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Baldur's Gate 2: Shadows of Amn is as solid a whole as games ever come. It has a complex storyline, a large cast of memorable characters, an epic soundtrack, an impressively functional turn-based/real-time combat system based on AD&D, a hundred side quests, thousands of description-touting items...this go on for a while.This game was also, to my mind, the real beginning of dynamic roleplaying in an RPG. I wouldn't go so far as to say the story diverges to completely different worlds based on...3 out of 4 found this review helpful.
This game is amazing. It has all the best aspects of the previous game but with a whole lot more to boot. Few games are so easy to learn and enjoy, while still offering up an amazing amount of game play and depth. Yes the game isn't perfect, the graphics, while pretty, have aged (as to be expected), and the perspective, combined with the inability to zoom in or out sometimes made targeting and viewing the environment difficult. Yet there is still something immeasurably pleasurable about this gam...2 out of 5 found this review helpful.
I didn't like Baldur's Gate 2 when I played it. The game practically forces you to pause and micromanage all your party members, and that's just not fun for me. If I want that, I'll go and play a turn-based RTS. That's not what I want from an RPG. I want something like, uh... KOTOR. I'm not gonna say I never paused the game at all in KOTOR, but it was generally in a few key spots, like during a tense boss fight. The whole pause every two seconds to issue commands to everyone, then unpaus...0 out of 8 found this review helpful.
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