Hekantonkheries May 8, 2013 @ 2:39am
What can i expect from this game?
Friend of mine recommended this to me since he knows i like RPG's.

but so far all i can maange out of his spergy mouth is "its got some funnny and goofy stuff" "its a decent RPG" and a few les coherent ramblings.

so pray tell, what kind of goofy stuff, and just what kind of an "RPG" would this be conisedered, like, as far as the level of missions/progression/direction and things? Like Diablo, or more world-building, less dungeon A -> Dungeon B -> cutscene 3 -> Dungeon A again?
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Dufflebags May 8, 2013 @ 11:16am 
This is game is nothing like Diablo. If you ever played D&D on a tabletop and wished it could be magically transformed from paper to a video game then you get Baldurs Gate series and Icewind Dale series. It's a great RPG if not a bit difficult if you're use to your typical hack and slash that the modern era has been giving us - you need to really think about how to use your character and party to get you through.

One goofy thing off the top of my head would be Minsc and Boo. An NPC ranger and his pet hamster will join you and your party should you wish it. (:
Magnificent Bastard May 11, 2013 @ 1:38am 
Depending on how old you are you might not have seen a game like this before. There are several Baldur's Gate-esque games available but there really haven't been any new ones for several years (a decade?). Most newer RPGs have gone the route of The Elder Scrolls; more solo and less party management involved.

It is possible to solo Baldur's Gate but unless you're re-playing it for a challenge there is not much reason to do so. In fact if you try to solo it you're missing out on a lot of the game's content; NPC interaction (some with hilarious comments), side quests, and the tactical element of learning how to use/build your party effectively.

If you're on the fence about paying for this game I highly recommend you search youtube for a Let's Play Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition. Just don't watch too much otherwise there will be a lot of spoilers.

Side note: This game has a ton of replay value. There are a plethora of races and classes but also RPing your alignment can be quite fun too. If you just beat it as a "Good Guy" play it again as an evil villain and get a party of like-minded scoundrels with you. I've played the game uncountable times. If you enjoyed the first playthrough you'll want to play it again at least 3 more times all the way through.
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Hekantonkheries May 12, 2013 @ 4:49pm 
Originally posted by Magnificent ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥:
Depending on how old you are you might not have seen a game like this before. There are several Baldur's Gate-esque games available but there really haven't been any new ones for several years (a decade?). Most newer RPGs have gone the route of The Elder Scrolls; more solo and less party management involved.

It is possible to solo Baldur's Gate but unless you're re-playing it for a challenge there is not much reason to do so. In fact if you try to solo it you're missing out on a lot of the game's content; NPC interaction (some with hilarious comments), side quests, and the tactical element of learning how to use/build your party effectively.

If you're on the fence about paying for this game I highly recommend you search youtube for a Let's Play Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition. Just don't watch too much otherwise there will be a lot of spoilers.

Side note: This game has a ton of replay value. There are a plethora of races and classes but also RPing your alignment can be quite fun too. If you just beat it as a "Good Guy" play it again as an evil villain and get a party of like-minded scoundrels with you. I've played the game uncountable times. If you enjoyed the first playthrough you'll want to play it again at least 3 more times all the way through.
yeah, i enjoy the party management kind of games personally, i really liked Skyrim but was always thinking "Man, all i get is one Mook, and i cant even effect their progression/etc".

will check out those videos though if i get some time.


Also, whats the multiplayer like? like is it coop or is it like a "lets kill eachother" kind of thing?
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Joe Chip May 13, 2013 @ 3:52am 
Dragon Age anyone? How can you seriously forget about that game?

Anyway, the multiplayer is co-operative. You can play a campaign up to 6 players.
Dark Sun Silke May 13, 2013 @ 1:32pm 
You have to enjoy slower pace, a deep story, and complex combat in order to really appreciate this game. Otherwise you're better off with action games like Diablo
Magnificent Bastard May 13, 2013 @ 3:54pm 
Re:Multiplayer

Because of the general playstyle of the game I don't recommend long distance multiplayer unless you have some way of communicating with the other person verbally (Teamspeak, Skype, Ventrillo, etc). Combat in this game is very dependent on the use of the pause button and when one player pauses it pauses for both. Also you'll find yourself reloading save games quite a bit (unless you're deliberately forcing yourself to play it Hardcore and not reload) in which case you'll want to be able to discuss what you need to do to get past the room that just killed you both.

Joe Chip says the game is "co-operative" but that doesn't tell the whole story. Unlike other games where "co-operative" means two players play side by side and kickass together... you actually have to co-operate and think tactically with the other person in Baldur's Gate. There will be times when you can both just run into a room and kill things but very often you'll want to focus your damage on one target, crowd control, etc.

Additionally "Multiplayer" adds a new and interesting element to Baldur's Gate; Solo Multiplayer. If you go into Multiplayer mode you can create 1-6 player characters and control them all yourself if you want to. Doing this means you'll miss out on NPC interaction and side quests but it can be a lot of fun to pre-generate your entire party and play them from beginning to end. One of my favorite NPCs (Tiax) doesn't come into the game until very late so it can be disappointing to have to kick someone out of my party in order to pick him up. But if I didn't care about the additional NPC stuff and just wanted a Cleric/Thief earlier in the game I could pre-generate one in multiplayer and enjoy that class from day 1.
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