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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old May 25th, 2019, 22:14 Thread Starter
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After hearing @Tigerheart talking about this, I became curious. And also a bit jealous that he was playing such a seemingly cool game, while I was stuck with Mass Effect Andromeda. So a few days ago I finally managed to get my hands on it, after waiting for a long time for it while the supplier had it on backorder. But it arrived at last and I have to say that TH didn't exaggerate. It's quite excellent indeed.

I have only just started, but already it's amazingly additive and fun to play. This is RPG gaming like it should always have stayed. A throwback to the likes of KOTOR and Neverwinter Nights.

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1 or 2?

Both are excellent.
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I'm starting all the way from the beginning.

At first I was playing a fighter, but felt I was missing something because I came across so many traps and closed doors and chests, and didn't have a rogue in my party, while there was another fighter. So I quit and started a new game as rogue. Which is very enjoyable so far.

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Yeah, I absolutely hate closed doors/chests. So I either need to have rogue or mage quickly to open those, otherwise I go crazy.

Btw, there is an official guide book of about 250 pages or so somewhere. Back then I downloaded it as pdf (through some shady sources ). Not to spoil, but to check for stuff I missed after finishing an entire area. It gives you the hidden treasure spots and such. As I am a completionist so to speak I had to get everything possible.
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Same here. I don't want to leave an area while feeling that there's something unfinished. At the moment I'm in the dungeons underneath my stronghold and I've come across a sick goblin creature. There has to be some way to cure it, I think. But somehow I haven't found it yet. I suppose I have to delve further into the tunnels before I find it. But I don't want to forget about him, so I actually made a note on a piece of paper.

The only downside to the rogue is that he's such a weakling, yet attacks foes head on and then gets his ass kicked. I don't suppose there's a way to make him circle around the enemy and attack from behind?

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I forgot the game mechanics, but usually rogue have sick attacks from stealth. Have seen games where the basically one-shoot/hit kill boss monsters.

I usually give them a ranged weapon though, I am not a fan of stealth attacks. Seems unfair to strike from behind.

Oh, and the dungeon below the stronghold is huge. Like 13 or even 18 levels deep.

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If they attack me, they don't deserve any mercy!

Wow. I had no idea it was that deep. Amazing. I'm not yet at a high enough level to go too far down. So I'll save it for later.
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After hearing @Tigerheart talking about this, I became curious. And also a bit jealous that he was playing such a seemingly cool game, while I was stuck with Mass Effect Andromeda.
Started reading and didn't realise there was going to be a punchline.
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I couldn't resist.

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You should really give this game a try, @Firdaus . You too @Jeffrey .

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If it's a decent price on the ps4 I may check it out. I've got some credit on the PlayStation store.
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I bought it for 21 EUR. https://www.budgetgaming.nl/ps4/pill...+edition).html

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Ah, with the White March addons. I never played them.

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Because you'd have to pay for it.

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This guy seems to like the game. It's only the best game he's reviewed.


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Only 11 minutes!

And recently Nacka also posted a short video.

Soon my work here will be done.

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Pillars of Eternity has console versions? How is it even possible to play it with a controller?

Great game but with some annoying mechanics (limited camp supplies/number of rests to recover health). The sequel is better at that.

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@Tigerheart , I'm glad you introduced @Boyo to a new series. His favourite franchises have been dropping like flies.

He recently got triple-comboed by Star Wars Battlefront II, Mass Effect Andromeda and Fallout 76.

I'm not suggesting this has anything to do with him. I'm not suggesting it doesn't either.

Would be a real shame if it happened to Pillars as well.

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Pillars of Eternity has console versions? How is it even possible to play it with a controller?

Great game but with some annoying mechanics (limited camp supplies/number of rests to recover health). The sequel is better at that.
After watching the above review, I thought the same thing. Skimmed through a review of the Xbox version and the UI looks clunky as expected. Pillars II has been confirmed for console releases as well, btw ( @Jeffrey ).

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This guy seems to like the game. It's only the best game he's reviewed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ml3EdUJJOPw
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