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Pillars of Eternity 2 Review

Pillars of Eternity 2

Release: 08/05/2018
Publisher: Versus Evil
Developer: Obsidian Entertainment
Genre: Role-playing
PEGI: M
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If there is one game that is sure to take you to the open seas, it has to be pillars of Eternity II. The sequel to Obsidian’s Pillars of Eternity puts you on a series of exciting quests that you have to accomplish. And what better way to enjoy a game than being sent on a mission by the gods. In these pillars of eternity review, we will take you to the heart of this intense yet thrilling undertaking. So strap in, it’s time to set the sail to the exotic Deadfire Archipelago islands.

Seamless flow from the previous version

One of the outstanding aspects of this game is that it is a great thrill even for gamers who didn’t tackle the first Pillars of Eternity. The sequel succinctly summarizes the series of events form the original game right in the intro part. So you can have an idea of what you are stepping into before diving deep into the action. You will have an array of choices and decisions to make. And these will determine your decision on whether your character. For those who had a feel of CRPG before, the essential aspects won’t be hard to grasp.

What Pillars of eternity 2 is all about

This game comes in as the sequel to the Pillars of Eternity, which succeeded the classic Baldur’s Gate and other PC RPG games. In the Pillars of eternity 2, you will still be the watcher of Caed Nua, playing the same old character. It involves the rise of Eothas, a god of light previously presumed dead. Just as you hang your sword and shield up to settle in a Caed Nua fortress, Eothas comes back to life and obliterates your fort. As if that is not enough, he takes with him a part of your soul.

 

But you survive the ordeal nevertheless, luckily, thanks to an intervention from a sinister benefactor. With the new rather unfortunate development, even several other gods are not thrilled. Now you have your work cut out, you are to hunt down Eothas. Whether you like it or not, you have to take on this mission. And it will be taking you to the Deadfire Archipelago. This is a part of the world teaming with piracy; virtually everyone out there is a pirate. The chase is on, and there’s no turning back now.

What the game throws your way

In our Pillars of eternity 2 review, you will learn about a few thrills and travails to expect along the way. First up, you will be sailing out to vast seas and across islands. You will need a ship and a crew, which comes with a nautical management aspect. Besides, the crew will need food and water resources to keep their morale high and performance at its best. And these are not the only issues ahead of you. Pirates and fights among your crew could prove to be inevitable too. The ship combat is something you can look forward to, it comes with a dedicated interface. You will have a circle dictating which way the ship is facing and where the enemy is located. So you can steer your ship around, speed it up to get up close or slow down to keep your distance. The ability to fire weapons at your adversaries tops up all the maneuvers, bringing on the much-needed thrill.

Final thoughts

There is a lot to enjoy in this undertaking. And even with the task ahead, you can still carve your own path through the islands. With the prologue over, you can still sail out there. There will always be a lot to find out, and the quests keep coming. One minute you are talking to some random NPC on a tavern somewhere. The next you are head to head with a sinister cult in an isolated island desert. You can also take on quests with lower stakes as well, like helping a pirate in distress let out a gemstone he swallowed in panic. We hope our Pillars of eternity 2 review cast a light on what to expect. You have a long way before you anchor down your ship again. The fun is virtually endless, why not go for it and see for yourself what awaits you out there.

 

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