I probably don’t need to tell you about Project Eternity, the new Kickstarter from the people at Obsidian Entertainment (Fallout: New Vegas, Knights of the Old Republic II, et al). Why? Because as I write this, it has already crested above the $1.3 million mark. Which, I am told, is a fair-to-middling amount of money. Still, any game that promises to pay homage to Baldur’s Gate and Planescape Torment is something that I really want to talk about. Why? Because those games were defining parts of that part of my life for me and any chance for someone to do this stuff right again is a chance worth taking. So, what is Obsidian Entertainment saying they are going to put into Project Eternity? Oh, just everything. Project Eternity is built around an original IP for Obsidian, a fantasy world with reasonably common magic but, more than that, they’re looking to have “compelling story lines, deep companions, tons of exploration, moral complexity, and fun, tactical combat.” Oh, that’s all. In all seriousness, it’s the sort of thing that I’d love to see someone do right. I know some other companies have done some more independent versions of the same idea (and some of them are very good), but most of them lack the ‘big movie’ feel that Baldur’s Gate and Planescape: Torment had, at least for me. If you’d like more information about Project Eternity from Obsidian Entertainment, check out the Kickstarter page, where a copy of the game will run you $25.
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