Posted by Rampant Coyote on May 16, 2011
Baldur’s Gate and it’s sequel rank very highly in my list of favorite role-playing games. Matt Barton shares a retrospective and a play-through. I especially enjoyed the envy he expresses for those who haven’t played the games (yet): Boy are you in for a treat!
Man, has it been that long since I played this game? My CD cases are covered in dust. Got too many other games to play and no time for me to go back to it right now, but… man, it sure rocked, didn’t it.
Although strangely it also reminds me of when my system started getting heat problems – it would lock up in the middle of the game until I bought a secondary cooler to place beneath my video card slot. I’d have probably forgotten completely about that little issue with my machine, but when I think of BG I remember that frustrating problem. Also, I remember … I think it was with this game and the Tales of the Sword Coast expansion, setting up a gazillion traps for Demogorgon and totally killing him before Round 1 was over. (Update: Oops! RPGWatch says it was BG2 – my bad. Wrong tower. But I do remember ankhegs from this game. And lots and lots of kobolds. )
In fairness to Matt, I want to repost his request for donations here to help continue his video series:
Also, he is an affiliate for GOG.com (gee, I should do that too, considering how often I post links to it) – if you use his link to buy either Baldur’s Gate game, it costs the same for you but gives him a small referral bonus: http://tinyurl.com/3fojw94
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