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Check out Pillars of Eternity gameplay

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Pillars of eternity

Pillars of Eternity is a Kickstarter RPG that grabbed massive funding and attention, and then did the right thing and disappeared off the radar to go make the game. The game has since been delayed into next year, but it’s ready for pre-order and showing off some mighty impressive gameplay and design.

Here is the latest trailer from Pillars of Eternity (and for those without YouTube access, you can head over here):

With a promise of returning to the roots of the RPG genre, I like the look and feel of this game; I just wish it weren’t PC only. I know, PC master race and whatnot, but these are the types of games that I prefer to play on my couch with a controller. I suppose I will need to just get a controller for the computer and play using that, but it just doesn’t quite feel the same. Perhaps I’ll grab it through Steam and then play it through a laptop?

I think the part I’m most excited about it the upgradable base. Oh, and the branching story lines. Those are two of my favorite things in RPGs, and it looks like Pillars of Eternity will be getting them right.

You can go pre-order Pillars of Eternity and get some mystery items. Of course, if you backed the project on Kickstarter, you will automatically get the pre-order bonuses for free. At least this is nice for those people who missed out on funding the project originally – you can still throw your money at it.

Are you a backer already, or will you be giving them your money after the fact? Does this look like a return of all things awesome to RPGs, or are you more interested in games like Dragon Age: Inquisition and The Witcher 3?

Last Updated: November 12, 2014

56 Comments

  1. Aries

    November 12, 2014 at 13:09

    OOOOh, this looks interesting

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    • Admiral Chief Wang

      November 12, 2014 at 13:18

      Agreed!!!

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  2. Ceyber, Hans

    November 12, 2014 at 13:18

    This is that old-school kinda cool.
    Here’s a screen from early days, you can see all the smaller changes they’ve been making. Immediately I noticed all the effort with accurate but fantastical aesthetics (like the detail on the waterfall, amaze-balls).

    http://cdn2-b.examiner.com/sites/default/files/styles/image_content_width/hash/2f/9f/2f9f4ac970a2c7157593995284be347b.jpg?itok=UKhoEZwm

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    • Admiral Chief Wang

      November 12, 2014 at 13:32

      Yeah, that waterfall really made me puke ye olde rainbow!

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      • Ceyber, Hans

        November 12, 2014 at 13:43

        Yeah, plus I bet the fish in that river are really dumb and only know basic survival πŸ˜‰

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  3. Admiral Chief Wang

    November 12, 2014 at 13:19

    Love that soundtrack!

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  4. Matewis Jubilai

    November 12, 2014 at 13:19

    Oh man this is going to be awesome! The gameplay really reminds me of the infinity engine games (BG1,2 IWD1,2 and PST) which is a very good thing! I’m glad they didn’t compromise it.
    It’s going to be a while before I want to play this though : first want to finish BG2, IWD2, Temple of Elemental Evil

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    • Ceyber, Hans

      November 12, 2014 at 13:26

      IWD2?

      Have you tried Wasteland 2? Busy with it now and I can’t keep myself away, every other game can wait!

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      • Viking Of Divinity

        November 12, 2014 at 13:28

        oh shit, forgot about Wasteland 2 for a bit. I’m Still busy with Divinity: Original Sin!

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      • Viking Of Divinity

        November 12, 2014 at 13:28

        oh shit, forgot about Wasteland 2 for a bit. I’m Still busy with Divinity: Original Sin!

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      • Matewis Jubilai

        November 12, 2014 at 13:33

        Icewind Dale 2 πŸ™‚ I want to finish all of the infinity engine games first, since each and everyone is an absolute gem, and I still have IWD2 and BG2 left to go.

        I have not tried Wasteland 2 no but I want to, especially since Fallout1&2 are my favorite rpgs of all time! I just need a proper desktop first – my gpu gave in πŸ™

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        • Ceyber, Hans

          November 12, 2014 at 13:55

          Aah. Silly me. Definitely all great choices for solid entertainment.

          Sucks with your gpu giving in, sorry to hear that. Can’t imagine exploring the Wasteland without a 4k res, as much as I love the game the character models are poorly done, especially compared to the rest of the game. Hope you get back to delicious eye candy asap!

          edit: Also, I have a GTX 260 and a 560ti, just sitting at home in CT. If you like I can sell you one for cheap-cheap.

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          • Matewis Jubilai

            November 12, 2014 at 14:03

            Thanks man I appreciate it πŸ™‚ but at the moment the lack of a gaming rig is working to my advantage. You know, work, studies and stuff πŸ˜›

            But I’m with you : I want my next desktop to be a solid 4k gaming one. Some titles deserve to be run on more than medium settings on my 15” laptop.

  5. Viking Of Divinity

    November 12, 2014 at 13:19

    @disqus_3ihQj32EWp:disqus, It would be fun to sit on the couch to play, BUT it’s the controls and UI, It’s simply not going to be successfully implemented on a console, even playing on PC (mac) with a controller might not even be an option. I look at Divinity, Wasteland 2 and classic cRPGs, They could probably only work on WiiU, because of that touch screen gamepad…maybe.

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    • Ceyber, Hans

      November 12, 2014 at 13:21

      Agreed, a controller would be too simple an interface to enjoy the game properly.

      Solution: Wireless everything.

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      • RinceThis

        November 12, 2014 at 13:53

        But I have it on good authority that everything is better with Kinect…

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        • Ceyber, Hans

          November 12, 2014 at 14:08

          Lots of girls tell me how they love plugging their Kinect in to their X-Box, that doesn’t mean it’s the right thing to do.

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    • Matewis Jubilai

      November 12, 2014 at 13:21

      Yeah, this, just like the old infinity engine games, is a mouse+keyboard game. You would have to radically redesign the interface to somehow incorporate a controller. The gameplay consists of frequent pauses followed by copious amounts of move and attack orders to keep everyone alive

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  6. Viking Of Divinity

    November 12, 2014 at 13:28

  7. OVG

    November 12, 2014 at 13:30

    NICE, Finally my game sensor is tingling.

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    • Ceyber, Hans

      November 12, 2014 at 13:31

      Gotta fine-tune that puppy, mine’s been on all this time but I thought it died.

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      • OVG

        November 12, 2014 at 13:33

        My sensor would be a dried up piece of bulltong if it was not for the great RPGs on the Vita.

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        • Ceyber, Hans

          November 12, 2014 at 13:39

          Just saw a few Valkyria reviews, looks mighty interesting.

          Is Bull’s tong better than Bill’s?

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          • OVG

            November 12, 2014 at 13:40

            My bad. I meant Bills thong.

          • Ceyber, Hans

            November 12, 2014 at 13:45

            Better.
            Don’t need proof though, I believe you.

    • Ceyber, Hans

      November 12, 2014 at 13:31

      Gotta fine-tune that puppy, mine’s been on all this time but I thought it died.

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  8. Kensei Seraph Never Forget Ouk

    November 12, 2014 at 13:32

    The Champion edition comes with the soundtrack… I wonder if I can find R600.00 within the next few months.

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  9. Alien Emperor Trevor

    November 12, 2014 at 13:40

    OLD SCHOOL!

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    • Her Highness the Hipster

      November 12, 2014 at 14:16

      stop it! do you know how often Geoff sends me this link and i lose precious time watching it?

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      • Admiral Chief Wang

        November 12, 2014 at 14:20

        How much have you lost today?

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        November 12, 2014 at 14:24

        Precious time? Excuse the pun?

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  10. RinceThis

    November 12, 2014 at 13:51

    So Dragon Age minus the MASSIVEtransactions?

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  11. Guild

    November 12, 2014 at 13:52

    This looks awesome. Makes me think of the amount of hours I poured into Baldur’s Gate.

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  12. Matewis Jubilai

    November 12, 2014 at 14:08

    I really hope this does incredibly well commercially. It would be several orders of magnitude beyond awesome if it triggers a new series of titles made with the same engine, just like what happened with the infinity engine after the release of Baldurs gate.

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  13. Reid

    November 12, 2014 at 14:15

    “Does this look like a return of all things awesome to RPGs, or are you more interested in games like Dragon Age: Inquisition and The Witcher 3?”
    Both. I’m looking forward to DA:I and The Witcher 3, but games like Pillars can at times easily be more addictive and fun to play.

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  14. Victor "Vicky" Moolman

    November 12, 2014 at 14:40

    WHoohoo PC master race! Now which limb will I have to sell for a new graphics card???

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    • Matewis Jubilai

      November 12, 2014 at 14:41

      I can’t imagine that this will be a demanding game at all πŸ™‚

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      • Victor "Vicky" Moolman

        November 12, 2014 at 14:45

        My PC is currently weaker than a PS4 so make that judgement and please still talk to me afterwards

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        • Ceyber, Hans

          November 12, 2014 at 14:49

          ??

          This game is about gameplay, not graphic fidelity… you could play this game on with a potato-card and you’ll still be able to have fun.

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          • Victor "Vicky" Moolman

            November 12, 2014 at 14:53

            That’s true, I mainly want bragging rights among my friends.

          • Ceyber, Hans

            November 12, 2014 at 15:11

            I see. Well that’s a good enough reason for anything! πŸ˜‰

          • Matewis Jubilai

            November 12, 2014 at 15:01

            And yet the game is beautiful!, just like all of the infinity engine games.

          • Ceyber, Hans

            November 12, 2014 at 15:11

            Completely agree. Art and style defines the beauty of your game, not graphic prowess. Crysis 3 was technically gorgeous but one of the most empty gaming experiences I can remember.

            “Get from A to B in the coolest armor evurrr. Spot, stalk and kill a few aliens along the way. Just make sure to stop and soak in the sights every 3-4 seconds. Armageddon can wait. F*** depth and ridiculous things like motivational elements.”

          • Matewis Jubilai

            November 12, 2014 at 15:36

            Oh yes style can really do a lot for a game. That is why, to this day, WoW remains a beautiful game in my eyes. I periodically get withdrawal symptoms πŸ˜› missing the little things : strolling in Elwynn Forest, or walking on the beaches of Darkshore:

          • Ceyber, Hans

            November 12, 2014 at 16:01

            WoW is and will always be the definitive start and go-to game of the MMO genre.
            Yes, the base has dwindled by half, but that’s still millions of players in a relatively old game.
            Make immersive, fun and culturally-rich content and people will flock to your product for years to come (disappointments like AC:Unity should sit up take note).

  15. Gareth L (That eXCheez Guy)

    November 12, 2014 at 14:48

    *squees way too highly pitched for a grown man*

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  16. ToshZA

    November 12, 2014 at 14:52

    I checked this out on Steam Greenlight ages ago – glad it’s still happening.

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  17. RustedFaith

    November 12, 2014 at 15:37

    Must get this here have my wallet!!!

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  18. CypherGate

    November 12, 2014 at 15:45

    This looks fantastic. I felt the old feeling of rpg gaming come back to me! Anyone remember Revenant? lol

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  19. loftie

    November 12, 2014 at 15:55

    awww yeah! baldurs gate/icewind dale on steroids and viagra with some age of empires on the side lol. looks awesome, I will get it.

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  20. Chips4Dreams

    November 12, 2014 at 17:13

    Wow.. Looks really amazing! Getting the feeling this might steal a few wow players πŸ˜‰

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  21. Johan Fourie

    November 12, 2014 at 20:15

    “but these are the types of games that I prefer to play on my couch with a controller.” WAT

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  22. Byron Reeve

    November 13, 2014 at 22:50

    TAKE MY MONEY!

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