About This ContentProve your worth in the crucible of Kazuwari, where the arena’s masters and their worshipers exalt the victorious and delight in the blood forfeited by the defeated. Something corrupts the spirits that dwell in the very stones of the crucible, and only you can uncover its secrets.
In this new DLC for Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire:
- Seek glory, treasure, and truth in an arena designed to test the mettle of you and your party.
- Slay your way through the most challenging foes you have ever faced, both past and present.
- Survive the trials and whims of the spirits and their worshipers to prove you stand above even the greatest the Deadfire has to offer.
- Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
- Storage: 5 GB available space
HeySo me and my brother are deeo into PoE1. Having basically finished with the main game ( expect the final act of no return). And just finished White March pt1.I’ve heard many opinions saying WM Expansion is better written with a better story and paci…
I wanted to thank the Devs for turn based combat. Jesus, thank you so much. I quit the game a little while ago, I liked/didnt like the combat before, it was too chaotic and clunky ( well for me at least) but now, I can finally plan ahead more, see the bea…
Hello. I had this game on my wishlist because I am a big fan of turn-based RPG games. I was happy with news about new turn-based system in PoE2. Now, I am sad and disappointed. I will not support a developer which tries to force me into creating Epic St…
-Open world map where you can explore in any direction you want!
-Interesting character interactions!
-Choice of Turn-based or Real-time with Pause battle system!
Playing Path of the Damned difficulty with Upwards Only Level Scaling. One of the greatest CRPGs ever made.
Bought the game recently, and promptly followed to Obsidian Edition upgrade when I saw the extent of content and support delivered by the devs still, to this day! Obsidian created something truely amazing, and here is why Pillars of Eternity 2 is a must have if you care about the genre:
Presentation is one of the best in the business, the world is beautiful and mesmerizing with details, art, music, etc. It’s a treat to behold and some of the locations I spent hours just looking at and soaking in. CRPGs never looked better as a genre.
On the note of presentation, let me address one thing here, to all other devs listening or reading, this is how you create a diverse world, not by melting cultures already established with whatever social media controversy you want to address, or sprinkling obligatory minority characters to get those agenda tick-marks, but by creating a setting where different strong individual cultures exist! It is a treat to explore this quasi-Caribbean archipelago bursting with natives, colonists, pirates and empires meddling in it’s affairs.
I’d rather have many pots with different flavors than one huge claudron of baige featureless pulp (this is a jab at Wizards of the Coast and the way they reshape Forgotten Realms in latest editions).
All characters are fully voice acted, their performance varries from sometimes being overly Southern-US, but those are few exeptions. Most characters speak with clear strong accent fitting the culture they are from, and on that note, Obsidian writers crafted whole languages to implement in conversations, those cultural flavors are yet another treat to take in.
Combat, ever since addint the OPTION for Turn Based mode, is amazing, this is exactly what I was waiting for, an option to switch if you found the game too chaotic and messy in it’s real time with pause. Now you can have both! And that update came completely free! Wow! The developers actually listened to their community, and did something stellar! No longer do I have to babysit the AI if I don’t want to. It’s refreshing, to sit back and calmly click through the game, with a cup of hot coco in your other hand during nice saturday morning, chilling in a comfy chair, yet planning and strategizing.
Now the game also supports mods from both Steam workshop and Nexus mods, the replay value makes it now worth every damn penny!
We get multiclasses this time, extending even further the amount of builds available for our characters!
Story and the Open world aspect of a game deserve their own section:
It is true, the most stark criticism, that there is this cataclysmic event that is there in the background, and it waits for us to graciously show up. It suffers the Skyrim syndrome of events starting only when the player’s ready and willing. Honestly? It’s okay, and I think Obsidian doesn’t have to live up to the grandure of it’s prequel’s epic conclusion with a bigger one each time. The BEST part about this game is just tending to your little ship, exploring the Archipelago and meddling with loacals, I feel like this would be fine for entire game. No need to play ‘It’ with a giant god like sttue, all you really need is some fun with your crew, and the crew you can seriously manage.
You can build and upgrade your ship, this is your mobile base. Whereas Caed Nua was your castle back then, now you are a pirate captain on a voyage, discovering, conquering and NAMING your own islands, fighting other corrsairs and the like 🙂 Great fun indeed.
Better yet, now while inviting new Companions to join your merry band, you get a chance to decide what sort of specialty they are. You get to decide their class! Yes! This solves the issue of the last game, where playing, say a character of a certain archetype, meant you were always guaranteed to double with some other character. Which sucked if you really wanted to hang out with that character. Now you can! Just swap their starting class to one that doesn’t double with one already covered by either PC or his employed companions.
My only technical gripe so far were rather lengthy loadtimes while switching between the locations, and that’s pretty much it.
+ combat, exploration, sidequests, amount of content, 1st and 3rd DLC
The game has problems with certain GPUs. It’s possible that you won’t be affected at all, but it’s also possible that you’ll suffer from memory leaks and frame drops (like me).
Despite having the recommended requirements for my laptop (It is an MSI gaming laptop), the FPS problems and slow engine have made this game unplayable. I have tried all the fixes on the steam Forum and Offiical Forums, too. I really hope they find way…
So i AGAIN play this game and complete all mega bosses all dlc and main campaignAND I JUST WANNA SAY TO ALL PEOPLE WHO WRITE ALL THIS NOTES ON FREAKING REDDIT AND the FORUMS OF OBSIDIAN, WHAT THIS GAME IS EASY AND NOT EVEN PRETENDING TO BE A TRUE BALDUR…