Reviews and Problems with Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal
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Crisis of Expectation
1 March 2010
Excerpt: The tragedy of Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal is one of psychology, shared by all direct sequels. The original Baldur's Gate provided a richly fertile bed of novelty mixed with potential and a healthy pinch of intrigue. Baldur's Gate II expanded upon this potential by several orders of magnitude via an epic plot, sweeping gameplay reforms, and an overall sense of polish.
Excerpt: Since Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal is an expansion pack for Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn , you'd expect the two games to look similar. And you'd be right. Shadows of Bhaal still uses the venerable Infinity engine, which means that while the graphics aren't going to be as sharp as you'd like them to be, the environments are still crisp and detailed and the spell effects are ever more impressive. Sure, all of the characters are sprite-based, but is that so bad?
Excerpt: While Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal (BG2: Throne of Bhaal) is being marketed as an expansion pack, it really is almost a full game onto itself. "In the expansion set to Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn continue your quest and conclude the epic saga. Even if you have completed Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn, return and discover the mysteries of a dangerous new dungeon - Watcher's Keep.
Conclusion: The new goodies and abilities are a big part in enhancing the whole experience. There are a number of great new weapons, armor and such to be had in your journeys, but it's the high-level abilities that'll have you really oooing and ahhing. Whether it's deathblows or cataclysmic spells these new abilities pack a huge wallop. However it should be noted that a number of the enemies in this game are insanely strong so of course they'll be able to take a real beating...
Excerpt: Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal review Game Over Online - http://www.game-over.com Baldur’s Gate, the spark that lead to the return of the RPG, has returned to our computer screens to finish the journey started nearly three years ago and bring the close to an adventure that stole so many hours from so many gamers.
Excerpt: All those who feared that Baldur’s Gate II: Throne of Bhaal was another lame expansion like Tales of the Sword Coast can take heart, this game is beautiful. Baldur’s Gate II: Throne of Bhaal not only continues and concludes the epic storyline of the Baldur’s Gate series, it adds interesting new areas, characters, and abilities to boot.
Excerpt: Four games and several years ago, the Baldur's Gate saga was born in this fine nation. The original game caused a revolution in the way people, especially PC gamers, thought about role-playing games. It was probably the first RPG to sell over a million copies, and it did it in less than three months.
Excerpt: Defense readiness conditions. Kurz Defcon. Der Begriff bezeichnet den Alarmzustand der amerikanischen Armee. Insgesamt hat das System 5 Stufen. Stufe 1 bedeutet Frieden. Stufe 5, die ist noch nie eingetreten, bedeutet Nuklearschlag gegen den Gegner. Schön, sehr interessant. Und wieso erzählt er uns das alles? Ganz einfach: Das Review handelt von einem Spiel mit gleichen Namen. Der Spieler übernimmt die Rolle des Oberkommandierenden der Streitkräfte.