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on 19 December 2002
Baldur's Gate arrives on the PS2 with great effect. I much enjoyed playing it on the PC and a good job has been made of transfering it to the PS2. The game basically consists of hacking and slashing your way through a vast number of levels. There are also puzzles to solve, so a bit of thought is required. You can play as a human, elf or dwarf, each having different areas of skill. The key is to collect as much gold and experience points as possible, in order to improve your character's weapons, armour and skill levels. There is also the challenge of assigning experience points to your advantage during different points of the game. For example, with the elf it is better to concentrate points on a particular spell to make it more effective, rather than have a wider range of weaker spells.
The graphics are fantastic and it's great to try and complete the game with all the characters. As mentioned in a previous review, the number of available characters is slightly disappointing compared to the PC version. However, each of the characters here has a wide range of skills.
It is also possible to import a character from a previously completed game into a new game in order to keep improving the character's level. The disadvantage of this is that the game becomes very easy even on the hard level since the monsters are no match for you.
This is one of the most addictive games I've played on the PS2. It's great fun and I can't wait for the next version.
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