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).
Excerpt: Black Isle Studios used the famed Bioware Baldur's Gate Infinity Engine to create the first installment in this series, and returns to it in this title. I have played a few of Icewind 's predecessors - most recently Baldur's Gate Dark Alliance for PS2.
Excerpt: Interplay brings us the last RPG to use the Infinity engine. A bit of silence is in order. OK, now we can make a whole lot of noise about Icewind Dale II. Utilizing the Third Edition AD&D rules set, it isn't the prettiest RPG out there, but it is one of the biggest and best. Click here.
Pros: ups: Solid gameplay; comfortable to get into; large parties are fun; uses Third Edition AD&D rules; great story.
Cons: downs: Dated graphics and game engine; large parties shift focus away from individual character-building experience.
Summary: There’s really nothing new to be seen in . Much like its predecessor, and the Baldur’s Gate series, it’s a party-based romp through the D&D world of the Forgotten Realms. It’s actually a bit like that favorite pair of old shoes.
Like its predecessor, Icewind Dale II is simply a great role-playing game.
6 September 2002
Summary: The days leading up to the release of Icewind Dale in June 2000 didn't make the odds of the game being a success look very good. Billed as sort of a dumbed-down hack-and-slash version of the epic fantasy role-playing game Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale also happened to hit the shelves on exactly the...
Conclusion: On an overall note, thanks to the enhanced character creation system, you now have a chance to make a unique-looking RPG hero of you very own. After creating your ideal character, you're faced with a challenge of properly using all of his/her potentials.
Pros: A great RPG experience, the beautifully exercised 3rd edition rules. The sounds and music. New spells, sub-races, loads of new monsters, etc.
Cons: Awful path-finding and friendly AI, dated visuals.
Excerpt: Alors que tout le monde bavait devant Neverwinter Nights, le soft révolutionnaire qui permettait enfin aux rôlistes de visiter Féerune en 3D, Bioware se paya un petit trip hivernal et nostalgique en publiant Icewind dale 2, dernier des RPG « à l'ancienne ».
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