Well, Project Eternity Looks Pretty Hot

Well, Project Eternity Looks Pretty Hot

This fresh screenshot the devs at Obsidian released for their upcoming RPG Project Eternity is just too damn awesome. Looks like Planescape: Torment mixed with the first dungeon from Baldur's Gate 2. And that's not a bad thing at all!

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    Might just be me, but that particular screenshot reminds me of High Hedge Estate from Baldur's Gate 1.


    Very excited for this game.

    Looks like a pretty generic isometric dungeon crawler to me. What is so 'hot' about it?

      "Project Eternity will take the central hero, memorable companions and the epic exploration of Baldur’s Gate, add in the fun, intense combat and dungeon diving of Icewind Dale, and tie it all together with the emotional writing and mature thematic exploration of Planescape: Torment."

      Sounds pretty great, and from the video on their kickstarter, it's looking pretty great too. I was a big fan of Fallout: New Vegas and Dungeon Siege III, so Obsidian is good by my books. Even if it does turn out average, it will be worth playing, especially considering it was funded $3,986,929. I mean, that is a shit tonne of money for an iso dungeon crawler, it will be interesting to see what they do with it, if (highly unlikely) nothing else

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      I agree, as someone who doesn't have a huge investment or wealth of experience in the genre (played and liked Diablo 2, and later played Diablo 3 and got bored, as well as some Baldur's Gate demos on PS2), this looks exactly like every other game in the same genre ever.

      I mean, i'm sure it's gratifying seeing the first screenshot of a game you may have backed, but even Captain Ballsack's pasted synopsis above could be used for almost any other isometric dungeon crawler.

      Let's not lose our heads here people. There's nothing particularly novel in the image above.

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      Yup.. "on the surface" it is.. but it's all the stuff under the hood and the actual gameplay that is looking very hot.. a singular screenshot of an early map is hardly indicative of the overall "hotness" of this game.. :)

      I feel the same way about every JRPG or military shooter.

      I believe the 'hot' part is correlating to the fact that the game is well under way, alot of people are looking forward to it and to see more screenshots coming out of this game is just, hot xD

      From your comment about being a 'generic isometric dungeon crawler' immediately tells me you have never played or at least finished Torment or any of the Baldur's Gate / IWD games. Baldurs Gate 2 was redefining when it was released. Today it still can't quite be put into any one catagory because it was really a game that was just brilliantly written. I enjoyed the fact I could easily spend in excess of 100+ hours in a play through. I'll bring up Ultima VII here too, grand daddy of Isometric games, took me approx 6 months to complete. Name a game released in the last 5 years that can rival that.

      Everyone is excited by the fact that the people who wrote those masterpiece's are also taking part in developing Project Eternity. So expectations are immediately high off the bat. And from what we have been shown in the screenshots/video, its shaping up to be very good.

      Just because its on Kickstarter, doesn't mean its going to be a poor game. Richards Garret, the original Lord British (Ultima series) and making a new game and it too looks fantastic.

      Hopefully Project Eternity will turn out to be another masterpiece, but it holds very high standards to live up too.

      You haven't played Planescape: Torment or the Baldur's Gate series?

        I have a strong aversion to anything fantasy-related, so no.

          Ah okay. Those games are often considered among the best RPGs ever made, and Project Eternity's developer, Obsidian Entertainment, is a continuation of Black Isle Studios (who developed Planescape and published Baldur's Gate I and II). There is a lot of excitement surrounding Project Eternity, because fans of those Infinity Engine games are hoping that this new project will be just as good.

    Soooo getting this. Still a ways off though.

    Please turn this into a liquid so I can inject it straight into my veins. This title is looking darn sweet!

    Biggest thing I regret missing on Kickstarter - I threw a heap of money at Tides of Numenera to make up for it.

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