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Desslock Rambles About Throne of Bhaal

Discussion in 'Game/SP News & Comments' started by NewsPro, Jun 5, 2001.

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    (Originally posted by Darien)

    This week Desslock, whom you may remember by his scathing review of Heart of Winter, talks about his impressions of Throne of Bhaal. After rambling a bit about RPGs in general, he gets down to his specific dislikes and likes, in that order. Hmm... since he's so impressed with Demogorgon, maybe next time he'll spell the name right. ;) Anyway, here's a snippet:

    Starting with the bad first:

    If you break the D&D rules to allow characters to become more powerful, you're just forced to break them over and over again to create challenging obstacles. There were already too many ways to "instantly die" in Baldur's Gate II - gameplay devolves by forcing players to constantly save/reload if they happen to walk into a room unprepared.

    Then there's the good:

    Demigorgon. In BG 2, the developers gave players the opportunity to acquire some of the most famous artifacts in D&D lore and fight some of the most powerful and legendary monsters. In the expansion pack, players will encounter one of the most powerful creatures in the original D&D source material - a demon prince, Demigorgon (who hasn't even appeared in D&D material since the first edition monster manual).

    Read the rest here.
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