Excerpt: game was released by Black Isle Studios, it faced a bit of trouble from being released on the same day as the highly-anticipated Blizzard Entertainment hack-and-slash juggernaut . The game still received favorable reviews, however, and the popularity of computer RPGs at the time undoubtedly boosted...
Conclusion: The Wrap-up: IDII is a good game if you are looking for a story driven, action-based RPG. The combat in the game requires not only for you to have a balanced party but to know when to cast certain spells, which character(s) should be engaging which monster, and when to cast certain spells.
Excerpt: Every old soldier deserves a sendoff this good. Bioware’s Infinity Engine has been the backbone of so many great games, from the first Baldur’s Gate to Planescape: Torment to the spectacular expansion for Baldur’s Gate II .
Excerpt: In 1998, Black Isle Studios introduced us to the Infinity Engine with Baldur’s Gate . The engine and the game helped to revolutionize the role-playing genre, and they received many critical and popular accolades.
Excerpt: Icewind Dale II is the sequel to Black Isle Studios' AD&D RPG, Icewind Dale, developed by Black Isle Studios (the core Icewind Dale team, most of whom also worked on the Fallout, Fallout 2 and Planescape: Torment).
Conclusion: epic tale complete with the triumphs and pitfalls you’d expect from a good fantasy novel. Like Neverwinter Nights, the gameplay mechanics are based on the new Dungeons & Dragons 3rd Edition ruleset. It’s a wise choice as 3rd Ed.
Excerpt: Normally I review the so-called hardcore RPG games. You know, the ones where you have about 30 different quests going on at the same time, have to concentrate on party interaction, follow main, romance and side quests and generally take a lot of notes.