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Pathfinder: Kingmaker - Enhanced Plus Edition

By David Chapman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Complex road to coronation in violent adventure tale.

Game Windows 2021
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While there are some improvements to this role-playing game, the micromanagement and occasional glitches can still be rough to get past. Pathfinder: Kingmaker Enhanced Plus Edition tries to solve the issues that the original game had back in 2018, which was a complicated mess of gameplay mechanics and frustrating balance issues, plagued by a slew of bugs and other technical issues. After listening to the players' feedback and criticisms, the game was given a new lease on life with Pathfinder: Kingmaker - Enhanced Plus Edition, which fixed a lot of the issues that players had. Players need to be aware, though, that this edition is the PC version of the base game only. That's opposed to the Definitive Edition on consoles and the Imperial Edition on PC which both include not only the fixed base game, but also the previously released downloadable expansions.

At its core, Pathfinder: Kingmaker has a lot going for it. This based on the pen and paper Pathfinder role-playing game, which has created a rich environment ripe for adventure. The story and dialogue are well done, scripted in such as way that everything feels like it happens organically. Even the alignment options seem unfold gradually and naturally. But the game also requires a lot of work to get the most out of. Players will constantly be tweaking their characters to get the most out of the available abilities and skills. It's almost a necessity if you expect to make any real progress. Too often a character build will wind up underpowered against overwhelming foes. By forcing players to focus on stats instead of story, it takes away from the immersiveness of the experience. Also, despite the work done to iron out the original release's bugs, the occasional glitch still rears its ugly head. There's nothing game breaking though, and it still can be a blast for fans of classic role-playing adventures, if you're willing to put in the extra work for your heroes.

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