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Die Säulen der Erde handelt vom Aufstieg der fiktiven englischen Stadt Kingsbridge und erzählt die Geschichte abwechselnd aus der Sicht der adeligen Lady Aliena, des aufstrebenden Baumeisters Jack und des Mönchs Philip.

England, 12. Jahrhundert: Der Mönch Philip wird Prior des kleinen Klosters Kingsbridge. Zur selben Zeit wächst der junge Jack gemeinsam mit seiner Mutter als Outlaw im Wald auf. Durch seine Ausbildung zum Steinmetz beginnt seine Karriere als großer Baumeister. Bald führt ihn sein Weg nach Kingsbridge, wo er eine der bedeutendsten Kathedralen Englands errichten wird. Die Geschwister Aliena und Richard müssen sich nach der Gefangennahme und Ermordung ihres Vaters, des Grafen von Shiring, allein durchschlagen. Aliena gelobt, nicht zu ruhen, bis ihr Bruder rechtmäßiger Graf von Shiring wird. Auch ihr Weg führt nach Kingsbridge. Als geschickte Händlerin unterstützt sie den Kathedralenbau und verliebt sich in Jack. Doch Kingsbridge und seinen Bewohnern droht Gefahr. Philips Erzrivalen, Bischof Waleran, und dem rachsüchtigen Adeligen William, der von Aliena zurückgewiesen wurde, ist der Aufstieg der Stadt ein Dorn im Auge. Sie wollen Kingsbridge brennen sehen.

Die Spiel-Adaption des Weltbestsellers „Die Säulen der Erde“ ist das erste gemeinsame Projekt von Daedalic Entertainment und der Bastei Lübbe AG. Dabei wird das Spiel mehr als ein ergänzendes Medium zum Buch sein und die Geschichte auf eine neue, interaktive Art erzählen. Rund 20 Personen arbeiten derzeit an der Adaption des Bestsellers in ein Multi-Plattform-Spiel. Die Autoren kooperieren im Zuge des Projekts mit dem Follett Office wie auch mit Ken Follett selbst. Dabei ist Daedalic das einzige Unternehmen der Gamesbranche, das ein derart episches Bucherlebnis aufwendig adaptiert.

Systemanforderungen

  • CPU: 2.8 Ghz Dual Core CPU
  • GFX: AMD Radeon HD 6670, GeForce GTX 200 series with at least 1GB
  • RAM: 4 GB RAM
  • Software: Win 7, 8, 10, 32/64-bit
  • HD: 13500 MB verfügbarer Speicherplatz
  • SFX: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card with latest drivers
  • DX: Version 9.0
  • LANG: Deutsch, Englisch
  • CPU: Quad Core CPU
  • GFX: AMD R7 200 series, GeForce GTX 500 series
  • RAM: 4 GB RAM
  • Software: Win 7, 8, 10, 32/64-bit
  • HD: 13500 MB verfügbarer Speicherplatz
  • SFX: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card with latest drivers
  • DX: Version 9.0
  • LANG: Deutsch, Englisch

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Verfasst: 23.02.20 20:13
Tolles Adventure von Deadalic.

Spielt sich ein wenig wie ein Telltale Titel, mit schöner Grafik und viel Story rund um die Romanserie.
Ich bin noch nicht sehr weit gekommen.
Aber da das Spiel aktuell für 6 statt 30 Euro im Angebot zu haben ist, wollte ich es euch unbedingt noch schnell empfehlen und euch den Kauf ans Herz legen, zumal die Entwickler jeden Euro gebrauchen können, um auch in Zukunft noch solche Spiele wie Deponia und Das Schwarze Auge Titel entwickeln zu können.

Fazit: kaufen, kaufen, kaufen!
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Verfasst: 19.02.20 20:35
Gekauft, durchgespielt und für sehr gut befunden.

Warum das so ist? Ganz einfach, Ken Follet´s die Säulen der Erde ist nicht nur irgendein Spiel, sondern ein stark Story geprägtes Spiel, in dem wir die Geschichte grundlegend verändern können und so vieles beeinflussen. In den knapp 16 St. habe ich eine motivierende und spannende Geschichte erlebt, welche zwar in der ein oder anderen Phase kleine Längen aufwies, aber insgesamt vollends überzeugt hat. Dieser Mix aus Story und Point Click war für mich eine relative neue Erfahrung und hat sich absolut gelohnt. Ich selber bin ja ein großer Fan von Spielen im Mittelalter. Daedalic Entertainment hat ein echt sehr gutes Spiel geschaffen, für das man sich definitiv Zeit nehmen sollte, es lebt von seiner guten Geschichte, die voranschreitet wie ein sehr lesenswertes Buch. Auch für Genreneulingen zu empfehlen!

Wertung: 85 / 100
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Die Story ist halt einfach richtig gut :)
Ich mag auch, dass der Art style etwas neues ist.
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Best game ever schade das ich das spiel durch habe
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mega gut umgesetzt. Hut ab Deadlic Entertainment
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Verfasst: 29.04.20 21:25
A fantastic game. I love everything Daedalic does. The games are graphically always beautifully staged and mostly written with a lot of wit. I think this game is the most exciting of all. The music is also very appropriate and well chosen. I think it's great that you can make your own decisions and then deal with the consequences. They often become apparent several chapters later. In my case, this led to a lot of saves (enough are available). I couldn't accept all the consequences. I could hardly tear myself away and maybe now I am reading the books. The game is definitely recommended!
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Verfasst: 15.04.20 19:57
Wieder einmal eine sehr coole Geschichte von Daedalic, dieses mal aber eine Schwerpunkt mehr auf interaktive Story, statt Point&Click (zumind. ab Buch 2)!

Kann es jedem nur empfehlen!

LG
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Verfasst: 17.04.20 17:58
Ein sehr gutes Adventure. Ich kenne zwar das Buch nicht, aber durch dieses Spiel habe ich das Interesse bekommen es zu lesen. Ab und zu ringt einem das Spiel ein Schmunzeln und auch eine Träne ab. Schöne Dialoge und wundervolle Musik, welche leider manchmal durch diverse Szenenwechsel abgeschnitten wird. Alles in allem ist es ein sehr stimmiges Spiel und besonders die Charaktere sind mir ans Herz gewachsen. Ich kann es wirklich sehr empfehlen... auch wenn ich Atheist bin...
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Ich empfehle dieses Spiel. Es ist eine schöne Geschichte mit interessanten Aufgaben.
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Verfasst: 11.09.20 21:41
Die Geschichte des Spiels ist an sich gut, die Charaktere gut und die Umgebungen sehr ansehlich. Leider leidet die Erzählung an derselben Langatmigkeit wie schon die Buchvorlage. Trotzdem habe ich dank der Geschichte bis zum Ende durchgehalten.

Immer wieder müssen Dialogentscheidungen getroffen werden - die meisten bleiben absolut ohne Effekt, nur manches wirkt sich später wirklich noch aus. Man hat hier also die gleiche Spielerverarsche wie bei den Telltale-Spielen, was sehr frustrierend ist. Bei manchen Auswahloptionen hat man viel zu wenig Zeit, einmal nur eine halbe Sekunde. Die Geschicklichkeitseinlagen sind einfach nur lästig und ich musste viele mehrmals wiederholen, das Spiel würde gut ohne sie auskommen. Manche muss man zudem schlichtweg schaffen, da sonst einfach Game Over ist - ziemlich sinnlos. Wirkliche Rätsel gibt es nicht, Schauplätze und Inventar sind immer sehr begrenzt, es ist eher ein reines Abklappern der Schauplätze. Nichtsdestotrotz dauert es teils zu lange, die Schauplätze zu durchqueren, es gibt zwar Karten aber keine Schnellreise. Ab und zu gibt es optionale Nebenaufgaben, die man auch hätte weglassen können. Zudem gibt es nicht abbrechbare und nicht pausierbare Zwischensequenzen, so dass man hier teils wichtige Story verpasst, wenn man gerade dann vom PC weg muss. Einmal kam es auch vor, dass der Kapitelendbildschirm eine Entscheidung gegenteilig vom den anzeigte, wie ich sie eigentlich getroffen hatte.

Als Geschichte also gut, als Spiel leider nicht. Als klassisches Adventure hätte man da wohl mehr draus machen können.
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YES!
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Really good story! Easy gameplay!
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Verfasst: 25.02.21 23:21
Daedalic mal wieder ... ihr seid Spitze! Nachdem ich Satinavs Ketten schon sehr gut fand, kam Memoria und das Ende ließ mich wie einen Schlosshund heulen (da sich das ganze aufgebaute Weltbild dreht). Nun stolperte ich mit viel Zufall über Die Säulen der Erde. Mönche, Kriege, Elend, Verzweiflung; mir war klar, dass dieses Spiel nichts für Leute mit Depressionen ist, und dies beweist sich an manchen Stellen: Ich habe selten neu geladen, habe die Ereignisse genommen, wie ich sie erspielte. im Grunde spielt man die Geschichte des Buches und das recht flüssig, d.h. keine schweren Rätsel. Doch manche Wendungen hätte ich gerne anders gehabt, doch scheiterte bei jedem Versuch. Manche schrecklichen Dinge waren damals so. So saß ich immer mal wieder am Ende eines Kapitels vor dem Bildschirm und fragte mich: Warum? Doch es gibt auch schöne Zeiten, und die Wechsel von Leid zu Leben sind gut umgesetzt. Letztlich hatte ich mir geschworen, nicht zu weinen, doch Daedalic hat es mit diesem Spiel gleich mehrfach geschafft. Was ein dickes Lob an euch ist! Mitreißend wie ein Film, nur spielbar. Sicher nichts für jeden, vom Setting 12. Jahrhundert, Spieltyp Point&Click, langen Erzählpassagen, gemaltem Grafikstil. Aber wer sowas mag - hoffnungsvolle Melancholie - zugreifen! Am Ende des Abspanns kommt: Danke für das Spielen. Ich sage: Danke für das Spiel!
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Man nehme eine Romanvorlage paart sie mit wunderschön gezeichneten Bildern und atmosphärischer Musik und bekommt dieses schöne Spiel.

Die Gameplay Elemente sind recht simpel gehalten und dienen ausschließlich dem Voranschreiten in der Geschichte.
Alle Dialoge im Spiel sind gesprochenen und durchweg gut.
Somit wirkt das Spiel größtenteils eher als würde man sich die Säulen der Erde als Trickfilm ansehen den als Spiel.
Das Spiel erlaubt einem gewisse Dinge zu entscheiden womit eine Abweichung von der Romanvorlage entstehen kann. Dennoch hält sich das Spiel nahe an der Romanvorlage und die grundsätzliche Geschichte ändert sich dadurch nicht.

Spieler die gerne komplizierte Rätsel lösen, um voranzuschreiten werden hier nicht fündig.
Alle anderen dürfen sich von diesem Spiel bezaubern lassen.
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unglaubliches spiel .... kauft es!!
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Verfasst: 18.04.21 19:04
Dieses Spiel basiert auf dem gleichnamigen Roman von Ken Follett. In Steam ist „Die Säulen der Erde“ unter den Tags „Point & Click“, „Abenteuer“ und „Mehrere Lösungswege“ gelistet. Dem stimme ich teilweise zu. Der Beschreibung „Features“ stimme ich ebenfalls nur teils zu. Die Spielzeit für alle drei Bücher liegt, wenn du es gemütlich durchspielst, bei ca 18-20 Stunden insgesamt.

Worum geht es in dem Spiel?
In dem Spiel bist du im 12. Jahrhundert, hauptsächlich in England. Im Fokus steht die Stadt Kingsbridge und die Geschichte einzelner Charaktere. Das Setting ist historisch gut recherchiert, sodass du mit einbezogen wirst in das Leben in einer Epoche, in der Kirche und Glaube, Königen und Grafschaften.Ich versuche möglichst spoilerfrei nun meine Wertung und Spielerfahrung dazu abzugeben. Das Spiel ist in drei Büchern mit Unterkapiteln aufgeteilt.

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2461063123

Welches Genre ist „Die Säulen der Erde“?
Wie bereits erwähnt, stimme ich mit den Tags in Steam nur teilweise überein. „Mehrere Lösungswege“ erweckt den Eindruck, dass du die Hauptstory beeinflussen kannst. Dies ist jedoch nicht der Fall. Allerdings haben dennoch einige Entscheidungen, die du triffst, Einfluss auf das weitere Geschehen. Ich war überrascht, dass gegen Ende zahlreiche Entscheidungen, die ich vorher getroffen habe, in Dialogen aufgetaucht sind. Beispielsweise wählst du beim Weben einer Flagge zwischen drei Motiven und gegen Ende des Spiels siehst du dein Motiv. Auch bei einigen anderen Dialogen haben Entscheidungen, die du getroffen hast, Einfluss. Bei einigen schaltest du Achievements frei. Dies gilt auch für Nebenquesten. Nicht jede Quest, die du bekommst, ist nötig, um im Spielverlauf weiterzukommen. „Point & Click“ und „Abenteuer“-Kategorie trifft meiner Meinung nach zu. Jedoch spielst du dieses Spiel eher wie eine interaktive Geschichte/ Visual Novel durch. Oft bist du Zuschauer des Geschehens. Hin und wieder tauchen auf dem Nichts Quick Time Events auf, bei denen du in unterschiedlicher Geschwindigkeit markierte Felder durch Klicken der Maustaste treffen musst. Dies kommt teils sehr überraschend, aber ist gut schaffbar. Ich habe kein einziges QTE verfehlt.
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2461062726

Wie spielst du?
Ich habe dieses Spiel hauptsächlich mit der Maus gespielt. Du erhältst unten links anklickbare Felder, die auf deinen aktuellen Auftrag/ Aufträge hinweisen. Du kannst viele Charaktere anreden, im Dialog Entscheidungen treffen, wie das Gespräch verlaufen soll und diese anklickbaren Auftragsfelder gezielt auf Gegenstände oder Personen anwenden. So erhältst du Kommentare oder weitere Informationen, die dich weiterbringen. Du kannst dich nicht frei bewegen, sondern hast immer einen eingegrenzten Bereich, den du brauchst, damit du weiterkommst. In der Beschreibung „Features“ steht drin, dass du unterschiedliche Charaktere steuern kannst. Ich habe mir darunter vorgestellt, die ganze Geschichte aus entsprechenden unterschiedlichen Perspektiven spielen zu können. Dies ist jedoch falsch. Du spielst die Hauptgeschichte durch und hin und wieder wechselst du automatisch in eine andere Charakterperspektive. Das umfasst mehr als die genannten Charaktere, aber ist fest vorgegeben. Jeder Charakter hat eigene Fähigkeiten/ Items, die er nutzen kann. Aliena beispielsweise hat einen Dolch, ein Prior ein Gebetsbuch oder Jack eine Steinschleuder. Am Ende jedes Kapitels erhältst du eine Zusammenfassung der Geschichte.
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2461060713
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2461065467


Ist das Spiel schwierig?
Nein, jedes Rätsel kannst du ohne Hilfe auflösen. Hin und wieder musst du etwas rumprobieren, aber sie sind alle logisch zu lösen. Meine Befürchtung war ja, dass Daedelic einige Rätsel reinbringt, die so absurd sind, dass man Stunden damit verbringt (oder irgendwann frustriert im Internet nach einer Lösung schaut), wie das bei anderen Spielen der Fall ist. Du sammelst zwischendrin Dokumente, die du nachlesen kannst. Oft sind diese Informationen nicht relevant, um weiterspielen zu können, aber ergänzen die Informationen der Story, Schauplätze oder Charaktere. Bist du am Verreisen, wählst du deine Reiseziele auf einer Karte auf. An einigen Stationen erhältst du einen voll vertonten Text, den du mitlesen kannst, was da vor sich geht, bei anderen wechselst du in eine spielbare Sequenz.

Schwachpunkte?
Ich bin total begeistert von dem Spiel, aber Schwachpunkte hat es durchaus, auch wenn kleinere, nicht relevante. Bugs hab ich zum Beispiel keine gefunden. Bei einigen Kapiteln siehst du einen schwarzen Bildschirm. Du hörst dann zwar, was gerade passiert, aber es dauert dann einige Sekunden, bis wieder ein Bild zu sehen ist. In einigen Sequenzen ist keine Lippenbewegung zu erkennen, obwohl die Charaktere klar am Sprechen sind. Mich irritierte, dass ein Prior in zwei Stellen des Spiels einen Brief schreibt, der durchaus länger ist, aber keine Seite umschlägt. Er tunkt seine Schreibfeder regelmäßig in Tinte und erzählt, was er schreibt, aber die Animation ist durchgehend gleich. Weder schreibt er die Seite komplett voll, noch blättert er um oder bewegt sich anders.

Ist dieses Spiel nah am Roman dran?
Meiner Meinung nach ist das der Fall. Jedoch natürlich nicht so detailliert wie der gleichnamige Roman, aber da dieser Roman knapp 1300 Seiten umfasst, habe ich das auch nicht erwartet. Viele Szenen, die im Buch sehr detailliert und teils auch brutal erzählt werden, fallen hier überwiegend raus. Die Charaktere habe ich mir teils komplett anders vorgestellt als sie dargestellt wurden. Im Roman ist der rote Faden der Bau der Kathedrale, um den sich die Geschichten drumherum abspielen. Im Spiel liegt der Fokus auf der Geschichte von Aliena, um die sich der Rest aufbaut. Ich finde jedoch, dass wesentliche Elemente des Romans umgesetzt wurden. Schön ist auch, dass du als Spieler entscheidest, ob du weitere Details lesen möchtest oder nicht. Ich liebe die Romanreihe und habe das Buch zu dem Spiel mehrfach gelesen. Also bin beeindruckt davon, wie das Spiel auf wesentliche Aspekte neutral runterbricht, damit der Spieler nicht zu langatmig mit Informationen überflutet wird und einfach eine schöne und spannende Geschichte miterlebt.

Wie viele Bücher gibt es zur Zeit aus der Kingsbridge-Reihe?
„Die Säulen der Erde“ ist nur ein Teil der Bücherreihe. Die Nachfolgebücher sind „Die Tore der Welt“ und „Das Fundament der Ewigkeit“. Zudem ist mittlerweile eine Pre-Sequel erschienen namens Kingsbridge, die vorm ersten Roman spielt.

Grafik: 9/10 – Mir gefällt der Stil. 2 D, teils animiert. Es hebt sich vollständig von anderen Spielen ab und ich finde die Charaktere und Umgebungen liebevoll gezeichnet. Wer nun allerdings eine Grafik erwartet wie in Witcher oder Assassin’s Creed, wird wohl enttäuscht. Wer kunstvolle Zeichnungen mag, wird die Grafik lieben.
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2461062247

Soundtrack: 9/10
Synchronisation: 9/10. Ich hab es in deutscher Sprache gespielt und bin begeistert von den Synchronsprechern. Warum es jedoch relevant sein sollte, dass Gronkh einen Nebencharakter spricht, ist mir unklar. Dass jedoch Ken Follett selbst, als Autor der Romanvorlage, in der englischen Fassung diesen Charakter spricht, finde ich super.
Preis-/Leistungsverhältnis: Super! Da steckt jede Menge Arbeit drin! Aber wenn du nicht den vollen Preis in Steam dafür zahlen möchtest, findest du das günstiger auf anderen Seiten. Glaub, aktuell ist dieses Spiel auch im Epic Store kostenlos erhältlich. Aber ich finde, das Spiel ist seine knapp 30 Euro wert.
Wiederspielwert? Für die Hauptstory nein, für die Achievements oder zum Sehen, welche Nebenentscheidungen beeinflusst werden durch die Entscheidungen, ja.
Gesamtwertung: 9,5/10
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Ich mag sehr den Zeichenstil des Spiels. Erzählerisch schön gemacht und auch spannend. Bin gerade bei Buch 2 und werde es auf jeden Fall zuende spielen!
Daedelic hat wieder einmal gezaubert <3
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Verfasst: 23.11.21 20:47
This game is exactly what a video game should be. The art of wrapping up a brilliant story in the right way. Far from stressful and repetitive games, this work is unique and often made me feel very different from other games. There is not a lot of interaction and is mostly limited to conversations, looking at objects, and the character's thoughts on a particular object or person. But that's what made me feel so immersed in the game and this world. I haven't read the books, but I'm glad I had this experience without knowing the original. Thank you Daedalic !
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Verfasst: 22.01.22 04:01
Ich bin sehr enttäuscht. Das Spiel ist mehr Film als Spiel. Es wird mehr gelabert als alles andere. Der Spieler begleitet die Handlung mit einzelnen Klicks. Kaum Rätsel. Einfach nur langweilig.
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Great adventure game!
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Verfasst: 10.03.20 11:01
This is not a game for everyone, but if you enjoy middle ages English history and some fictitious tales expertly woven in to the actual events that happened, this is your type of game.

Everything is by the book, interactive novel or point'n'click adventure type that is mostly on rails but usually 2-3 major and maybe half a dozen to 2 dozen minor choices per chapter, plus a few QTEs (quick time events). Failure of a QTE either loses you an achievement or is an instant fail-state so you restart the event a few moments prior (was never reset too far).

I recommend being in the right mood for a game like this though - I routinely put it off or was distracted by other games just because the pacing was slow at times, so ignore the 253 hours to complete (realistically, 3 weekends: 1 book per weekend). Book 3 also felt rushed, with much less content than the prior 2 books...and definitely fewer choices. This could be because of my prior choices funneling me towards a specific end, but in general it felt that no matter which ending it was taking me to, it would have been much shorter than the other books.
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Verfasst: 24.02.20 13:25
Your choices don't really matter, but it's not really based much on the book either. It's also quite boring, the best about it is probably the artwork. I missed achievements and I can't imagine to ever start this game again to get them, I don't even know why I forced myself to finish it. There was nothing exciting about it, but you see - the positive reviews are much more than the negative ones, so if you don't mind to read yourself to sleep go for it, I guess.
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In my ongoing and likely futile effort to write a Steam review for every game in my library (#260 out of 558)... it's time for Ken Follet's The Pillars of the Earth.

It's a fantastic adventure game based on a so-so novel! The merits are obvious: gorgeous visuals, unique historical setting, and you get to avoid much of the tepid prose (and slow pacing) that characterized the original book. The demerits are equally obvious: the story is extremely linear without much room for player expression, and because the story needs to maintain momentum, certain aspects of the original tale need to be altered or omitted, which could presumably make the story a bit harder to follow. Overall I think Pillars of the Earth does an excellent job adapting the source material and probably represents one of the best book-to-game transitions we've yet seen, not that there've been many (the lackluster Frankensteined KIM springs to mind). I'd even go so far as to say that this is the superior rendition of the story. Which is not to condemn the original novel: I may not think it's very good, but it's not bad either. And if you like this game, it'd definitely worth giving a read.

Mostly, though, Pillars of the Earth deserves your attention simply by virtue of its premise. It's a purely historical adventure game. About the construction of a cathedral. Have you ever even heard of another game with a similar premise? Can you even -imagine- another game with a similar premise? It's incredibly refreshing.
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If you are patient,it is a good game
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I've read the entire Cathedral series. I own the DVD-set of the TV-series. I think I know the source material pretty well. But you don't have to. This is a game you can jump into without knowing anything about the source material and still thoroughly enjoy - as long as you like long stories (as in the time it takes to play and the time that passes in-game). Sure, there are some puzzles, but they were hardly ever challenging, just methods to make the game world feel more alive in my opinion.

So, to sum it up: great artstyle. Interesting characters (prior Philip, one of my favorites, ever, in all three renditions of the story). And a great story portraying medieval life in England and Europe.

Also, if you have read the book or watched the TV-series, you might enjoy the fact that you can impact things in the story. Not all things, but some. I particularly enjoyed being able to impact one thing, so there's a chance you might enjoy it too.
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I got on with this and got invested in the story quite a bit, but it's worth mentioning that your tolerance of it will largely depend on how you feel about the Telltale formula, with all the illusion of choice that this implies. I will say that the art is beautiful and for this alone it outstrips many Telltale titles.
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I'm not even halfway through Book 2 yet, but I can already say this is an amazing adventure. 13 hours in so far and it is beautiful and the story is deep. Pacing is slow at the beginning but just trust me, continue on and you will be rewarded with a mature and engrossing story. Art shading is great on the eyes and characters all have their own struggles and depth to them. The game is mostly on rails with little puzzling but the game more has to do with character interaction. Your choices will change people's impressions of you and how you deal with different events, which is great for a point and click game which usually doesn't have many choices left up to the player. I wholeheartedly recommend this game for anyone looking for a grim, medieval adventure that will make you feel.
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Astonishing story and choices really matter. 8.6/10
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Really nice adaption of the loved book. The graphics are super pretty and I also love the soundtrack. For people who enjoy slow paced stories I would totally recommend this.
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Great game. Interesting strong story and characters. Nice atmosphere!
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Tl;dr: If Crusader Kings and GoT had a child that wants to be an adventure game but is more like a very good visual novel about hope, intrigue and self-revelation.

Let me first of all state that this game, in my opinion, is not preachy at all. If only, it is criticising the Christianity-centered worldview of the 12th century in Europe. The reality is that during those times, during the entirety of the Middle Ages in fact, religion played an immense role in everyone's lives. And with that superstition, prejudice and zealotry.
The fact that certain characters in this fictional tale are questioning the scriptures and the ways of the church is meant to be viewed as a very progressive stance for that time. Hence, I disagree with other reviewer's opinions that this is in any way depicting Christianity or religion itself in a positive light. I would rather say that is an accurate presentation of these times while confronting it with moral values that nowadays would be taken for granted. Taken into historical context, the theme and atmosphere is depicted very realistically.

It is true though, that, when it comes to the game mechanics, this title can barely claim to be a true point-and-click adventure. The inventory, as well as the interaction options, are limited and puzzles are harder to find that an atheist monk with a full head of hair. The few QTE sections are hardly engaging or rewarding. If you need the game to be mechanics-driven and otherwise will not enjoy just playing through the story, you might find the lack of challenge to be in the way of the appreciation for this game.

The story however is the strong point of Pillars of the Earth. You can tell it is based on a series of well-written books, it has a pleasant pace and does not lack depth in character and world building. Not all choices are meaningless either, some can decide the (later) fate of certain characters and their likeliness to survive. While some turn of events can be somewhat predictable, the story overall is engaging and filled with thought-provoking quotes, anecdotes and memorable little stories. The character are, for the most part, authentic and unique and their actions seem to be reflecting their personality. Part of it of course is up to the player itself.
Most of the main characters also develop throughout the story. Mistakes are being made, things that seem plausible at the time may cause great harm in the future and the protagonists will learn from them, most of the time. Acts of courage, deceipt, kindness, lies, encouragement, forgiveness. All actions have consequences. And some cannot be avoided, the past will eventually catch up to you. Will you try to wriggle your way out of a situation for the good of your and your close ones, or will you face your challenge head on? It is up to you.

Another thing that needs to be stressed is the artwork. Characters and landscapes are drawn beautifully. At times in brown-greyish colours, such as it was during the Middles Ages. At other times bright and colourful, underlining the hopeful atmosphere of certain events. Emotions can be read from characters faces, you can tell early on if a character will be kind to you or whether you should mistrust someone. Still, prepare yourself to be surprised by some of them during the course of the story.
The voice acting is excellent as well, top notch really. All main characters have high quality voice actors and there is a lot of variety, only a few of them cover more than one side character.

Over the duration of the game I have to admit that I grew fond of most of the main protagonists. You watch them age, grow up, bear children, lose their lives and face other tragedies. It is a story of a county, of a nation at war and its inhabitants in turmoil. But it is also a story of individuals, of a family that tries to survive, of clerics that start to lose their faith in the one thing they dedicated their life for.
Ultimately, a lot of lessons can be learned from all these experiences. From the hardships most of them faced, from the deceit some suffered. Who can your trust? Do I really have the courage to tell someone the truth, even if it will cause harm to everybody? Why am I punished for doing good, while others that are openly evil are seemingly being rewarded?

What I have personally learned from the roughly 15 hours I spent while playing this game is the importance of hope, kindness and forgiveness. Of what it truly means to be good. Of how hard it is to do the right thing. And that it is never too late to get back on the right track.
And that lesson, for me, was worth the price.
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This was a very good game and I highly recommend anyone interested in novel type point and click games to purchase. As always, Daedelic's love and dedication towards their game in the game. Both the art and voice acting was lovely, enough to make it seem like I was watching a movie and not playing.

I wish they would make more games based on books.
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Beautiful artwork, good voice acting and sound, great story. If you can get it on sale or in a bundle, definitely worth it.
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Probably one of the best story telling game I ever played. I especially love the art and character design. Even though many of the dialogue choices don't really matter for the ending of the story and doesn't have much variety in game mechanics, overall it still gave me an interesting experience and tale about history, faith, loyalty, and kindness.
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Absolutely adore this game. It's long enough to feel like you get your money's worth and the choices offered in the story really tug at your heartstrings at times. It's a wonderful blend of stylized storytelling infused with an almost educational aspect geared towards showing you what life would have been like for our early middle ages ancestors. Insight into construction techniques to catholocism's influence on day to day life I really felt like my characters were immersed in an expertly realized/researched vision of the middle ages. And to top it all off the story/drama had me on edge as things started picking up I couldn't wait to see how my choices in the game panned out, I think there was only one or two times where I felt the game became too scripted and my actions didn't carry enough weight.

If you are a fan of this period/game of thrones level suspense and intrigue you'll be happy with your purchase.
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Father Philip PTSD Simulator
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I will start off by saying that I did not know what to expect of this game - yet now I am extremely glad that I decided to get it. This is probably going to be a long review because it ended up touching me deeply.

The best word to describe The Pillars of the Earth is 'unique'. I hadn't played anything like this game before and I doubt I will ever get to play something similar again.

Its art style is extraordinarily stunning. It's not meant to be super-realistic and that's what makes it so good and atmospheric - fitting for a story that takes place in 12th century.

There are quite a few characters - you get to follow the adventures of several of them, and let me tell you - they will grow on you... a lot. Every character will develop in their own ways in this game and that makes following them around that much more interesting.

Now to the story itself. It is powerful, extremely captivating and you will always want to know what happens next.

Sometimes, when games/books/movies try to tell the stories of several characters simultaneously - there might arise the problem of one character being more interesting than the other one and then you want to get back to the more exciting one. Here this is absolutely NOT the case - everyone's story is gripping.

And what's more - your choices do matter in this game - little decisions may have big consequences, making the game thought-provoking and getting you even more engaged.

Moving on to voice acting - people who have given their voices to the game have done such a superb job. The game takes place over several decades and the voices of the characters should also get more mature - and that is exactly the case. A round of applause to the voice actors. Was my pleasure to be able to enjoy listening to their work.

And finally I just can't not mention the soundtrack of this game. It is beautiful. The way it is used to create and change the atmosphere - it adds so much to the scenes. Brilliant.

TL;DR - Exceptionally heart-touching and uplifting masterpiece with a beautifully crafted story.

10/10
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Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come,
Your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
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Someone has already said they cried when the final credits were rolling. I too found the ending very moving. play The Pillars of the Earth and discover why.
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I am an avid adventure gamer, I liked the original book and I can recommend this game.
Its playable characters are great (the many other characters are detailed and great as well) and it is interesting to see and influence their life. Story telling, sound and visuals are excellent too. The gameplay itself is more exploratory, mostly has a cozy pace and less riddle solving. The choices in the game do matter for the course of the story.
I enjoyed playing it.
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Very good story. Nicely done, good music. Having really good time playing this game.
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I really loved this game. It's actually rare that I fully finish a game. This game was more a story than a game, which is why I think I liked it so much. However, I wish there was more interaction built in, and more puzzles to solve. If there were, I think this game would have been even better. As it stands, it's almost like a choose your own adventure audiobook.
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[h1]Good things:[/h1]

Everything is great. The story is great. Your choices really matter a lot and based on them people will die and survive. I loved the graphic of this game and the puzzles. The game have a really important massage that I think should be told to everyone. This game is a truly epic journey. I don’t remember the last time I did cry while playing a game but while playing this game I did cry 3 times and I’m not ashamed to admit it. This game moves things in your hearth and brain that you won’t even suspect you have. I can’t use my words to tell you how impressed I am with this game and I can’t use my words without making spoilers so all I can say is that everyone in our world should play this game.

[h1]Bad things:[/h1]

I find only one bad thing in this game and that is a bug - sometimes icons with items you can use disappear and you have to save and load game to see them again.

[h1]Conclusion[/h1]

This is a great game and a story with choices that matter. This game will change the way you look at world and life.

Overall score 9/10
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Verfasst: 11.08.20 12:12
Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth is a point and click adventure game, it doesn't feel very linear, there are many things to do and to miss. The story is engaging and you want to play one more chapter, then you noticed that you played for 3 hours. Art is marvelous, animations are good. Characters make an impression like they are real. Music fits perfectly.
I can find two small minus - you can't repeat chapters. And some cutscenes are unskippable so if you would like to play one more time it can be frustrating - and i think you should do the second walkthrought to look how your decisisions affect the world.
That was my first point and click game and i don't regret playing it.
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I found the story interesting but the game pace is so slow that it became soporific; and I would not mind it that much if the game was short, but it isn't (HLTB is putting it at 16 hours for the main story only).

Characters movement is slow, camera panning is slow, animations are slow, conversations are slow, progressing the story is slow, everything is slow with this game.

By the middle of Book 2 I started to lose interest in the game and I just couldn't take it anymore, even if I was halfway towards the end.

EDIT: I did not read the critically acclaimed 1989 book and just saw that there is a 2010 Canadian TV miniseries about this story with 8.1/10 rating in IMDB, I may give that a shot for the story. Perhaps a game was just the wrong media for this novel.
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Can't recommend this.
Make no mistake, this is a great movie. Quality production and voice acting. That kept me playing in the beginning.

Then I stated that there is no real challenge here. Just go here and talk, go there pick stuff, and come back to talk some more. Interactive movie should be the tag here, not game.
Plus, when I spoke to a monk and he replied to something I hadn't yet talked about with him, I quit and asked for a refund.
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Honestly, I looked over this game once and wondered how much enjoyment I would get out of a point and click game. The more I looked into it, the more I was intrigued I was with the concept. Intertwining politics and religion with history while also using the butterfly effect. To me, it was a match made in heaven (joke intended). If I truly knew how good this game was, I would have probably bought it at full price. The story felt fluid and the emotions bubbled up naturally as relationships evolved. The voice acting was probably the best I've heard in a very long time. None of them sounded like they forced an accent, but still left the impression that they were of a different time period. I'm not one on history or architecture so I wasn't sure how accurate this story was-- but researching into it, I can tell that a lot of work not only went into the books but also into the game. It was good enough to adapt into a tv show, one that I'm more than likely to start watching today. The art was so incredibly detailed and I never felt like the artist(s) got lazy. The more I saw it, the more in awe I was at the amount of art they cranked out. The music also aided to this game. I would probably put it on par with other big franchises (e.g. Game of Thrones). Overall, the game was a hidden jewel that I never expected. If anyone decides to read my review and contemplates on buying the game, I suggest that you listen to your gut and buy it already.
Thank you to the team that made this game. I hope to see more content like this in the future and I'll keep an eye out for more of your work.
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Beautiful to look at. Nice voiceovers. Interesting story and characters. Not really a puzzle adventure game though. It's really straightforward.
And maybe that's why quite relaxing as well. Good for autumn evenings with warm cup of tea.
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My only issue with this game is that it's a bit slow-moving, but that's probably on purpose, I'm just an antsy speedy gamer. Great game. Soothing,
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One of the best point and click adventure games of the Walking Dead type. Slow but very pretty, and some wonderful animation and dialogue. One of the best proof of concepts working of an existing novel adapted with the author. Something I hope I will see more of.

Not for everyone as religious politics and the middle ages and the Anarchy is quite obscure which I think works in favour as its topic is so unlike pretty much anything else you will find on steam. Ending epilogue made me emotional which is a sure sign for me of a good game.

Strongly recommend if you like the genre. Also if you like historical fiction.
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This tears my heart apart.
I love the books, the show, and loved the 4 hours this game worked. I have uninstalled it, reinstalled. Looked for fixes online. Nothing. No sound, can't click on anything to continue. Thought I'd give it another go since it's been a while, but the issues have not been fixed. If you loved the book, don't buy this game bc it will just crush your heart like the collapse of the Kingsbridge cathedral.
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Loving the game so far. I've put 7 hours in, about to start the second chapter, but I've got the books too, so I'm still contemplaiting whether to finish the game or the books. Either way the story is captivating IMO
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The all round quality of this game is remarkable
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I have read the book the game is based on and its one of the best books I have ever read. The game is quite faithful to the book. It mostly plays as visual novel but has some level of exploration and traditional point and click elements to it. The visuals and voice acting are great.
If you like narrative driven relaxing game, this game is worth putting hours into.
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What is it? Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth is a ambitious and unexpected adaptation of Follet's epic Kingsbridge trilogy. The Kingsbridge trilogy takes place in 12th century England and follows several characters, both real and fictional, over the course of a 35-year construction of a magnificent cathedral.

Why do I recommend this game?

+ Near-perfect adaptation of Follet's story.
+ Sweeping narrative that heartily delivers a triumphant tale of good, evil, love, and loss.
+ Gorgeous hand-painted backgrounds.
+ Superb voice cast that both enhances the player's emotional investment in the character's and makes the setting feel authentic.
+ Stunning orchestral original soundtrack performed by the Prague FILMharmonic Orchestra.
+ Sound effects are effectively used to give feedback to the player and immerse the player in the fantasy.
+ Effective and easy-to-use user interface that makes interacting with the environment feel immersive.

Why would I not recommend this game?

- Light on actual gameplay, without significant challenge.
- Slow deliberate pacing, requires a patient gamer.
- Character art doesn't look good, all of the character models are dressed in various shades of brown clothing and don't change outfits throughout the game.
- Character animation doesn't look good, Facial animations are non-emotive and have bad lip-sync. The models blend poorly with the environment and give the illusion of paper sliding across a static background.

What is the hook?
Effective choice mechanics that have been introduced into an established story that allows the player to make the story their own.

Overall Score: 81/100
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Verfasst: 27.12.20 22:07
Played this game through, and glad I did, its more an interactive storyline with amazing graphics, and quality story telling, I watched the series, which was a bit different, and so I ordered the book. But I'm glad I completed the game first, it was very enjoyable, only few really tricky bits i had to look up in guides. You will be glad to play this game, I guarantee it for the price you can get it now.
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Verfasst: 14.12.20 01:14
The Pillars of the Earth is a point and click adventure game based on a novel. It has an interesting interactive story and characters. Based on historical fiction set in 12 century England, it is a mature and emotional story with political and religious intrigue and love. The game is split into three individual books, each with about seven chapters. While there are not that much of a variety of choices you can make, the choices you make do have an impact, including weather some minor characters live or die. Overall, the game was good to play, and the story was interesting and immersive. However, the last chapters in the third book seemed like they were rushed and the story arch for some minor characters seemed uncompleted or too rushed.

I do not usually play point and click adventure games as I am more into open world RPG and strategy genres but had given this one a go because it looked interesting. Having played through it I found it enjoyable enough that I would play more games from this genre and would recommend giving this game a try.

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Verfasst: 22.12.20 05:05
This is a great game with an compelling story. I'm surprised that despite a branching narrative, the devs/writers were somehow able to make the story thematically cohesive (at least for my runthrough of the game). The art and voice acting are also exceptional. I am very impressed at the amount of animation work/detail was put into this game--these games usually do not have that much effort put into them--the production value is very high for the type of game it is. Every little movement is animated where in most games a generic set of animations are used for each character--the result is a very cinematic feeling game. If you like point-and-click adventures or narrative games where choice matters such as the Telltale games, then definitely pick this up.

Regarding some of the criticisms in the review section, it IS a tad slow paced but the narrative is engrossing enough to keep you interested. Some also refer to this as a visual novel--I would definitely not categorize it as such as visual novels provide almost no gameplay and are completely linear. Choices do matter in this game and many characters may be killed off or change roles or change relationship depending on your decisions. Additionally, non-religious players might be slightly put off by the tone in the beginning--keep playing as the game (and I assume the book?) does a good job of treating the topic with nuance (I am also not religious).

I think this is Deadalic's best game. I highly recommend it and I feel like it is highly underrated.
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Verfasst: 10.12.20 03:29
3/10 Sadly it's a good story but poorly told and with the most horrific voice acting. I can tell the novels this is based off of are on the level of Lord Of The Rings and Game Of Thrones. The game though is so awful and makes me want to puke. Terrible voice acting/direction, narrative doesn't work, and the gameplay is so clumsy it is not worth playing for that reason alone. I've never seen something so corny and annoying. Also never had to downvote a game before.
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Verfasst: 13.01.21 19:01
I'm not familiar with Pillars of the Earth universe but it didn't stop me from enjoying the game. Story was really good and main characters were likeable. Sure, there were some weaker moments and actions that seemed stupid (like burning the cathedral) but it didn't affect overall impression. I liked that your choices really mattered - you could literally kill or save some characters. Gameplay was fine, there were more things to do than read the dialogues but it wasn't classic adventure game either - I'd say PoE fills the niche between classic adventure game and interactive movies like TellTale games. Graphics and sounds were nice. Personally I didn't encounter any bugs or technical issues.
If you're looking for a game where your choices really matter you should give it a try!
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Yeah.
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Verfasst: 26.01.21 16:38
I haven't read the novel and I guess I shoudda played the game before watching the miniseries(which I absolutely, absolutely love). But dear me this game is a drag to me (just completed chapter 9). Not gonna bother finishing it now.
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Verfasst: 31.01.21 07:13
I must confess, that at first, I did not like this game. Initially, I was put off by the clunky style of animation but boy was I wrong about Pillars Of The Earth.

This is an amazing point and click adventure game, from the voiceover to the story it is near perfect! Choices do seem to matter to some extent, and there is a deep story which also offers replayability.

This game is heavy on the story, to the point of being deep. I myself started to look into the period of the Anarchy which I was oblivious too until I started this game. It does contain some religious elements but in a way that anyone, be it atheist or theist can approach and enjoy.

If I did have a complaint it would be that at times I would have preferred more too do and it can get a bit too dialogue-heavy. Not really a problem but I would have enjoyed more to do and see. Simply because the story was delivered in such a good and believable way.

Hopefully, Daedalic continues to make games like this, or even make a third Dark Eye adventure game.
Get this game if your into story-rich adventure, point and click games. It can often be found on sale. 
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Verfasst: 19.02.21 03:17
[h3]Audiovisual[/h3]

Whenever I launched The Pillars of the Earth, it smoothly pacified me with its deceptively calm disposition, divine music, and serene ambiance. I'm a restless, careworn man, but at all times the game managed to carry my jaded ass away like a weightless petal - to the world of churches, forests, castles, and hangings. Captivated by its charm and severity, I effortlessly adopted all of the kind-hearted messages contained within. I even stopped giggling at the silly haircuts of the monks, fully accepting them in my heart.

I couldn't get enough of all the vistas and fluent animations that made characters and environments look so incredibly lively. Poetically beautiful art and heartfelt voice acting frame the mature, gothic setting perfectly. The sounds and visuals here don't stop at performing their primary function - they disarm you, soften you up for the emotional scenes to come. Just allow this to happen, there's nothing wrong with being susceptible to goodness as long as it's not ham-fisted.

[h3]Gameplay[/h3]

The same goes for the flavor. Some choices may be non-choices, so what? I'll never know, I don't savescum. In games like this one, just rolling with the punches really works in your favor. I've made all sorts of decisions, but good or bad, I stood by them. Just make a leap of faith in this regard, suspend your disbelief for a while. The game itself will help you feel like you have all the agency in the world. You don't have to pry or minmax, it's already as accessible as it gets.

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Right, don't expect a serious challenge, it was designed to make you sit back and let go of the wheel. The amount of items, tasks, and locations available in each chapter is reasonably limited. It's always clear what to do next, so the story is constantly moving forward at a quick pace, which I believe was the initial intent. Following the game's simple logic and letting yourself go with the flow has a rather tranquilizing effect. This doesn't mean that it's dull or uneventful. Quite the opposite.

[h3]Story & Characters[/h3]

Unexpectedly for me who haven't read the books, the game turned out to be chock-full of fire, violence, and all kinds of dark matter. During the decades-long journey that you see through the lens of several characters, you'll get involved in murder solving, ghost hunting, negotiations, elections, interrogations, sieges, and wars. I can go on and on, there're so many things happening in these tightly-packed 16 hours that simply listing them would push me beyond the character limit. See? The Pillars of the Earth isn't some Christian PSA. It's a historical drama of epic proportions, both in terms of space and time.

Although I've heard that Ken Follett is quite credible when it comes to historical realism, I'm sure that some history buffs would find many annoying inaccuracies in how England of the time was portrayed. As an amateur, I felt like characters spoke and behaved properly, and found the depicted societal norms to be authentically different from ours. Unlike in, say, Dead in Vinland where they seemingly plucked a family from modern times and placed it a few centuries back with very few changes.

I was full of Vinland's fake family after a few hours. But here, the characters lived almost their entire lives in front of my eyes and there was never a single moment when any one of them seemed unconvincing in their emotions and motivations. A testament to the great writing. Who are these guys? A priest who has a pony, an advanced Mowgli, a stabby princess, and a bit of that big builder guy whom the story nonchalantly forgave for what he did in the prologue, yet I didn't. I could tell you about each of them in litany, but why? This is the whole point of the game.

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It's a story about people learning their hard lessons, each of which could cost any of us, modern people, years of therapy. But let me tell you, our heroes can take a beating. In particular, from the malicious villains whom I consider cliched in their wickedness, yet at the same time wouldn't call that exaggerated. Nature gives birth to all sorts of creatures like serial killers, K-pop posters, and Dracula, so William Hamleigh and his friends are but a collective image, a wide brush stroke. I can live with that as long as everything else is nuanced enough, and this is indeed the case.

It's a story that teaches compassion. Mostly through shock and awe, yes. Which has always been the most effective kind of lesson anyway. On the whole, Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth is an extremely chill game, yet begin unwrapping its intricate narrative and you'll see that this bad boy is packing heat! It also bears mentioning that you don't have to be religious to enjoy it. I'm not, but it still got under my skin and took root there. Sounds kinda disgusting, to be honest, but you know what I mean.

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Verfasst: 01.02.21 03:59
I don't usually play games like this, I normally play single player games. My wife and I wanted to play/watch something together, so we tried it. Its an interactive story/game but the puzzles aren't challenging and we were ok with that, because the story really is great. It took us 21 hours because we were interested in the story. If you like good stories and books this would be a great purchase. Loved how different it was, try it if you want something a little different and entertaining.
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Verfasst: 31.03.21 00:01
Очень очень интересно и красиво!!
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Verfasst: 16.03.21 09:46
Beautiful story, would highly recommend.
I only wish it had a pause button
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Verfasst: 06.04.21 23:35
In short, excellent story focused point and click -game.

There is somewhat little gameplay in this game, but the game evolves mostly around exploration and dialogue. The gameplay is quite similar to Telltale adventure games. This game is divided into three books and all the books include 7 chapters of different length.

The game is set in the 12th century England, where you play mostly as three different characters trying to make their way in the time of religious and political intrigue. The story includes lot of twists and turns and character's stories intertwine with each other.

Even though the main plot is mostly set, you are able to make some choices which affect the character's fates. Writing quality is high, and most characters seem believable. The characters don't hold back in dialogue, for example there is some harsh dialogue and swearing involved when needed. The story involves several emotional moments through all the three books.

Voice actors are all doing excellent work. The soundtrack is very inspiring and epic sounding. It really fits the themes and moments adding to the experience.

Also one of the things this game shines in is art. The chosen art style is a bit cartoony, but it works. Especially background art is beautiful.

During my playthrough I encountered only one bug, which happened in book two, when suddenly my character's inventory and clues disappeared. Restarting the game helped here.

Overall I would recommend this game to anyone interested in story focused games based on historic setting. Often video games in medieval setting include fantasy elements, but this game doesn't need them to tell a great story.

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Verfasst: 20.03.21 05:28
Best Point n' Click game I played since the LucasArts classics. True, the puzzles aren't that challenging, but the way it took Ken Follet's masterpiece and turned into a beautiful and engaging is nothing short of genius.

9/10
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Verfasst: 15.03.21 19:51
Great game with great story. Graphics wise I would expect better graphics for a game with that kind of price range.
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Verfasst: 03.05.21 15:37
This is what a point and click game in the 21st century should play like. If you are like me, that is frustrated by point&click games with great stories but tiring puzzles/mechanics (like Grim Fandago) you owe it to yourself to try this game. Dadedallic's `The Pillars of the Earth` single-handedly revived my interest in this genre of video games.

In addition to that, the story, voice-acting, art and dialog are all great.
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Verfasst: 01.05.21 04:40
Ok so I am slightly biased I guess because this game is based on my favorite book. This is my first time playing this style of games and I found it very refreshing. The pace is very good and the story of course it’s fantastic. More importantly I found myself amazed that the game gives you options that actually change the outcome of the story depending on your choices, instead of it being set in stone and following the narrative of the book. (Although you can play in this manner as well)

Basically it’s an amazing game and I highly recommend it. I’ve played it way too much already but without giving any spoilers, I just can’t help myself replaying these characters and even seeing some of them going further down the story than they did in the original narrative of the book.
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Verfasst: 22.04.21 05:05
I had never heard of this novel. The game was recommended by Steam. I'm glad it was. It's a great story.
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Verfasst: 16.05.21 18:29
[h1] 9/10 [/h1]

[h1] DIFFICULTY [/h1]

???? My 90 year old grandma could play it
???? Easy
☑️ Normal
???? Significant usage of the brain
???? Hard
???? Dark Souls

[h1] AUDIENCE [/h1]

???? Your Mom probably would enjoy this
???? Kids
☑️ Everyone
???? Everyone except kids
???? Casual players
???? Pro players

[h1] GRAPHICS [/h1]

???? Graphics dont matter in this game
???? MS Paint
???? Bad
???? Decent
???? Good
☑️ Cute
???? Beautiful
???? Masterpiece

[h1] MUSIC [/h1]

???? Bad
???? Not special
???? Okay
☑️ Good
???? Beautiful

[h1] VOICE ACTING [/h1]

???? Hahaha
???? Bad
???? Acceptable
???? Good
☑️ Perfect

[h1] STORY [/h1]

???? This game has no story
???? It's there for the people who want it
???? Well written
☑️ Epic story
???? You choose your fate

[h1] PRICE [/h1]

???? Free
???? Complete waste of money
???? Underpriced
☑️ Worth its price
???? Should be cheaper
???? Overpriced
???? EA Game

[h1] REQUIREMENTS [/h1]

☑️ You can run it on a calculator
???? Average
???? High end
???? NASA computer

[h1] LENGTH [/h1]

???? 0 - 5 hours
???? 5 - 15 hours
☑️ 15-50 hours
???? 50+ hours
???? No ending

[h1] FUN [/h1]

???? I'd rather watch paint dry
???? Hard to enjoy
???? Repetitive
???? Likable
???? Very entertaining
☑️ Ride of your life

[h1] PHYSICS [/h1]

???? Bad
???? Could be better
☑️ Accetable
???? Good
???? Realistic

[h1] REPLAYABILITY [/h1]

???? It's a one-time experience
???? If you wish to see the other endings
☑️ For achievements
???? If you wait a few months/years
???? Definitely
???? Infinitely replayable

[h1] WORTH BUYING [/h1]

???? No
☑️ Wait for sale
???? Yes
☑️ Absolutely
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Verfasst: 07.05.21 09:27
This game is a masterpiece of interactive storytelling.

Stunning visuals and animation paired with the finest voice acting I think Ive ever encountered in a video game makes this a delight from start to finish.
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Verfasst: 01.06.21 22:32
Odd review time again, ‘cause this game is actually excellent.

A fairly standard point and click adventure, the story is apparently based on a book I’ve never heard of (and definitely won’t read based on the game) following a small ensemble and the events surrounding the construction of a cathedral. I have no idea how historically accurate it is, but I enjoyed the little notes about the history of things throughout regardless.


Pros:
The game is expertly crafted: The mechanics are well done (with a small exception), the art is pleasant, the music delightful and fitting, and the theme seems to be consistent.

The game uses every opportunity to tell you about the characters, while in control of each you can examine things from their pov, they will tell you their thoughts and feelings helping to develop them significantly through exploration.

The game’s choices are fantastically done. This is a real masterclass on how a story should be tied together, how to make small decisions have weight later, and how to make it feel seamless while doing so. Which also feeds into…

The game has fantastic replayability, if you enjoy the story. There are so many combinations of things to explore and dialogue options throughout that give weight and change things much later on.
The characters come into their own later, you can’t help but be drawn in by them… eventually.

Which leads me into the con’s, because so far so good, right?


Cons:
QTE: I don’t know anyone who sits down and goes “oh boy! I can’t wait for another chance to click buttons with perfect timing or be punished in my point and click adventures!” And I’m not sure I want to meet anyone that does.

The game feels very rushed from the middle to the end. The exploration, locations, little side puzzles and character development gives way to very on the rails ‘we have to get the story done’ rushing. Including entire sections of literal cut scenes to speed things along and get you finished.

These con’s might not seem so bad, you’re probably wondering what the big catch is, and here it is:

The game is so dull. It’s SO DULL. *SOOOO-* yeah you get the picture. It must seem odd to complain about being railroaded and being forced to watch cut scenes to move the tale along in one sentence then complain you’re bored in the next. It’s a little hard to swallow, but basically the first 10ish hours of the game are just unbearably dull. Everything good about the story kicks in later, once you have invested time in the characters, once you start seeing the long term effects of small decisions, once the interpersonal plot rich stuff starts to pay off… and honestly, I don’t think it’s worth the wait. Yes, the story ends up being a fantastic example of storytelling done right. I just wish it had been a better story done right.


Suggested improvements:
A lot of the time the game feels more like an interactive story than a game, the puzzles are simple and can be solved with regular point and click solutions, I’d like to have seen the adventure elements expanded.

QTE can be removed, they bring nothing to the table.


Overall recommendations:
I guess if you’re a fan of the books this might be good? I don’t know how well it follows the plot at all, but if you already know and love the characters then I think you’d probably enjoy this game.

If you want to see character driven adventure done well and have the time to invest, then this is worth it to explore, if you can stomach the wait for the game to pay off, that is.

If you’re a history buff, you might like it? IDK if it’s horribly inaccurate but the theme seemed consistent, just don’t burn my house down if I’m wrong.

Finally, if you’re just a lover of adventure games you might enjoy this.

Sadly, I don’t think it’s a recommendation for anyone else, and I really am anyone else. The story lost me too early, and I don’t think most people would have the patience to see it through to the rewarding conclusion. I almost didn’t several times.
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Verfasst: 01.06.21 18:32
This game holds a really special place in my heart. I don't know why but its just do. I got hooked in the game so easily. This game has great story-telling combined with beautiful art style, great dialogues, great gameplay and of course the amazing soundtrack. The lark in the hunter's nest is my favourite track. I watched the TV show after I completed the game and hoping to read the kingsbridge series in the future. Even if you are not a fan of point-n-click genre I really do recommend this game.

10/10 this game is literally a masterpiece.
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Verfasst: 10.06.21 00:56
The best point & click game I have played so far.
While building a huge cathedral the player can play several characters over the course of several decades. It really is an amazing experience to see the characters and locations in the game develop during the hard times the protagonists live in.
The time frame of this game is enormous; some protagonists start as children, grow up during the plot and are adults with their own families at the end of the plot.

The story is very interesting and does get quite complex; it might sound like it is only about building a cathedral but in reality all the protagonists have their own goals. Most of the protagonists barely have anything at the beginning of the game and have to work very hard to reach their goals. The plot is very dramatic and requires careful decision-making; wrong decisions can have severe consequences.
The graphics and the music are gorgeous and I really enjoyed the atmosphere.

I don't have much to complain about this game; I haven't encountered any bugs but the performance of the minimized game window annoyed me a bit. The performance ingame is great but when I minimize the window my GPU runs a lot warmer than ingame without any extra programs running in the background (roughly 10°C more). This is not really a problem on a desktop as the game doesn't require a lot of ressources but it can be problematic for many laptops.

For me this is a clear recommendation; I give this game 10/10 which I rarely do.
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Verfasst: 17.06.21 08:43
best game I've played in YEARS, literally in years. And like the only one I've actually finished in over a DECADE. Try it please, do yourself a treat.
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Verfasst: 12.06.21 10:05
Just finished this and loved it. Sad to leave the world of Kingsbridge behind. Great story and it was like watching a movie but you got to direct the action.

Do highly recommend it if you want to be drawn into a fantastic world and a gripping story.
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Verfasst: 11.06.21 17:32
Great story with alot of depth, your choices actually do matter once you progress deeper into the chapters. Character voice acting is spot on, the graphics are great. Really love the gameplay and you have different routes to choose from so the game has some replayability. Definitely suggesting to try the game!
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Verfasst: 10.06.21 17:58
Great game!
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Verfasst: 30.05.21 14:41
[h1] A hidden gem [/h1]

This is a must play. Took a while to finish and some patience, but it was worth it. Truly a great game with many great characters and an interesting story.

The game can be slow at times, but it didn’t bother me too much. Playing the game gives a feeling of reading a book, which kind of makes sense considering that the game is based on the book of the same name.

Would highly recommend this game! 9/10
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Verfasst: 30.07.21 13:52
Almost Stopped playing 10 minutes into the game thinking it was some religious propaganda.
But wanted to see at least chapter 1 through and it was a right call.. such a Brilliant story telling and Visual style.
One of the best and unique games I've ever played 10/10
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Verfasst: 22.05.21 10:46
one of the best Story telling game.Love the art, love the gameplay! if you love games with great story then this is a must buy game. would like to see more games like this please. its worth the price. Spoiler : [spoiler]Jack & Aliena Romance is Epic.[/spoiler]
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Verfasst: 21.08.21 09:56
10/10 recommend.

As the game indicates, it is based on the Ken Follett's historical novel that was published some 30 years ago.
But a good story never fade away.

The Pillars of the Earth tells a breathtaking, beautiful and loveable story. This is more of an adventure game than the usual click-and-point-collect-to-solve-puzzles genre of game, the story is well developed and alternated for a video game, heavily story driven, and each chapter has an independent title that keep it to the point.

There are so many things to love about this game: The epic story, rich maps, loveable characters, detailed graphic, even insights about life in the Middle Age. What I love the most is how Philip of Kingsbridge sees through things. He enlightened me a great deal.
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Verfasst: 05.09.21 05:16
What. a ride it has turned out to be, I didn’t expect that it would turn out such a pleasing and rememberable experience. It’s an insanely underrated video game capturing its very well-written story through a fairly less orthodox gameplay style. Technically, it’s a point-and-click game but this is where many might go wrong, it is way more than a traditional point-and-click. Outstanding in its story presentation, it gives you lots of choices along the way that might or might not change the course of the future.

I had very high expectations from this game as it is based on a commercially and critically successful novel written by Ken Follet, and it exceeded my expectations in all departments. The story is the most consistent and methodical I have ever seen in a video game. Sets in one of the most intriguing timelines in history--the Middle ages--the game is full of interesting dialogues, cunning plots, and the nature of the simple ordinary folk.

One of the playable characters out of three is Phillip of Gwynedd, who I would even go as far as calling the most lovable and complex yet simple protagonist ever written in a videogame. Just the presence of him, makes you adore and respect him. He is not a traditional ant-hero character but he is indeed not without flaws but that’s what made his character even better. Hell, I wouldn’t even call him an anti-hero. He resembles all the qualities a good protagonist needs to have, yet manages to be as realistic as possible. I truly cannot wait to read the novel to learn more about his character.

The soundtrack also does its job very well, and how it fits through the charming environment of this game makes it even more striking. Especially Ellen’s Lullaby called “The Lark in Hunter’s Net” very beautifully sung by an unknown singer. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find anything related to her online. This theme also proves out to be the main theme of Jack and his family and resembles deep emotions.

It offers a minimum of 15 hours of joyful gameplay, separated into three books with 7 chapters each.
With the closing of each chapter, it gives you a summary of the choices you made in that chapter. Most of the choices do matter, and they will ruin your story if you’re not careful. The animated graphics are also top-notch and to some extent, it gives the story even more meaning. Would have been better if they used modern techniques but this was the best they could do, and I don’t complain.

Overall, I would rate it 10/10 and I really wish that there were more narrative-based games like this considering the Medieval era is my most favorite era for books, movies, and videogame. There are so many stories of that era that can be told through video games and I really hope Daedalic Entertainment gets enough support to make more games like “The Pillars of the Earth”.

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Verfasst: 04.09.21 13:34
There is a TV series with the same name. It was shit, not like this game.
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Verfasst: 29.08.21 23:31
A good adventure game, great for a long rainy weekend.
Proof of what good writing and characters can be.
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Verfasst: 06.09.21 13:05
After spending a long hour to finish Ken Follett during my free time, i will definitely recommend it to those who like to read visual novel, or even watch movie [strike]This game is currently 90% discount,it definitely worth it[/strike]

Even though some chapter is boring and letting people to be fell asleep but it couldn't stop amazed me during the ending.
The most that amazed me would be the ending is really depending on your choice during your gameplay, especially when each option carries a foreshadowing of what is to follow later on in the story.

Whether to live or die, options all yours. Just need to remember to use the save system well if you trying for go for different ending, as it will be a pain to rerun the whole game again.
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Verfasst: 11.09.21 15:32
One of the most heart-warming and immersive games I've ever played, it isn't afraid to touch on sensitive topics such as how harsh and unfair religious figures could've been in the medieval times towards purely innocent people who dared to make different beliefs than what already was known or be accused falsely to cover up mistakes down by their rulers, it also gives you that feeling that you truly make a huge impact by the difficult decisions you are forced to take on many occasions, you'll understand that since you'll get to play from the perspective of various different characters and see the influence that is made to all of them.
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Verfasst: 19.08.21 03:11
A great Point and Click game with light (and I mean light) puzzles, and an overall excellent story that sort of seems rushed after the mid-point; it feels like they started to run out of money, or time, or both. However, this is definitely worth the money, and the story ironically picks up and gets better after the mid-point.

Definitely recommended!
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Verfasst: 19.08.21 13:27
What started as an immersive story, very soon became a snoozefest after the first two chapters or so. It is full of mindless fetch tasks or talking to irrelevant characters. I wish I had read the book instead of playing this point-and-click game.
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Verfasst: 28.08.21 18:55
This game is not a brow beating and sneaky attempt to push religion on anyone, i am NOT religious...to say the least and can't stand that kind of thing.I quickly learned that the game is an amazing story from several perspectives about Medieval life mostly focused on a small priory and the role regional politics can have on trying to keep it alive. You see men of faith, lose faith...sometimes permanently and see the flip side as well and not in a BS manner. This game shows the good bad and the ugly of Christianity...meaning atheists, religious people and everyone in between will have many moments in this game that resonate with them and they won't feel pushed or pulled in any particular direction...which is refreshing. In the end it is just an amazing story where you can see your decisions ACTUALLY making a difference...sometimes small, sometimes much larger.
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Verfasst: 23.08.21 22:10
This is a great game,
The story is great,Please dont be put off thinking its about religion.
the plot is great.
enjoy.
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Verfasst: 12.11.21 18:25
___| GENERAL RATING |___
⭐⭐⭐⭐

___| GRAPHICS |___
⬜ You will forget what reality looks like
☑️ Beautifull
⬜ Good
⬜ Decent
⬜ Bad
⬜ You will get eye-cancer

___| GAMEPLAY |___
⬜ Very good
⬜ Good
⬜ Just normal gameplay
☑️ Not really
⬜ You could play another game while playing this
⬜ Nonexistent

___| AUDIO |___
⬜ Eargasm
☑️ Very good
⬜ Good
⬜ Not too bad
⬜ Bad
⬜ Not worth it

___| STORY |___
⬜ This is now your life
☑️ Lovely
⬜ Good
⬜ Average
⬜ Some lore
⬜ No story at all

___| DIFFICULTY |___
⬜ Too easy
☑️ Easy
⬜ Significant brain usage
⬜ Easy to learn but hard to master
⬜ Difficult
⬜ Dark Souls

___| GRIND |___
☑️ Nothing to grind
⬜ Only if you care about leaderboards/ranks
⬜ Isn't necessary to progress
⬜ Average grind level
⬜ Too much grind
⬜ You will need a second life for grinding

___| GAMETIME |___
⬜ Long enough for a cup of coffee
⬜ Short
☑️ Average
⬜ Long
⬜ To infinity and beyond

___| AUDIENCE |___
⬜ Kids
☑️ Teens
☑️ Adults
⬜ Everyone

___| PC REQUIREMENTS |___
⬜ Check if you can run Paint
☑️ Potatoe
⬜ Decent
⬜ Fast
⬜ You will need a lot of money
⬜ Ask NASA if they have a spare computer

___| PRICE |___
⬜ It's free!
⬜ Worth the price
⬜ If you have some spare money left
☑️ Wait for a sale
⬜ Not recommended
⬜ You could also just burn your money

___| BUGS |___
⬜ Never heard of
☑️ Minor bugs
⬜ Can get annoying
⬜ The game itself is a big terrarium for bugs

___| NOTES |___
➡️ Those are my own opinions, so please don't take them to serious
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Verfasst: 06.11.21 22:42
This game is exactly what a video game should be. The art of wrapping up a brilliant story in the right way. Far from stressful and repetitive games, this work is unique and often made me feel very different from other games. There is not a lot of interaction and is mostly limited to conversations, looking at objects, and the character's thoughts on a particular object or person. But that's what made me feel so immersed in the game and this world. I haven't read the books, but I'm glad I had this experience without knowing the original. Thank you Daedalic !
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Verfasst: 06.11.21 16:26
A good adaptation of the well-known novel. The game doesn't always follow the narrative of the book, but that means your choices can impact characters during the 21 chapters. Sometimes choices made in book 1 will have consequences in book 3. The artstyle is beautiful, as well as the music and the story is compelling.

While playing this game, I noticed only a few things that negatively influenced my experienced. You can only pause (and save) the game at certain moments. During dialogues (of which there are a lot), you will have to wait. During the dialogues you sometimes only have limited time to choose the text you want to say. Although it helps with the immersion, it can be hard to read all your options and still have time to decide.

All in all, I would recommend this game. Especially if you can get it in sale for €3,- like me.
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Verfasst: 22.11.21 15:51
very good game
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Loved it!
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Verfasst: 16.11.21 15:55
that's a good game!!
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Verfasst: 13.01.22 13:30
Yes
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Verfasst: 26.11.21 15:54
[h1]Introduction[/h1]
Pillars of the Earth is a point and click adventure, that plays more like an interactive movie. The story takes places in medieval times and spans across five decades. The game is based on a book of same name written by Ken Follett. I'm not familiar with the book and its' author, so I'm going to judge the game by its' own merit.

[h1]Pros & Cons[/h1]
Pros:
+ Engaging story that takes you on an emotional rollercoaster
+ Charismatic characters with different backgrounds and opinions
+ Beautiful graphics

Cons:
- Dull gameplay
- Bare bones animations
- No skip or pause buttons during cutscenes
- Ending feels like it doesn't belong in this story

[h1]Story[/h1]
The game starts in England, in the year 1135, but later moves to other locations as time passes. The story spans decades and features multiple playable characters. The first one you'll play as is Tom Builder a master craftsman, who’s dream is to build a cathedral. The second one is prior Philip, a monk trying to save his priory from debt. The next one is Jack, a boy who grew up in the woods, forced to adjust to a new way of life. Last but not least, lady Aliena, who’s being chased by a sociopathic ex-lover. I won’t give any more details, as they might spoil the story for you.

The story is divided into 3 books. The first one introduces main characters and paints the historical background. So naturally, it feels very slow and boring. Some parts may be hard to understand if you’re not familiar with English history. However, the game tries its’ best to give you all the info you need. As soon as you think of a question, the game drops a dialogue with an answer or unlocks a short historical note, that you can read from the menu. After book one, however, the plot thickens quickly. It throws dramatic moments at you at the speed of a machine gun. Each scene can easily make you cry or bring tears of joy just as well. Genre-wise the story has everything: mystery, political thriller, action, romantic comedy/drama, road movie. It’s varied and will keep you engaged if you manage to play through the first introductory part.

[h1]Gameplay[/h1]
Gameplay-wise it is a point and click adventure, that feels more like an interactive movie. It features a dialogue system, where choosing different options will lead to different consequences. Though, it’s like Telltale games in that regard, even though it feels like you’re making a big decision, it will only change slight details of the story. It also features QTEs, but they are very easy and it doesn’t feel like you can fail them, most of the time you get another try. And if you don’t get another try, then the QTE just leads to an optional achievement. There aren’t plenty of them, most of the time you’re required to complete some side-quest to help out some character. As far as point and clicks go, this might be the easiest one I’ve played, goals and their solutions are always simple and logical. The game has a button, that shows every active area on screen, so no pixel hunting is involved. Your inventory space is very limited, so even if you somehow managed to get stuck, it won’t take long to try every possible interaction.

There are some issues with the gameplay though. Most of the time it feels like a walking simulator, because locations are big and your walking speed is slow. There isn’t a button to skip walking, like in many classic adventure games, so you have to sit and wait until your character travels from one screen to another. It’s better to play with gamepad, since you can press right trigger to make your character move faster. I couldn’t figure out how to do that using the mouse. The other problem I have is mainly concerned with replayability, the game doesn’t let you skip cutscenes. You can skip dialogue, but it doesn’t skip character animation, so you still have to wait to see the stuff you’ve already seen. Another problem with cutscenes is that you can’t put them on pause. So, mute your phone and don’t forget turn off the oven before you play this.

[h1]Graphics & Audio[/h1]
Visually the game looks beautiful. Backgrounds have a lot of detail to them and they just look gorgeous. Each character has a distinct memorable look and their emotions during cutscenes are easily readable. Animation on the other hand is not so great. It feels like you’re playing a flash game from late 00s. Sometimes instead of a cutscene, the game just shows you a static picture or even a black screen with action sounds in the background. Feels like the budget was running thin when they got to an animation phase. Though, it’s not as dire as it sounds, because for the most part of the game you’ll be listening to the dialogue. Which is well-written and delivered in a believable way by professional voice actors. Soundtrack is not very memorable, but works great in setting up the right atmosphere and highlighting turning points in the dialogue.

[h1]Performance[/h1]
Specs: Intel Core i5-7300HQ, 12GB RAM, NVIDIA GTX 1050 4GB.

The game doesn't have any issues running at 1080p. Steam overlay shows it running at 100 frames per second, though due to the poor quality of the animation it may look like its running in 30 FPS.

[h1]Conclusion[/h1]
If you value games for their story, this might be one of the best recommendations for you.
If you’re looking for puzzles, then it’s better to pass this one as it can’t offer you anything.
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Verfasst: 13.12.21 09:36
This game is so deep.
The cartoonish graphics are simple but really eye catching and keeps a good touch of seriousness in the game.
Voice actors are very good most of the time!
All characters are very unique and it's amazing how they blend in to this huge story.
I almost finished it all in a couple days. It gave me lots of questions of real life value.
Amazing story and amazing game as a whole and i can't recommend it enough.
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Verfasst: 08.12.21 01:33
found a Great Book at Steam's Game Store
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Verfasst: 17.02.22 17:01
I really liked this game. Visual art was pleasing to the eye and the music was amazing, created moments of happiness and tension very well. I really liked the characters and the course of the story. Great Click-Point game with choices. Gwynedd Phillip????
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Verfasst: 12.03.22 14:53
It's inspired by an excellent book. And the game seems very polished and well done.
But this is a point an click adventure.
It's not what I need.

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Verfasst: 26.02.22 04:21
I'm not sure what it was that brought me to Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth, but this game had such a compelling story that I'm glad I got to experience it. The characters were most memorable, and I was rooting for so many of them (and for so many others to fail) by the end. The puzzles were never too challenging, and the impact of your choices felt real and raw. Overall this was surprisingly enjoyable, as I'm not a fan of religious themes or historical fiction, but the story was immersive enough that it blew me away regardless. This is an easy recommendation for anyone who likes stories about rebellion, responsibility, and hope.
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Verfasst: 15.03.22 03:07
I love the game, don't get me wrong. However, I went to load up the game again and the cursor is missing. This is extremely disappointing because apparently the only way to fix it is to restart the game.
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Verfasst: 06.01.22 16:11
I was a huge fan of the original Ken Follett novel, as well as its sequel, World Without End. As a modern epic about medieval times, this story has no peer. It's a great story laid over a compelling political thriller and mystery, and delivers a great amount of atmosphere. In whatever way you choose to consume the Pillars of the Earth--the book, the miniseries, or the game--you're in for a treat.

However, and this is a big however.

IF you don't mind reading a long novel, I would recommend it over this game. It's a well-crafted story in any context, but this is a story meant to be consumed in novel form. The miniseries did well enough, as did the game. But lord, the adaptation troubles show in this. if you could believe it, it took me two years to finish this game. This is mostly because the filler chapters, while nice sometimes, are often gratingly dull. Every dialogue, every movement, every cutscene, takes a long time to wind up. In short bursts this isn't too bad, but when you're navigating multiple scenes of static 2D characters talking about the year's crops or priory politics, there's little payoff for all that delay.

That said, there are definite advantages to the game format. The voice acting is consistently good. The artsyle matches the story much better than I thought it would, and really shines in expansive bids-eye shots of cities. The developers and artists clearly have the same love for architecture and history that Ken Follett has, so their product respects the spirit of his books.

Overall, this is a worthwhile experience. I don't regret buying it at full price ages ago, and if you're already a fan of Pillars of the Earth, neither will you. If you haven't read/watched/played this yet, I'd seriously consider which I'd prefer to engage with first: a well-crafted, if long novel, or a slightly shorter and less consistent video game.
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Verfasst: 10.01.22 16:00
I read my bible to a pony!
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非常适合我这种想读书又没耐心的人
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Verfasst: 09.01.22 13:06
The best thing about this game that it follows the plot of the book
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Verfasst: 02.01.22 14:56
????
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Verfasst: 14.04.22 00:56
If you are looking for cozy, atmospheric and engaging adventure you should give this a try.
It is unlike any other similar game, as it manages to use elements of classic adventure game, visual novel and Telltale (Walking Dead) formula in a way that feels like none of those and all of those at once. The result is an experience that is just as interactive as it needs to be to make story entertaining and keep pacing momentum.

There are flaws and irritating choice mechanics, but if you don't stress too much about achievements and accept that choices don't matter in grand scheme, you can enjoy it as simply an engaging, interactive story.

Voice acting is good, environments are moody and beautiful, characters personable. So just grab your hot beverage of choice and enjoy the story.
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Verfasst: 02.04.22 04:31
Pretty easy game, but similar to other quality Daedalic Adventures. This game really piqued my interest into the Pillar's of the Earth franchise.

The puzzles that are here are pretty simple and straightforward, and also not abundant. They help to keep things interesting and keep the player engaged, but because there are only a few, it is not as challenging to manage inventory like in Night of the Rabbit. I would say it plays most like Memoria or Chains of Satinav.

The animations are nice, and sound design is pretty epic. Lot's of great voice acting.

There are little side quests and missables, and plenty of choices to make. The game explains how choices early on result in events later in the game. This game does a great job of presenting you with difficult choices that make you pause and think.

There are some really streamlined over-world/travel segments where you just read a short paragraph, see the icon on the map move, and make a decision at points. On one hand it is a little underwhelming, but on the other hand, you know you will not get bogged down in going from one main location to another.

I couldn't stop playing it til I finished it. The choices made are presented at the end similar to a game like Life is Strange or Beyond Two Souls. Although that is interesting, I still have not been compelled to replay.

The game is certainly long for an adventure game, but there are 4 or 5 chapters, so they are nice servings of game with clear stopping points for breaks. I think each chapter has 7 sections they are divided into.
Often when you go into a new section of story, you will change control to one of the other characters. All the protagonists are pretty likable, and the antagonists perfectly loathable.

Try it out!
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Verfasst: 14.04.22 21:46
This is one of the coolest games I've ever played. The story is really catchy and the message is so powerful and so well delivered. However, it felt a lot like a graphic novel (which I loved), so make sure you are into that. Also, the art style is extremely pretty, the music too. I love this game so much. Now I'll have to check the series and book series! 10000/10 worth the buy.

P.S.: This game is so good I had to buy it on steam, but I previously played it in other platform too.
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Verfasst: 24.04.22 17:43
Really good voice acting, love the story line, puzzle aspects, short video cutscene, point and click. Choices matter type of game :]
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Verfasst: 19.04.22 00:32
I was a fan of the TV series, the game's story is different from what I remember,
but still a geat experience if you like visual novels with a bit of interection and puzzle solving
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Verfasst: 11.04.22 22:29
Exceptional writing and beautiful art.
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Verfasst: 24.04.22 00:48
Book adaptations for other media in general (series, movies and games) tend to lose details, replacing some elements to better fit the new format. This is an example of an exception. In the first hours of the game, it is possible to perceive the same atmosphere described by Ken Follet decades ago. If you want to know a good story - and don't bother with a point&click - it's more than recommended. I bought it on sale (-90%), but I would have paid the full price without protest.

Also, give the books a chance. :)
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Verfasst: 24.04.22 20:35
Bought this game on a whim when it was on sale. For never reading the books or knowing anything about the story, I would say I was pleasantly surprised by how invested I became.

What initially brought my attention to the game was the art style. A modern version of a classic 2D point and click with time and care provided to each character and most environments to help those unfamiliar perceive from the start.

The story itself (as told by the game) is pretty good. No significant surprises or gotcha moments. But where it really shines is the character development. The game takes its time, letting you get to know and become attached to the characters whose actions you choose/agree with. At times forcing me to become angry, happy, sad, etc., when certain events occur. Very well done.

Being a point-and-click style game, the gameplay has little to speak on. There are times when mini-games are added that seem out of place but nothing outlandish. Very intuitive and exploration encouraging for the most part.

All in all, I would give the game a 7 out of 10. A short but engaging game worth the price of admission if you enjoy this style of play.
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Release:16.08.2017 Genre: Adventure Entwickler: Daedalic Entertainment Publisher: Daedalic Entertainment Engine:keine Infos Kopierschutz:keine Infos Franchise:keine Infos
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