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E14 Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
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E14 Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire

Our two adventurers set sail through the Deadfire archipelago, hot on the heels of the keep-stomping, giant-stealing, adra-devouring God, Eothas, in Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire. But with Ben playing as impatient neutral and Tao as dignified evil, can they get along? They spill secrets of their raunchy (on-screen) romances, question the rising trend of maritime oriented games, and probe the merits and disadvantages of diving too deep into the ‘role playing’ in role playing games.

Major spoilers from around half way, also spoilers for the original Pillars of Eternity.

Content Warning: PEGI 15. Strong language. Slavery, colonialism, backstabbing, and ribald crewmates bragging in explicit detail of sexual conquests.

Clarifications:

  • This game was released in May 2018. The first one was released in March 2015.

  • The party member is correctly identified by Tao as Pallegina.

  • The original soundtrack is composed by Justin Bell who also scored the first game.

  • The original sea shanties were written and performed by Nils Brown and Carrie Shaw.

  • “Stanley’s Parable” is a reference to The Stanley Parable game. In the words of its designers: “an experimental narrative-driven first person game...an exploration of choice, freedom, storytelling and reality.”

  • Netflix has not officially cancelled Mindhunter, but show director David Fincher has strongly implied it will be discontinued.

Audio extracts:

  • Pillars of Eternity OST by Justin Bell

  • Sid Meier’s Civilisation 2 OST 

  • Command & Conquer Red Alert theme - ‘Hell March’

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 1 - feat. Emma Watson

  • Arrested Development feat. Will Arnett

  • Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring feat. John Rhys-Davies

  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers theme

  • South Park - ‘Make Love, Not Warcraft’ S10E08

  • Hitman

  • Baldur’s Gate OST by Michael Hoenig feat. Jim Cummings (Minsc)

  • True Blood OST feat. Anna Paquin

  • Mass Effect 2 OST - ‘New Worlds’ by Sam Hulick and Jack Wall

  • Anchorman feat. Will Ferrell

  • Schindler’s List theme by John Williams

  • Mindhunter OST by Jason Hill

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