Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition

We are getting really close to the release of this enhanced edition of one of my favourite games now! I really hope it sells well. Some might argue that the $19.99 price tag is a bit high, but for the amount they look like they have done to it, I believe that its worth it. The Baldur's Gate games are some of my favourite RPGs, no, favourite games of all time, and I have loads of good memories playing those games back in the late 90s and early 2000s (or whatever they are called).

Countdown to AWESOME!

The website over at Baldur's Gate has some really cool short fiction that aims to introduce the 3 new playable characters that have been added as part of the 'enhancing,' There's some really cool scope for story with those characters, I just hope they haven't changed the overall feel of the world by adding new areas and classes. Something people like about BG was the simplicity compared to BGII.
Here are the short story links:

Rasaad Yn Bashir

Neera The Wild Mage

Dorn Il-Khan

What are your guy's opinions on this version? God send? Cash in? Never heard of Baldur's Gate?

Update: So the game has launched, and it has had it's issues. The Mac, Ipad and Android versions have had their release dates pushed back. The testers missed quite a lot of bugs, and there are a lot of issues when attempting to run the game on any kind of Intel graphics card. Unfortunately, both my laptops run onboard Intel graphics chips.. Although the developers Overhaul have been really active on forums, and have patched the game to include a lot of important early fixes; crash reporting and some fixes for major bugs and some OpenGL support. I've managed to get the game running after a lot of updating, downloading and reading up on forums such as the Baldursgate.com ones. It still suffers from a lot of slowdown when there is water on screen, or big AOE spells such as Entangle. I'm still really happy with how the game is going so far, and its good to have such a straight up, helpful and passionate team behind the game.

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