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See how Pillars of Eternity builds on role-playing classics

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You can feel the enthusiasm of developer Obsidian Entertainment just radiating out of Pillars of Eternity, the developer's Kickstarter-funded role-playing game. Every element of the game seems like a reconsidered facet of the studio's classic CRPGs, all brought up to date with modern advancements in technology and game design. There are so many stats, an overwhelming deluge of character creation options and countless methods to ... well, play your role.

Even this early in the game's development, those core systems are so strong — enough so to make the numerous bugs embedded in Pillars of Eternity's recently released, backers-only beta build tolerable. Check out the preview video above to see how Pillars of Eternity's tactical combat, branching story quests and old-school pen-and-paper puzzles are shaping up.