Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire - Beasts of Winter Image
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Pillars Of Eternity 2: Deadfire Lives The Pirate's Life In The Upcoming CRPG Adventure
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  1. Aug 6, 2018
    70
    Beast of Winter has a lot of beautiful locations alongisde great artwork, and expands on interesting lore threads that had previously been relegated to text dumps and exposition, as well as a couple interesting boss encounters -- It's a solid afternoon's worth of more Deadfire, but it feels piecemeal and diversionary.
  2. Aug 20, 2018
    70
    Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire “Beast of Winter” gives fans more of a good thing, and presents a handful of interesting ideas and story beats. That said, anybody expecting this Pillars of Eternity II expansion to be anywhere near as vast, vibrant, and varied as the core game are likely to be left cold.
  3. Aug 24, 2018
    70
    Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire's first DLC is mainly focused on dungeon crawling, rather than the things that made the core game so awesome, and yet Beast of Winter is far from a boring addition, especially for those who see themselves as scholars of Eora's lore.
  4. Aug 28, 2018
    60
    Fans who are starving for more Pillars of Eternity II will not be disappointed, either by the gameplay or by this mini story’s dive into some of the universe’s more interesting lore. On the other hand, if you have sunk 150 hours into the series through two full games and two previous DLCs, then you may be tiring of its formula, its routine, and its combat. It probably feels even more tiresome if you love the series for its open ended exploration, since the mostly linear DLC offers very little of this. How much you will enjoy Beast of Winter ultimately depends upon how important each of these elements are to you.
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  1. Aug 2, 2018
    Beast Of Winter is a fantastic slice of everything that Pillars of Eternity does well. The world building and the writing are so good it can make you interested, even if you have fallen out of love with it before.
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  1. Aug 2, 2018
    10
    Amazing DLC for 2018's Game Of The Year. Pillars 2 improved in every aspect from the first game and now this wonderful, well made expansion isAmazing DLC for 2018's Game Of The Year. Pillars 2 improved in every aspect from the first game and now this wonderful, well made expansion is amazing to.

    Not only is there a great paid expansion today for PIllars 2 but we also get a free DLC and a HUGE update to the base game. Well done Obsidian, keep up the great work!
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  2. Aug 5, 2018
    10
    Good DLC for Deadfire. It adds a new island with a couple of side-quests and a pretty extensive main questline, along with new loot andGood DLC for Deadfire. It adds a new island with a couple of side-quests and a pretty extensive main questline, along with new loot and enemies. This isn't a full-fledged expansion, so it doesn't add any new companions or increase the level cap but it's a good 5-10 hours of content (depending on your difficulty setting). It also expands the lore and gives you more insight into important historical figures.

    Overall, Beast of Winter is a well-designed and well-written addition that should appeal to anyone looking for more Deadfire.
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