Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire is a single player RPG and the sequel to 2015’s Pillars of Eternity. It was crowdfunded on Fig in January 2017 and hit its funding goal within a day! Once again the game is set in the world of Eora and you take on the role of the Watcher – a character with the power to look into the souls of others and see their memories of their current and past lives (as well as your own).
The game starts with the reappearance of Eothas, the god of light and rebirth, who was believed to be dead (clue is in his title really isn’t it)! Eothas awakens under the Watcher’s stronghold (Caed Nua) destroying it and leaving you near death. After pulling yourself together you must travel to Deadfire Archipelago to track down Eothas and get some answers. As Deadfire is a direct sequel of the original game, any actions and decisions made in the first will have an impact on the gameplay and storyline of the sequel.
The game is played from an isometric perspective (which basically means the viewpoint is angled which creates a 3D effect on a 2D platform). It features a dynamic weather system and a living, breathing world, where everyone has their part to play. Both returning and new companions will be available and the relationships you have with them will play a major role. There’s also four sidekicks that can accompany the Watcher in his quest. Class based gameplay also makes a return but this time each class with have three sub classes that each have unique skills.
Eothas has returned. The god of light and rebirth was thought dead, but he now inhabits the stone titan that sat buried under your keep, Caed Nua, for millennia. Ripping his way out of the ground, he destroyed your stronghold and left you at the brink of death. To save your soul, you must track down the wayward god and demand answers - answers which could throw mortals and the gods themselves into chaos.
Your hunt takes you to the Deadfire Archipelago. Located even farther east than the colonies of the Eastern Reach, Deadfire comprises hundreds of islands spanning thousands of miles - ranging from lush tropics to barren deserts. Many of these lands have never been charted, while others are inhabited by rich native cultures and a new wave of colonial settlers.