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Just got this, and I gotta say....

Discussion in 'Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition' started by enclave911, Dec 2, 2013.

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    Thanks again for the suggestion! I just started and love it :D
     
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    The initial release of BGEE was somewhat rocky, but the patches that have been released in the last year have taken it light years beyond where it was. I love the new user interface. The 6 new kits are great (only 1 of which was included with the initial release of BGEE). And I'm personally a big fan of the 3+ new companions. I particularly enjoyed taking Dorn for my first ever evil party. Most major mods are now compatible with the game (or in the case of a few, no longer necessary as they're included). There are a few notable exceptions (BG NPC Project, I'm looking at you), but they will all get updated sooner or later.

    I will never go back to the "pre-enhanced" version again.
     
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    Bah! Simply not enough go for my $15! :p
     
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    What really, really bothers me about BG:EE is no dialogue mod. I find BG1 to be unplayable without it. New companions are nice but when the rest of them are just dead silent it just doesn't feel right to me.
     
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    This is my first time playing Baldurs Gate, I got it for 10 bucks and played for what I thought was 5 minutes and it was already a hour. I got through the tutorial and wanted to continue, but realized I should wait till after finals week here at my college haha.
     
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    Maybe if I had sat down and tried to price out each of the new features, subtracting those items that I could get from mods, I might run a bit short of the game's asking price. But I'm glad I didn't do that.

    At the end of the day, it was a one time expense that cost less than the cost of taking my wife to the movies for two hours of entertainment. And this is by far my favorite gaming series of all time, so EE would have to be pretty bad for me not to get it. I certainly can appreciate that the benefits won't be worth it for everyone though.

    A first playthrough of BG and finals... definitely don't mix well. Staying away until you're done sounds very wise.
     
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    Oh most definitely! After finals though.... Bwahahaha!
     
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    Is BG Expanded Edition a mod or a pay for game or what?

    I bought BG2 (on those old fashioned DvD things . . .) many years ago and played it a good bit.

    Recently bought the Dungeons & Dragons Anthology collection off of Gamersgate (crazy cheap right now at 75% off so it is like $5) and BG, BG2, ID, ID3, PST, and ToEE are all included.

    Would love to give BG a go with an expanded edition.

    ADDIT: in answer to my own question: I see it is for sale on Gamersgate ;) Might have to get hold of this one. What little I've played of BG I liked, but a bit of enhancement would be even better.
     
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    It's a separate purchase, and a lot more expensive than the the original version on GOG. It add some nice features but isn't essential to have, especially if you just purchased the series.

    Http://www.baldursgate.com.
     
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    Baldurs Gate Enhanced Edition is pretty fun so far. But this is my first time playing it, so I'm unsure whats different from this than say the original.
     
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