Pillars of Eternity was a great old school party-driven RPG from developer Obsidian Entertainment. It featured fantastic real-time-with-the-ability-to-pause battles, an engrossing and layered story, plus a number of different types of builds you could choose from that more than ramped up the replay factor. The second expansion to the game, The White March – Part 2, is coming late January. And in the announcement Obsidian takes the time to point out that this is coming from the people behind Fallout: New Vegas, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II, and South Park: The Stick of Truth.
An interesting addtion to the game is the new “Story Time” mode, which aims to let players focus more on the story and less on the party-building and levelling. Which could be a great way for those that play RPGs primarily for their stories to connect with the game.
The White March – Part 2 adds new content to the Pillars of Eternity universe, including new quests, new abilities, and a new companion: Meneha, the Barbarian. The expansion also offers players a higher level cap, and the new “Story Time” mode, letting players experience the incredible narrative of Pillars of Eternity at a faster pace. Directed by Josh Sawyer, Game Director of Fallout: New Vegas and Pillars of Eternity, The White March - Part 2 features an expertly crafted story from Eric Fenstermaker, lead writer of Pillars of Eternity and the co-writer of South Park: The Stick of Truth, and Carrie Patel, author of the Recoletta series and writer on the original Pillars of Eternity.
You can check out review of the original release here