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The definitive, last Pillars of Eternity rating thread!

Discussion in 'Obsidian Entertainment' started by J_C, Jun 16, 2016.

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How would you rate Pillars of Eternity (with expansions and patches)?

  1. 10

    17 vote(s)
    4.6%
  2. 9

    40 vote(s)
    10.7%
  3. 8

    88 vote(s)
    23.6%
  4. 7

    40 vote(s)
    10.7%
  5. 6

    33 vote(s)
    8.8%
  6. 5

    41 vote(s)
    11.0%
  7. 4

    8 vote(s)
    2.1%
  8. 3

    11 vote(s)
    2.9%
  9. 2

    4 vote(s)
    1.1%
  10. 1

    3 vote(s)
    0.8%
  11. 0

    20 vote(s)
    5.4%
  12. J_C is a cuck! (kc)

    68 vote(s)
    18.2%
  1. J_C One Bit Studio Patron Developer

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    Many people claimed that my previous PoE rating thread only showed positive results because I made it during the "honeymoon" period, and people will realise how generic/bad it is later.

    So, I think enough time has passed to seal this once and for all. The game is out more than a year, expansions are out, patches are out.

    How would you rate PoE if you look at the whole package (with expansions)?

    I would gave it a 8,5/10, but since there is no such option, I will be a little more strict and give it an 8. It is a good RPG, some of its parts are very good, but it needs some improvement on the story side and there are some questionable mechanics.
     
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  2. Beastro Arcane

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    5

    Perfectly average and "balanced", as becoming the Sawyer One.
     
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  3. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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    shit thread, ban J_C
     
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  4. prodigydancer Arcane In My Safe Space

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    9/10.

    Too many micro-issues remain. A year+ old game after a dozen of patches could be somewhat less buggy. Otherwise it's fine. Can't wait for PoE2.
     
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  5. Florian Gheorghe Arbiter

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    9.5 since I spent 300+h and because of this game I finished BG2 and PS:T.
     
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  6. BBMorti Arcane

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    Sure isn't a lot of room left to reach perfection with those 9+ ratings.
     
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  7. Kahr Guest

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    8/10 An enjoyable experience. Nice world to build more games on.
     
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  8. J_C One Bit Studio Patron Developer

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    Where are the haters? They are always talking about PoE being a failure. Come on guys, here is the time to vote this game down!
     
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  9. Sizzle Arcane

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    There are only a couple of true PoE haters (as well as fervent apologists), but they stalk every PoE thread (which, if we're being honest, every Codex thread has the possibility to become one :lol: ).

    As far as I can tell, most here simply dislike it for not living up to its Kickstarted promise.

    Personally, I think it's a good game (a solid 8), kept from being great by a couple of bad design decisions, but still better than BG (1) in many ways (and worse in some).
     
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  10. Lockkaliber Magister Patron

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    8.5 with the patches and expansions, good for what it is etc. Looking forward to PoE2.
     
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  11. CyberWhale Arcane

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    Voted 10 simply to cause butthurt among the haters. Disappointed so far with this thread. #J_Cuck
     
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  12. J_C One Bit Studio Patron Developer

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    Yeah, I don't know what's happening. My threads usually tend to deliver, but this seems so calm. I'm starting to lose my touch.
     
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  13. Morality Games Arcane Patron

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    PC RPG Website of the Year, 2015 Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Serpent in the Staglands Bubbles In Memoria A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    Solid 8, same territory as Final Fantasy 10.

    It was a 7 at launch.

    Most RPGs are 4-6.
     
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  14. Gremius Scholar

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    I'll give it 8 (at release it was 6/10 at most), after tons of patches and two really enjoyable expansions. I pretty liked PoE lore and its world. As someone above said- it's a great place for another games. Can't wait for PoE 2.
     
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  15. IHaveHugeNick Arcane

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    9.5, completely new game with patches and expansions. The last major remaining issue keeping it from greatness is act 3. It just lacks content, lacks purpose, and even with year worth of patches it feels rushed and pointless.
     
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  16. Abu Antar Tweet, tweet Patron

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    I'll give it 8/10. Not bad, but not at the level of Fallout1&2, P:ST or BGI&II.

    There are issues here and there, but I enjoyed the game. Thinking of doing a replay later this year.
     
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  17. iZerw Cipher

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    Are you fucking kidding me?! POE is mediocre, it's 6 maximum. Nobody will play it in 10 years.
     
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  18. Morkar Left Guest

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    Couldn't finished it because it's still getting patched / the final patch is missing. It's getting ridiculous. If I would have to rate it from what I already played (before 2.0+ patch without expansions) it's getting a 6. I guess with patches and expansions it will become a 7.
     
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  19. Somberlain Arcane Zionist Agent

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    Pillars of Eternity is so bland, boring and banal that it's not even worth the effort to hate it.

    So, J_C is a cuck.
     
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  20. Prime Junta Self-Ejected Patron Vatnik

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    8.5, rounding up to 9 to :balance: J_C's rounding down
     
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  21. Jimmious Arcane Patron

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    A solid 8 just because there need to be some higher marks for future improvement in PoE2.
     
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  22. DosBuster Arcane Patron The Real Fanboy

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    7, had fun with it, but a weak second half of the game and repetitive trash mob combat detracts.
     
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  23. Beastro Arcane

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    Wut?

    POE combines the most banal parts of fantasy with the more banal parts of history.

    The only intriguing part was Eothas where a Christ-like deity wages a holy war for claimed altruistic reasons that turn out to be 100% true in the end and all those who opposed and defeated him fucked themselves over, which was a refreshing twist from the constant safe religious villains being Christianity-like sockpuppets ala the Chantry in Dragon Age.

    The only thing that comes close to it, and far surpasses it since it's directly dealt with in-game, not mere backstory, is Risen where the secretive, stiff and asshole Crusader-like holy order are the only ones trying to save the world and the lovable bandits are greedy fucks blinded by their short sighted desire for gold. You get captured by them expecting to be brainwashed like everyone says happens only to given a wake up call about what's really going on.
     
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  24. Beastro Arcane

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    How it's handled in games in a very bland manner, which PoE does save for that one spot.
     
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  25. Zed Codex Staff Patron

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    in hindsight, 5/10. too stretched out and linear. shallow companions and a "chosen one" story without even being a particularly personal story. very low replayability.
    combat in a game like this is almost secondary to me. that's probably why I like BG2 so much which has a much bigger focus on characters. BG2 did have some cool encounters though and I feel like that's missing from PoE as well.
    the expansions were shit from what I managed to play before giving up.
     
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