Pillars of Eternity

So, a while ago I mentioned a game called Project Eternity and just recently saw that they’ve changed the name to Pillars of Eternity and the game just sounds more awesome the more I hear about it.

“Eternity aims to recapture the magic, imagination, depth, and nostalgia of classic RPG’s that we enjoyed making – and playing. At Obsidian, we have the people responsible for many of those classic games and we want to bring those games back… and that’s why we’re here – we need your help to make it a reality!

Eternity will take the central hero, memorable companions and the epic exploration of Baldur’s Gate, add in the fun, intense combat and dungeon diving of Icewind Dale, and tie it all together with the emotional writing and mature thematic exploration of Planescape: Torment.” – Words from their site.

Here is a link to their site:
Pillars of Eternity

And here is some gameplay:


7 thoughts on “Pillars of Eternity

  1. Well if you hate loading screens PoE is probably the last game you should buy. Leaving the big dungeon while on level eight to buy supplies means 14 loading screens both ways, each one taking a minimum of 20 seconds. It was better to play the 8 CD version of the original Baldur`s Gate than this. At least that was zone based and if you knew which maps were on which CD you could finish one CD before moving on.
    In PoE every single floor of every single building needs a loading screen so you get four every time you want to visit the second floor of a building, Two going in and two going out.
    And to top it off the screens are just as long if you`re loading a huge wilderness map or a broom closet somewhere in town. it`s absolutely incredible. And makes the game close to unplayable.


    1. Well that might be so, but if it is as epic as Baldur’s Gate, Planescape: Torment and Fallout then I can manage the loading screens. I managed to play Sims with it albeit I cursed at every load screen, heh. But thanks for the heads up, sad that some games has to have such long waiting times.


  2. The game that is outlined looks really nice, the studio has a nice history behind them, I mean Fallout 1+2, Kotor 2, Planescape torment, NWN2 etc etc.

    That being said, this still makes me wonder how it will become.
    First off, this would probably fall into “retro” gaming, old style game, will it draw people beside the ones pledging for it on Kickstarter or that has experienced previously mentioned games? Can it lure in new gamers to this game? Those that are more custom to the newer types of games? I would like to hear your opinion on that.

    Secondly, the problem with Kickstarter project is the small budgets, will it be as good as any of the old ones with a lot of content etc?

    When we are on the subject of Kickstarter, would you personally pledge for such a thing? Would you feel more compelled to do so if you knew you would get something else than “collectables” back? More like if it was a form of micro loan system?

    That out of the way, let me say yay, looks promising, they are excited about it which will help make it as good as possible, I like the old style of it and they are making it playable on Linux! That alone gives them a plus in my book.

    Thanks for the heads up about the game.


    1. I hope it will draw all kinds of people to get this type of gaming ‘popular’ again. But I think that many ‘new’ gamers will have a hard time getting used to this type of gameplay and being that story heavy and maybe even scare them in some ways. Even those that aren’t new but still hasn’t played this kinds of games might find it ‘different’. Me for one had a really hard time when i first tried Baldur’s Gate out and such.

      I bet it will be just as good. If I don’t remember wrongly, Baldur’s Gate and those games didn’t have the biggest budget either. Another point is that even though new games have millions of dollars to swim in doesn’t mean that the game will be any good at all.

      I won’t pledge for it but might buy it when it comes out as I want to see how it’ll turn out.


  3. Ooo looking like you’ll enjoy this game a lot judging by your Planescape review! Nice to see Companies going back to an older style look of games, shows they haven’t forgotten where great games all started!

    Judging by the two videos, looks like its shaping up well! Distribution by Steam also sounds good on their website. Easy for me to get and play then, along with maybe most of the older player-base and new players!

    If you were to say which part of this game you were most looking forward too, what would it be, and why?
    Reading the Website myself, I am liking the Locations and Race choices! Hoping for more information on them soon. (Also that picture next to Spells, looks like lots of ‘splodey, brilliant magic!)

    Looking forward to some Reviews also! Thank you for telling us readers about these new games! 🙂 Gives us a chance to experience some great games ourselves and also see your opinion on it! Have fun with your current game!


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