RPG

Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Preview

“How would you improve upon the greatest isometric RPG ever made?”  If you are as much of a fan of Pillars of Eternity as I am, then you may find yourself pondering this question.  On April 3, Obsidian Entertainment intends to give us their answer when they release of Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire.  With the 2015 masterpiece Pillars of Eternity, Obsidian Entertainment finally delivered some excellent gameplay to augment their traditional strengths of storytelling and dialog.  It was a groundbreaking achievement for a studio that, until then, was best known for unorthodox expansion packs and sequels. 

Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Preview

Early Access Showcase: Dungeon Defenders II

With Dungeon Defenders II, the gameplay and graphical improvements are immediately obvious. What I played of this game indicates that it will be an upgrade over its predecessor in just about every imaginable way. My doubts about the game have more to do with its business model, and whether it will provide you with a satisfactory experience that doesn’t involve bleeding you out 99 cents at a time or forcing you to grind slowly for gold and experience. I am not a fan of the Free-to-Play model, but this might be an example of a game where I will give it a try.

Early Access Showcase: Dungeon Defenders II