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- Running on an upgraded and improved version of the Infinity Engine
- Sword Coast expansion pack, and never-before-seen content including a new adventure and three new party member
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Since its initial release in 1998, Baldur's Gate has entertained millions of fans around the globe and has received countless awards. This classic saga of mystery, intrigue, and adventure has set the standard for Dungeons & Dragons computer roleplaying games ever since.
Running on an upgraded and improved version of the Infinity Engine, Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition includes the entire Baldur's Gate adventure, the Tales of the Sword Coast expansion pack, and never-before-seen content including a new adventure and three new party members: the Calishite monk Rasaad yn Bashir, Neera the wild mage, and Dorn Il-Khan, the evil blackguard.
Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition contains the following enhancements:
- New Adventure: The Black Pits
- New Character: Dorn Il-Khan
- New Character: Neera the Wild Mage
- New Character: Rasaad yn Bashir
- A new collection of player character voice sets
- Native support for high-resolution widescreen displays
- Over 400 improvements to the original game
- Improved multiplayer support with connectivity between all platforms
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Top Customer Reviews
However, this is 2014. Most of the bugs that everyone was complaining about have been fixed. The current installment is stable, polished, and is worthy of the title "Enhanced Edition."
The last patch gave Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition a huge fix to multiplayer stability. No longer do you have to worry about third party software like Hamachi or Gameranger and Micky-Mouse fixes to get the game to work online.
In addition to the stability fixes, Overhaul studios also included some nice content that keeps with the spirit of the original game. The new NPCs are entertaining, charismatic, and fit along great with the original favorites like Minsc and Edwin. The voice acting on the new NPCs is excellent and their side-stories add a few extra quests to the game to keep it fresh.
Other positive changes in Enhanced Edition include the Baldur's Gate 2 game engine. This means you are able to pick subclasses and the additional races included in Baldur's Gate 2.
Overhaul has also programmed in a few new class Kits into the game. Sorcerers can choose to be a Dragon Disciple, monks have two new kits, thieves can be the incredibly powerful Shadowdancer kit. The kits are both a positive change and a negative change.
On one hand, the new variety and customization a player can have is amazing. On the other, some of these kits are much too strong for the low-level adventure Baldur's Gate 1 offered. Personally, I am glad they included the kits.
I strongly recommend this game. Overhaul had to walk a fine line from reviving a classic and changing too much. I think they did an excellent job of staying true to the game's roots and making the game worth your time to play through again. Please take older reviews other customers have purchased with a grain of salt, as many of the issues have been fixed.
The gameplay is fun but as I said, the graphics are very dated, so it may not be a good choice for people who like a lot of modern, visual polish on their games.
Sadly, it also comes with an astounding number of glitches that were absent from the original release : some mild you will experience right into the prologue (a quest that cannot be completed, what a first impression! Numerous sound issues especially on reloading a saved game); some soon after and pretty much show-stopping (the game-breaking party reorganization variety of bugs stand out).
It is sadly very hard to recommend buying it in its state at the time of this writing.
More than bitterness, it is sadness I feel looking at such a wasted potential. It feels to me like the development team contented itself with the enhancements and lacked something - something that might have been dedication, or maybe even skills. After all this time, I think the Baldur's Gate games deserved better.
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