Kurosawa Sep 7, 2012 @ 11:47am
DD vs Baldurs Gate
Playing through some oldies now that my PC's fried.

Just played through Planescape: Torment & XCOM, now I'm torn between Divine Divinity & Baldurs Gate 1 & 2.
I really take my time when it comes to these types of games so which game do you guys recommend me starting off with?

Note: I'm a sucker for a good story, keep that In mind. ;)
Last edited by Kurosawa; Sep 10, 2012 @ 2:06pm
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Moon Tomahawk Sep 7, 2012 @ 3:22pm 
take divine divinity ;) i never played a game like that :o
Russ Angel Sep 7, 2012 @ 4:09pm 
I would play Divine Divinity, cos there is a remake of BG being made.
Tomoko~ Sep 8, 2012 @ 8:11am 
Divine, Don't get me wrong when i say Dg is a great game, gut it can be sort to some players(Me).
G DANTE Sep 8, 2012 @ 10:41pm 
I would take divine divinity first over balders gate, the graphics are not that good but divine divinity wins it.
krashd Sep 10, 2012 @ 12:33pm 
If you like RPG's then Arcanum: Of Steamworks & Magick Obscura is the best you will ever play. A kind of steampunk magic-meets-technology RPG made by the guys who made the first 2 Fallout games, it has more bugs than a forest but that can be overcame with an unofficial fan-made update.

If you get into Arcanum you'll not be found for weeks, I've almost lost a job playing that game.

Out of the 2 you suggested I'd say DD to break you in, DD is more on the diablo side of RPG's and is easy to grasp, whereas Baldur's Gate is more on the side of true D'n'D rules. The first few times I tried Baldur's Gate I quit and put it on the shelf, when I eventually persevered I really enjoyed it, but it is a real brain-melter, what with calculating armour types versus dice rolls, etc.
Kurosawa Sep 10, 2012 @ 2:04pm 
Originally posted by krashd:
If you like RPG's then Arcanum: Of Steamworks & Magick Obscura is the best you will ever play. A kind of steampunk magic-meets-technology RPG made by the guys who made the first 2 Fallout games, it has more bugs than a forest but that can be overcame with an unofficial fan-made update.

If you get into Arcanum you'll not be found for weeks, I've almost lost a job playing that game.

Out of the 2 you suggested I'd say DD to break you in, DD is more on the diablo side of RPG's and is easy to grasp, whereas Baldur's Gate is more on the side of true D'n'D rules. The first few times I tried Baldur's Gate I quit and put it on the shelf, when I eventually persevered I really enjoyed it, but it is a real brain-melter, what with calculating armour types versus dice rolls, etc.

Oh thanks for the tip, I'll definitely check out Arcanum once I'm done with DD. I booted up BG just to check it out and it was very reminiscent of Planescape: Torment which is sadly a bad thing (In terms of DnD rules and Combat) so I think I'll save that for last.
ZaNdAlOr-02 Sep 14, 2012 @ 2:43pm 
id say Divine divinity iv played loads of rpg games including baldurs gate and this is still one of my alltime fav games btw is planescape torment worth getting cause iv always wanted to give it a try
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Atech66 Sep 27, 2012 @ 12:43pm 
dude you need to experience both when one speaks of BG 1 & 2 and Divinity they are both fantastic classics.
Ball Wangin Sep 28, 2012 @ 3:54pm 
I've enjoyed both myself, but you will never find a game that grips you tighter than Baldur's Gate.
dersu42 Oct 4, 2012 @ 2:47pm 
I have played both DD and BG 2. I have to say that the story and characters in BG seem more memorable. This is due in large part to the fact that you construct an actual party and every character tends to have some personal quest associated with them where bits of their backstory are revealed. Also there are random moments when members of your party will just banter with one another which again helps define them as more than just extra hp and damage to help win fights.

Divine divinity seemed a bit less polished in terms of pacing and gameplay. The first dungeon takes a surprising amount of time to complete and can become extremely difficult for melee characters on higher difficulty settings. Once past that hurdle however the game tends to open up. Watch out for Orc drummers however, they are absolutely invincible until you acquire a reliable way to stun them. Some parts of the game felt very weak in terms of the story.

Baldur's Gate has it's own flaws too. There were a few instances that contained game breaking bugs so multiple saves are strongly encouraged. Most of those I believe were patched out however. The combat in BG can become a little cumbersome, especially in magically heavy fights.

Those issues aside I think they are both great games. I prefer the story and party mechanics in BG however.
Fizban Oct 30, 2012 @ 8:45pm 
Originally posted by ZaNdAlOr-02:
id say Divine divinity iv played loads of rpg games including baldurs gate and this is still one of my alltime fav games btw is planescape torment worth getting cause iv always wanted to give it a try
Planescape IMO, has one of the best stories in a RPG and has one of the most unique settings as well. Gameplay wise though, its lacking a bit.

First off there are NO ranged weapons, and the only character who uses a ranged weapon is a secret character you have to go through a lenghty side mission in order to get. So pretty much combat revolves around your party ganging up on people with the occasional spell or two. But its worth playing for the story alone.
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Khargon Dec 28, 2012 @ 6:02pm 
all are great games, you honestly can't go wrong. Play them all if you can(one at a time of course).
Ibitato Jan 10, 2013 @ 12:45am 
I am playing both Divine Divinity and BG2 at the moment
DD is "easier" to live with, and the fun is always there
BG2 is an awesome game, but requires lots of time, and learning
very very well tactics and spells, etc so you can go
BG2 is a massive game, with incredible story and freedom of choice
but then, Id goo with DD first because it brings the fun faster to the player
and I agree, the firts hours of DD can be hard ,
I had to wander around a lot, until I leveled up in order to go back to the inital mayor dungeon
it's great to trick te drummers to follow you where the soldier is, and see him kill them
but you loose the exp points

like i said, go first with DD
and dont' forget Beyond Divinity, and the awesome Divinity 2
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