New Baldur's Gate Game

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by radnan, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. radnan

    radnan A Smooth-Skin

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    Dec 1, 2006
  2. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    It's just an iOS port.

    This is getting way too much intention. So, well-done PR wise?
     
  3. radnan

    radnan A Smooth-Skin

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    Probably so seeings as there is no indication of new art and resources. Seeing what Bioware has become - an iOS port of 1 and 2 might be actually nice :)) i can start BG2 over and over again for a week like i did the first time i played it... that dungeon was the world :)
     
  4. Wooz

    Wooz Vault Sweeper Admin Orderite

    May 18, 2003
    You... know it's been on GoG for a while, right, radnan?

    also:

    An industry-driving powerhouse?
     
  5. radnan

    radnan A Smooth-Skin

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    Dec 1, 2006
    Hmm maybe i should give the character creator a spin then.

    Sorry that was a little harsh on Bioware - comes mostly from the way they chose to handle Dragon Age and Mass Effect... i guess i was being a bit dickish - i loved both DA1 and both Mass Effect titles but well each iteration and title they push out well seems more vapid in gameplay then the last ...

    sorry :( there are ways you can grow ... we'll see ME3 is around the corner ...

    also i want to confess to editing the initial post .. :) it contained me finding it odd that newssites call it a Bioware title ...like bioware couldnt have come up with this :) i was attributing it to BIS in my head ... until i checked wikipedia ... guess it shows the difference in perception over the years i forgot.
     
  6. maximaz

    maximaz Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Apr 2, 2006
    Holy shit. This is what I've been waiting for. I never played the first BG and thought that I never would since I just don't have the required in-front-of-pc time but iOS solves it.=]
     
  7. Kilus

    Kilus Not Australian Orderite

    May 3, 2003
    Maybe Baldur's Gate 1 can work on iOS but Baldur's Gate 2 is far too buggy when you don't have mods and shadow keeper to fix all the bugs.
     
  8. Ilosar

    Ilosar Vault Fossil

    Apr 20, 2010
    That's a good idea. The iOS format lends itself well to such games. I imagine we'll see BG1 first, then the rest of the series.

    BG1 was also pretty buggy IIRC. Don't see how that prevents a port.
     
  9. Kilus

    Kilus Not Australian Orderite

    May 3, 2003
    BG1 had a few bugs, most them exploit player's could use.

    BG2 had less time in development, more content and that content was far more complex scripting wise. There are bugs and over sites everywhere. It doesn't prevent a port but I would recommend to anyone that they don't get BG2 for anything that doesn't allow mods and shadow keeper.
     
  10. ZeusComplex

    ZeusComplex Still Mildly Glowing

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    Feb 12, 2010
    Maybe with this release, Bioware will remember just how decent they once where. Too bad I don't use smartphones or this would be a must buy for me. Would be nice to take on ol Minsc and Boo on another adventure when the goings are slow at work.
     
  11. maximaz

    maximaz Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Apr 2, 2006
    I can't imagine how that would look on a tiny iPhone screen though. I mean, you can barely see your character on PC. I suspect that it might be iPad only. I hope there is a way though.
     
  12. Dario ff

    Dario ff Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Aug 19, 2008
    It was confirmed on the Beamdog forum. I think it's likely to get a high-resolution release. As in, with proper support to more resolutions, not art. Although there's mods for that already...

    It's confusing me. If it's related to Beamdog, shouldn't it be related to the PC as well somehow and not only iOS? :S
     
  13. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    More like shit. I mean, fine if you want to play Gears of God of War knock-offs, but not so much if you like, y'know, RPGs, even at the Baldur's Gate standard.
     
  14. Ravager69

    Ravager69 Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 21, 2007
    "Take heart fellow adventurers, for you have curried the favor of Boo, the only miniature giant space hamster in the Realm!

    I can teach you how to use your wrath."

    For fuck's sake, will they never quit the space hamster bullshit? I'm sick of tying Baldur's Gate 2 to Minsc and Boo everytime it is mentioned, it's like the game has nothing else to offer.

    As for the project - maybe it's a high resolution remake with a D&D 3.5 ruleset? It would finally make the game playable for me, I hated the pre-Icewind Dale II Infinity Engine (excluding Fallout's version).
     
  15. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    Minsc and Boo stood out because most of the companions in Baldur's Gate, especially the first, were bland, boring, cookie-cutter stereotypes.
     
  16. Kilus

    Kilus Not Australian Orderite

    May 3, 2003
    3.5 is dead and it would take too much effort to convert it, you know with every item, every spell, every character.
     
  17. Sander

    Sander This ghoul has seen it all
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    Jul 5, 2003
    Wha? Fallout never used the Infinity Engine, or anything remotely resembling it.

    I wasn't a fan of the mechanics of Baldur's Gate, but I loved the painted backgrounds that the Infinity Engine allowed. They were very, very good at times.
     
  18. sea

    sea Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 5, 2009
    Painted? They were prerendered. You can even clearly see UV mapping errors and sloppy terrain geometry in some of the Icewind Dale 2 backgrounds, yet more evidence of it being rushed,
     
  19. TheWesDude

    TheWesDude Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 25, 2005
    ugh

    whenever you guys say iOS i keep thinking cisco.

    the .bin files that cisco hardware uses are called IOS.

    i think it stands for image operating system.

    im suprised cisco didnt sue apple over that.

    regardless apple cant patent/trademark/copyright that name.
     
  20. Sander

    Sander This ghoul has seen it all
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    Jul 5, 2003
    The Infinity Engine had a lot of painted backgrounds in Baldur's Gate, Baldur's Gate II and Planescape: Torment, which is what I was referring to. Ravager69 even talked about pre-Icewind Dale II engine.