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Preview Pillars of Eternity Gameplay Video, Previews and Interviews

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by Crooked Bee, Jul 24, 2014.

  1. Crooked Bee (no longer) a wide-wandering bee Patron

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    Tags: Brandon Adler; J.E. Sawyer; Obsidian Entertainment; Pillars of Eternity

    Today's the day that marks the release of gameplay videos as well as a bunch of interviews and previews for Obsidian's upcoming real-time-with-elves RPG Pillars of Eternity. Here's the Giantbomb video for your viewing pleasure:


    There's also this video from IGN or the one from Dealspwn, but the quality is pretty awful in the latter.

    As far as previews are concerned, Gamespot asks the burning question about the thin line between homage and carbon copy:

    As I watched Obsidian play Pillars of Eternity, it was hard not to shake the concern that stayed with me throughout the demo: that this was not a game standing on the shoulders of giants, but one relying on slavish devotion. It didn't help that I had just played the excellent Divinity: Original Sin earlier that day, an RPG that uses its inspirations as a springboard rather than as a mold, and in the process establishes an identity that makes it an important step in RPG evolution. Divinity uses old mechanics to say something new. Does Pillars of Eternity use old mechanics to say something old? And if so, is that necessarily a bad thing? [...] The game's title appeared on screen, leaving me to wonder if Pillars of Eternity will refresh role-playing traditions or simply replicate them--and whether pure replication is anything to scoff at, given the legacy of Baldur's Gate and its ilk. Nevertheless, I have faith not just in the strength of the Infinity Engine template, but in Obsidian's ability to use that template to craft a journey worth taking.​

    IGN, in the meantime, believes that Pillars of Eternity "seems to push all the right RPG buttons", with Strategy Informer dwelling a bit more on the character creation and Digital Spy quoting Sawyer on Obsidian's goals with the beta:

    "We decided very early on we won't use the critical path for this," project lead Josh Sawyer told Digital Spy. "It's not going to have any of the story companions, because that's a big part of the story for people, is meeting those companions and experimenting with them.

    "It's mostly for people to get a feel of just how the game plays overall, goofing around with the classes, the mechanics, combat, journals - it's up to them to try and play and mess around with it and see what doesn't really work, or if we aren't communicating things clearly."​

    Then there's an interview with Sawyer at PC World, as well as another one at Rock Paper Shotgun.

    Finally, PCGamesN runs an article about Obsidian hoping that Pillars of Eternity sales will fund its sequel without Kickstarter. “What I would like, and this is true of any independent developer, is for this title and the expansion to be successful enough that we don't have to go back to Kickstarter to make the sequel,” Sawyer told PCGamesN. Well, fingers crossed.
     
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  2. Humanity has risen! Arcane Patron Repressed Homosexual

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    They will go on Kickstarter anyway to get more money.
     
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  3. Volourn Pretty Princess Pretty Princess

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    Races/classes/backgrounds need to have whatever mechanical bonuses/minuses listed. As an 'old skooler' those picturesque dialogue screens are just unneeded and will ruin my make beleive 'immersion' as they'll take me out of the game. They'll be alright but my opreferences is not to sue them as they add nothing that a simple normal on screen dialogue process would do. Character stat management looks boring as it seems caharacetrs will simply be all looking similar. Need more range. Otherwise, looks good.
     
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  4. Rake Arcane

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    With a different IP though. They want to use kickstarter to make free original IPs, while hoping the sequels become profitable to self fund.
     
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  5. Jedi Master Radek Arcane

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    Fuck. 1 minute ago I found this video and went to codex hoping to be the first to share it....
    Beginning to watch it, hoping for the best!
     
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  6. Jaesun Fabulous Moderator

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    This looks really fucking awesome <3 <3 <3
     
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  7. Azalin Arcane Patron

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    Looks good:bounce:
     
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  8. hexer Guest

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    This takes me back to my high school days! Feels good man
     
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  9. Jasede Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron Sad Loser

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    Those models aren't that nice (during char gen).
    Nice BG style opening scrolling text.

    Haaa, Josh the green-sashed Barbarian. And he's swearing; makes him a lot more human to me, that Josh.

    Edit: Oh God it's so Baldur's Gatey! But with the Obsidiany RP flavor text.
    Edit2: It's so Baldur's Gatey in fact that it'll be terribly boring if they don't design the encounters well.
     
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  10. Mystary! Arcane

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    Godlike? Moar liek donglike amirite?
     
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  11. Jedi Master Radek Arcane

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    Graphic is beautiful. I am positively surprised by how many different skills check and options are in dialogues. I ve seen an instance with 9 options and 5 are frequent. Also I like how often those choices in frames with pictures are presented. Previously thought they were rarer. It looks like enemies are varied. I don't like equipment UI, it looks just unappealing to me.
     
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  12. Jasede Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron Sad Loser

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    I can give the UI a pass since it isn't final.

    Huge potential for Darklands text adventure options in this game.

    Edit: ToEE shout-out! <3 Josh
     
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  13. TheEntitledOne Arcane

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    I hope that getting killed in your first fights by the wolves gives you the MCA achievement.
     
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  14. lurker3000 Arcane

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    Its funny how much I like this art style over the cartoon D:OS style.
     
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  15. grotsnik Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Oh, most definitely rolling a squidhead.

    ...seriously, why does he have a squid on his head?
     
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  16. Mystary! Arcane

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    He's been touched by the gods, Cthulhu-style.
     
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    imgoingtocum.jpg
     
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  18. Greenthumb Literate

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    the godlikes looks like that architect guy from the dragon age DLC
     
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    "Point on the doll, little one, where did the gods touch you?"
     
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  20. BobtheTree Savant

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    You clearly haven't played Darklands. Probably too old-school for you.
     
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  21. undecaf Arcane Patron

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    Definitely better than a beaver, though.
     
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  22. Surf Solar cannot into womynz

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    This better not be the final version of the UI :what:
     
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  23. Jaesun Fabulous Moderator

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    What's wrong with it?
     
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    Well, this is pretty fucking awesome. Really enjoying the look and feel of this. Love the little story vignettes.

    And yeah, this artstyle is to me much more appealing than the cartoony look.
     
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  25. Surf Solar cannot into womynz

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    I thought they are gonna go for a "block" like main screen interface like in the Infinity engine games, not these scattered elements all across the bottom of the screen which looks fugly IMO.
     
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