A storm of chaos and destruction thunders across the Sword Coast. As towns are laid waste and great cities burn, there are whispered rumours that the Children of Bhaal are responsible. Soon the whispered rumours become panicked cries - if the prophecies of the Wise Alaundo are to be believed, there is greater suffering ahead. And should Bhaal somehow rise again, the earth itself will weep blood.
In the final chapter of the Bhaal saga, return to Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn and unravel the mysteries of a dangerous new dungeon - Watcher's Keep. Continue with an exhilarating new adventure when you explore unseen lands, encounter fierce villains and gain powerful high-level abilities as you achieve your ultimate destiny in... Baldur's Gate II: Throne Of Baal.
One of the first pleasing aspects of the game is the ability of owners of the original to import their character from it, and continue the story. Beginners however need not be afraid, you can generate a new character too from a wide variety of races, classes, and kits within each class - the first sign of the game's great depth. The game also eases the player in so if you are a beginner, it will not be hard to become accustomed to either the story or controls.
The storyline is immersive from the moment the game begins in a dark dungeon, continuing from where the first left off (even new characters act as if they have been through the first installment). The plot continues to develop and sustains the players interest throughout the game.
The role-playing throughout is strong, and it is up to you which path to take in the story, prompting the player to think through a problem in many cases. It is much more than merely constantly killing monsters. As your characters levels increase, you can enhance their abilities as you see fit. An enormous amount of quests await the player throughout, and whether they affect the ever twisting plot or not they are all interesting. When you start on one, you'll want to complete it before powering down your PC. Or maybe just one more quest?Read more ›
Understandably both MW and NWN would appeal more to people playing over the internet and sharing a group adventure. The charm of BGII is that it is a great way to spend your life (I'm not sure if that is a good thing or bad thing) by yourself for a whole week (that is if you don't sleep, have a mobile toilet and live on pizza deliveries - plus switch the phone off, there will be no time for girlfriends, boyfriends, friends or dying relatives while playing this). Although part of your party is made up of NPGs you have near complete control over their actions (on occasion they do run away) so you don't have to suffer the consequences of an idiot NPG charging a dragon with a dagger (which is what happens in NWN).
The action in the game is also spaced out so that you are not bored to death walking from place to place (such as in Morrowind were I spent over 2 hours swimming in a river, totally lost for no reason whatsoever except the direction I were given were crap or the map was useless or both) or you are walking into one brawl after another (like in Icewind Dale). Fights are nice but too many and it makes the storyline redundant (you are a band of adventurers not an army) and too much storyline makes it pointless playing the game (a book becomes more fun). Because there is a nice balance of characters the fights are always tactically enjoyable.Read more ›
The game start with the creation of your main character, fist you¡¶ll choose the race (human, Halfling, elf, ¡K..), also the profession (ranger, fighter, mage, thief) and the alignment (good, neutral, evil, ¡K.) and of you go in the world.
The game itself is an RolePlayingGame with lots of dialogs and combat. The view itself is isometric (topdown). The graphics of it all are really neat „≥ handpainted background and this is nice hiress (800x600, 1024x768 or even higher) During the game itself you¡¶ll get closer and closer to the wizard by solving various quests : joining a thief guild, assassination of a bartender, killing vampires, ¡K. You¡¶ll see that it¡¶s a really nice storyline. Also not to forget : you also meet Drittz, a well know Drow figure in the Forgotten Realms World (see books). The same game-engine is also used for other games like : IceWindDale, Heart of Winter
Now about the expansion. This is both an addon as and addin. When you install them both at the sametime and starts a new game, then you can go to a new area on the worldmap : Watchers Keep. This is a big maze with lots of puzzles and a really though bigboss at the end. Then after finishing the BaldursGate2 game itself by killing the mad wizard you progress to the expansion (addon).Read more ›