Excerpt: Designed by: Bio Ware Corp Distributed by:Interplay Entertainment Corp Minimum System Requirements Windows 95/98 Pentium II 233 or faster 32 MB RAM Quadspeed (4x) CD-ROM drive 100% Microsoft-compatible Mouse and keyboard 4MB SVGA Video Card (PCI or AGP) w\ Direct X 7.0a 800 MB for installation Da Introduction: I don't understand how a company can deliver two masterpieces in the span of two months.
Excerpt: All RPG fans rejoice! Baldur’s gate 2 is upon us I bet you cant here those wondrous words: “make way evil I’m armed to the teeth and packing a hamster!”. I sure you want to know all about it so ill start with the basics...
Excerpt: Two years after the release of the original Baldur's Gate we have the sequel to this excellent role-playing game. The plot in Baldur's Gate II, which takes place several months after the event in Baldur's Gate I, begins with an impressive opening cinematic that tells the story of Bhaal, the god of murder, and you, one of his mortal children. Apparently, you killed your brother Saravok and were kidnapped by the evil sorcerer Jon Irencicus.
Excerpt: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn uses the same Infinity Engine that the original, Planescape: Torment , and Icewind Dale used. It supports higher resolutions out of the box, however, which is a nice treat for those of us with better video cards. It's not quite to the level of Planescape: Torment , but the Forgotten Realms aren't quite as rich in weird structural ideas as Sigil, either, so that's not fault of BG2 .
Excerpt: Bioware has strengthened it's claim to the RPG throne with Baldur's Gate II. In one word or less BGII rocks. BGII is emblematic of the reason we all got into RPG's in the first place (those of us who admit it). We all wanted to be the hero, slay dragons, kill the bad guy, and get the girl (or guy). After you make up your own character from a large variety of classes and races, or import your existing Baldur's Gate I character you are knee deep in RPG excellence.
Excerpt: There are two ways you can spend the holiday season. The first involves dinner with the family, huge lipstick-smeared kisses from aunts you barely know and riveting conversation about how in the old days people walked to school in the snow and it was uphill both ways. And then there is the fun way: Baldur's Gate II. It was almost a given that the sequel to the winner of the GiN RPG of the Year would be awesome.