Baldur's Gate Series

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by PastaMasta, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    If you loved BG1 there's a non-negligible chance you'll think BG2 is the best game ever.
     
  2. Bal-Sagoth

    Bal-Sagoth Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    996
    Nov 1, 2008
    I honestly think my favorite thing about BG2 was the Stronghold system. When I first discovered that based on your class you got a specific stronghold with its own quest line I just thought that was so cool.

    And yes, I am the same type of person who demanded player housing in WoW back when I played. I really enjoy having a "home base" type thing to stash your stuff and just rest between doing things.
     
  3. The Vault Dweller

    The Vault Dweller always looking for water.

    Aug 24, 2004
    Currently replaying BG 1 with a Lawful Evil Female Elf Enchanter. Using high charisma and occasional manipulation spells to get my way in dialogue and using combat spells that are "manipulative and controlling" such as charm person and sleep. I'm roleplaying the evil "do what benefits me most" character with the ultimate goal of "being in charge/rich and famous". No societal destruction just remaking it to fit personal desires.

    I can't make a character without roleplaying.

    Sincerely,
    The Vault Dweller

    P.S.

    I will use TuTu for my next play through of a neutral character who I'm only going to use so I can have the few characters join that haven't joined in my first and this playthrough.
     
  4. Dragula

    Dragula Stormtrooper oTO Orderite

    Nov 6, 2008
    That's because BG2 is awesome.
     
  5. x'il

    x'il Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    980
    Mar 3, 2009
    Enchanters kinda suck (very limiting) in BG1, so i'd recommend getting some Conjurer power in your team (by getting Edwin or dual-classing Imoen). :wink:
     
  6. rcorporon

    rcorporon So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs
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    Jan 31, 2008
    I never liked magic in the 2nd ed D&D rules... always went with the berserker / weapon based combat for 2nd ed.
     
  7. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    I wish they would have made Baldurs Gate 3 instead of ToB. If I remember correctly that was the plan and in the end the ideas for a Bladurs Gate 3 went in to ToB.

    Though I think all games together make for a good story and game. Its definetly not "the" RPG of all time. But its really better then what you get today from the big names. BG was the last good games Bioware made in my eyes as anything they made after that was better in visuals but had less content in general. Many compare Dragonage with BG. But if you ask me DAO doesnt even come close to BG.
     
  8. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
    Because it was first marketed as a sequel, and later watered down to "spiritual successor" of BG series. I still wonder why.
     
  9. Patton89

    Patton89 Vault Dweller

    727
    Nov 21, 2008
    I just wish you could skip the starting dungeon in Baldur's Gate 2, it was tedious enough the first time I did it, it didn't get any better the dozen times after that.
     
  10. .Pixote.

    .Pixote. Carbon Dated and Proud
    Modder

    Sep 14, 2009
    I realize there are plenty of good mods for the series, any recommendations…
     
  11. Oracle

    Oracle Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    932
    May 19, 2003
    I enjoyed PS:T very much however I cannot seem to play the BG serie for a long time...

    Does anyone experience this situation aswell?

    Maybe I have to invest some more time in it in the future
     
  12. Xellos

    Xellos Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    454
    Feb 10, 2006
    Weidu mods in general http://weidu.org/main.html (Tactics for some difficulty boost is especially good)
     
  13. Jansson

    Jansson First time out of the vault

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    Aug 26, 2008
  14. Not Lost Hope

    Not Lost Hope First time out of the vault

    94
    Mar 26, 2010
    I tried to play BG1 once. The first town was a strange combination of ugly/boring/unappealing setting/combat i didn't like, so I quit right there. Maybe I should try harder sometime, everybody seems to like these games.
     
  15. rcorporon

    rcorporon So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs
    Orderite

    Jan 31, 2008
    You played an 60 hour cRPG for 10 minutes and quit because you didn't like the initial setting? Sheesh...
     
  16. x'il

    x'il Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    980
    Mar 3, 2009
    If you don't want to go through the mammoth installation process of BGT or EasyTutu, you could install some tweak packs or fixpacks. I tried this two last time for BG1 and i enjoyed them: BG1 tweaks and Widescreen mod. Granted, it was only my second playthrough of BG1 so maybe other people would prefer mods that add new content and such. You could check out this forum: http://www.spellholdstudios.net/
     
  17. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    Oh noes my BG1 convenience pack has finally been obsoleted.
     
  18. x'il

    x'il Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    980
    Mar 3, 2009
    Heh, i actually used your convenience pack about half-way through my first run of the game (those un-stackable arrow packs... :roll:)

    Of course for my second run i went for the real deal. :P
     
  19. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
    They're two different animals. PS:T is about interaction, BG is more about h&s. It's fun in its own way, I enjoyed the first playthrough of BG2 a lot, but the game was extremely boring when I tried re-playing it.
     
  20. .Pixote.

    .Pixote. Carbon Dated and Proud
    Modder

    Sep 14, 2009
    It’s difficult for a certain group of people, use to the current generation of games to take a ride in the past. I had Arcanum for years before I finally sat down and played it…and loved every minute. I only played System Shock 2 - 10 years after it was released…and loved every minute, and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, I played it almost 20 years after it was first released (on an emulator), great game. It’s important to fight through the initial skepticism; these games are classics for good reasons...