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I Hate BG2

Discussion in 'BG2: Shadows of Amn (Classic)' started by Splunge, Sep 12, 2003.

  1. Sir Ai Rayzor Gems: 7/31
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    a little bit :yot: but talking about addictive..

    These boards has made me skip homework for the last 14 days.. Thats very bad, cause you have a lot of homework in high school :( :aaa:

    [EDIT]: But i'm not blaming anyone because its my own fault :)
     
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    I am no different from you either. :D
    Well.... I should be feeling bad :( :) :D
     
  3. Kitrax

    Kitrax Pantaloons are supposed to go where!?!?

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    Oh, you're in for a treat! I didn't think that playing a Monk would be fun...that is, untill I found out that a Monk's fists, combined with the gauntlets of crushing are the best weapons in the game!

    I used to think the game was getting a little boring, but now I have a new approch: each time I start a new game, I play with a class/race/alignment that I haven't used before, I also add at least one new mod to the game...right now I'm up to 11 different mods. I also have 5 more I have in mind for future games, and about a dozen more that haven't been finished yet. This keeps the game from becoming boring. :rolling:
     
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    I must say that I haven't played BG2 for about four weeks or so, and when I opened it up it's for refrence to my fanfic. Writing about it is so much better (the freedom!), and Warcraft 3+The Frozen Throne is keeping me hooked right now...

    They should start a group called BG-Addicts Anonymous...
     
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    :lol: er, maybe somebody actually should. :hahaerr:
    From what I read the only cure to BG addiction seems to be to get hooked to some other computer game. Oh my God, is there really no end to this downward spiral ? :p
     
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    I know it's off-topic too, but have those mentions:

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    night_hawk
    Diagnosed with general posting stupidity leading to spam

    Idiot of the week
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    added by the moderators or by night_hawk?
     
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  8. Death Rabbit

    Death Rabbit Straight, no chaser Adored Veteran Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    Wil - the mods generally post a reason for the stupidity along with the lovely new plaque, in an effort to make the recipient learn a lesson from it. Besides, you can't have a custom tagline unless you get a custom avatar.

    On Topic - I don't think this game would be as interesting if you could only have 1 character. The multiplayer function, along with the NPC's gives you really endless combination possibilities. Having a varied party with different strengths and combining them in different ways to interesting effect is challenging and always stimulating. The kits, IMO, quadruple those possibilities.
     
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    Thanks for the link and the explanation. That's great punishment...
    Err... quick, let's find something on topic before I find the plaque under my name...

    Baldur's Gate is addictive, dangerous, but BG 2 is even more so. Let's add some reasons:
    (compared to BG 1)
    - smoothness (in walking...)
    - reliability (it never crashes)
    - length (yes it's longer!)
    - interactions & romances
    - and even the interlude screens
     
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    [​IMG] Hm... My reasons as to why it's addictive (I know some of these have been mentioned preivously, but still):

    Sheer number of areas, from forests to underground cities.

    Amazing amount of NPC to NPC and PC banter.

    Excellent usage of humor and sadness; a wonderfully moving game.

    Enormous amounts of unique items with backstories.

    Class-related quests and strongholds.

    Ever unfolding main-story, one of the best I've ever seen in the history of my gaming life.

    Potential to play through without having any NPCs to join you at all.

    Several different ways to end nearly all sub-quests.

    Huge array of characters.

    Excellent, non cliched voice-acting (Apart from maybe Anomen, but I hate him anyway).

    ALL NPCs have thier own personality, storyline, skills and prefrences without being dry, cliched, boring or bland. Some of the best planning and attention to detail to minor and major characters I've seen in any CRPG.

    Ways to influence people, towns, and cities.

    I could go on for ages, but these are some of my major points.

    Viva BG2!
     
  11. Splunge

    Splunge Bhaal’s financial advisor Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    @ Deathmage
    :lol: I'm tempted!

    Man, reading these replies, I realise I'm even bigger trouble than I thought, since I haven't tried any mods yet!
     
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    Yeah! I have a tonne of games waiting for me. I buy them, start them, then go back to BGII and most of my friend pay me out about not having completed Enter the Matrix, or that they finnished GTA vice city five times on the weekend, where are you up to?
     
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    I cannot express my relief in a severe enough fashion!!! I can finally stop going to that stupid therapist who just didn't understand. I thought I had serious issues, but now I'm not alone. And to think, I was actually going to uninstall it and scratch "NO" on all of the discs. That was close!
    I have found myself not only holding BG2 up on the pedestal it rightly deserves, but also flaming any other game for the elements of BG that it lacks. I don't even shop for games anymore. IMO, it's not what BG2 has, it's what all the other games lack.
     
  14. Splunge

    Splunge Bhaal’s financial advisor Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    Excellent point; it's too bad all developers aren't as committed to making high quality games like Bioware is.
     
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