Pillars of Eternity by far. But out of that list it's The Witcher 3.
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@marokai: I honestly think the voting made it more interesting, it just adds another layer to it. But I find the most fun out of viewing as a big experiment. It would have sucked if it was the person running the stream that decided when we should have democracy or anarchy, but the fact that it's the people voting for democracy and anarchy still makes it so that people are collectively trying to beat the game without major interventions.
I managed to finish the entire game (including all activities) during this free weekend. I didn't buy it at first because it didn't look like it improved that much on The Third, but ended up vastly preferring this game to Saints Row 3. The super powers are pretty fun and I found the story and humor much better than in SR3. Overall I would probably rank the games 4 > 2 > 3. If the PC port of 2 wasn't so awful it would probably be equal (or better) than this game.
I'm probably going to end up buying the game and the story DLC mostly to support it.
There is a QL of the earlier released MP version of the game that came out before the main one did. http://www.giantbomb.com/videos/quick-look-the-banner-saga-factions/2300-7113/ It basically showcases the tactical battle part of the game. You'll just be missing the caravan part of the game, with conversations, decisions (think like the Witcher series ala most decisions have both positive and negative consequences) and a tiny bit of resource management.
Keep in mind that this is a terrible quick look that shows basically nothing about the combat because Patrick did not even understand core mechanics like how armor works. It's one of the worst quick looks they have ever done and will do nothing but misrepresent the game. So it's basically useless if you are trying to learn about the games combat.
I'm kinda lost on the in the combats finer points, but I'm only past my 3rd battle.
I played some of the multiplayer and the big difference between this game and similar games is that because of how health is tied to how much damage a unit deal and that turns always alternate it's often better to focus on dealing damage to all enemy units instead of focusing on taking out one unit at a time.
MMOs need to become social games again, many new MMOs just feel like bad single player RPGs with other people running around. The only popular MMO these days that still somewhat forces you to be social is EVE, and I don't really care for sci-fi and the focus on PvP. So the talk about focus on groups sounds great. But I have some worry that it will be a technical mess like Vanguard (that game had great ideas but was completely broken).
@crithon: Did you accidentally start a new game? Don't do that, it will reset your customization and ratings. Use chapter select to replay the game on a different difficulty unless you want to get the title Naked and Unloved (beat the game on hard without buying any health or fuel upgrades) which requires a new game.
Game runs perfectly so far. I'm playing with a controller but I tried the first VR mission with mouse and keyboard and that seems to work just as well and all the keys are rebindable. The only bad part seem to be that the game won't run at over 1080p (not that I have checked but that are the reports) and that the game won't work offline. It doesn't seem to be online DRM as much as the game just crashing on startup if it can't find an internet connection but I could be wrong, anyhow you can't play it offline.
Game seems pretty fun so far but it's way too easy (just beat Mistral and played a bit of the mission after that), I think I should have stated on hard.
@beforet: You won't have to "deal with linux". SteamOS looks like big picture mode and you even have to enable access in the option menu if you ant to visit the desktop and if everything works as it should people shouldn't have to visit it. Do you really think Valve will force people to use the terminal or something on the OS they made for the living room?