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    OK, I still don't agreeing with repackaging existing content, and although I disagree, I do understand the appeal that it has to other gamers. Now, I might be intrigued if there are new additions to the existing campaigns - as much as I enjoyed BG1 and 2, I've always felt as if there could be more - especially BG2, which so badly lacked the exploration of the first game (not that I imagine that's going to be changed...). I would love to see a little extra treatment with respect to, say, the death of party members.

    One thing that I really don't get though, is given where TOB ended, what can one expect from a BG3? I mean, the PC would absolutely have to be a different character, right? I mean, you're so ridiculously powerful at the end of TOB that it would be silly to try to carry on with that same character. Is there any indication at all of what a third game might entail?

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    Quote Originally Posted by asphodel View Post
    One thing that I really don't get though, is given where TOB ended, what can one expect from a BG3? I mean, the PC would absolutely have to be a different character, right? I mean, you're so ridiculously powerful at the end of TOB that it would be silly to try to carry on with that same character. Is there any indication at all of what a third game might entail?
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    I will buy the collector editions of these if they have them when they come out. I spent almost all of my teenage years playing these games and it looks like I'll be playing the remainder of my 20's and early 30's on these...
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    Here is a news article that may be of interest, it talks about some of the ne content they will be adding, notably a new companion and story arc.
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    I hope that it sells well.

    I loved BG 1&2 and would love a third.

    The only thing I hope is that d&ds 4th ed is ignored, especially the whole spellplague thing, If they do a third game.

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    Thanks eldargal that's a nice little find, sounds pretty good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demiurg View Post
    The only thing I hope is that d&ds 4th ed is ignored, especially the whole spellplague thing, If they do a third game.
    The Spell Plague took place well after the Baldur's Gate series ended. There's no reason for it to have an impact on the game. Also, I wouldn't expect to see the games released using 4th edition rules. I suspect that the game will still use 2nd Edition rules.

    If and when a Baldur's Gate 3 is released, I still wouldn't expect to see the 4th Edition rules used, as the 5th Edition rules should be out long before BG3.

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    According to this article, if BG enhanced does well they would like to do the same for Icewind Dale. I wonder if they could enhance IWII to make it as good as the first?
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    Quote Originally Posted by eldargal View Post
    I wonder if they could enhance IWII to make it as good as the first?
    Out of curiosity, in what way was the first one better? I seem to remember thinking the second one was an improvement. The memory's a bit foggy though, and I definitely liked both of them.
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    To be honest I forget, I just remember distinctly preferring IW1. I actually bought IW2 from GoG a while ago so I probably shoudl actually play it and try and remember why I preferred the first one.
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    From memory the only improvement of the second one over the first was it was based on the BG2 engine. The story, as much as it was, was better on the first one, and you had to think about party makeup more. On the second I just powered through each encounter without having to think. On the first I spent lots of time planning and reloading. Perhaps that was because by the time I played IWD2 I'd put a thousand plus hours into the Infinity Engine game series so was more proficient, or perhaps it was because the second was more "streamlined" and therefore less tactical (like most RPG sequels).
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    The story in the first Icewind Dale game was much better... to the point where I was never able to force myself to finish the second game (despite multiple attempts...). There were also various other issues that showed that the developers really hadn't put enough work into the game. For instance, one item I remember involved spell scrolls for casters. In the town you start in, there is of course a vendor that sells spell scrolls for your spell casters. After saving the town from the immediate threat, you get sent off into the wilderness for a while. You're likely to reach level 5 before you get back to the starting town. Unfortunately, it turns out that there is literally not a single spell scroll to be found higher than level 1 (and I'm not sure that those even exist) during that trip in the wilderness. Or in other words, if you don't stock up on spells that you can't use at that moment (i.e. you rely on the not-unreasonable assumption that there will be at least a few usable spell scrolls available for looting), then you'll be stuck with an underpowered mage until you finally make it back to town and can shell out the cash needed to fix the problem.

    There were other oddities, but that's the one that always comes to mind.

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    This is great news as i've been considering replaying through bouth BG1 and BG2 and now i'm just going to wait for this and enjoy it as an almost new experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eumerin View Post
    The story in the first Icewind Dale game was much better... to the point where I was never able to force myself to finish the second game (despite multiple attempts...). There were also various other issues that showed that the developers really hadn't put enough work into the game. For instance, one item I remember involved spell scrolls for casters. In the town you start in, there is of course a vendor that sells spell scrolls for your spell casters. After saving the town from the immediate threat, you get sent off into the wilderness for a while. You're likely to reach level 5 before you get back to the starting town. Unfortunately, it turns out that there is literally not a single spell scroll to be found higher than level 1 (and I'm not sure that those even exist) during that trip in the wilderness. Or in other words, if you don't stock up on spells that you can't use at that moment (i.e. you rely on the not-unreasonable assumption that there will be at least a few usable spell scrolls available for looting), then you'll be stuck with an underpowered mage until you finally make it back to town and can shell out the cash needed to fix the problem.

    There were other oddities, but that's the one that always comes to mind.
    Currently now having a go at IW 2 again. The memories that stick in my mind is both the 3rd ed rules, which I preferred greatly compared to those used in BG2, as well as the option to have Drow and Duergar characters. I also remember the story as being quite weak, and the final bosses as unbeatable.
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    Interesting bit of information that I just found out: If Overhaul Games is successful with the Baldur's Gate series....they'll be doing an update of Planescape:Torment. I'm going to change my previous statement. Instead of one copy I'll buy ten if it means an update to Torment!
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    Quote Originally Posted by VanHel View Post
    Interesting bit of information that I just found out: If Overhaul Games is successful with the Baldur's Gate series....they'll be doing an update of Planescape:Torment. I'm going to change my previous statement. Instead of one copy I'll buy ten if it means an update to Torment!
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    Quote Originally Posted by VanHel View Post
    Interesting bit of information that I just found out: If Overhaul Games is successful with the Baldur's Gate series....they'll be doing an update of Planescape:Torment. I'm going to change my previous statement. Instead of one copy I'll buy ten if it means an update to Torment!
    Oh... Now THAT I could get behind.

    Don't get me wrong. I liked both of the Baldur's Gate games. But Torment is on a tier all its own, imo!

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    I just finished Planescape Torment... and I have to completely agree, away with the Hack and Slash Icewind Dale bring back the Tales of the Nameless One.
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    Re: Baldur's Gate returns!

    We now have a release date and a price. September 18th for PC, and 20 dollars. Seems reasonable enough.

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