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Preview The Escapist gets a look at The Eyeless in Pillars of Eternity: The White March Part 2

Discussion in 'RPG Codex News & Content Comments' started by Infinitron, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    For this week's event in their modest PR campaign for the concluding chapter of the Pillars of Eternity: The White March expansion, Obsidian have given The Escapist an exclusive look at the expansion's villains, a race of terrifying god-forged giants known as The Eyeless. In addition to some renders and a couple of screenshots that demonstrate just how giant they are, there's also a short description from Josh Sawyer and character artist Dimitri Berman. I quote:

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    Obsidian Entertainment's Pillars of Eternity was a smash hit when it was released last year. It was soon followed by The White Marsh Part 1 expansion, taking players even deeper into the mysteries of Eora.

    Now, with the final installment of that expansion coming on February 16 in the form of The White March - Part 2, we get a glimpse at The Eyeless, massive creatures that players will encounter and be forced to defeat to move through the game.

    "At the beginning of the second part of The White March, the Watcher has a dream in which they see terrible visions of these monstrous creatures sweeping across the Eastern Reach, destroying every settlement and overpowering every army in their path." said Josh Sawyer, Obsidian's game director for the series. "It's unclear where the Eyeless have come from and why they would want to destroy civilization, but the Watcher's dream puts them on a path to find out why."

    And since the story calls for The Eyeless, it's up to the character artist team to bring them to life.

    "From the start, we knew the Eyeless had to be really unique," said Dimitri Berman, lead character artist on Pillars of Eternity. "The story called for a race of beings forged by a god, so at once it was an exciting challenge. The Eyeless had to be practical because they were built for a purpose, but they were also truly alien to Eora, so we tried to convey that in their statuesque form. We also imagined the god could forge with both bronze and organic matter indiscriminately, and sometimes might blend the two, so there are parts where the internal metal skeleton reveals itself through the thin moon-flesh."
    Pretty scary. Although they also remind me a little of Hoborg from The Neverhood. :P
     
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    This "Eyeless" does looks like some sort of whale hunter.
    Ugly in bad manner
     
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    In fairness, some differences emerge in closeups:
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    :bravo:

    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
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    Yeah, Jyggalag has eyes. :P
     
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    Just add baraka arms and a moai for a face.
     
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    Oh.
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    Are the backgrounds higher resolution in the expansion or is it my impression?
     
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    creature concepts are created through silhouette first. now paint both creatures black and compare the thumbnails: the spikes extruding above the shoulders, the elongated head, the slender figure, a weapon extending one arm. they both share peculiar similarities, and looked from afar there's not much difference.
     
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    Maybe use the ones without the spikes protruding out of his back?

    What the hell are those things anyways? The Eyeless' conception of a quiver?
     
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    I wouldn't be surprised if they have an ability that lets them throw one of those things at you.
     
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    Eh, I'll buy it/
     
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