Today marks the release of Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous, a sequel RPG to the popular Pathfinder: Kingmaker from 2019. The game will be unlocked in a few hours and can be found on Steam, Epic Games Store and GOG.com.
Today's release concerns only the PC version. The devs from Owlcat Games are also planning releases on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, but those will come out only in March next year. So console players must arm themselves with patience. However, they can console themselves that this time the wait will last only a few months. In the case of the first part, the XONE and PS4 versions launched two years after the PC one.
The standard edition of the game has been priced at roughly $35. There are also two special editions available. Commander Edition offers additional items and digital bonuses in the form of a map, soundtrack and artbook. The same attractions can be found in the Mythic Edition, but it also includes a Season Pass.
The season pass will enable us access three planned DLCs. They include two new story campaigns, lasting about 6-8 hours each, and a game mode modeled on roguelike games, which will be partially integrated with the story of the base game.
The first installment was a huge success, selling over a million copies, so expectations for the sequel are high and it seems it deliver. So far, the game collects very good reviews. It currently has an average score of 85% on Metacritic, which is 12% higher than Pathfinder: Kingmaker.
Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous in first reviews:
- Gamespace - 9.5/10
- Worthplaying - 9.0/10
- Wccftech - 8.0/10
- SpazioGames - 8.0/10
- Screen Rant - 4/5
Reviewers are praising the excellent and very extensive campaign, which is reminiscent of the best tabletop RPG sessions. The game is clearly going to be a better title than Kingmaker, offering a more interesting plot and more refined gameplay mechanics. It's also friendlier for people unfamiliar with the tabletop original, without losing depth and level of mechanical refinement.
It is mainly the technical condition that is criticized, which - we hope - will be improved by swift updates. Moreover, although the game is easier to master than Kingmaker it still requires a lot of time, although for many people this may be an advantage rather than a disadvantage. Overall, the reviews paint a picture of a really good RPG, whose authors have avoided most of the problems faced by the first part.
- Owlcat Games - official website
- Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous on Steam