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Baldur's Gate (Windows)

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Written by  :  Chris Gordy (4)
Written on  :  Jun 19, 2000
Platform  :  Windows

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Summary

Great gameplay that doesn't last...

The Good

Simply put, one of the more reminescent AD&D games available. The graphics were one of the best for a RPG, sound was above average, and the story was well written and cohesive. Real-time/Turn based combat combination was well done.

The Bad

The game seemed bland as you went on, everything seemed more of the same thing. Chapters 6 & 7 did not add anything new from chapters 2 & 3 other than advancement of the story (thank goodness it was interesting). Not enough variety in sound, hearing the same phrases over and over can get annoying. Player AI was questionable, even when adjusting the scripts.

The Bottom Line

One of the best RPG to come out, period. Only Planescape: Torment and the Fallout games can be considered better. Brought life back to the world of AD&D.