Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire is a whole new set of adventures for The Watcher. Set five years after the events of Pillars of Eternity 1, the sequel is set the land of Eora. There are ships, there are island explorations, and of course, there is the Watcher. The awakening of the god Eothas send fierce tremors through the land and taking several casualties. The Watcher is tasked with uncovering Eothas’ plan and to defeat the rogue god. With parts of their souls missing, our heroes set out on their mission plotting a course for the archipelago region.

Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire like its prequel was developed by Obsidian Entertainment and published by Versus Evil. In May 2018 the game was launched for Microsoft Windows, macOS, and Linux. Pillars of Eternity 2 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch is expected to be launched in 2019. The Critical Role Pack which contained DLC was released free with the game.

Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire is a role-playing video game. The game is played from an isometric perspective, and the developers promise a bigger and better experience. Players assume the identity of The Watcher and get to choose their companions some of whom are returning while others are new.

Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Gameplay

As the Watcher, players have to get on a ship and sail to the Deadfire Archipelago to carry out their missions. The Watcher has the power of seeing into souls and reading memories of present and past lives. There are four factions on the islands, and the Watcher can make allegiances with any of these. The storyline can sway one way or another depending on the decisions taken by the players.

You sail the high seas, get attacked by pirates, meet gods, discover islands and keep moving ahead on your adventure. The game is quite enjoyable, and there is always a ton going on. Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire is definitely a swashbuckling adventure, and the paid DLC only increases the fun with more adventures and places to go. The Caribbean-like archipelago has been expertly created making the game so much more interesting for the players.

Moves can either be made by RPG or by combining narrative and illustration. You will find a few surprises along the way, have to change sides, and decide where you’re going next. Your character gets a skill tree but can also have the choice of special abilities that they can use when needed.

Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Review

Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire was nominated for ‘Best Storytelling’ at the 2018 Golden Joystick Awards, and with good reason. The storytelling of the game is fabulous and will keep players engaged for hours. Whether you are tracking the arch-mage Maura, trying to foil the plans of Eothas, conversing with the chief Snake Person, or reporting to Queen Onekaza II, there is always an interesting story to be told. If you enjoy isometric games, then you should try Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire.


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