As a free and major upgrade for Pathfinder: Kingmaker - Enhanced Edition, the Definitive Edition upgrade is out now and it's a pretty huge update.
"Pathfinder: Kingmaker is the first single-player isometric CRPG set in the world of a top-selling D&D type role-playing game by Paizo. Being a tribute to such classics as Baldur's Gate and Neverwinter Nights. Establish your kingdom to bring peace, hope, and prosperity to the land or take everything for yourself and drive it into darkness."
The biggest additions in the Definitive Edition are the ability to play it in a turn-based mode, which is a thoroughly different experience and you can also now hook up a gamepad. Apart from that, they attempted to address a pretty long list of technical issues both big and small.
It's the Console trailer below but it gives you a reasonably up to date idea of what the game looks like of course.
Pathfinder: Kingmaker has always been a bit of a mixed bag. It offered a lot of content, fun mechanics that mixes things up compared to other similar RPGs, an interesting story and so on but so many technical issues across all platforms made it a bit of a nuisance. Hopefully now it's a bit smoother for RPG fans. In my own testing of the Linux version, which they've kept up to date, both new major features work quite well. No issues with gamepad input at all, honestly, I might even like this a lot better with a gamepad in hand.
You can buy it from Humble Store, GOG and Steam.
He got a job from it.
If it’s right, it’s a nice move from the game’s team.
I've been waiting to buy, maybe I should just get the 'enhanced' and pick up the DLC separately.
Quoting: KeyrockIs it still a horrifically buggy mess with major balancing issues?I didn't really encounter any major bugs, but the balancing felt way off to me when I played it in the spring. The game seems optimized with man-maxing in mind as far as I can tell.
Quoting: ExpalphalogWhat are the balancing issues? If you mean are some player character builds way more powerful than others, then yes that still exists but it also should exist because that's an artifact of Pathfinder itself and a holdover from classic pen and paper RPGs.I don't agree. Several encounters are extremelly hard if you don't have specific skills in the party from what I remember. In fact I remember using a mod to enable some skills temporarily just to progress further. What makes this worse is that I don't remember the game giving you any clues that you'll need these abilities beforehand.
Last edited by Disharmonic on 20 August 2020 at 11:01 am UTC
One of my friends enjoyed the game and said it was probably "better" than Pillars of Eternity. I think I recall him complaining of bugs back at release, but I did not hear anything negative when I asked him about the game recently. I'm looking forward to getting started.
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