This is the game I've been waiting for since I beat Dragon Age: Inquistion.
I am loving the RPG game Pillars of Eternity, which just came out yesterday. Since I'm a big fan of Black Isle's Icewind Dale and Baldur's Gate, I felt right at home with Pillars. This game plays like those old games, only with amazing new beautiful graphics. Compare Pillars' graphics to "Enhanced" edition of Icewind Dale or Baldur's Gate, and there's no comparison: Pillars is by far superior in every way. That is because Pillars is 3-D rendered, so you can zoom in and out for further details... unlike the old Bioware engine, which is 2-D lower-resolution.
Play style is also the same, you can always pause the game mid-combat via the spacebar and assign instructions to your party. In addition to gaining pre-generated NPC (Non Player Characters), you can also create or "hire" your own creations if you have the cash. I like creating my own characters because I can spec out and personalized their appearance...
Anyway, I'm only a few hours in the game and had to quit because I encountered an area that killed me. Sometime the game is unforgiving, even if I'm only playing it on "Normal".
I also have a ton of equipment and I haven't seen a merchant to sell them off. Obviously I'm still very early in the game, I haven't even travel to the main city yet... I'm just exploring every inch of the area I'm in right now.
Like the Bioware Engine that inspired Pillars of Eternity, the new game suffer from the same problems the original games had: mainly the inability to change camera view and limited character portraits. I'm sure you can import your own artwork, but what you start off with is very limited.
If you love Icewind Dale and Baldur's Gate, you have to check out Pillars of Eternity.
A few weeks ago, Guild Wars 2 was on sale for $10 (normally $39), so I couldn't resist and got in on the sale.
The download for the game was so large that I left my computer on overnight to download the game. Then when I launched it for the first time, after spending a lot of time creating my first character, I got disconnected from their server. Not a good sign.
I figure a lot of people also bought the game on sale as I did, so they may have had a spike in the number of users logging in for the first time. My second time logging in was fine, I was able to do my first set of new quests. I'm only level
I actually own the first Guild Wars and Guild Wars: Nightfall expansion, and like those first two games, Guild Wars 2 is pretty much the same game. There are two types of game you can play with Guild Wars, either co-operative campaign or competitive against other human players. I've never played the latter, choosing instead to play solo for all my sessions.
Some things you should know about the game:
2. This should be a free-to-play game
3. Graphics are stunning
4. Teleportation costs money, so you can save a few bucks if you just walk it