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Topic: Pillars of Eternity or Divinity Original Sin 2

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Lazzaveli

Does anyone have a preference for one over the other? Do they play well on the switch?

Lazzaveli

ie-gunner

Pillars Of Eternity is still very buggy on Switch. Divinity Original Sin 2 seems to run alot better and is also the better game anyway.

ie-gunner

aresius

@ie-gunner
two question
can you enjoy the game without have played the first one?
what about the playtime ? is there a lot of quest and staff to do including post-game if present ?

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aresius

Magician

Wasteland 2, if you prefer a post apocalyptic setting rather than swords'n'sorcery.

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ie-gunner

aresius wrote:

@ie-gunner
two question
can you enjoy the game without have played the first one?
what about the playtime ? is there a lot of quest and staff to do including post-game if present ?

Don't need to have played the first one as 2 is its own self contained story.
You would be looking at around 50-60hrs to just complete the story, doing all side quests and other activities will easily bring playtime up to the 130hr mark or so.

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Lazzaveli

Thanks for the info all, I appreciate it!

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Lazzaveli

@Magician Oddly I have never heard of this, thanks for letting me know!

Lazzaveli

Magician

Lazzaveli wrote:

@Magician Oddly I have never heard of this, thanks for letting me know!

I thought it was worth mentioning since it's the closest we'll get to Fallout 1 & 2 on Switch, considering Bethesda owns the rights to those games and has never expressed an interest in re-releasing them.

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JasmineDragon

@Magician I don't think they can release them. I don't remember the details, but I believe there's a whole tangle of rights involved. I have flirted with the idea of Wasteland 2, but haven't heard a lot from people who played it.

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Varkster

@Magician @JasmineDragon Concerning Wasteland 2, there seems to be a plethora of issues of the port on the Switch (aside from it looking a bit dated) so I don't know if it's a great "CRPG" to recommend. In terms of games like Fallout I think it's better to just wait for Outer Worlds and see if Obsidian delivers.

That set aside, Pillars is still a great game, but I think it plays way too many things on the 'safe' side of things, which is why I prefer Divinity overall as a series.

Obsidian's writing has always been the high point of their games and it's important to note that Divinity has writing that's arguably right on par, but exceeds Pillars (and other CRPGs like Baldur's Gate) in pure gameplay. Divinity 2 specifically has a lot of systems in place that let you experiment with the game and "cheat" the system. When I played it, its freedom reminded me of Breath of the Wild of all things. The game is deliberately made very difficult to let the player experiment with these systems and have a very unique experience when compared to others on the internet. I don't think I can say the same for Pillars of Eternity, as any experience with the game will be very close to what everybody else has with it. In a way, Divinity is a little bit of a sandbox.

Both games are actually quite different, despite being similar in genre and developer background. If anybody is a fan of the CRPG or RPG genre in general, they are both very welcome additions. It all comes to money. The Switch is surprisingly a very strong platform with these genres of games, because a lot of developers believe it to be the right genre for the console, and I agree. The ability to play on the go is a godsent with the long amounts of time you're going to have to spend in each of these games.

I own most of these games on Steam already and have played through half of them so I likely won't be investing on the Switch ports, but if you haven't experienced any of the CRPG's before, then it's probably a good idea looking through the list of the games available on Switch, seeking out their strengths and weaknesses and possibly investing some money to have very great experiences on the system. That's my two cents.

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