codex 2013 Codex 2014 PC RPG Website of the Year, 2015 Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Grab the Codex by the pussy Codex USB, 2014 Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    ???

    It says 42k all time peak and first recorded day is 30.03 with 30k, so the peak was between 26 and 30 march. The graph shows straight down so don't understand what you mean, most ppl were defiantly on day one.
     
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  13. Roguey Arcane Sawyerite Sawyerist Sawyer's Bride No Fun Allowed

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    The numbers merge after enough time has passed, but the first Sunday after release is always the one with the most concurrent players. Withhold judgment until then.
     
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  14. BlackAdderBG Arcane Patron

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    Codex 2013 Codex 2014 PC RPG Website of the Year, 2015 Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Grab the Codex by the pussy Codex USB, 2014 Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    I doubt the all time peak is merged. If Pillars 2 starts climbing after day one it will be first.Niche games all have their peak day 1.
     
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  15. Outlander Custom Tags Are For Fags. Patron

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    B-b-but IHaveHugeNick said that Chris Avellone was sabotaging Deadfire's release and that everyone at Obsidian would get fired...


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    Waiting for the final-deluxe-allDLC-bugfixed-balanced(TM)-version to play it.

    12 Codex reviews, when?
     
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    As fortune would have it, the numbers are preserved here https://steamdb.info/app/291650/graphs/

    As you can see, Sunday wast the biggest day, not release.

    While it's too early to tell, these numbers aren't good. It has significantly fewer than its predecessor, which is quite bad for a sequel they put so much more money into (as opposed to a slam dunk). Obsidian is finished and good riddance.
     
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  18. Latro Arcane

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    if POE2 fails the blame falls squarely on Tyranny more than anything MCA said, imo
     
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  19. Infinitron I post news Patron

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  20. Invictus Arcane The Real Fanboy

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    Well the KKK is fully in effect...seems it has all the signs of polarized reception; well received (and reviewed) by mainstream media, invocations of Christ Avellone, angst edgy buildup by posters while they wait for a hardass review from Rexor
    I like the fact I backed this and since I have almost no free time for playing will probably get to play it when all the bugs have been squashed
     
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  21. Jedi Master Radek Arcane

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    Extremely beautiful game gets a launch trailer which does not show much of the pretty graphics. Utter insanity.
     
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  22. Turok Erudite

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    I still not finish the first one, already buy the dlc pass season, i have to hurry !!!!

     
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  23. Ezeekiel Arbiter

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    And POE1 ...
     
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  24. Lycra Suit Learned

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    Played a little while. So far the combat and writing are just as bad as the first game. The character rooster somehow manages to be even worse. Gonna try to get refunded as a matter of principles.

    5/10 from me. Just as expected from a company that hasn't delivered a single good game in the last 10 years.
     
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  25. Restuju Barely Literate

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    As anticipated, the current review score of POE2 is a bit lower than D:OS2.
    So many bugs in current version and slow loading time...
    no offense, bro
     
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