Pillars of Eternity is riddled with niggling flaws from dodgy AI pathing that should have stayed in the '90s to a story which sometimes offers only an illusion of choice.
Not one of these flaws undermines what is the deepest, most personal adventure to grace the genre in many years. Obsidian's writing is on form; the combat's vast array of strategic options deeply satisfying. Whether you're a life-long Infinity fan or you've never so much as seen a cRPG, Pillars is a quest which everyone should attempt. Here's to many more.
Full nostalgia-free video review (link contains mild non-story spoilers)