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Baldur's Gate (Windows)

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Written by  :  AstroNerdBoy (40)
Written on  :  Nov 07, 2001
Platform  :  Windows
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Summary

A Good AD&D Computer Game

The Good

I'd been waiting for a good D&D game since the old "gold box" SSI games. Baldur's Gate delivered by making a pretty good campaign-adventure to play here (the expansion pack made it sweeter). I really liked how you are able to learn the controls and play of the game (which is all in real time) while in a relatively safe environment (the initial town).

The Bad

I didn't like some of the NPC's in the game but that's just personal taste. Also, I found that by the time I got my party powerful enough to enter the city of Baldur's Gate, I lost interest in the game. I've talked to a few others who said the same thing. I don't know why this happened unless I just got old. : )

The Bottom Line

Bottom line: this is a good D&D computer game using 2nd Edition rules.