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Icewind Dale (Macintosh)

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Description

In the Northern parts of Faerûn the winter never ends. In this harsh realm of ice only a few tough survivors live, and nowadays even those hardy few find the conditions a tad tougher. A party of adventurers has just arrived at the small fishing town of Easthaven. Its leader Hrothgar organizes an expedition to help a troubled nearby tree-village, Kuldahar. The party joins the expedition, but an ambush by frost giants causes an avalanche, killing everyone but the heroes themselves. Now they must continue Hrothgar's quest and discover the source of the evil that threatens the land.

Icewind Dale is a party-based role-playing game with real-time combat, very similar in visual style and basic gameplay mechanics to Baldur's Gate. The game utilizes the second edition of the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons rules. As opposed to Baldur's Gate (and similarly to older AD&D RPGs), the player is free to create a party of up to six characters belonging to various races and classes; no characters inhabiting the game world are able to join the party afterwards. Compared to Baldur's Gate and Planescape: Torment by the same developers, Icewind Dale is more combat-oriented; it has a linear plot advancement and focuses on extensive exploration of hostile areas rather than conversations with characters and quests.

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There are 29 other screenshots on file for other versions of this game.


Alternate Titles

  • "冰风之谷" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "冰風之谷" -- Chinese title (traditional)
  • "Bingfeng zhi Gu" -- Chinese title

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The Press Says

Inside Mac Games (IMG) Apr 08, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
AppleLinks.Com Apr 19, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Mac Addict Aug, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Jul 17, 2002 8 out of 10 80
Mac Gamer Apr 10, 2002 70 out of 100 70
JeuxMac.com Apr, 2002 2 out of 5 40

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Trivia

Preview version

In the preview version distributed to gaming magazines the end boss had special dialogue (mostly threats), e.g. "I slaughtered many editors and their families."

Sales

Icewind Dale hit the shelves the exact same time as Blizzard's Diablo 2. Despite selling numbers that were below the "Big D", Icewind Dale was a good commercial success.

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Kabushi (126873) added Icewind Dale (Macintosh) on Apr 13, 2006
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