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Pillars Of Eternity: The First Half Hour

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I have spent most of the last week doing little else but play Obsidian’s Pillars Of Eternity [official site]. But I cannot yet tell you wot I think, as such brainthoughtss are under embargo. I can, however, stream or “let’s play” the first fifteen hours of the game. But I’m not going to do that, because it would be the most awful shame for you to have such things spoiled.

Instead I’ve videoed and chatted over the first half hour, from the character creator to the opening scenes, stopping right before the plot kicks in. Because you don’t want to know the story before you play an RPG, because you’re not a complete clot.

We’ll have a full review for you on Thursday, but in the meantime, why not enjoy my nattering over the opening few minutes. That’s a rhetorical question. Technically this video contains spoilers, in the sense that it’s the first 15 or so minutes of the game. But as I say, it’s the prelude to the main plot kicking in. You will, no doubt, be able to find videos showing you acres and acres of the game from today onward – I implore you, if you’re planning to play the game, not to watch them.

“But John!” you cry, “I want to watch them to get an idea of whether I want to buy the game!” Ah, well, like I said, I’m not able to tell you at this point if THE GAME IS REALLY GOOD or not. So you’ll just have to continue not knowing if IT’S DEFINITELY WORTH GETTING for a couple more days.

Pillars Of Eternity is out on Thursday evening, prices starting at around £35 on Steam and on the Paradox Store.

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