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The Pillars of the Earth Review

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KBop a doo
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KBop a doo
Posted on 15 August 17 at 18:41
An unlikely game

Please click here to read the story: The Pillars of the Earth Review
Zacry072
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Zacry072
Posted on 15 August 17 at 20:08
I really want to play this. Good to see it got a good review.
Splynta
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Splynta
Posted on 15 August 17 at 21:03
Hadn't heard of it but i think i'll be checking it out
Delith
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Delith
Posted on 15 August 17 at 21:36
So if we did read the book is there really much here to do? I mean, I know how the story unfolds so is the game going to offer me something I don't already know? My guess is probably not.
Smokey, this is not 'Nam. This is bowling. There are rules.
NO1KEV
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NO1KEV
Posted on 15 August 17 at 21:58
So is this £31.99 for each part or is is like a season pass type deal?
Quickdontdie
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Quickdontdie
Posted on 15 August 17 at 22:10
NO1KEV said:
So is this £31.99 for each part or is is like a season pass type deal?
Season pass.
TheNeoThree
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TheNeoThree
Posted on 15 August 17 at 23:23
Delith said:
So if we did read the book is there really much here to do? I mean, I know how the story unfolds so is the game going to offer me something I don't already know? My guess is probably not.
Ever reread a book you love? You always forget a thing here or there, and with this new presentation of it I'm sure I will find myself falling into the story again.

With the good review I doubt I'll be able to stop myself from doing so.
Allgorhythm
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Allgorhythm
Posted on 15 August 17 at 23:40
I really liked the book and the TV series was pretty good, too. I'm glad to see some visual novels/interactive fiction being developed in the west.
Zedarboy
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Zedarboy
Posted on 16 August 17 at 07:55
I loved the series of this, i might check the game out one day
Legohead 1977
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Legohead 1977
Posted on 16 August 17 at 10:17
Not my cup of tea at all, but an interesting review nonetheless.
Legohead 1977
Alahert
416,313
Alahert
Posted on 16 August 17 at 11:53
I'd like to play this, but it's a bit expensive!
TWiN$ 777
LilGurgi
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LilGurgi
Posted on 16 August 17 at 14:34
I've heard nothing, but good things about the book. I'm looking into getting a copy to read and will eventually play the game at some point. This is an example of how playing games can broaden your horizon in other forms of entertainment.
bLaKgRaVy
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bLaKgRaVy
Posted on 16 August 17 at 14:36, Edited on 16 August 17 at 14:36 by bLaKgRaVy
Alahert said:
I'd like to play this, but it's a bit expensive!
Expensive? For ultimately 3 games/3000g at 30-40 hours? roll
Allgorhythm
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Allgorhythm
Posted on 16 August 17 at 16:37
Alahert said:
I'd like to play this, but it's a bit expensive!
I'm sure I will go on sale.
KBop a doo
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KBop a doo
Posted on 16 August 17 at 18:47
bLaKgRaVy said:
Alahert said:
I'd like to play this, but it's a bit expensive!
Expensive? For ultimately 3 games/3000g at 30-40 hours? roll
This first part took ~5 hours to play, so if the others carry on in the same tune it'll be around 15-20 max.

The achievements also seem likely to carry on the same way as King's Quest: The Complete Collection, where the first part gave a full 1,000 and the additional episodes gave 200 gamerscore as DLC add-ons. According to the store page, the remaining episodes "will be available as downloadable updates soon," so it doesn't seem likely they'll give another 1,000G each.
Sashamorning
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Sashamorning
Posted on 16 August 17 at 23:42
Loved the book, love visual novels. Win-win.
Brevity is the soul of wit. ~W.S. * I guess I'm not witty. ~Sasha
Allgorhythm
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Allgorhythm
Posted on 17 August 17 at 00:52
Sashamorning said:
Loved the book, love visual novels. Win-win.
+1
Sliktor
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Sliktor
Posted on 17 August 17 at 03:35
bLaKgRaVy said:
Alahert said:
I'd like to play this, but it's a bit expensive!
Expensive? For ultimately 3 games/3000g at 30-40 hours? roll
Given TellTales pricing on things at $5 an episode and the slew of cheap games we've had, it's understandable people will see this as more expensive than they feel it should be.

I've not had the opportunity to read the book, though I've heard nothing but praise so I will give this a go when all the episodes are out.
PigskinPlague
Posted on 18 August 17 at 15:27
Nice introduction to the game.
I'm looking forward to this, but I'll probably wait for all three parts to come out first.
Sashamorning
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Sashamorning
Posted on 18 August 17 at 19:11
Might not be a bad idea, sale?
Brevity is the soul of wit. ~W.S. * I guess I'm not witty. ~Sasha
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