Ask A Gamer Review: Pillars of Eternity 2

Lucas Gardner
ljgardner@lc.edu

 

Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire See article Pillars of Eternity Review before reading.

Personally, I liked this game much better than the first game. The mechanics are much better quality as well as the graphics and it plays even more like Dungeons and Dragons. I really enjoyed this game and its story I feel as if this was much more thought out and processed and everything made more sense and I’m not throwing shade at the original at all it’s just a tad more challenging then Deadfire.

This game takes place directly after the first game.(Spoilers ahead) You are a watcher just like in the first game but not any old watcher you are the same watcher. After the god Eothas possessed a statue under Caed Nue Keep  he traveled across the land destroying almost everything in his path. As the god of redemption and rebirth stomps his way into the Deadfire Archipelago. He takes a piece of you as the watcher with him. You must sail the Deadfire to find him  and find out what his motives are. If you love games that are story rich this is the game for you. This game can start out with a few different beginnings once you speak with Berath the god of death depending on what you did in the first game. Pillars of Eternity 2 is basically a continuation of the first game of the series.

Some major changes were made to Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire what I can tell you is this game is even more the Dungeon and Dragons games. Most of the stats such as, perception, insight, deception, and religion used in Dungeons and Dragons are present in Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire.Another change in the game is you are only allowed five in your party including yourself. The graphic drastically improve from the first game you go from low resolution to high resolution.The maps are all bigger and better with more twist, turns, and traps. The non-player characters or NPCs are almost fully voiced which make it much easier for story emersion and storytelling purposes. Narrator’s voice is one of my favorite voice actors from Critical Role  her name is Ashley Johnson. She also plays Patterson, the geeky lab girl in NBC’s Blindspot. Overall, I give this game a 10/10 for story and mechanics. So, if you are looking for a great game/story and maybe a different video game style than you are use too. Check out Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire. You won’t be disappointed!

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