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 is really a heavy cross to bear - all that glittering gold! Can't be happy without it but once you have it, scoundrels seem to come out the woodwork and want to swipe it. Now, are you going to put up with something like that? It's time to SMACK A THIEF!, don't you think?
THE SETTLERS: SMACK A THIEF! is Blue Byte's new mini-game where you and your Roman soldiers will have your hands full keeping those plundering Vikings from pilfering your gold. Your soldiers are a little out of form from their tavern-hopping evenings, so they will need a little push to get them going. The Vikings are a completely different lot: nimble and quick as weasels, they scurry in from all sides and can only be put out of commission - at least for a while - with a proper whacking! Luckily, there are some goodies that can help you out with dealing with the Viking low-life. Money may not grow on trees but smacking the branches is likely to loosen up a helpful surprise or two!