Baldur's Gate is still brilliant. I'll say that now before your eyes drift over to that number at the bottom. Fourteen years on, BioWare's first RPG an isometric, text-heavy epic with sprites for graphics and an almost bewildering 2nd Edition Advanced Dungeons and Dragons ruleset still provides an expansive and enjoyable experience.
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The plot weaves together a tale of your character's dangerous journey from the safety of his secluded home, an iron shortage that threatens to flare tensions with neighbouring regions, and a shadowy figure in armour who screams Chaotic Evil. Despite the drama, it still gels nicely with the (sometimes knowingly silly) high fantasy of the Forgotten Realms D&D setting.
It has its idiosyncrasies.
Release Date: 16 Jan, 2013
Genre: RPG, Strategy, Adventure
- OS:Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
- Processor:1 GHZ
- Memory:512 MB RAM
- Graphics:OpenGL 2.0 compatible
- Hard Drive:3 GB HD space
- Sound:Windows Compatible