Seems like we've a fair amount of people dipping their toes into the waters of the former Black Isle, so it's time for a Pillars of Eternity thread.
A traveler stops you on the road. He asks you what Pillars of Eternity is.
A vision overtakes you - no, a vision becomes
you. You have the memory that Pillars of Eternity is an isometric RPG from a lot of the same folks that made such classic RPG series/games as Baldur's Gate, Fallout, and Planescape: TORMENT.
You are overcome with the knowledge that these motherfuckers might know their shit.
A voice floats in from the corners of your mind. Or from within you? There is a voice, and it echoes in your head; that's what matters.
"What's it play like?"
With a mouth that isn't your own, but somehow feels like it is, you (or an other-you?) says, "It's an old-school, party-style RPG. It defaults to real-time, but you can (AND NEED TO) pause at any time. Tactics are deep, and they are flexible.
Creativity is rewarded, and impertinence is punished."
Another voice bubbles up from the earth, or your ribcage, and you aren't sure which. It asks, "What's the story like?"
You, or the memory of you, responds, "Good. I don't... I can't fuckin' tell you too much about it. But it's good, alright? Just trust me on this. There were gods, and some of them got blown up, and souls are a finite resource, and... Look. I told you I can't tell you too much about it. But it's super cool.
You feel a tremor in the air, the presage to a thunderstorm. And a new voice, a voice in a harsh, thick tongue, rings out. "Let's talk about Pillars of Eternity, y'all! Mind your fuckin' spoilers!"
WARNINGS FOR NEW PLAYERS:
Never ever ever double-click an item to equip it. For some dumb fuckin' reason, this will break your game. Badly. Click and drag and nothing but.
Never read the backer-written tombstone epigraphs. They range from "immersion breaking" to "actively toxic," and it is in no way worth sifting through the chaff to find the handful of wheat.