Reviews and Problems with Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
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Simply the best roleplaying game of all time.
David Lewis, Amazon
15 November 2014
Summary: This game manages to be better than the original, although the two games combine to create a far better experience than either one can produce alone. Get Baldur's Gate with Tales of the Sword Coast and Baldur's Gate 2 with Shadows of Amn and Throne of Bhaal, and you get the chance to play a single character through an epic adventure that puts the Tolkien trilogy to shame.
Summary: This is a great game possibly my favorite. Instead of rehashing on what others have said I will point out one additional unique thing I loved about the game. It succeeds in getting your imagination churning. The game world maintains a sense of mystery that makes you wonder what imaginative adventure will come your way next. The quests are varied and for the most part you will not find your generic quests here.
Summary: Was just trying to install this after receiving, and noticed that the Shadows of Amn disc tried to install Throne of Baal, and failed because Shadows of Amn was not installed. Inserted Throne of Baal disc, and proceeded to install Shadows of Amn. Funny and sad. But at least I was not stuck with 2 copies of same disc. However, also had to edit the baldurs.ini file, and make the line for cd2 look like those above it. After that, it ran fine.
Summary: Best game ever made. 12 years passed and no game is better than BG 2. Hell, no game is even near to be equal to BG 2. Epic story, side quests sending you to deepest dungeons where dragons rule, to another planes of existence, to dark forests and to old ruins under the city of Amn. Each of these places takes several hours to beat, contains epic dialogues and fights, and lets you decide how Best game ever made. 12 years passed and no game is better than BG 2.
Summary: After playing this game on and off for over 10 years, I still can't think of a single bad thing about it. I still have yet to play a better game. The style over substance, gimmicks, and lowest common denominator boys should look and study where this game was coming from. They may make something half decent then.
Summary: Sequel to the start of one of the most epic RPG tales ever. Compared to today's graphics the game is obviously very lacking, but like its predecessor the art itself is beautiful. Gameplay and mechanics is complicated, but like its predecessor the story, world, and basic exploration properties overcome this. Did I like it? Yes!
Summary: I bought this game because I played it years ago when it first released. Its a fun and exciting game that captivates a unknown world and its people in it.The game employs a real time engine that can be made to work like turns by using a auto-pause mode or simply by pausing the came with the space-bar. Plays a lot like Baldur's Gate, Tales of the Sword Coast and Icewind Dale. The control is primarily mouse.
Summary: Baldur's Gate II together with Baldur's gate is a revolutionary game and it changes how computer RPG could be played.You can control up to 6 party members engaging in challenging battles and hard decisions. The quality of the writing and the customization is spot-on. The freedom in this game is also great which allows you to explore many inconsequential non-plot areas.
Summary: 10 for story. 10 for replayabilty. 10 for combat. 10 for characters. 10 for graphics at the time of release. 10 for entertainment. 10 for addictiveness. 10 for timelessness. 10 for the modding community. Nothing but nothing is in this game's league and I suspect people will be saying the same thing after another 10 years.
Summary: I love this game. If I had the time, I would spend pages on describing my appreciation to how well this game was put together, how fun it is too play, the overall presentation, and anything else that my bored little mind could contrive. However, for now, "love this game" will have to suffice. Unfortunately, the reason that I write this review is as a warning to others who might wish to purchase this god sent gift. It has multiple technical difficulties.