PoE2 needs a lot more than a turn-based mode to save it, honestly.
My opinion of PoE1 has actually dramatically improved now that I actually finished it (the music is still bland and Avellone's characters are still obnoxious though) and the expansion, which was far better story-wise than the main game, but PoE2...oof. The loss of the NV writers in 2016 really shows. As critical as I am of Chris Avellone, I'd take him over...whatever the hell PoE2's writing is.
EDIT: I had a long rant about the game typed up here but I changed my mind about posting it. The tl;dr: The main story is pointless, the game feels tiny, the writing is peppered with...certain contemporary socio-political undertones, and the companions are annoying.
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