Originally Posted by Silver Coin
It's unfair that its sales and review score are lower than the first PoE, because it's a much better game. I have a couple ideas on why that is…
1. The novelty of an infinity engine spiritual successor wore off for most people
2. The people that would be most impressed by Deadfire were disappointed by the first game, and are waiting for it to be fully patched and on sale to pick it up.
3. A lot of Obsidian fans are disgruntled over the Chris Avellone drama. Probably not the biggest reason, but it definitely took a hit on their core fanbase.
My hope is that in the future PoE2 will receive greater recognition, because it honestly deserves a lot more success and praise than it has been getting.