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Game News Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous Released

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by Infinitron, Sep 2, 2021.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Tags: Owlcat Games; Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous

    It's easy to forget that there was some uncertainty surrounding Pathfinder: Kingmaker when it was released three years ago. Who could have known that this Russian studio that appeared out nowhere would turn out to be among the best RPG developers of modern times? With today's release of Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous, things are very different. It's clearly our most obvious candidate for RPG Codex Game of the Year, but beyond that, it's also quite likely the most ambitiously epic-scale isometric RPG ever made. Owlcat have created a game for the ages and I sincerely hope they will be rewarded for it. Here's their release announcement:

    Greetings, crusaders!

    It’s been quite a ride! Since February 4th, 2020, when our Kickstarter campaign started, you’ve been helping us to make Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous a better game. First, by unlocking more and more stretch goals with your pledges, then by participating in alpha and beta testing, and finally — by strengthening the Pathfinder CRPG community on social media, discord, forums, Reddit, and everywhere else! Just like in our games, the hero relies on their party, so did we rely on you, and we want to thank you all from the bottom of our hearts. We couldn’t have done this without you all!

    Please welcome Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous!

    Now we know you can’t wait to play it, so we won’t take any more of your time. Those of you who already got your keys and preloaded the game will be able to start playing as soon as you finish downloading the day one patch. Don’t forget to also check your Digital Download tab for the additional keys to activate your in-game bonus items and other digital rewards!

    If you haven’t had time to get your key for the game, please log into your account on our portal, go to the Digital Download tab, choose the platform where you will be playing (Steam, GOG, or Epic Game Store), copy your key and activate it in the selected store. After that, you can start downloading it.

    If you encounter any issues with your pledge, please email us at team@owlcatgames.com, and we will help!

    If you experience issues with launching the game, please visit our support portal.

    If you get lost in the world of Golarion, you can ask for directions in our discord.

    And of course, we will be happy to hear from you on our social media - Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, VK, and YouTube.

    Happy crusading!
    As I mentioned yesterday, Wrath of the Righteous has reviewed quite well. The fact that there are launch day reviews at all indicates that the game is in much better shape than Kingmaker was on launch. Unfortunately, there are very few of them and none from any of the "first tier" websites. Hopefully more will appear later on.


    Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous is available on Steam and GOG for $50. If you were a Kickstarter backer, don't forget to grab your bonus items from the backer portal.
     
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  2. entr0py Educated

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    Oh boy, oh boy!!! Here we go!!!

    Would be a :d1p: if I wouldn't have backed it during Kickstarter already!
    Have fun everyone!
     
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  3. TheSentinel Arcane

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    Is this game any better than the trainwreck that was the first one? I saw the copy pasted mess that is the UI and got turned off immediately.
     
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  4. Outmind Augur

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    Oh come on, the kingdom sim part was meh and most of the characters weren't memorable, but I'd hardly call the first game a train wreck. Especially after they patched things out and added turn-based mode.

    Although I will admit that the ui wasn't all that good and their choice of color was off. I hope they learned from their mistakes and implemented a dark mode option.
     
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  5. Glad Literate

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    I loved the first one, but got to beat it just few months ago, I hope this one is in a better shape than Kingmaker at release.
     
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  6. Grotesque ±¼ ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Patron

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    " Who could have known that this Russian studio that appeared out nowhere would turn out to be among the best RPG developers of modern times?"

    I mean, really. Who writes this shit?


    Oh, the "I post news" guy.
     
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  7. KeighnMcDeath RPG Codex Boomer

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    So when is the first DLC scheduled for release. I take it last patch in oh a year to 1.5 years? Then maybe...
     
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  8. Glad Literate

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    They plan to release console versions by March next year, so probably not before that.
     
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  9. Kruno Arcane Village Idiot Zionist Agent Shitposter

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    I give it a 0/10 because there were not enough portraits. Nexus Mods has saved me!
     
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  10. Iluvcheezcake Liturgist

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    It is glorious! (also needs more portraits)
     
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  11. Volourn Pretty Princess Pretty Princess

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    Getting good reviews by 'professionals' is a negative not a positive. Don't use them to brag about the game.
     
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  12. flabbyjack Arcane

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    Great tip about the Nexus Mod portraits.

    Just got Black Geyser and Disco Elysium, so I have a bit of a backlog.

    Looks like this release is super buggy. Better hurry up and wait for a patched release!

    Edit: Oooof, 3.5 out of 5 on GOG. Even Black Geyser got 4/5, and it's no Pillars of Eternity. Let's upvote it, guyse!
     
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  13. elverkongen Novice

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    First hour of the game:
    • Get three new party members to join my primal druid kitsune MC "Tom" and his faithful mastodon companion "Don"
      • Female black paladin (what is the obsession with black paladins anyway? Diablo, Pillars of Eternity, etc.)
      • Female spider fighter
      • Female half-elf, forget the class
      • Technically not a part member but is journeying with my party female human something-or-other
        • Says she can't wait to get back to her "wife"
          • Soon find out wife is a half-orc that towers over her (thus triggering a fetish I didn't know I had)
    Anyway, seems more stable than Kingmaker was at first but is pretty braindead so far.
     
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  14. KeighnMcDeath RPG Codex Boomer

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    Did you all get hoot-meow pet?
     
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  15. Dr Schultz Savant

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    This time it doesn't seem the game will need a whole year of patches before being enjoyable. Also the built in turn-based mode and the option to skip the crusade part are welcome additions...

    Having said that, I'll wait a couple of months before buying it for good measure. You can never know...
     
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  16. Daedalos Arcane The Real Fanboy

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    Imagine playing this without using the 2000 portraits pack from nexus.

    kekw.
     
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  17. underground nymph Learned Patron

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    No shit, given there are no other contenders.
     
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  18. ArchAngel Arcane Sad Loser

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    I am. I found a fitting one from the default list and didn't feel like playing around with modding it instead of just playing.
     
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  19. jerfdr Educated

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    Actual owners rating is 3.9/5, and the majority of negative reviews are coming from Poles disappointed with the lack of Polish translation.
     
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  20. ArchAngel Arcane Sad Loser

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    Fucking potates, they are really bombing the score because they know it is a better game than Witcher series.
     
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  21. Feyd Rautha Arcane Patron

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    Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    Thanks! Wasn't aware of them.
     
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  22. luj1 You're all shills

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    Expecting a shitty sim minigame + mandatory cringe companions, just like the first game. These two things were enough to shit on the whole experience. Basically needed the Bag of Tricks mod and I still couldn't finish the game cause of big bugs in the (automated) MQ line.
     
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  23. Tyrr Learned

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    That's smart of Owlcat Games.
    You know games journos will only play a few hours in. This will make them look over the bugs and still give a good score.
     
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  24. Ol'man Educated

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    Pathfinder: Day one monk dip.

    It IS way less buggy than PF:KM.
     
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  25. Mortmal Arcane

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    Dont ! Each time someone dip in his build desiderius kills a kitten .
     
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