Publisert: 27. januar
Get ready for some serious RPGing. It's intimidating at first but the game will eventually grow on you. Beware action heroes this is a real-time point and click RPG, not a sword swinging, spell slinging killing game. Take this review from the perspective of a non DND player.
Strong association to character, class and story (Alignments, Class restrictive to alignments, Characters take note of story events and alignments)
Combat takes place with unseen dice rolls for hitting and damaging targets. Magic once used has charges (depending on the type of mage/wizard)
Every class seems to be resourceful and well thought out with a serious amount of balance for the first time player. (Thieves are extremely useful, as are mages/wizards. Detecting traps and uncovering magical items are what these classes can be used for)
5 NPCs can be used in a party. (It's recommeded to actually have a party, this game isn't a cake walk without one. Alternatively 5 players can also be used if you can ever get a game going)
Items and spells are locked to class restrictions so planning is a character is a useful way to succeed in your adventures!
Careful planning before encounters are advised when going into unknown territory (Unlike some games where running through the front door would be the norm)
Sleeping in game is a option for recovery of spells and healing.
Banter between player character/other characters is a welcome breeze for character delevopment and story telling. (I know it's a bioware game, shut up lol. This is normal I get it.)
IMMERSION. Try to become the character if you will :3.
Auto-saving frequently will save your keyboard from a Dark Souls/Skyrim wrath-like reaction.
When characters in your party die they can be resurrected but will drop all items on the floor where they died.
Positives and Negatives-
+Some voiced lines but mostly text.
+Played with the pause feature actually being a critical part of play.
+The class system is what you would expect from a DND experience, maybe lack luster (Unmodded/hasn't played DND)
+A strong focus on story telling. Although the second is where it get's beefy.
+Extremely strong character roster, much better in the sequel but still worth a buy.
+Not too flashy. Most games have extremely flashy fights and what not to make the game appear more dramatic than it is. This game just hits it right in the dot for me. It's more of a + than a negative really.
-Poor multiplayer, what else needs to be said? I had a bad time connecting to people and keeping it stable. Probably just me but who knows.
-While it has strong story telling the story is lacking in this edition, buy the second one and with mods you can play this version on the second BG2.
-Old style graphics. Think like Rune Scape/Helbreath/Diablo 2/ Etc
-Ran on my PC but might not for others, friends have told me concerns of the game being unable to run correctly, their spec's vary.
TL:DR - DND simulator with a top down perspective and real time combat (With pause feature). Interesting story and characters. 7/10 a good buy if its your first game in the series, wait for a sale don't buy the game for $20, see GIF http://i.imgur.com/uBqtwws.gif