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...
In the role of a renegade starship captain, players take the helm of a mighty starship, venture forth into the depths of outer space, and discover countless star systems and planets. Asteroids floating in space can be mined for valuable mineral ore, which can be traded with other players. When visiting starbases, players can spend the ore to upgrade the weapons, armor plating, repair devices and engine boosters of their starship, or even have an entirely new starship manufactured for them from scratch. In addition, crew members can be recruited and trained at those starbases to improve their combat skills and defend your ship against space pirates that try to steal the valuable mineral ores.