Excerpt: Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition doesn’t add more than what a new player needs to get into the series, and adds enough to get long time fans of the series interested, however it feels like much more could have been done. I think Overhaul was wise in holding back, especially for its first foray into the Infinity Engine series, especially considering the fondness many fans have for the original game.
Pros: Classic gameplay is intact, doesn’t force new content on you
Cons: Many things fixed by unofficial patches or mods remain unfixed in this version
Excerpt: Videogamers are often divided into two factions: those that play console games and those that play computer games. Ask a console gamer to name a traditional style RPG and you're likely to hear Final Fantasy , Dragon Quest , Shin Megami Tensei , or some equally obvious representative of the most popular games in the genre. Ask a PC gamer to name a traditional style RPG, however, and the answer you get will very likely be the venerable Baldur's Gate .
Excerpt: The graphics in Baldur’s Gate are top-notch rendered sprites on gorgeous rendered and hand-drawn landscapes. They look great, and the height mapping matches perfectly. The three-quarters view sometimes obscures doorways, but once you get in the habit of moving the cursor around to look for entrances, it’s a minor hindrance. The sounds are groovy, with music that becomes more “battlish” whenever combat nears. It has that spiffy symphonic sound as well.
Excerpt: Very few computer games based upon Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, the most influential role-playing game system of them all, have been released over the past several years, and those that did make it to retail shelves have been ill-conceived, substandard products. In that context, it's hardly surprising that Baldur's Gate, which many gamers suspected would finally bring AD&D back to the forefront of computer gaming, has been one of the most anxiously anticipated...
Excerpt: Every once in a while, a game comes along that becomes a blockbuster. It could be any kind of game, any genre or type. Their only common denominator is that they somehow catch the greater audience's interest and manages to hold it long after newer games are released, so people can look back at it, and think of the times when you played it for the first time with fondness.
Summary: Finally, everything fits for Baldur's Gate. It is a definite step forward in the RPG genre. Wonderful graphical display, and ambient sounds. Of course Baldur's Gate is not flawless, as a few bugs bog it down. That doesn't deter from what this game has done for the RPG fans.
Excerpt: Great inventions always spice up life. They give it that extra something, that something that just makes everyday living a bit less of a chore. First there was the electric lamp; then the nuclear bomb, the phone, the TV, the VCR, computer games, and last, but not least, pen-and-paper role-playing games.
Summary: "Ve høe s názvem Baldur´s Gate si vytvoøíte svoji vlastní postavu. S tímto krokem si dejte opravdu práci, protože ovlivní celou hru. Každá postava má totiž jiné vlastnosti. Po vytvoøení vaší osobnosti budete plnit úkoly, sbírat artefakty a dostávat magické zbranì. ...
Excerpt: Hoje em dia é provável que conheçam a Bioware, criadora de RPG’s como Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic e Mass Effect, mas em 1998 esta não passava de um pequeno estúdio Canadiano cujo único jogo no seu historial era o Shattered Steel, um simulador de mechs para o PC que não impressionou nem vendeu.