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Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth - Book One

Daedalic Entertainment
Aug 15, 2017 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
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79

Top Critic Average

69%

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Critic Reviews for Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth - Book One

The Pillars of the Earth tells a gripping story of personal and political drama, but its slow pace may not make it a good fit for everyone.

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Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth sets a fantastic tone, and does an admirable job of capturing the era, setting and the characters of this iconic piece of fiction. It's a shame that at various points the game puts you off, whether through multiple loading screens, obtuse exploration, or a few other technical distractions. That being said, I can't wait to see how Book Two unfolds, and can only hope Daedalic find a way for the gameplay to match the presentation.

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The Pillars of the Earth is a stupendous adaptation of Ken Follet's novel to videogames. A graphic adventure that captures our attention and immerse ourselves in an era of betrayals, desires to fulfill, misery and great ambitions. All of this in a Middle Ages recreated with fidelity.

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Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth is a respectful game, a different way to live and expand the experience of the best seller and also a curious experience due to its easy puzzles and episodic style. Also, a relaxed and slow experience, a little different to other graphic adventures.

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Not the most thrilling game, but a powerful, well-told story nonetheless

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The marriage of historical context, politics, intrigue, and tight adventure mechanics make The Pillars of the Earth an easy recommendation for fans of narrative-based games. It might even make you want to read the book!

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Daedalic's adaptation of Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth is off to a strong start with retina stroking hand drawn visuals, deep characters and a refreshingly grounded setting.

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Daedalic has a strong reputation, and they've maintained it with this release.

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