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...
Set in 1974 in Central America, the game follows the exploits of returning protagonist Naked Snake, now known as Big Boss, as he runs a mercenary unit using the resources he acquired from Gene at the end of Portable Ops, four years before. The game also adds more information behind the founding of the military state Outer Heaven.
This demo has 3 missions:
(1) Tutorial/Opening – 1 Player: This mission includes the introduction of the story, explanation of the control schematics and a training session. Recommend for first-time players.
(2) Neutralize the Stronghold – 1 – 2: Players
This is a sneaking mission in which the player must neutralize an enemy stronghold.
(3)Tank Battle – 1 – 4 Players: This mission’s goal is the disarmament of the enemy tank and reinforcements. For advanced players.