fantasy

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

Preview: Age of Wonders III -- Eternal Lords

Age of Wonders III: Eternal Lords appears to be an expansion pack targeted at fans who want more of the same, but with a few tweaks, a new campaign with a story, and some new standalone scenarios. Given how enjoyable the previous games implemented this formula, this approach makes sense. What remains to be seen is how many times this well can be revisited before the pattern gets tiresome. Hopefully, it has at least another 20-30 hours in it – enough to make Age of Wonders III: Eternal Lords an enjoyable experience.

Preview: Age of Wonders III -- Eternal Lords