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#1 Edited by Darji (5412 posts) -

Obsidian finally released a gameplay teaser to their Kickstarter founded Project. The Title of the Game is Pillars of eternity and this clearly looks like an evolutionary Baldur's Gate. Of course in a different Universe but the philosophy behind it.

This looks great and with all the features unlocked through strechgoals this seems to become my most anticipated Game of 2014. Are you as excited as I am? None or less CRPGS are coming back big time in 2014. With Divinity, Wasteland and Torment of course XD

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#2 Edited by Scampbell (506 posts) -

Baldur's gate 2 is probably still my all time favorite game so when I got news of this Kickstarter I didn't hesitate to back it. And I am following its progress eagerly, and it is without a doubt my most anticipated game. So glad Kickstarter has allowed for a Renaissance of this style of games.

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#3 Posted by joshwent (2897 posts) -

Hmm. I've been, and still am, really excited for this game, but the animations there seemed pretty lackluster. The PCs just sort of standing still while one of them casts a spell kind of takes you out of the action and excitement of battle. I know they're still a small team, and the world looks beautiful, but less stiff animation would add so much.

Fingers crossed!

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#4 Posted by Abendlaender (3056 posts) -

This is....I'm crying right now. Yes YES GIVE ME ALL OF THAT

@joshwent

I agree, but the game is not done yet. Maybe it'll change.

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#5 Posted by Animasta (14903 posts) -

Ugh, looks about what I expected it would. Hoping Obsidian makes a game I'd actually want to play soon :(

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#6 Posted by Brodehouse (10827 posts) -

Well I think that looks like it will be fucking amazing when it's finished.

Finally, we're getting early 3D/32-bit/4th generation of consoles retro graphics! That was right in my wheelhouse where I played the most games, and those games were so exploratory that they have such a unique place in history... and everyone either does line art, watercolors, pixel art, or big fancy state-of-the-art 3D. No one was trying to make artistically rudimentary 3D models and put them in prerendered rooms.

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#7 Edited by Darji (5412 posts) -

@joshwent said:

Hmm. I've been, and still am, really excited for this game, but the animations there seemed pretty lackluster. The PCs just sort of standing still while one of them casts a spell kind of takes you out of the action and excitement of battle. I know they're still a small team, and the world looks beautiful, but less stiff animation would add so much.

Fingers crossed!

Even without I am kind of fine with it since the budget is kind of small for the massive scale f this game. But animation wise I am pretty sure it will still change s bit.

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#8 Posted by ArbitraryWater (14689 posts) -

It looks like an isometric RPG from ye olden dais. Done, sold. It's not like Baldur's Gate 2 is one of my favorite games ever or anything.

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#9 Posted by Dimi3je (486 posts) -

I've always respected Obsidian, but never really got into one of their games, but I'm cautiously excited for this and for South Park: The stick of truth.

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#10 Posted by SlashDance (1867 posts) -

That trailer looks like a trailer for a game that came out in 1999. That's fucking great!

Pillars of Eternity also sounds like the title of a game from 1999, and that's maybe less great, but who cares!

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#11 Posted by Tennmuerti (9082 posts) -

Daumn son. Looks visually like everything I could have hoped for.

Now show me some meaty dialogue and I'll sell my soul.

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#12 Edited by Tennmuerti (9082 posts) -

By the way, replaying some late 90s early 00s games right now and it's striking how good some of them still hold up visually because of the heights that the sprite based and 2D art styles reached at that time. Compared to the early 3D games of the same era that are just hideous. Warcraft 2 and Red Alert 2 still look great.

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#13 Posted by Veektarius (6103 posts) -

This looks more retro than it needs to be. How much in funding did they get for this project?

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#14 Edited by Darji (5412 posts) -

This looks more retro than it needs to be. How much in funding did they get for this project?

I think it was 4 million but the content in this game is massive. It is content wise maybe even bigger than Baldur's Gate 2.