Julkaistu 29. huhtikuu.
This game is pretty awesome, and you'll like it a lot if you can get past the dated graphics and somewhat harsh combat system. The team at Beamdog has done a fantastic job at rounding a lot of the rough edges that this game had and releasing it again to us with some additional content. I'll get to the additional content later.
I had a really fun time playing this game, I had grown up on it when I was a kid, but I had never finished it. So, before this edition was released, I picked up GoG version and played it through to the end with a mixed party, it was a sweet ride, sweet enough that I wanted to go again. So I picked up this version when it game out (I think on the same day or maybe a few after I finished it the first time) and played it again. I finished it up and did just about everything that I could do in the game, trying to find all the hidden tomes, quests, locations, areas, etc. I had a blast. Then I did again! lol. I played it again through for the 3rd time, this time doing a solo speedrun of the game with a ftr/thf/mage (awsome combo), and had an absolute blast doing it again. I can't tell you how impressed I am with this game.
But anyways, on to the review.
The game is fun, challenging, and has a neat storyline. The graphics... it's a love hate situation; The digitally rendered backgrounds are all really amazing. They are beautiful and stunning to look at, especially after you have completely explored a place. The characters on the otherhand, they are so poorly rendered and animated that you can't even tell that they are actually 3D models and not crapily painted pieces. There are loads of places to go in the game, and a hell of a lot of quests in the game to complete (which is really nice that Beamdog added automatic journal noting so you can actually tell what's a quest and what's not). There are a lot of different monsters to face which eventually require a lot of tactical thinking and spell placement. The classes in the game (AD&D 2nd edition) are unique and are fun to play, especially with the new class kits introduced by Beamdog. The game is fairly straightforward though with it's primary quest chain. Sometimes there's multiple ways to complete a quest (either from alignment, or just dialogue options or approaches), but the game ends the same way no matter what you do.
Now for the content that Beamdog has added. There's not much meat here to be honest. The three additional voice acted characters and their quests are cool, but that's about it.
I'd reccommend this game to any rpg fan. I wouldn't reccommend this to everyone though, being that the AD&D ruleset is rather archaic hard to understand and comprehend for newbies.
Would speedrun again.