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Old 03-22-12, 05:33 PM
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I made the mistake of going by wiki.

I guess they could do something like free DLC that you download as you get to new areas?
I'm not sure that would work with BG due to its open-nature go anywhere at any time kind of gameplay. It would work in a strictly linear game like Final Fantasy, but I don't think it would with Baldur's Gate.
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this makes me really want an iPad now
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I have BG1 (including Tales of the Sword Coast) installed on my computer via GOG. It checks in at 2.51 GB.

I hope the iPad version runs on an original iPad. If not, I'm giving serious thought to upgrading to a New iPad.
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There's a minor update on the baldursgate.com site. They confirm it is coming to Mac.
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Finally more news. Coming out on Sept 18, $20 PC/Mac $10 ios.

http://kotaku.com/5928997/baldurs-ga...ng-september-1
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Finally more news. Coming out on Sept 18, $20 PC/Mac $10 ios.

http://kotaku.com/5928997/baldurs-ga...ng-september-1

There's more info on the main BG site.

http://www.baldursgate.com/windows.en.html

It shows three new characters and one new quest, The Black Pits. It also shows some new screenshots. I find it particularly funny that the Rasaad character looks like Kratos. It really shows that the intended demographic of this isn't really old school BG lovers like myself, but rather kids who love God of War. I can't imagine that kids who love God of War are really going to be impressed with a decade old game that still looks like a decade old game.

Truth be told, I love BG 1 and 2 and frequently replay them about once every year or so. However, this whole thing has been a major disappointment to me. One big claim is that this is BG in high definition, but yet there has been a widescreen HD mod available for BD for several years now. The screenshots of this look literally no different than the classic BG running with that mod. I mean they are basically charging $20 for something that has been available as a free mod for years. WTF. Three new characters and one new quest isn't enough to make me buy it all over again.

I wonder if this thing is going to be backwards compatible with mods from classic BG? That is going to be a major deal breaker for a lot of people I imagine if it isn't backwards compatible because there are tons of mods that the BG community loves to use.

As much as I love BG and want to see BG become a hit with a new generation of gamers, I just don't see it happening. This looks like it is going to fall flat on its face.
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I always thought Kratos looked like Minsc:
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I always thought Kratos looked like Minsc
Go for the eyes, Boo! Butt-kicking for goodness!

Yeah, now that you mention it Minsc does bare a slight resemblance to Kratos, but their personalities are completely different. Minsc is a very unique fun loving lovable guy with a miniature giant space hamster. Kratos is the typical cliche badass that's a dime a dozen.

And look at the new character Rasaad:



He looks much more like Kratos than Minsc does and will probably have the personality to boot considering they say Rasaad is a monk so he will probably be some badass dual-wielding ninja monk thing.
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Minsc was one of the greatest characters ever. To this day my wife and I still quote some of his lines because they crack us up.

-Where Minsc goes, evil steps aside!


edit: After looking up some Minsc quotes I have decided I need this one on a poster to put in my classroom:

This behaviour must not continue. Feel the burning stare of my hamster and change your ways.

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Originally Posted by JasonF View Post
I always thought Kratos looked like Minsc:
Is that Goldberg?

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Anyone try this yet? Released for PC today. I already have the original on PC, but I may be interested in the iOS version if it works on iPad 1 and gets good reviews.
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Anyone try this yet? Released for PC today. I already have the original on PC, but I may be interested in the iOS version if it works on iPad 1 and gets good reviews.
I have played a bit of it. I think I am going to wait for a patch until I play anymore, because right now it is really buggy. Its funny because it was originally supposed to come out back in September but they decided to delay it two months to polish it. Its still a buggy mess two months later.
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I'm going to wait for the ipad version I think, if it turns out well, and I'll wait for a sale. I figure all of the bugs will be worked out by then.
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Same here. I'd like to try the iPad version.
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A potential problem with the iPad is the file size. I have never actually used an iPad or any other tablet, but I thought app sizes were fairly small. I thought iPad games were all the small Angry Birds minigame style stuff that is only a couple hundred megabytes in size. Has anyone before this ever released a full size game on iPad before?

The install size on BG:EE on my PC is 1.8 GB. BG2:EE will be even bigger. So if you want the whole BG saga, you are looking at a minimum of 4 GB. If you only have a 16 GB iPad, that is literally a quarter of your hard drive space taken up by BG alone.
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There are multi-GB iPad games out there.
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Infinity Blade II comes in at a little over 2 GB, same with Avengers Initiative if I'm not mistaken.
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Yep, app sizes are all over the place, some games are only a few megabytes, some games like the infinity blade games are a couple gigs. I'm glad developers are free to include whatever file size they want and there isn't some silly arbitrary limit like XBLA had when it started.
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The iPad version was released today. It's $10. The PC version is $20. What the hell.
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The iPad version has some of the content as an IAP, whereas it is included in the PC version from the beginning.

I'm disappointed it only supports iOS 6, which means no iPad 1 support yet.
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The three new characters are the in-app purchases. I can't really see how that alone makes for a $10 difference over the PC. Basically they are saying each new character is worth $3.33?

Also Trent Oster (one of the main programmers) commented on the lack of iPad 1 support. He said there is a memory problem since the iPad 1 has half the memory of its successors. They are still working on it and hope to get it work.

http://forum.baldursgate.com/discuss...ipad-1-support
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I'm sure most of the reason for the price difference is the market. iOS gamers are used to even the highest quality games being $2 or less.
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I picked it up for iPad. I've only done the tutorial so far. More comments to follow.
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I picked it up for iPad. I've only done the tutorial so far. More comments to follow.
Cool beans. I am interested in hearing how it controls on a touchscreen vs keyboard/mouse.
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Its appears that the Infinity Engine games may be coming to Steam soon...

Baldur's Gate
http://steamcommunity.com/app/206180

Baldur's Gate 2
http://steamcommunity.com/app/206970

Planescape Torment
http://steamcommunity.com/app/205180

Icewind Dale
http://steamcommunity.com/app/206940

Icewind Dale 2
http://steamcommunity.com/app/206950

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