Myst would be Scott’s #1 game every year, but there’s new games to play instead. Scott is the Editor-in-Chief of this very site in which you are looking at. Between a full-time job and his family, it’s honestly a wonder he has time for the games he plays and reviews. Here’s what Scott found to be his favorite games of 2015, with an honorable mention thrown in, too.
Editor’s Note: This was played on June 18th during E3, but this preview was embargoed until this date
Sitting down with Obsidian was a pleasure, and with this I got to see gameplay from Pillars of Eternity‘s first expansion: The White March, and it takes place east of Dyrwood. This new content is built into the game, rather than being something that happens after the story. So long as you’ve built up your stronghold within the story, and have reached level 7 to 13, you’ll be able to begin the new quest-line. Obsidian began the quest to gain access to Durgen’s Battery, what followed contained a lot of new, and updated Pillars of Eternity that has been the result of player feedback.
Pillars of Eternity is not Baldur’s Gate, Planescape Torment, or Icewind Dale. It is an amalgamation of all of those games, in a unique blend that provides a deep experience in a whole new universe with only tinges of familiarity to be a standout among its those that came before it. Pillars of Eternity is an wonderful and fantastic RPG that will have you enthralled from beginning to end, however you get there across the dozens upon dozens of hours.