Originally Posted by n4p0l3onic
Numenera is more like visualized novel rather than even (the supposedly story driven) crpg from what I played in like 3-4 hours of early access
Thats what I was hoping, as long as its a good story. It has a lot to live up to for me.
I've really enjoyed PoE so far, Ive felt the quality of the writing good overall, definitely a level above anything else Ive played in recent memory, although thats not saying much. Ive enjoyed the side quests on their own merit as well which is unusual for me in recent RPG's.
As for the gameplay, I dont spend as much time analyzing the gameplay mechanics as some, but at 40 odd hours in Ive found the spells, interesting and varied as far as Ive got and there are quite a few skills to choose from on leveling up. It would have been nice to have more class specific ones maybe, but perhaps more may open up as I level up more.
Its been a long time since Ive played NWN 2 though to compare it to that, but I'm having to pause and think about combat skills a lot of the time, which I like. I also much prefer a tactical view over first person for a party RPG, and its getting me all nostalgic having to auto save every 10 seconds in case of death.
I might well do a run through BG2 when I finish it and maybe NWN 2 as well, it will be interesting to compare with Pillars fresh in my mind. But overall judging by the amount of fun I'm having with it, it holds up pretty well.