So is this game actually good? in Pillars of Eternity: General Discussion (NO SPOILERS) Posted April 20, 2015 What was so great about the writing in the BG series? It was FR fluff with big bads to kill. How did we 'shape how the story plays out'? I mean I loved the BG series but the amazing writing and plots were not why. I don't see that many people claiming the BG games had such awesome writing. I think the OE drone squad just likes to bring it up a lot because it helps to distract from everything else BG2 clearly beats PoE at. I'm sure you've heard this before, but it's unfair to compare PoE to BG2. Better to compare it to BG1. Why is it unfair ? BG1 was made by a heap of noobs who had never before made a game. Why should that be the comparison point ? Even compared to BG1 it falls down anyway.