Well I downloaded Pillars last night and have played through the beginning couple of quests. I like the graphics and the game play. The game is going to be really good and is pretty much another Baldurs Gate.
As in Baldurs Gate, you have to read most of the dialogue. This was, to me, the biggest disadvantage in playing the Baldurs Gate, Icewind Dale & Neverwinter Nights series as reading text is not one of my strong points. I have to really concentrate to read the smaller fonts in the game so the games with all voice acting appeals to me the most. I will persevere and struggle through it. Not that there isn't voice acting it's just the dialogue from you main character and the companions and a lot of quest dialogue is text.
Anyway it's pretty much like playing a newer and improved Baldurs Gate.
Yes, it truly is another Baldur's Gate. Anybody who has played Baldur's Gate will automatically feel at home in this game. I agree with Oldman that the text can be a bit too much. Although I have no problem with the font size, I do get bored with reading too much so I just skim through the text and hope I don't miss anything important. I find that your companions give great clues so it is worthwhile listening to their comments.
I haven't quite figured out how to drink potions. Haven't needed them yet but would like to know.
Well I have a few hours logged in now and am enjoying the game. I'm slowly learning the ins and outs but have a lot of learning to do.
One thing that I'm wondering about is the "stash". It's a chest In your inventory that stores stuff and I guess it is unlimited in the amount of items you can store. However, when I go to sell stuff the stash items are not available that I can tell. There is also no easy way to transfer them to your inventory to make them ready to sell other than drag and drop each item one at a time.
I'm just wondering if there is an easier way to get the stash items sold to merchants.
Oldman, when you are in the "Trade" screen you will see a stash icon on your right. Just click on it and you can access and sell from your stash. To sell from your party members click on the party icon on the right. The party usually comes up by default but you can get back to them if you had switched to the stash. It took me a while to figure that out, too.
Thanks for that but I've already looked there - and in all the other usual places I can think of - but no deal
[I'm using Win7 Enterprise 64-bit.]
Mad are you sure that you used the correct path? It should be the same on win 7 as it is on win 8 and my path is C/users/(profile name)/Saved Games/Pillars of Eternity. If not there then maybe you should contact their tech support?
Well, I've found where they get stored - a place SO IN SIGHT I should have tripped over it
They are in D:\Saved Games\Pillars of Eternity.
Because I very rarely EVER find saved games in a folder actually called Saved Games I never bother looking for one so I was flabbergasted to find this one !! Anyway, thank you all for trying to help. You are THE BEST
I feel like I am playing Baldur’s Gate III. No joke. It’s that good. So far, at least. And the game interface, while new, feels right at home for anyone who played the Infinity Engine games. The game system is totally new, but still feels familiar to a Dungeons & Dragons veteran. It’s really everything I would have expected if the game had been entitled Baldur’s Gate 3, minus the licensed parts. A long time ago, I talked about making character generation really feel like part of the game, part of the world introduction. Some games have taken the tack of burying the character generation, doling it out in pieces during the introductory segments (I’m looking at you, Bethesda), or just skipping it altogether. But I’ve always maintained the belief that a good character creation sequence can actually enhance the game, providing the player with some fantastic background and back-story while they are tinkering with the little 3D object and pile of stats that will be their surrogate in the fantasy world on the other side of the screen. Pillars of Eternity nails it.
And all other reviews I've read for this game has been as positive as this...
I'm working on my stronghold. It's so nice to have my own bed. By upgrading the stronghold one gets extra bonuses to your character when you sleep in the stronghold. I sleep, choose a bonus, and then go out on the wilds again to clean up some mess the world is in.
Hey, everyone. The 1.03 patch is live on Steam. To make sure your game updates you will probably want to completely quit out of the Steam client and jump back in. GOG and Origin will be going through their own QA process before putting the patch live on their end. I expect it will take them a couple of days to run through that process on their side.