Публикувани: 31 март
Baldur's Gate 2 is one of the greatest games of all time, surpassing the original in many ways. It was Bioware's Magnum Opus, their "Dark Side of the Moon", if you will. The Enhanced Edition is the same game, but there are some improvements that I feel make it a better experience. The improvements in BG2:EE are actually more helpful in BG2:EE than they were in BG:EE. BG2 severely lacked Evil aligned party members, most notably a thief. This has been rectified in the Enhanced edition, and you can now play a fully Evil aligned party. Dorn, Neera, and Rasaad return from BG:EE, each with their own extensive questlines, as well as a new companion, Hexxat the neutral evil Thief. The companion questlines span the length of the game, with additional quests every few chapters, concluding in Throne of Bhaal. Of course, these companions are totally optional, but I do feel they are a very welcome improvement if you happen to play an Evil party. Of course, the other Enhanced edition improvements are also here, like the name, object, and contaniner highlighting when pressing tab, as well as the adjustable zoom. They are very helpful, and make the experience much more enjoyable for a modern audience. Another cool thing is that a few new items will be imported into Irenicus's dungeon if you happened import from the original BG:EE. They are nothing special, and they are mostly just items that you would find semi-early in the game anyway, but it's a helpful addition. On the subject of bugs, this game is significantly better than it was on release, but I did notice a few bugs along the way. Granted they were bugs present in the original game, but they were there. They were easily rectified by use of the developer console, and were very rare throughout my 220 hour playthrough, but just be aware you may or may not have to deal with that. Over all, I think BG2:EE is a fantastic game, just like the original. If you love Baldur's gate 2 and are itching for another playthrough, it is definitely worth it. If you haven't played Baldur's Gate 2, it is even more worth it, as this is the definitive version of one of the finest games ever crafted. Even at full price, you will get your moneys worth, as this game is around 200+ hours long.
If you are going to play BG2:EE I highly recommend you try out BG:EE first, as you will be more familiar with the new companions, as well as be able to import your character. Check out my highly rated review of that if you are on the fence. http://steamcommunity.com/id/infernal_machine/recommended/228280/