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5.0 out of 5 stars OH BOY!!!!, May 15, 2014
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This review is from: Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition [Online Game Code] (Software Download)
I played this game back in the day and the one thing I hated was my computer was a bit too crappy to handle it.

Well, who's laughing now, buck-cheeks??? My lightning fast 'I'm 40 years old and can buy what I want' laptop can run any game smoothly, even that one with the thing that makes the screen freeze, so now I finally get to play this game fer realz. YES!!!!

So, now of course you all need to bear in mind this is not a modern video game with yer whodangles and protonpancake distributer softies. It's an older game that now runs flawlessly and has tons of AI and UI improvements plus easy transfer of characters from BG1. Plus it has all the expansions (cough, yeah they're small). The story is still fresh and funny, and I forgot a lot of it and didn't explore every side quest first go around.

For an older game there's a surprising amount of depth in character customization stat wise, and now it's hella easy to add your own custom portraits compared to the 90s when you were lucky to have a jpeg editor. The graphics? 90s to early 2000s, but mildly updated. Bugs? Yep. Still a few. And some quirky outdated mechanics, but that's how the game played back then. I'm glad they left it mostly intact as an experience.

Is it Assassin's Creed? YES!!!! Okay, no. It's point and click RT hack and slash with AD&D turn based rules with a pause button. AS IT SHOULD BE! I CARE NOT!

And it is still just as much fun to let Imoen die.

The Beginning... I mean EDN.

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Initial post: Sep 6, 2014 1:14:03 PM PDT
Great review - I'm a tad older than you are and fondly remember playing this game on our Mac - freezing at the wrong places and all. I might just have to buy this. hope it plays on my windows 8 machine

Posted on Sep 6, 2014 1:14:13 PM PDT
Great review - I'm a tad older than you are and fondly remember playing this game on our Mac - freezing at the wrong places and all. I might just have to buy this. hope it plays on my windows 8 machine

Posted on Nov 7, 2014 1:23:51 PM PST
Peter Schaub says:
I can't believe you let Imoen die, you're cold man. LOL
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