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Baldur's Gate Original Saga with Tales of the Sword Coast Expansion Pack - PC
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- Baldur's Gate:
- Baldur's Gate takes you to the forgotten realms setting , on a visually dazzling role-playing adventure that brings life to the grand tradition of the advanced Dungeons& Dragons game.
- Tales of the Sword Coast:
- Continue your adventure with the character you create in Baldur's Gate. Travel the Sword Coast to find clues on your true identity. Use all your powerful skills wisely to survive in these captivating tales.
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In Baldur's Gate (Role Playing Game of the Year, 1998), with expansion pack Tales of the Sword Coast, deeds are rewarded with vast treasures of legend, glory beyond compare and a world rescued from the brink of disaster!
Unleash your imagination in a fantasy world where heroes use magic, steel and their wits to battle fearsome monsters and unscrupulous villians. Guide your party of adventurers from the bustling medieval city of Baldur's Gate through hundreds of quests and challenges that will take you on a journey that you will soon not forget!
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Runs on my laptop with Windows 7 (64 bit) just fine, for the most part. There are a few bugs, though.
I'll list the worst one first - if you have Tales of the Sword Coast installed, the game will only start up with the TotSC disc (disc 6) - it will load the first area, and then it will require you to insert the main game disc after you go through the first area transition. Mildly annoying, that.
Second, the game tends to crash when you select multiplayer. I have heard that running the game in a window solves this, but have not tried it.
Third, at one point the game told me I needed to insert disc 3 - the game is all on one disc now, so that isn't necessary. I simply opened the drive and closed it, and it continued to run fine. Hasn't happened again.
Overall, it's worth dealing with the few bugs to be able to play this classic again. If you grew up playing this game like me, then prepare for a trip down nostalgia lane.
If you have to play the original with flaws and all - then get this, it is worth it for the price. But if you want to play a more polished version, get the enhanced edition .
Yes, the graphic is outdated. Yes, the ending is a downer; yes, there's too much of just walking around in the wilderness (think of it as exploration instead); yes, the game is hard (but only in the beginning - I know - patience is no longer a virtue - this game will certainly give you some practice, but not to the point where you'll go bonker. However, it may be tedious for beginner - the reason for 4 stars instead of 5 for fun factor); and yes, the sequel, Baldur's Gate 2, is better. But Baldur's Gate was the foundation of D&D RPG. To this day, the story still seems refreshing and the characters are still memorable, not to mention the game has more depth than a whole year's worth of Holywood screen writings nowaday.
I won't go over too much detail because you probably already know it from the other reviews. I'll only add that if you are planning to get this game or are already playing it, you'll want to download to TUTU conversion (do a google search for more info), which make use of Baldur's Gate 2's graphic to play Baldur's Gate 1. It is a significant improvement (but certainly not enough for MTV eye candy junkies).
Get this game if you are old school (remember Dagger Fall, Fallout 1 & 2, Arcanum, Planescape Torment, etc ?) Actually, if you are old school then you'd already have it no matter how much it cost. If you prefer eye candies instead, you may want to reconsider or look elsewhere because $39 is a hefty price.