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Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by PastaMasta, Apr 24, 2009.
If you loved BG1 there's a non-negligible chance you'll think BG2 is the best game ever.
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.
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.
The Vault Dweller
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.
That's because BG2 is awesome.
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).
I never liked magic in the 2nd ed D&D rules... always went with the berserker / weapon based combat for 2nd ed.
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.
Because it was first marketed as a sequel, and later watered down to "spiritual successor" of BG series. I still wonder why.
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.
I realize there are plenty of good mods for the series, any recommendations…
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
Weidu mods in general http://weidu.org/main.html (Tactics for some difficulty boost is especially good)
There are also lots of other great mods on that site..
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.
You played an 60 hour cRPG for 10 minutes and quit because you didn't like the initial setting? Sheesh...
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/
Oh noes my BG1 convenience pack has finally been obsoleted.
Heh, i actually used your convenience pack about half-way through my first run of the game (those un-stackable arrow packs... )
Of course for my second run i went for the real deal.
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.
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...