It’s a good time to be a fan of Pathfinder and Owlcat Games.
I enjoyed Kingmaker, but jeez, did it have some problems at launch. Owlcat hewed so closely to the adventure path it felt like Kingmaker really needed a Game Master to run it
. It also had some unbalanced encounters, some unexpected interactions (I see you, spider swarms!), and a lot of bugs. Some of this isn’t surprising for a small independent studio, and Owlcat has learned from all of these issues. And Kingmaker was the first time any developer had adapted the Pathfinder RPG to a video game.
Fans of deep isometric RPGs have had some fantastic games to choose from in recent years: Pillars of Eternity, Divinity: Original Sin, Wasteland, and more. It’s been one great rebirth, and I’m glad to see Owlcat becoming a part of it.
–Jason Wilson, GamesBeat managing editor