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Game News Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Released

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Infinitron, May 8, 2018.

  1. MicoSelva Prestigious Gentleman Monstroterratum Furiosum Patron

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    Codex 2012 Codex 2013 Codex 2014 PC RPG Website of the Year, 2015 Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Grab the Codex by the pussy Serpent in the Staglands Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Divinity: Original Sin 2 Bubbles In Memoria A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
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  2. Calm Novice

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    You have to admit regardless of what we think of this game given recent events, partnering with the CR crew was an ingenious marketing strategy that will ensure a decent amount of sales..
     
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  3. Ninjerk Arcane

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    The top 2 streams on Twitch a few minutes ago were sponsored--by whom on the 1000+ viewer stream I'm not sure, but the smaller one said it was sponsored by Versus Evil in the title.
     
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  4. Diggfinger Savant

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    *Digg wakes up the morning*
    "my existence on this earth is futile...":negative:

    *checks Twitter*

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    "My life has meaning...":positive:
     
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  5. soulburner Learned

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    Shocking discovery: the game is playable on an Intel HD 4000 integrated graphics chip on my laptop and is running significantly faster than PoE1.
     
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  6. dawcio Novice

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    I ain't gonna even pirate it. No support for Obsidian.
     
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  7. Sergio Learned

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    I'm not mad about bugs because whoever buys it first day deserves to be the betatester for Obsidian.

    I'm more curious if the game drowns you in useless lore as the first one, that was totally unbearable. Also I would prefere if they finally got a subtle approach when it comes to descriptions, the "show, don't tell" that so many AAA games seems to lack these days.
     
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  8. Arthandas Savant

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    Here's a decent video review for those interested:

     
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  9. ESh Arcane

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    Am I wrong or did they drop the Accumulated Party Skill Checks and instead let the player pick a specific member for these checks? If so, good news. The old system made no sense.
     
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  10. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Serpent in the Staglands Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 BattleTech A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    I think that system is for skill checks in regular dialogue, not scripted interactions.
     
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  11. BlackAdderBG Arcane Patron

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    Codex 2013 Codex 2014 PC RPG Website of the Year, 2015 Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Grab the Codex by the pussy Codex USB, 2014 Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    I see, was proven wrong. Still the point was that the numbers are half of the pillars 1, so they need to almost triple the players on weekend to even make it on the same level as first game.
     
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  12. TalesfromtheCrypt Arcane

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    I tried to play the Beta on my toaster with Intel HD 4000 and it was a 3 FPS nightmare even in the menu.
    They must have optimized the shit out of that game in the last weeks.

    I was going to put it off until I get a proper gaming PC, but maybe it's worth try, after all. Now I just have to find a way to free 40GB of space on my HD :negative:
     
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  13. ArchAngel Magister

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    I will wait a few months until it is worth pirating (unless 'Dex review trashes it). In the meantime I am playing real PoE (Path of Exile)

    EDIT: I will pirate your daughters and wives. Arrrrrr!
     
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  14. Nihiliste Arcane Patron

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    I expected the numbers to be worse. The first game had ridiculous hype as people hadn’t lost faith in the Kickstarter craze yet. IIRC could see from the crowdfunding that regular folks poured in less money than the first and the difference was made up by Fig investors.

    Personally, I hope this does well regardless of Avellone’s revelations, because I want isometric RPGs to continue being made.
     
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  16. Diggfinger Savant

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    Easy: delete teh porn
     
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  17. Roguey Arcane Sawyerite Sawyerist Sawyer's Bride No Fun Allowed

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    They gave Boilerplate a review code, huh?
     
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  18. soulburner Learned

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    As expected, the voiced dialogs are impossible to listen to. Most of all, it's being read extremely slowly. Even the intro text is simply impossible to sit through and I'm not sure it's even possible to skip it. Disabled all voices in audio settings...
     
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  19. Chaotic_Heretic Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    I thought ur stance was that Obshitian is the best company ever from the virtue of JES being employed there?

    What happened?

    PS: Poo for Eternity Dumpster Fart is a horrible abomination of bugs, dull writing and inanity. And I hope Obsidian goes bankrupt soon with FagAss CuckHard being enriched by the diversity in prison.

    EDIT:
    Infinitron You are a shameless cocksucking whore. So you returned to rating posts, which are critical of Obshitian iNXile Larian etc, to shit after the passive-aggressive creative rating. When will you go back to retarded ratings?
     
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  20. soulburner Learned

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    I'm running it on a Thinkpad X230 with i5 3320m and 8 gigs of RAM. It's playable - about 30+ fps in some areas, drops to maybe a bit below 25 during the initial combat encounters. Might do some more thorough benchmarks later today. Playing it makes my laptop extremely hot, though, so I don't know if it's healthy to play this for several hours straight :|

    edit - also running it on an SSD and the loading times aren't exactly quick, so I bet installing on an HDD would result in similarly painful loading times like in PoE1...
     
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  21. TalesfromtheCrypt Arcane

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    Hmm, I have an old Lenovo Yoga with 8GB Ram and i7(2,5GHz) so in theory it should work. I already have heat problems though, especially with unity games (Dragonfall), so I'll probably wont't risk frying that thing.
    It's probably better to wait for the :balance: patches anyway.
     
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  22. ArchAngel Magister

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    That is my plan, game should be ready to play in few years. I need to play new Expeditions first, hopefully that one is fully patched by now.
     
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  23. Grampy_Bone Savant

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    Call it the Vogel Principle: sales of a sequel are a judgement of the predecessor. Or maybe Tyranny took that bullet?

    Pillars1 was pretty bland and forgettable, but how many more games like this are we going to get? Let the 90s RPG renaissance continue.
     
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  24. SirSingAlot Savant

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    PoE is such a complex and deep game, character development is insane and only a few fully understand it.
    play it for around 400hrs and you will still feel like a scrub.
    the developers release new updates all the time.
    best game ever.




    why someone would play Pillars of Eternity instead of PoE is beyond me.
     
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  25. Quantomas Learned

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    Midgame expansion = Game not complete at launch.

    Will be interesting to see whether game news sites' reviews still hold sway with Joe Commonman. After TTON there were a lot of signs that their audience is mostly industry insiders and super-fans these days, and the mainstream audience gets their opinion from the vibe = steam reviews and youtubers.
     
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