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...
Now with 10 different “powered” Pick-Axes, players fend off over 100 different invading hero types. Players choose their strategy wisely and spend “dig power” breaking up blocks containing nutrients or “mana” to create over 200 monster types to populate the dungeon and thwart enemies advance. The new WATER element offers a key offense and defense tactic by creating pools and by spawning aquatic creatures. Players study the underworld food chain and choose their monsters carefully in order to create a self-sustaining ecosystem of creatures to protect Overlord Badman’s evil lair!