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Pathfinder: WotR – What’s next for our review of the new DLC?

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Kevin played Lord of Nothing, the new DLC for one of the best role-playing games of recent years, for a review, and there’s need to talk.

Update from November 27th

There’s an update on Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous and the new DLC. During my original test run, there was a very frustrating bug that made further progress impossible. The bug has since been fixed by the developers. You should now hopefully be able to reach the end of the game without any problems

What happens now with the test?

Unfortunately, the studio was able to fix the bug, but most of my game saves became incompatible as a result. So unfortunately I still can’t simply continue playing, but have to start the DLC from the beginning for better or worse.

This means that our review and rating will have to wait a little longer. I will submit the text as soon as there is enough time to finish the DLC and rate it appropriately. This may well take more than a week, as the test of the DLC now collides with another project

Original message

Well-written endings are a fine art that is practiced far too rarely these days. I don’t know about you, but I get tired of the everlasting stories that carry a universe on almost endlessly to keep the money rolling in. Sometimes these things should just be over

That’s why I was annoyed that last year’s Pathfinder DLC Through the Ashes had no ending at all The DLC simply cut off before the seemingly big final battle I actually really liked the story. Now the DLC is finally getting a sequel, Lord of Nothing, which tells the story that was started away from the plot of the main game

I was even able to play the DLC for a planned test – but I didn’t see the end this time either Only this time, unfortunately, it’s not because a sequel is planned. This time it was the technology that threw a spanner in the works

And that’s the reason why you can’t read a review with a rating right now, but just a well-intentioned warning.

A companion on the wrong track

Nothing annoys me more than having to write negatively about a game that’s actually good. I hate that. Especially with Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous, one of my favorite old-school role-playing games ever, and with a team like Owlcat, which I appreciate beyond all measure

But with all due love, I can’t recommend the latest DLC to you. In fact, I have to say: Don’t buy the expansion for now At the very least, there’s a risk that you’ll end up like me

Because Lord of Nothing is buggy. And in my case, so much so that I couldn’t play through the game Simply because at a certain point in the story, one of my most important companions completely disappeared

The good Sendri is the linchpin of the story of Lord of Nothing and it was this important character who was swallowed up for no reason during my playthrough. This ultimately meant that certain quests and events could not be triggered later on. Loading a previous savegame did not help

So I’m stuck and the best I can do is start a completely new game in the hope that everything will go well this time. It cannot be ruled out that this is a special case that does not occur with every run. At least the studio was not aware of the buguntil I informed them about it. Which at least speaks for an exotic

In the best case scenario, the team is already working on a hotfix. But there is still no indication that the fix will be ready by the release on November 21 at 5 p.m. I will definitely update this article if I get any new information.

This also applies to other small bugs that I noticed while playing. However, these were only details such as missing localization and incorrectly displayed info texts.

A really good DLC

As a result, we have not yet issued a rating for Lord of Nothing. I can only issue a purchase warning. But at least I already know enough content to make an initial assessment

And it’s a very favorable one. Because before the bug ruined all my fun, I was thrilled with Lord of Nothing Don’t expect an epic adventure on the same level as the main game. But compared to many other DLCs for Wrath of the Righteous, Lord of Nothing is really good

Even more so, as the Oldschoool role-playing game plays to its strengths here more often. More exciting scenarios, more variety, but fewer clumsy experiments. Simply an interesting story on the edge of the Fifth Crusade. Exactly what I was hoping for

Now Lord of Nothing just needs to bring it all to a satisfying conclusion. As soon as I’ve had the chance to see that, you can read a full review of the DLC on GameStar Because endings are a good thing that we all benefit from


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