The console version of Pillars of Eternity definitely has its share of problems, mostly from the translation to console from PC. However, it’s still great fun, and it’s almost more enjoyable the second time. Half of that is because I know a bit more of what is going on, and the half is because of the strategy guide. I had no idea how many side quests I missed completely the first go around. And do you know what side quests do? Rake in the XP. And what does that do? It makes the main quest ten times easier.
I have a few gripes about the Pillars of Eternity strategy guide, but I’ll get into those in a full review.
More than anything, I’m just super happy that this incredible cRPG is now available for all gamers. The better experience is, by far, on PC, but not everyone likes playing on PC or even has a proper gaming PC. That’s one thing with consoles—you don’t need to worry about specs for your games. Just pop in the disc (or download it) and go. All RPG fans, especially those who enjoyed the classic cRPGs like Icewind Dale and Baldur’s Gate, should give this game a try.
As I continue my trek through the PoE strategy guide, I have to turn my attention to the next review and get back to Splatoon 2 strategy guide. Splatoon is a rather amazing little shooter, and the sequel does it justice. Although, I have totally forgotten about Link to the Past. I left off at the Ice Palace. I hope my rhythm isn’t too messed up to not continue. If I have to start this game over again, I know I’ll never finish.