publisher : Versus Evil
Game mode: single player
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire for PC, PS4 and etc. is a sequel to successful RPG Pillars of Eternity from 2015. The game was produced by Obsidian Entertainment – one of the most famous game development studios specializing in role-playing games. Founded in 2003, initially, the company hired mostly former Black Isle Studios employees. Since then, Obsidian has created such games as Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II – The Sith Lords, Neverwinter Nights 2, Fallout: New Vegas, and South Park: The Stick of Truth among other things. Apart from these projects, the company was collaborating for some time on Armored Warfare, which mimics solutions used in popular free-to-play game World of Tanks.
Considered dead, the god of renewal and light Eothas, comes back to the world and takes the form of a massive statue buried under the Caed Nua stronghold, which belongs to the game’s protagonist. Upon raising from the underground the god destroys the hero’s keep. Fortunately, the latter survives the disaster. In order to save his or her soul, they have to find answers to questions that may bring chaos to the world of god and mortals, and, of course, hunt down Eothas.
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire is a classic RPG designed for PC, PS4 and etc.. The second installment takes place in the eponymous Deadfire archipelago in the far east. Because the area consists of many small islands, the player has to travel both by land and by sea. In-game locations hold many secrets and problems – some of the things you have to do before finding Eothas, is solving the conflict between the inhabitants of the islands as well as deal with machinations of trading companies and pirates. The game’s world offers multiple attractions and a variety of quests. It also lives a life of its own – people perform various activities and follow their everyday routines, and some of them can only be met in a specific place at a specific time.
Of course, in Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire we can meet good, old friends, such as Edér, Aloth, or Pallegina, as well as brand new characters and creatures. Some changes were introduced to the User Interface and dialogue system. All in all, however, the game stays true to the rules set out by the original.
Interestingly, the choices made in the first game have consequences in Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, as the game enables the import of save files.
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire PC, PS4 and etc. received some technical changes. For example, the developers from Obsidian Entertainmnt introduced dynamic weather system. Moreover, lighting was improved and new special effects were added to some spells.
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire was funded via Fig crowdfunding campaign, where the developers asked fans for 1.1 million dollars. That base goal was reached in less than 24 hours.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Intel Core i5-2400 3.1 GHz / AMD Phenom II X6 1100T 3.3 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 960 or better, 45 GB HDD, Windows 10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core i3-2100T 2.5 GHz / AMD Phenom II X3 B73 2.8 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce 9600 GT / Radeon HD 4850 or better, 45 GB HDD, Windows Vista 64-bit