Posted: December 25
I will never understand the haters of this excellent remake. I also bought BG1+2 as original 6/4-CD versions when they came out. First in german, than a few years later as english DVDs, then at GoG again when they came on sale and I still bought the EE's of both games.
And you know what? They've done everything right!
1) The small tweaks go over extremly well, like 80 arrows per quiver slot.
2) The engine works flawlessly and the little UI enhancements alone were worth the money to me.
3) The new NPCs are mostly great. I especially adore Neera, who is so very different from the rest, maybe with the exception of Tiax. I also like Dorn, because both BGs generally lacked evil party NPCs that weren't overacting or plain insane.
4) Both EE's are easy to mod. Most Gibberling's & Co mods work, but you need far less of them. The 12-hour-installation of the Big World Project was a pain in the rear, and it usually took me several tries.
To sum it up, Beamdog delivered a pure Baldur's Gate experience with excellent new content in a very polished package.