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...
Since the beginning of time in the world of Elysia, the Gods of Light and Shadow have waged a war known as the War of Eternal Succession. Every one hundred years the Gods of Light and Darkness choose a single female champion who must search for seven holy artifacts known as the Queens Raiment. The champion who finds the artifacts first is crowned Queen of Elysia and rules in favor of her Gods. If the Champion of Light prevails, then Elysia is granted 100 years of peace, prosperity and bounty. Should the Champion of Shadow triumph, Elysia is plunged into 100 years of darkness and destruction and creatures of shadow run unchecked throughout the land causing fear, havoc and terror at the whim of their dark ruler.