Pillars of Eternity 2: Dead fire review
With the first installment in the Pillar series, the game’s developer Obsidian got both critical and commercial success. As the game offered the players a well-established world and classic-style RPG experience. Which took the game to a whole new level. The reviews of latest games they are more than positive. And, like every other great sequel has broken the curse of unsuccessful sequels. With its engaging story and gameplay, the stayed true its influences such as Infinity engine RPG and tabletop RPG. The new game in the franchise, Pillars of Eternity 2: Dead fire, Obsidian is taking a giant step ahead and expanding upon the previously mentioned influences.
Pillars of Eternity 2: Dead-fire doesn’t feel repetitive and delivers on the very level by offering the player with thrilling RPG experience. With its naval combat mechanic, the game hit a home run and even gets close to its influences. The game has the polished the foundation of the game and turned the Pillars of Eternity into a quality series. So, let’s review the game on its various merits and demerits.
The first pillars got recognized for its engaging story. But at the time the story used to get so complex it was hard to sit through. With this game, the Obsidian listened to the fans and made improvement in the narrative department by making the story less complex. Moreover, the dialogue of the games has been improved as they are now fully voiced dialog and appears from top to bottom.
Having that volume of content is a feat and the performances are top-notch as well
Sound Design : Reviews Of Latest Games
The reviews of latest games are parsing the sound design of the game. The composer of the Pillars of Eternity 2 understood the shortcomings of the previous installment and made the things much better in this one. Now the game has diversity in the music department with different music for the story and combat mode.
In the domain of the graphics, there hasn’t been any drastic change. Therefore, they are kept as original of the first game. But sufficient amount of alteration is done in the design to make it look more vibrant. With more and diverse utilization of animations for NPCs, the environments in the games are accented.
Combat & Exploration
With Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire, Obsidian has made combat much more manageable and flexible. Significant changes are made in the player size. As from now on a party will comprise of five members, not six. The characters are given more contextual moves. This is a direct result of the new and improved AI.
Finally, let’s go through the main Pros and Cons of the overall game:
- PROS: The world is dynamic and interesting with full of fascinating concepts and characters. The game allows much more variety in customization and abilities. It has a strong battle system. The realistic graphic is also a plus point with naval combat. Adding a whole new dimension to the game.
- CONS: Like the first game, this one is also plagued with bugs here and there. At times, Dialogue and text descriptions become too long making the game play tedious.
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