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- Explore unseen lands as you take part in an epic conflict that will define your future, and create your legend
- Play the full version of Baldur's Gate II - Shadows of Amn, you will face deadly foes armed with your wits, skills and magic -- collect allies and form a party that takes you into the hostile land of Amn for treasure and glory
- Also features real-time gameplay and the ability to pause at any time -- plus all-new multiplayer games for up to 6 players
- In Baldur's Gate II - Throne of Bhaal, you'll uncover the mysteries of Watcher's Keep, explore new dungeons, and use the all-new character called the Wild Mage
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What makes BG, and particularly SoA, so good is the gameplay, which I find to be the most important aspect of a game--followed closely by character and storyline. All three of which are handled wonderfully in this game and interwoven to a degree that one can't help but be drawn in by all three.
Previous experience in any of the D&D universe I believe to be completely unncessary; before I played BG, all I knew vaguely was that it had been a popular board game at one time. Sure, I don't understand all the statistics that go into combat and the armor and weapons and the like, but the computer works in figuring all that out. And I wouldn't consider having played the original BG necessary--anyone with an interest could get into a game like SoA. However, I find it preferable to have played BG first--not only did it give me greater appreciation for the continutation of the story of your main character, but it also helped me in starting out with the gameplay and the controls and so forth--combat in particular was unlike anything I had previously encountered and took a while for me to get a hang of; plus the magic system in this game expands to one so complex and with such potential, I am more than certain I have yet to fully utilize it.Read more ›
Note that this game is an absolute killer if you have any kind of life. I would sit down after dinner just to play for a couple of hours and the next thing I'd know the clock would show 3:30 AM (with a workday coming up). Make sure you eat and do other "chores" -- like taking a shower -- BEFORE you sit down to play.
I know absolutely nothing (and don't really care) about D&D rules (2nd version vs the 3rd, etc.), but it doesn't matter. Create a character that appeals to you and just role play. As you become more comfortable with the system, go for a dual class character.
Your party of 5 NPC's quickly become like old friends with their own opinions, romances, squabbles, likes, dislikes, etc. If they are strongly at odds with your decisions or if your reputation is too low/high, they will complain often (very annoying) and even leave the party. Many of the walkthroughs I've seen seem to stress the hack and slash aspect of this game, but I feel the character interaction is equally if not more important. It is what truly sets this game apart from the others (this game is the beginning of the Bioware "touch" which you can see in later games like KOTOR 1). And if you can choose one of three very different female NPC's to romance, why not go for it? Most fun of all is to have a party composed of people with different alignments (good, neutral and evil).Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The discs were labeled wrong, and I expected original disc sets. I still have the original game I bought years ago and ToB DLC, but am missing disc #2 of SoA. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Michael S.
I liked it when it first came out & still do, but I haven't had time to finish a campaign since I bought this version.Published 10 months ago by James Mason
I used to play this game alot ad a kid. I mean thousands of hours. I lost it. Got a new computer , bought this pack on amazon. Both disks have throne of bhall data. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
Sequel to the classic baldurs gate this one is a classic in its own right.Published 11 months ago by Michael Crandall
This game manages to be better than the original, although the two games combine to create a far better experience than either one can produce alone. Read morePublished 21 months ago by David Lewis