EPISODE 40 includes both American and European fans sharing their gameplay impressions of the newly released Starfield. Did it live up to the hype? Was it worth the long wait? What does it tells us about the current state of development at Bethesda?
EPISODE 39 includes both American and European fans sharing their gameplay impressions of the newly released Baldur’s Gate 3. Has the massive success of this game made CRPGs the new hotness? How will BG3’s success have an impact on the industry? Does this mean Obsidian will reconsider CRPGs and potentially greenlight a Pillars of Eternity 3?
EPISODE 38 includes both American and European fans speculating on where Avowed might fall on the Eora timeline. Using details from developer interviews, the most recent trailer, and lore from the Pillars of Eternity games, we make our best educated guess on when the events in Avowed will happen in Eora. Will it be before Pillars 1, during Pillars 1, during Pillars 2, or after Pillars 2?
EPISODE 37 includes both American and European hosts addressing a post on RPG Codex forums from a self-proclaimed Obsidian Entertainment developer working on Avowed. The post is from someone using the name Briar Diem and reveals several things about the second trailer, how the company feels about it, and why we shouldn’t be so worried because they are in pre-alpha.
EPISODE 36 includes both American and European hosts revisiting the second trailer, reflecting on Carrie Patel’s interview at the Xbox Extended Showcase, and discussing two PC Gamer articles that include details about the game’s change in direction.
EPISODE 35 includes both American and European hosts reacting to the second official trailer for Obsidian’s new RPG titled Avowed, which premiered at the 2023 Xbox Games Showcase. We share our unfiltered, initial impressions immediately after watching the trailer.
EPISODE 34 includes both American and European hosts responding to listener emails from the past few months. In addition to listener emails, we also provide a quick update on what we currently know about Avowed. We also share some Starfield news.
EPISODE 33 includes both American and European fans reflecting on their favorite moments from the Pillars of Eternity franchise. What was their favorite memory from playing the world of Eora? We include both games and all DLC in our discussion. We also read and respond to some of our listeners’ favorite moments based on their posts on the Avowed Reddit. We end with a few listener emails.
EPISODE 32 includes both American and European fans discussing the Companion system from Pillars of Eternity and Deadfire. What was unique about the system? How did companions in the game contribute to the narrative? Which companions were our favorites? We also speculate about how the companion system might be used in Avowed.
EPISODE 31 ncludes both American and European fans examining how Character Creation worked in Pillars of Eternity games. We also speculate how this system might be adapted for Avowed. Will we see the same races, classes, cultures, etc? Will Avowed manage bonuses and restrictions for each race/class? We address many of these questions. We also review what the Avowed reddit community thinks about Character Creation and their hopes for Avowed. Here is a link to the Reddit post for reference: https://www.reddit.com/r/avowed/comments/10mp7uy/avowedcast_question_for_community_character/