The AV Club has written a great article on how storytelling is handled in Pillars of Eternity.

"Stories of dead gods resurrected, of divine plagues and magical obelisks jutting from the earth like broken bones, are the easy stories for fantasy games to tell. It’s in the simple stories where they often falter. Pillars Of Eternity deserves credit not just for telling those stories but telling them well."

http://www.avclub.com/article/pillars-eternity-use...