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2. Pillars of Eternity

Pillars of Eternity gameplay teaser

Upon arriving in a town called Dyrwood, a hero finds that it is cursed by a plague where children are born without souls. Wanting to help the citizens find the truth, he sets out to find the last survivor of an order of gods and uncover the secrets of the Hollowborn Plague.

Pillars of Eternity first gives players the option of customizing their own character. After you have done this, you begin your journey.

Before you arrive in Dyrwood, you are on a path to the town when your caravan is attacked. You hide, but witness a ritual on the rest of the caravan where their souls are taken. Witnessing this made you a Watcher, a person who can read souls.

When you are safe, you finish the rest of your journey to the nearest town. When you arrive in Dyrwood, you discover that the town’s children are being born without souls, something the townspeople call the Hollowborn Plague.

The group of people being accused of this are called animancers. They are known for manipulating souls, so they are easily blamed for the curse.

However, the animancers claim their innocence and you begin to investigate, soon realizing that there is certainly more to the story. Thus begins your quest to uncover the truth of the Hollowborn Plague.

This game has many elements of a fantasy RPG. You can choose your class: Barbarian, Chanter, Cipher, Priest, Druid, Fighter, Monk, Paladin, Ranger, Rogue, or Wizard. You can choose your race: Aumaua, Dwarf, Elf, Godlike, Human, or Orlan.

You fight with a party of companions that you meet while exploring the world. Beware, if they die, they are gone forever. But you can also create new recruits to hire as well, so it’s not the end of the world.

The game also has a variety of difficulty modes, based on your experience with real-time party based RPGS. You can go easy, if you have little to no experience, all the way up to the Path of the Damned.

Who will you choose and what path will you forge?

Dragons make worthy foes.

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