If you’re a fan of terrifyingly deep progression systems and reams and reams of dense text, then you’d probably be wise to pay some attention to Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire. Obsidian launched Deadfire on PC today, along with a swanky new launch trailer to try and lure you into its D20 depths.
The early reception for the seafaring sequel is immensely positive. Over on Opencritic, Pillars 2 has netted an average score of 90%, with plenty of praise for the ship combat, world-building, and immense storytelling. Sadly, looking at gameplay it seems as if the overly lengthy load times are still an issue, but it’s easier to overlook if the underlying game’s fantastic.
"Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire is the first sequel we've made to one of our own games. Building on the incredible foundation of the first Pillars of Eternity, we've been able to create an even more dynamic world with systems such as our open world approach to the Deadfire," said Obsidian Entertainment CEO, Feargus Urquhart. "What's been even more gratifying is the incredible support our community has given us over the years. Without them we would not have been able to create this amazing RPG."
"Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire exemplifies the sheer dedication and passion from the team at Obsidian Entertainment in crafting what will surely be one of the biggest RPG's in 2018," said Steve Escalante, Versus Evil's general manager, "Today, fans of the studio and the original game will be able to experience all the improvements, additions and upgrades to this classic RPG. We're very excited to help realize Obsidian's vision with their launch and look forward to seeing RPG fans around the world explore the Deadfire!"
I don’t suppose any of you happen to have 80 hours of free time you could send my way do you? I’ve only just finished up the original and the prospect of jumping into the sequel already is sort of giving me the heebie-jeebies. One for the Steam Summer Sale, perhaps.
Anyone planning to delve into this formidable RPG over the weekend?