Summary: >>>Also included is the Icewind Dale Soundtrack by critically acclaimed composer Jeremy Soule NO! It does *NOT* Include the Soundtrack like the product description states. I bought this more for the soundtrack than the game and it is not included.
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2 July 2003
Summary: Although MS's game catalogue lists Icewind Dale and Heart of Winter as "compatilbe with XP" it does not nessecarily mean it Officially works and may run not on your system. This game, as with BG2 Collection(see my review) does NOT need to be re-released UNLESS you patch it for XP officially. Also no one has a SB Live! anymore and the only way you can play this right(with environment effects) is with that card. Audigy does not work!
Summary: I like the game, but to me there is nothing that really stands out about it. It does follow D&D rules pretty good, even with the attacks and rolls to save and etc. The graphics are average. One thing that gets me is the fact that I feel like I go back and forth back and forth. My girlfriend walked in the other day and said, "I see you play this game a lot and it always looks like you are doing the same exact thing." That would be going back to town all the time.
Maybe worth a look if you enjoyed Baldur's Gate, just don't expect too much
5 October 2012
Excerpt: Icewind Dale should have been great. Coming from the same pedigree that gave us the truly epic Baldur's Gate and the brilliantly imaginative Planescape: Torment, it promised an epic, multi-part RPG adventure across frozen landscapes with plenty to explore and great quests to undertake. Being something of a geek for computer RPGs, I bought this with anticpation levels high. I couldn't wait to stock up on broadswords, virtual d20 dice and see what was in store.
Summary: Hi, I've only played the first Icewind Dale in the set and I know it's not supposed to be BG3, but it's not particularly interesting anyway. The plot doesn't seem to emerge and there are no memorable characters, whereas the other Infinity Engine games from Black Isle are stacked to the rafters with funny people.
Summary: Out of all the games that Black Isle has released, the Icewind Dale series is arguably the weakest. The biggest problem is the characters - they just don't come to life. You create a party of custom characters for the adventure, but as such they have no lines of dialogue, no interaction... essentially you are playing non-characters.
Summary: The major problem with Icewind Dale was that it came too late. It used the infinity engine to good effect at times, but in comparison to the 2 games that preceeded it (Baldurs Gate and Planescape: Torment) it's severely lacking. The original IWD is using the 2Ed AD&D ruleset and is pretty simlar in dynamics to the 2 baldurs gate games. Unfortunately its almost completely linear.
Excerpt: This game comes from Black Isle who have become infamous for the likes of Baldur's Gate, Planescape: Torment and the Fallout games. This should bode well for Icewind Dale and thats a big should... The first obvious difference is that rather than focusing on the story of one character who can hook up with some other interesting characters along the way, you create up to six of your own straight away.
Excerpt: Icewind Dale by Black Isle Studios & Interplay is outwardly very similar to Baldurs Gate & Torment as indeed it should given that it uses the same basic engine although all three have been heavily tailored preventing the transfer of characters between games. In IWD this means it is possible to create characters for all 6 slots unlike in Torment or single player Baldurs Gate (you can do this in BG but only in multiplay mode) although it would have been useful if the...