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[Preview] General: Baldur's Gate - Visiting an Old Friend

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 17,584MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

During PAX Prime, we had the opportunity to chat with Overhaul Games about the upcoming release of Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition for PC, iOS and Android devices. See what we discovered about one of the most beloved RPG classics of all time. 

Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition is not only bringing back the original game but is also bringing a new game play mode into the classic as well as three new characters, new voice sets for player characters, a huge number of improvements to the original game, new quests to support the new companions, new items and native wide screen resolution support to name just a few of the biggest changes to our old friend.

Read more of Suzie Ford's Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition: Visiting An Old Friend.


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  • RemyVorenderRemyVorender Riverside, RIPosts: 3,323Member Uncommon
    This is awesome!

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  • KenzeKenze Posts: 1,217Member Uncommon
    nice! Istarted to buy BG2 from gog a few days ago, Im glad I waited!

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  • shantidevashantideva bongholmPosts: 186Member
    Wotc killed all that was good with DnD.

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  • deniterdeniter KouvolaPosts: 834Member Uncommon
    Can't wait Planescape Torment enhanced edition!! :D
  • theniffrigtheniffrig DublinPosts: 351Member
    Lets do this quick and painful!
  • CaldrinCaldrin CwmbranPosts: 4,505Member Uncommon

    will be good to pick this up again.. its been years since i played it last :)


  • ThillianThillian BratislavaPosts: 3,144Member Uncommon
    My most favourite RPG of all time (much better than second installment), along with Planescape Torment. Can't wait for this Enhanced Edition.


  • roo67roo67 londonPosts: 402Member

    I gather Overhaul games are intending on producing Baldurs gate 3 at some point . There seems to be some confusion whether this will be the unfinnished Baldurs gate 3 the black hound or a totally new game .

  • PoliticaldadPoliticaldad Port Angeles, WAPosts: 73Member Uncommon
    "Go for the Eyes Boo!" "Go for the Eyes!"
  • gboostergbooster Indianapolis, INPosts: 712Member
    Definitely Black Isle crown jewel. I am really looking forward to playing this one again.
  • JRRNeiklotJRRNeiklot Decatur, ALPosts: 111Member Uncommon
    I see no point to play this over the original with the host of mods available online.
  • VesaviusVesavius BristolPosts: 7,657Member Uncommon

    So excited for this, and very interested in supporting this team in making this a success so they go on to carry the torch forward with new orginal product that mines the same vein.


    Butt kicking for goodness, indeed.

  • kb4blukb4blu Fuquay Varina, NCPosts: 684Member Uncommon

    The silent blade cuts best :)


  • DestructhorDestructhor WinterPark, FLPosts: 88Member
    Sign me the F up!
  • ReizlaReizla AlkmaarPosts: 3,384Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by shantideva
    Wotc killed all that was good with DnD.

    Sadly enough yes... D&D now is nothing more than a pen & paper version of M:tG :(

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  • QtarQtar BitolaPosts: 165Member Uncommon
    Best years of gaming when Bg come an PST :)

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  • finnmacool1finnmacool1 Corona, CAPosts: 453Member
    Baldur's Gate wasnt a bad game but it doesnt have the same nostalgia for me as other games. Bard'sTale,Wizardry,Might & magic,Wasteland,Fallout,Pools of Radiance,etc.
  • needalife214needalife214 Moorpark, CAPosts: 1,128Member
    Originally posted by kb4blu

    The silent blade cuts best :)


    read this in that voice.



  • orcasmorcasm IrvinePosts: 5Member

    I totally loved this game when it came out on my first PC and i bought it again as part of Forgotten Realms  collection.

    It's definetely my favourite rpg series of all time but i dont think its worth buying it again unless you have an ipad as the touch control does sound like a good way to experience it again.

    Maybe if it has better multiplayer support for the main game i might change my mind.

    will it include TOTSC

  • Mariner-80Mariner-80 Winchester, VAPosts: 347Member
    I have heard so much about this game, but I never played the original. I am looking forward to giving this a try.
  • AnirethAnireth Posts: 641Member Uncommon
    Somehow, i never really got into BG back then. Maybe it's time to give it another try wiht this.

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  • TheCrow2kTheCrow2k Adelaide, AKPosts: 953Member
    This is so awesome !
  • MurlockDanceMurlockDance ParisPosts: 1,223Member

    I absolutely loved this game back in the late 90s (I coulda sworn it came out in 97, oops). It is, to me, the closest thing to PnP AD&D that a cRPG has attained.

    Why do I say this? Because even though the race and class choices were a little bit little limited (like you couldn't roll a wild mage in BG1 or do a specialist priest for example), it did mainly fit most of the rules, spell descriptions, etc and most important was the open world. There was very little hand holding and very little in the way of directions. Even BG2 was more linear, though not terribly much more.

    The first time I played through, I spent most of my game time adventuring in each area, exploring every inch I could. I had already maxed out my levels with hours and hours of play by the time I hit Baldur's Gate and updated my story.

    The game was also pretty hard, concentrating more on roleplay characters than characters maximized for their task (Imoen for example did not have an 18/18 dex even though she was a thief).

    I am glad to hear it is getting an overhaul, but I am not sure I will rebuy this game. I have still have it on a disc I bought a couple years ago. I also still have the original discs that shipped at release but they are so scratched my drive won't read them.

    I do think it is a good way to get people into the game though since I bet the younger crowd have not tried it. In that sense I hope these guys are successful. Perhaps it will influence new developers to incorporate a few oldschool elements that have gone by the wayside with most recent games.

    I can't imagine newer games shipping with a story as complex as the BG series or Torment, the high pennacle of cRPG story-telling.

    Playing MUDs and MMOs since 1994.

  • judex99judex99 Jacksonville, CAPosts: 396Member Uncommon
    One of the best games ever.
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