Pentiment review - What Xbox Needed | TechStomper

Pentiment is a cultural experience and an uncompromising artistic endeavour draped across a competent adventure game. Not for everyone but a must-try.

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Thundercat77571d ago

Not sure this is "what Xbox needed".

CrimsonWing69571d ago (Edited 571d ago )

Eh, having something other than a racing game or FPS is much welcomed to me.

It’s like that old saying, “Variety is the spice of life,” or so I’ve heard.

PrimeVinister571d ago

I think it bodes well for weird titles being made with MS money without much interference from Xbox as a publisher.

A game in 2022 having no voices and very literally needing a glossary sounds like stuff that would make a suit have a heart attack.


Josh Sawyer Reflects on Design Evolution: From Icewind Dale to Pentiment

Josh Sawyer is a name that has been familiar to RPG fans for decades. He's worked on Icewind Dale, Neverwinter Nights 2, Alpha Protocol, Fallout: New Vegas, Pillars of Eternity, and most recently Pentiment. How did he get into game development, how has his design philosophy changed over the years, and why did he decide to do Pentiment a little differently?

thorstein18d ago (Edited 18d ago )

Those are some great games. Icewind Dale I & II are underrated.

If Larian made Icewind Dale III, I'd lose my mind.

What a fantastic, thorough interview.


Pentiment (PS5) Review | VGChartz

VGChartz's Lee Mehr: "When it’s all said and done, Pentiment is one of the most impressive narrative adventures in recent years. From the words scrawled across the page to impressive background details, there's a distinct appreciation for history coming out of every pore; moreover, it doesn't merely succeed at doing its homework, but also in fashioning unique visual storytelling that harmonizes with its rich narrative & themes. There are some specific design and narrative critiques, but none of them outright smother the abundant successes. For a title so reverent of history, it feels like divine justice that Obsidian's special adventure earns such a high spot in the annals of its own."

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coolbeans83d ago

I'm not surprised to know a scholar would enjoy it. ;)


Pentiment - Review - PSX Brasil

Pentiment demonstrates Obsidian Entertainment's ability to develop excellent games in genres that are currently little explored and Xbox Game Studios' ability to offer these games for new platforms.

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darthv7297d ago

I enjoyed this game. Found it rather relaxing. I hope PS fans find it enjoyable too.

coolbeans83d ago

I get that vibe too. It's funny how it lulls you into that kind of mood until you see someone get angry and hear the harsh quill scratches in someone's speech bubble.