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Pathfinder: Kingmaker

Developer: Owlcat Games Publisher: Deep Silver
25 September 2018
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Pathfinder: Kingmaker Definitive Edition
2020 Owlcat Deep Silver  
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This game suffer from being too ambitious. In theory combination of classic RPG in style of "Baldur's Gate" or "Pillars Eternity" combined with kingdom building sounds awesome and interesting, right? Definitely, but the problem lies with execution.

I think that the world this game takes place in is interesting, also the story, although not the most original is quite captivating. I also have to praise number of classes and races you can choose from. This is all awesome. Also the quests variety is also pretty impressive. So far, so good.

Unfortunately there are two big problems with Pathfinder: Kingmaker. First is Kingdom management. It isn't mandatory, but if you put mechanic into your game, it should be good (besides without it you won't get the best weapons and armors). And in this case it's not even that execution of this specific idea is bad, but that it totally falls apart in context of the whole game, it just doesn't work, it isn't properly integrated in the whole game. Also it isn't properly explained and can lead to an unexpected game over (and to remedy the situation it's not enough to just load last save game, because there is a big chance that it wouldn't make any difference, you could be forced to go at least few hours back) which is troubling, because it is relatively new mechanic and you have to learn it "on the job".

I also have complaints about design of dungeons, because some of them are pretty unbalanced. You are going through them without much trouble until you meet the enemy that is almost impossible to beat. And if you manage to do it you fight boss which is usually relatively easy opponent. That's not how things should work, of course the player should meet obstacles that give him trouble, but he shouldn't be stuck, because designers thought that it would be cool to put in randomly much stronger enemy. The game is also too long and the ending sequence feels unnecessary bloated.. It doesn't offer much challenge but it is long.

I'm complaining but I have to admit that the game was interesting enough to finish it. It took me some time, but I don't feel like I have wasted it. But during playing I couldn't shake the feeling that this game could be much better with a little bit more polish and an improved mechanic. But as the things are I can't give this game a higher rating.
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  • Illogic93 2021-01-02 15:26:46.193313+00
    Would be an easy 4.5 if not for some of the most baffling design desicions I've ever seen in an RPG (ending predetermined cause of a decision you made 15 hours earlier that you had no idea would affect the ending in such a way and the Kanerah questline? Good fucking luck finishing that) and of course the litany of bugs which, while mostly small still add up to the frustration
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    • algroth_89 2021-04-08 15:47:57.375547+00
      Funny you should mention Kanerah and the litany of bugs in the game - despite having the expansion and installing it three times for good measure (after seeing none of the new classes and races available on character creation), none of the expansion content actually became available in my playthrough.
    • GrayMouser 2021-05-08 20:52:31.497619+00
      I had no problem finishing Kanerah's storyline, though I did read that not wasting time was useful even before installing the game, so I had a lot of time to spare before near the end (which I just used to focus on realm-building).
    • Gowi 2021-07-09 15:40:35.181642+00
      Not to mention the terrible mechanical balance.
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  • Melancholie 2021-12-16 19:00:49.506679+00
    This is so underrated here. Lovely crafted, deep game just like Baldur's Gate.
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  • ResetRPG 2022-07-30 11:58:01.745865+00
    This game is ridiculously underrated. One of the best CRPGs in recent memory.
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