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kyleforrester87

Games dope.

I'm just messing about trying to figure out how stuff works. I'm not very good at managing my group during combat and I'm trying to make sense of the classes, abilities and gear. Slowly getting there! Relaxing game though.

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kyleforrester87

PSN: WigSplitter1987

Feena

*bad JRPG dub voice * "Secret technique - cross chat answer!"

kyleforrester87 wrote:

When ya'll gunna play a real RPG like Pillars of Eternity? Ya know, good graphics, great sound, well written story, exploration, adventure, tactics, customisation.. the full package

Ok, ok I'm just frustrated that we have XX pages of Persona 5 chat and no one playing Pillars with me

I got it today trading in two games and I am planning on starting in it after I finish the last guardian! But I am liking it so much that I think I will try to get the platinum trophy - anyway I think I'll start playing in a week or two

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Never belligerent but always uncompromising.

kyleforrester87

@Feena I'm really loving it! 45 hours in and making steady progress now. Let me know when you get going! I might actually have enough of a grasp on it to lay down some tips by then lol

My only worry is this FF9 announcement getting me all mixed up :')

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kyleforrester87

PSN: WigSplitter1987

Snorky

I've been very slowly making my way through it. I've got to say they really have built a gorgeous world. I'm not too far in yet but the pre-built companions are so great I can't even imagine creating my own yet.

Started off with a moon god-like rogue and I was pretty much dismantling every enemy until I thought it would be a good idea to go exploring and ran headfirst into a whole bunch of dragons haha.

I know how well received Divinity is but no matter how many times I try and get stuck into it I just couldn't get past the first few hours. No such problem with Pillars, love the world, love the combat, and everything else in between! There have been a few times where I found selecting party members a bit of a chore, as it would obviously been quicker on PC but other than that I'm really happy with my purchase!

Snorky

kyleforrester87

@Snorky What difficulty are you playing it at? I went for Easy - although I love the genre I've never been that great at them. I always used to try and play Baldurs Gate/Icewind and NWN solo and wondered why I hit walls so early on. In my head these games were impossible. Dunno what I was thinking in hindsight! lol

I'm enjoying the combat now I've got the hang of it - it's become a bit too easy though so I'm thinking of putting the difficulty up to normal. But it's hard to tell sometimes if I'm not very good, or if I've just stumbled into an area I'm not strong enough to deal with yet!

kyleforrester87

PSN: WigSplitter1987

Snorky

@kyleforrester87

I went for easy too, even though it struck at every fibre of my gamers pride lol. Similar to you always wanted to get into games like this and baldurs gate etc but could never get to the end. I think I may try normal mode on my second play through if I don't get distracted by the shiny baubles that are new releases. What kind of main character did you build?

Recently got shadow tactics: blade of the shogun too so I've beeen playing them on and off. Loving the isometric revival though! May try and have another whack at divinity after pillars to prepare for divinity 2 on PS4

Snorky

Feena

@Snorky @kyleforrester87 Ugh, I really like what I'm reading - but now it will have to wait for me to finish The Last Guardian and FFIX ! ;_;

Never belligerent but always uncompromising.

kyleforrester87

50 hours into this now, it's brill. Wondering if I should crank the difficulty upto normal now. I'd like to say I'll play it again on a harder difficulty but I don't tend to play these sort of games more than once... but we'll see. I'll look at this as training for Pillars 2 at least

kyleforrester87

PSN: WigSplitter1987

johncalmc

I played it on Normal and Normal is Hard. Or at least it was for me.

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johncalmc

I can't remember how long it actually took to finish. I think it was heading towards like seventy or eighty. I had it like two weeks before the review embargo and I still wasn't sure if I was actually going to finish it in time.

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johncalmc

I think I was like level 8 or something. It's not completely separate but it's it's own thing. As in the rest of the story is fine without it. You'll get a message saying you need to talk to the steward back at the castle, and that's the start of the quest line. If you do it too early you'll get torn to shreds. Should be okay once you're into Act III.

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kyleforrester87

@johncalmc any tips for weapons generally? Difference between yellow and blue? Is it better to keep upgrading what you got or buy/find newer ones? I should know this at 50 hours but any tips you might have would be handy

kyleforrester87

PSN: WigSplitter1987

kyleforrester87

Yikes just went up to normal and my first encounter was in level 6 of the Endless Paths. A mob of 20 skeletons (mages, fighters and archers) - played it out like a pro, got those buffs on the go at just the right time and managed to scrape through without losing anybody. Epic! Need to camp now though.

Mage is so useful.

kyleforrester87

PSN: WigSplitter1987

johncalmc

@kyleforrester87 Honestly, weapons is probably the one area of the game that I was absolutely bamboozled by. It never seemed to me like the weapons were getting much better, really. In terms of damage output they're fairly consistent throughout the game. What really separates them is the buffs they come with. So generally, yes, the coloured ones are better because they come with more buffs, but if they come with buffs you don't care about they're not going to help you much. So you need to pay attention to the additional skills. It's not like, say, Final Fantasy VII where you'll find Ultima Weapon and you know that it's, objectively, better than everything else.

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TheRam

Where my fellow dwarves at?

So far, I think the game's a blast - writing's solid, and I love some of the characters that you can recruit... Combat can be a bit bland at times, but I find that the open-endedness of it keeps me engaged. There's a lot to play around with. The artwork is beautiful, too.

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