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Pathfinder: Kingmaker is exactly what the roleplaying genre needed; an excellent evolution to one of the most respected and beloved genres in gaming. Though there are plenty of little technical oddities, the level of detail put into every single aspect of Kingmaker is something many other studios should take note of; if you are looking to create a rich world that is utterly encompassing, then look to OwlCat's Pathfinder: Kingmaker. With a world full of consequence, for good or worse, with tactical combat, extremely deep character customization and growth, and some of the best micro-stories I have seen since The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt, Pathfinder: Kingmaker is here to stay. Watch out Larian Studios, the Divinity franchise is no longer alone in its excellence. In fact with a little optimization, Pathfinder: Kingmaker can, and will, give you a run for its money …
If you are a fan of Pathfinder, then Kingmaker may scratch your itch while you look for a PnP group to join. Though, due to the number of characters you need to control, reading text, character optimisation and player-input it may feel off-putting to players who don’t normally play D&D or PF.
A new contender into the ring of cRPGs, Pathfinder fails to make as much of a dent as other recent titles have, and feels constricted by it's tabletop ruleset.
All in all Pathfinder: Kingmaker can be introduced as an average game for fans of Pathfinder tabletop games. a title that suffers strongly from bugs and technical issues and because of unbalanced abilities of playable characters, poor environment design, repetitive strategic aspect of the gameplay and it's undue difficulty, has turned into a disappointing game that can only be good for those who tolerate its first 10 hours.
Review in Persian | Read full review
Pathfinder Kingmaker blends the experiences of a traditional tabletop RPG and an isometric dungeon crawler into a solid experience clearly inspired by some of the greats of the genre. With a little more polish on certain gameplay aspects this could be perfect, but it's still a deep and rewarding RPG with enough customizability for you to play it how you want.
Keep your schedule open, Pathfinder: Kingmaker will be taking up a lot of your time. Fantastic customisation, a well-crafted story and overall wonderful interaction will make you yearn for those years of tabletop gaming, yet keep you firmly glued to your computer. Even if you’re a bit rusty, a few playthroughs with different character builds will satisfy your visual tabletop needs.
Pathfinder: Kingmaker is similar to the role playing games like Baldur's Gate and Fallout 1-2. If you like old school RPG games you shouldn't miss Pathfinder: Kingmaker.
Review in Turkish | Read full review
There was a lot of potential in Kingmaker, but also a lot of wasted potential. The developers might still be able to salvage this potential if they listen to criticism and are willing to overhaul the game in every possible way.
Pathfinder: Kingmaker is the next in a long line of modern isometric RPG successes.
While not perfect, Pathfinder: Kingmaker does a great job of providing a complex and true to its origin isometric RPG. Newer players to the genre should definitely be wary though as it is so intricate a system with a limited tutorial.