Following the success of the first game in the Pillars of Eternity series, Obsidian aimed to raise enough funds to cover the development of a sequel. More than 33,000 backers on Fig put together almost $4.5 million, showcasing just how much demand there is for excellent role-playing games (RPGs). Three years after Pillars of Eternity launched, I took to the seas with an able party of adventures in Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire. See at GOG Chasing down a God Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire takes place after the main storyline of the first game, but you don't need to have enjoyed Pillars of Eternity to play the sequel. The game does a good job explaining everything that has occurred already in its intro, letting you choose to import a save file or choose an option that best reflects your playstyle (whether you're the good guy or an evil sod), which is used throughout the story. If you've played Knights of the Old Republic or similar RPGs, you'll be familiar with this system where … [Read more...] about Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire PC review — A magical RPG that will give you ’90s nostalgia
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When the gods are looking down upon you, the Watcher of Caed Nua, arguing about the fate of the world and themselves, you feel Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire’s weight. Your actions and decisions are all that’s keeping an arisen deity from destroying Eora’s soul cycle of birth-death-rebirth. Your next choice may decide if thousands die … or millions perish. Then you realize you must plunder a tomb to open up a quest line to the endgame because another of your decisions alienated an arrogant queen’s faction, slamming the door shut on the path you had chosen. You denied her a chance to beat her political enemies, and she refuses to help you save the world. So then I turn to … bloodthirsty pirates settling old scores to determine Eora’s fate. In Obsidian Entertainment’s Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, politics and factions matter more than they did in your traipse across the Dyrwood in the role-playing game series’ 2015 debut. You … [Read more...] about Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire review — When in doubt, mock the almighty
It’s that time of year again, when people look ahead to the new year and salivate over tomorrow’s videogames. 2010 is shaping up to be a stellar year for hardcore gamers. And with so many games coming out, narrowing down the list to just 10 wasn’t an easy task. But we’ve eliminated games that haven’t officially been announced yet and focused on big games for each console, as well as the PC. We’ve also arranged these games in alphabetical order. Although there are dozens of big games across every genre, this list includes samples from the key game types across platforms and PC. Any way you look at 2010, it’s going to be a very good year for gaming. And with the recession finally becoming a thing of the past, these big games – and many others – should account for an upswing in software sales come Jan. 1, 2011. Here’s a peek at last year’s list. And vote for your favorite at the bottom. (PlayStation 3, PC). Sony Online … [Read more...] about The most anticipated video games of 2010
100. Hotline Miami (2012) Platform: Microsoft WindowsHotline Miami is violent—really violent—but in a way that makes it ooze atmosphere: pulsing neon, pumping electronica, and blood splattered on the walls, and the floor, and you. You play as a thug fighting his way through room after room of men with guns and knives and every other murder-tool you can think of. You're not timed, but you must move quickl, because every room you enter requires mowing down enemies in a matter of seconds — lest the hail of bullets leaves you as the one splayed on the ground. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Advertisement - Continue Reading Below 99. TowerFall (2013) Platform: OuyaOne of the only games to make buying an Ouya worthwhile (at least until it came to Steam and PS4 in 2014), TowerFall proved that multiplayer gaming could thrive on the couch, not just online. Inspired more by Super Smash Brothers than Street Fighter, this 2D arena fighter takes fighting games and … [Read more...] about The 100 Greatest Video Games of All Time
As the year draws to a close, it’s time to look back on the PC gaming landscape of 2017. While loot boxes cast a Death Star-sized shadow over the industry, plenty of brilliant titles arrived on our favorite platform during this period. For this weekend open forum, we want to know which PC game released over the last 12 months you loved the most. Personally, the game I couldn’t get enough of this year was Divinity: Original Sin II. After spending almost 100 hours completing it, I look forward to restarting the epic RPG with a different character. The only thing stopping me is all the other great games I’m still playing. Assassin’s Creed: Origins shows how much a year off can benefit a long-running franchise. There’s also the amazing What Remains of Edith Finch to consider. First-person shooter fans might put Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus or Destiny 2 forward, while horror/sci-fi lovers could argue for Resident Evil 7 and Prey. Other contenders might … [Read more...] about Open Forum: Your Game of the Year 2017?