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  • Summary: Pursue a rogue god over land and sea in the sequel to the multi-award-winning RPG Pillars of eternity. Captain your ship on a dangerous voyage of discovery across the vast unexplored archipelago region of the dead Fire. Bend the world to your will, as you explore the depths of InfinitePursue a rogue god over land and sea in the sequel to the multi-award-winning RPG Pillars of eternity. Captain your ship on a dangerous voyage of discovery across the vast unexplored archipelago region of the dead Fire. Bend the world to your will, as you explore the depths of Infinite possibilities, including detailed character customization, total freedom of exploration, and more meaningful choices at every turn. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 68 out of 70
  2. Negative: 0 out of 70
  1. May 9, 2018
    100
    Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire is as close to the perfect RPG as one can get. The fantastic setting, grand story, exceptional writing and voice acting, engaging combat all coalesce into an exemplar of its kind. This is the game that sets the bar. This is the game that needs to be aspired to.
  2. May 9, 2018
    95
    Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire is one of the best modern RPGs on PC. Obsidian's new video game is an amazing adventure with a brilliant writing, deep combat and amazing atmosphere.
  3. May 8, 2018
    92
    Pillars of Eternity 2 is a role-playing masterpiece that improves and dares a lot compared to Part 1 without losing the old-school charm.
  4. May 8, 2018
    90
    The original Pillars of Eternity is a tough act to follow, but Obsidian has knocked it out of the park once again. In addition to a layer of polish that permeates across the entire experience, the new naval aspect, larger world, advanced custom combat AI, and fully voiced dialog make this a must-have sequel.
  5. May 30, 2018
    89
    An excellent conclusion to an already excellent game. Ship navigation and above all ship combat are lackluster, but the general experience is fun and engrossing. Overall one of the best RPGs out there.
  6. May 18, 2018
    85
    Pillars of Eternity II Deadfire plays it safe just like its predecessor, and it has a worse main storyline, but it compensates with a greater and richer world to explore, better friendly AI, a refined combat system and much better side quests. In short, a must buy for fans of cRPGs.
  7. Jun 6, 2018
    70
    If one was to ignore the technical issues and consider it in isolation, Pillars of Eternity 2 could be deemed a solid game. Whilst on the surface it appears to offer depth and choice, effectively the content is relatively simple and linear. Nevertheless, there are some great side quests and locations to engage with, and a large number of stories and peoples to encounter. However, given the optimisation woes and the illusory depth offered by the main story, I lost interest in what I was doing fairly early on.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 69 out of 109
  2. Negative: 21 out of 109
  1. May 11, 2018
    10
    I am a big fan of CRPG such as Baldur's Gate and this game delivers on all fronts. I am glad that there are still making games like thisI am a big fan of CRPG such as Baldur's Gate and this game delivers on all fronts. I am glad that there are still making games like this because we all know that these are nowhere as profitable as multiplayer games with in-game monetization. Expand
  2. May 8, 2018
    10
    The storytelling this time around is exquisite! There is a tremendous amount of care spent on the world building and helping the player toThe storytelling this time around is exquisite! There is a tremendous amount of care spent on the world building and helping the player to feel like they really are visiting this wonderfully crafted fantasy world.

    Combat is as thrilling as ever in CRPGs, with the added flair of just gorgeous artistic interactions and graphics.

    This is a pure 10 game, and deserves every bit of love and every minute you have to spare!
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  3. May 8, 2018
    10
    An amazing sequel and a great RPG to explore!
    The best thing is the story-telling and the characters.
  4. May 14, 2018
    9
    The Good:
    -the graphics are fantastic, easily the best-looking isometric game ever save only for Divinity Original Sin 2 perhaps
    -combat has
    The Good:
    -the graphics are fantastic, easily the best-looking isometric game ever save only for Divinity Original Sin 2 perhaps
    -combat has been improved
    -multiclassing is lots fun and add tons of replay value
    -exploring is fun
    -the game feels far more expansive than the previous one
    -the side quests are much more involved
    -the music has been imrpoved
    -the game feels more reactive to the player
    -the Deadfire Archipelago is a lot more interesting and exotic than the first game's setting
    -the faction relationships are well done

    The Bad:
    -the characters are once again kind of bland; they're not bad, some are even likeable but there are no stand out companions like Minsc and the cast of Baldur's Gate II or even Durance from the previous game
    -load times are slow at times
    -the main plot is a bit unfocused
    -ship-to-ship combat is not fun

    The Ugly:
    -the bugs, not that I didn't expect that from an Obsidian game at launch

    Overall a massive improvement over the original PoE, but still some room for improvement.
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  5. May 9, 2018
    8
    Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire est une superbe suite qui offre exactement ce que l'on attend d'elle: plus et mieux, sans oublierPillars of Eternity II: Deadfire est une superbe suite qui offre exactement ce que l'on attend d'elle: plus et mieux, sans oublier d'introduire de nouvelles fonctionnalités intéressantes pour ne pas perdre sa fraîcheur . Une aventure gigantesque, bien écrite, stimulante, profonde et pleine de possibilités qui vous prendra plus de 50 heures à compléter, beaucoup plus si vous voulez tout explorer. Si vous avez aimé la première partie ou tout simplement profiter du côté classique du rôle occidental, voici un achat très recommandable et appétissant. Expand
  6. Jun 24, 2018
    6
    Combat is boring, cumbersome and just plain uninteresting. Instead of being excited and wanting to manage any of the characters in my party,Combat is boring, cumbersome and just plain uninteresting. Instead of being excited and wanting to manage any of the characters in my party, it was a chore to get through. I elected to let my party do whatever they want and just point them to which the mob they should fight, and keep an eye on their health. Naval combat is even worse.
    Story is passable, but not exciting. The game is quite badly optimized and seems to become more sluggish after a few hours, even quitting to desktop takes almost a minute. And so many loading screens! Every level of every building requires a long loading screen. This makes it feel like a game made 20 years ago.
    Itemization is not that good either, some classes get magical/enchantable items way ahead of others, getting hold of basic things like belts, boots, and rings is a problem.

    I rate it at 6 just because it works, and is passable if you have nothing better. If I had to recommend a similar game, I would say that Divinity Original sin 1 and 2 were MUCH more fun to play and enjoyable overall.
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  7. Nov 27, 2018
    0
    Tried and tried to get into this game but yeah this game just didn't do it for me, don't really get why it's so highly scored?
    Is it because
    Tried and tried to get into this game but yeah this game just didn't do it for me, don't really get why it's so highly scored?
    Is it because it's and indie or something?
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