Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire - Ultimate Edition
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Obsidian's epic CRPG makes its way to console in a stellar content-packed Ultimate Edition, let down by a sub-par port job, critical bugs and excessive loading times.
The console port of Obsidian's Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire has the same great story, characters, and gameplay of the PC version but is marred by technical problems and load times.
While the frequency and duration of loading time in Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire is painful at best, the superb writing, extraordinary voice acting, and immersive soundtrack makes this one that should not be missed. There is a reason Pillars of Eternity 2 was nominated for over a half-dozen awards in 2018, and any cRPG fan worth their weight in salt owes it to themselves to add masterpiece to their collection.
On the one hand, the sheer quality of the game is evident in bounds, and as a homage to the mighty Baldur's Gate, it continues on the excellent trajectory set down by its predecessor. On the other hand, those loading times really are so bad that I neither enjoy my time with the game, nor want to play it.
Pillars of Eternity 2 was one the strongest CRPG titles of the last decade and luckily now it's available for 8th gen consoles as Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Ultimate Edition with all of the DLCs and improvements that has came to PC in the last two years. The level designs is spectacular, graphics are beautiful and both story and the gameplay are so deep. It's a must-have for anyone who love classic RPG games. It's really a Masterpiece.
Review in Persian | Read full review
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire is an exceptional RPG, which respects its classic origins, without being afraid to adapt modern mechanisms. With a fresh combat system and a story worthy of the most famous D&D games, it is highly addictive for the fans of the genre, while being a friendly companion to those who prepare to embark on their first quest. If the issue with the way too long and frequent loading times will be fixed, it will be a must-play game.
Pillars of Eternity II is a fantastic classic RPG and a gateway allowing the players to go back intime to much simpler times in which starting a new game meant going on a grand adventure. The beautiful, rich world of Eora, full of interesting characters and problems to solve, encapsulates that feeling, which none other game gave me for the past few years. Even though the console port has some technical issues, it is still a perfectly fine version of the game now to enjoy on your big TV.
Review in Polish | Read full review
While the controls aren’t perfect, they work well enough so I can’t complain about them. My one complaint is about load times. As you transition from scene to scene, it can take quite a while for the game to load. It’s a shame as it really slows down what’s already a fairly glacially paced title. Hopefully, a future update can address this.