Pillars of Eternity. Not enjoying it

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by maximaz, May 13, 2019.

  1. maximaz

    maximaz Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Apr 2, 2006
    I'm only about 10-15 hours in but finding myself really bored with this game.

    How is a game made 20 years after Baldur's Gate (the obvious inspiration here) so much worse than Baldur's Gate?

    Visually it looks cheap as fuck, from character models to the environments to the effects.

    Most spells suck, that is if they even work in combat because my character might decide that he needs to get closer to cast a spell but gets stuck against some bush. The spell durations are also so short that it's not even worth casting them.

    Quests have been awful so far. Some random guy just asked me to kill Raedric, a prince of the area. This is like my 4th quest in the game. Why on earth would I ever agree to do that? My character has just arrived at Gilded Vale. He doesn't know anyone and isn't from around there. Why would anyone ask him that?

    There are no NPC's for me to talk to about this Raedric to really find out what he's about. When I get to his Hold, everyone is just hostile. I'm supposed to just kill all these guards to meet Raedric to see if I want to actually kill him?
    ?Stuff like this really takes me out of an RPG. Does it get better? What's everyone's opinion on this game?
  2. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    Bought it on PS4 a while back and dropped it as soon as I got to the first city with the mass executions because soulless babies. The game has sat firmly in my backlog ever since Hitman 2 came out.
  3. ironmask

    ironmask Still Mildly Glowing

    Mar 10, 2018
    I forgot I had this game for the ps4. I also dropped it when got the city.
  4. valcik

    valcik So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Dec 20, 2008
    Sucked hard before first city, huge ass stoney structure with rotating parts in the wilderness doesn't fit the setting.
  5. The Dopamine Cleric

    The Dopamine Cleric Backdoor oTO Orderite

    Nov 3, 2007
    It's not a bad game.

    It's a good game.

    That being said I don't like it either.