PREVIEWSPillars of Eternity Preview
For Obsidian's crowdfunded love letter to Infinity Engine games like Icewind Dale and Baldur's Gate, I was impressed by its willingness to pull back the curtain and let me see the machinery behind it.
We've all been there. Everyone remembers that mission. You and your partner are climbing up the mountains in the snow, striving to pull some slick clandestine operation about getting some intel on a bad guy, or something similar (because let's face...
It's the year 1782 and you have been chosen to build a city from scratch, and also to manage it. You are given a piece of empty land and must place roads and residences, make farms to produce food, and as the population grows, add public buildings such as churches, markets, schools, taverns and even hospitals. These buildings increase the population and houses evolve as time passes. Taxation is the way to make sure you have capital to expand your city - use it wisely and your city will blossom! Keep in mind at all times that your citizens will require food and entertainment, or they will demand you to be replaced!