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General: Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition to Launch Today

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While not an MMO, Baldur's Gate holds a lot of fond memories for many MMO players. Today marks a seminal date in the game's history with the official launch of the 'Enhanced Edition' at 3 p.m. EST/Noon PST. Players will be able to grab BGEE for $19.99 and can play via Google Play with more platform editions to be added later.

Want to know what makes Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition special? Check out our PAX Preview!

Head to the Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition site for more information.




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  • ShortyBibleShortyBible Posts: 409Member Uncommon
    Looking forward to getting this .
  • BetaguyBetaguy Halifax, NSPosts: 2,574Member Uncommon
    doesn't look much better imo, I don't think they should be using the word enhanced when it looks so minimal.

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  • RemyVorenderRemyVorender Riverside, RIPosts: 3,389Member Uncommon
    Woot!

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  • ReizlaReizla 127.0.0.1Posts: 3,670Member Uncommon
    Funny, I took a peek on their website this (EU) morning and nothing there yet. Lets give it a new peek then in a couple of hours...

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  • Saur0nSaur0n Denver, COPosts: 114Member Uncommon
    Baldurs Gate has been abandonware for over a decade.  How dare they charge 20$ for a rehash?
  • FalcomithFalcomith Hastings, FLPosts: 798Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Saur0n
    Baldurs Gate has been abandonware for over a decade.  How dare they charge 20$ for a rehash?

    More like a rerelease. The founder of Overhaul games is one of the original devs from the first make of BG1. He finally got back the license so he can update the pixelation for widescreen monitors and make improvements, along with adding more content and better voice overs.

    I am going to purchase as soon as I get home from work. 

     

    Overhauls next project is BG2.

  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAPosts: 19,967Member Epic
    Originally posted by Saur0n
    Baldurs Gate has been abandonware for over a decade.  How dare they charge 20$ for a rehash?

    There is additional content added as well as some fixes.

  • ZezdaZezda Posts: 686Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Falcomith
    Originally posted by Saur0n
    Baldurs Gate has been abandonware for over a decade.  How dare they charge 20$ for a rehash?

    More like a rerelease. The founder of Overhaul games is one of the original devs from the first make of BG1. He finally got back the license so he can update the pixelation for widescreen monitors and make improvements, along with adding more content and better voice overs.

    I am going to purchase as soon as I get home from work. 

     

    Overhauls next project is BG2.

    Between these getting updated and Project Eternity from Obisidian (Whenever it gets released..) I'm going to be quite happy for a while I think :)

  • ReizlaReizla 127.0.0.1Posts: 3,670Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Falcomith
    Originally posted by Saur0n
    Baldurs Gate has been abandonware for over a decade.  How dare they charge 20$ for a rehash?

    More like a rerelease. The founder of Overhaul games is one of the original devs from the first make of BG1. He finally got back the license so he can update the pixelation for widescreen monitors and make improvements, along with adding more content and better voice overs.

    I am going to purchase as soon as I get home from work. 

     

    Overhauls next project is BG2.

    That explains why I saw Fallout 1 & 2 on the Beamdog website as sale as well. Perhaps those 2 classics will be overhauled as well soon..?

    [EDIT]

    Thinking about it... Lets hope Planescape Torment will be overhauled soon as well. Now that would be awesome to be re-released!

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  • gravesworngravesworn charleston, WVPosts: 324Member
    I am happy about old games getting love, but I am not happy about such a steep price tag for said old games. Just seems silly imo.
  • ElikalElikal ValhallaPosts: 7,912Member Uncommon

    It's a must have for me.

    Replaying it after all those years with a bit new stuff will be cool. I hope enough support might case some people to think of making a new BG game or go more back to these sort of RPGs.

     

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  • ReizlaReizla 127.0.0.1Posts: 3,670Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Elikal

    It's a must have for me.

    Replaying it after all those years with a bit new stuff will be cool. I hope enough support might case some people to think of making a new BG game or go more back to these sort of RPGs.

    YOU MUST GATHER YOUR PARTY BEFORE VENTURING FORTH!

    Some more love for the old (epic) RPGs is needed indeed. Way to many older RPGs can't be played well these days on our PCs :(

    Also worth to mention that there's a BG2 remake for Dragon Age going on as well now -> http://www.gamersnexus.net/bgr-home. One I'm eagerly waiting for as well...

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  • CorthalaCorthala LagosPosts: 283Member Uncommon

    Epic game! When Bioware was Bioware!

     

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  • ThomasN7ThomasN7 87.18.7.148 1, NJPosts: 6,690Member
    Definitely on my list games I want to replay but right now I am going through the Mass Effect trilogy. Then I'll be hitting up some Dragon Age and Dragon Age 2 again.
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  • IkedaIkeda Largo, FLPosts: 2,410Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Corthala

    Epic game! When Bioware was Bioware!

     

    Ummm wasn't this game Black Isle Studio and not Bioware?

  • sardaukar101sardaukar101 Milpitas, CAPosts: 14Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Ikeda
    Originally posted by Corthala

    Epic game! When Bioware was Bioware!

     

    Ummm wasn't this game Black Isle Studio and not Bioware?

    No. Bioware Developed it. Black Isle Studio/Interplay published it.

  • WolfClawsWolfClaws Arlington, VAPosts: 613Member Uncommon

    While I loved this entire series.... $20 is an insult to the fans.  It may have been "enhanced" but unless they put everyone to include the UI and scenerey and wrapped them in delicious DX10, then $10 would be more than adequate to rerelease this game.

     

    Compared to graphics of today's games, subpar... I would have expected more.

  • FdzzaiglFdzzaigl Somewhere in nowherePosts: 2,413Member Uncommon

    It would be problematic to change the graphics to something much more modern and risk losing the original feel as well. I just loaded up BG2 to compare it, and that trailer does look much cleaner and less pixelated, though I guess that's the only thing you can really tell (don't know how much they've changed gameplay wise).

    Does the $20 pay for both the BG1 & 2 + expansions and everything? In that case I'd say it's worth it.

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  • demacydemacy Hartselle, ALPosts: 2Member

    I'm very excited for the EE, I was just playing the original a few months age wishing I could play in widescreen.

    I'm also glad they didn't mess with the graphics to much because that would have made it cost far more and be completely unnecessary.

    Can't imagine why people who don't like old school games waste there time posting about how much they don't like a thing.

    I mean some people actually do a thing they dislike, then tell everyone how much they hate it.

    You got to hand it to the trailer trash that walk all the way to the library to use a computer just to post their negative support for things they dislike, that's commitment.

  • shantidevashantideva bongholmPosts: 186Member Uncommon
    I want BG 3. dx11 fancy shiny gfx, same old solid gameplay. Can't be too hard a sell right??? The only one of those oldies that i could buy as an "enhanced" version is Planescape due to the fact that it's such a pain to run on modern computers...Shiny smooth genius dialogue Torment *drool*.

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  • JCBNJCBN OtterupPosts: 46Member
    Bought and Downloading right now, alltho slowly!
  • TalinTalin West Babylon, NYPosts: 824Member

    I'm not really interested in playing this (again) on the PC. However, playing this with a touch interface on my iPad 3? Oh yeah!

     

    Given the iPad version is also half the entry price (the other half is IAPs for voice and icon packs if I recall), it is a great deal as well.

  • EmeraqEmeraq Medical Lake, WAPosts: 923Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Reizla
    Originally posted by Elikal

    It's a must have for me.

    Replaying it after all those years with a bit new stuff will be cool. I hope enough support might case some people to think of making a new BG game or go more back to these sort of RPGs.

    YOU MUST GATHER YOUR PARTY BEFORE VENTURING FORTH!

    Some more love for the old (epic) RPGs is needed indeed. Way to many older RPGs can't be played well these days on our PCs :(

    Also worth to mention that there's a BG2 remake for Dragon Age going on as well now -> http://www.gamersnexus.net/bgr-home. One I'm eagerly waiting for as well...

    Would LOVE to see this DA version of BG2!!!!

  • YizleYizle Atlanta, GAPosts: 517Member
    I just don't see the minor graphics update and a couple of new chars which I would really like to see and play with worth $20 for a 14 year old game.
  • TheDarkrayneTheDarkrayne YorkshirePosts: 3,047Member Uncommon
    Great if you've never played it.. new audiences and all that. Good if you are dead certain you want to play basically the same game again also. Pointless if you have already played it and are expecting something new here or already have it since you have been able to get free mods for just about everything that this 'enhanced' version does anyway.. much much more than this version offers actually.
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