Excerpt: Icewind Dale is one of those RPG titles that has been getting much attention lately. Although… lately… you can say that it’s been having alot of attention since the first screenshots were published.
Excerpt: Graphics & Sound: Icewind Dale uses the same engine (the Infinity Engine) as Baldur's Gate and Planescape: Torment , and as such, the graphical feel is quite similar. Set in and around the Spine of the World, Icewind Dale sports some lavish backgrounds.
Excerpt: Designed by: Black Isle Studios Distributed by: Interplay Minimum System Requirements Windows 95/98 compatible Pentium II 233 or faster 32 MB RAM Quad speed (4x) CD-ROM drive 100% Microsoft-compatible Mouse and keyboard 600 MB of available hard drive space 4MB SVGA Video Card w\ Direct X 7.0 Da...
Excerpt: Black Isle has released a new sequel to well known Baldur's Gate, based on its engine with more Diablo-esque game play style. The developer's main goal was to make a fast-paced game with a lot of combat. As they say, they wanted to make a game where you fought a lot and killed a lot.
Excerpt: Icewind Dale So, after the success of Baldur's Gate, Bioware felt they needed us fans to get something in the meantime while waiting for Baldur's Gate II to play with, and so they decided to give us Icewind Dale.
Excerpt: Then perhaps Interplay’s latest release, Icewind Dale, is what you and your Dungeons and Dragons group may be looking for. Icewind Dale is the latest in the series of TSR Advanced Dungeons and Dragons PC adaptations dealing with the Forgotten Realms setting.
Conclusion: The engine that the game runs on is a mild improvement on the one found in Baldur’s Gate, more or less adding refinement to it. The battle system is the same, going for that cross between real-time and turn-based combat, but now when you hold your mouse over the enemies you find out how close to...
Conclusion: I can't decide on a final advice whether to purchase Blizzards or Black Isles favourite. Although they are very similar, the concept of these two games is very different. Diablo is all about action, but Icewind Dale, even with ample action and battle, is an adventure.
Excerpt: Classic dungeon crawling hack ‘n slash, escape with all the shiny treasure gaming at its absolute best, Icewind Dale will make any AD&D player who has ever cleaned out a Hill Giant Steadfast or challenged the Demonweb pits smile with satisfaction.