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New Countdown at BaldursGate.com

Discussion in 'Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition' started by reepnorp, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. reepnorp

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    So there's a new counter at BaldursGate.com which currently has just over 40 hours remaining. Looks like they might be announcing an actual release date/cost for BGEE.

    I don't know about you guys but this damn countdown has totally renewed my interest in this.

    Anyone else have any thoughts on this?
     
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    Nice. But personally I got tired of this 'countdown' scheme.
    But it would be nice anyway, if the they announce the release date or some other content!
     
  3. Taluntain

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    Might finally get some screenshots...
     
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    Quoted from DSOGaming:
    :)
     
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    The 'fun' of these countdowns and cryptic messages hidden in code is vastly overrated, IMO. :skeptic:
     
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    ^ Yeah.

    Worked well the first time 'round, though!
     
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    Seems to work for enough people that they're still doing it. Ah, the joys of marketing...
     
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    I find it bizarre that they haven't bothered to make these countdowns compatible with Internet Explorer. Just like their previous countdown, it works fine with Firefox and Chrome, even Safari... but no countdown shows up on IE. Seems like that would be an obvious browser to market for.
     
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    I have been following from the beginning, both on Redditt and their new site and have not realy came away with much. It's rather disappointing actually. These little countdowns are just big letdowns so far. It almost seems like they are effing with us, which is starting to bother me a bit. Could be the difference between me buying and not buying the new edition.... just saying.....
     
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    As someone who doesn't use twitter or Reddit, the main site is pretty much my only source of info for this game. Well, that and the info I read here in the News Forums.

    That said, the extreme lack of updates in the site has been disappointing. At least this way I know there will be something new there tomorrow!
     
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    The one in the second row doesn't quite fit stylistically with the originals, but the other two look pretty neat
     
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    Looks promising. I really hope they can bring back the old voice actors and give us a lot more NPC banters. Combine that with finishing off loose ends like Kagain's quest and modernized ("improved" seems inappropriate) graphics... New portraits seem to fit in about right, if you consider that the style also focuses on diversity. If the colors/shading are right I can maybe forgive the lack of detail.
     
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    http://baldursgate.com/windows.en.html

    It's out Sep 12th.

    I guess I'll get it although I hate the DRM and the news of upcoming DLC makes me a bit uneasy. But hey, at least one should give it a try.
    The screenshots of the new areas don't look too spectacular though.
    New Kit is the Blackguard. Meh for me, but I know others want him.
    The new NPCs look promising.
     
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    $20? That's kinda crazy. Especially after repeatedly saying that they wouldn't dare charge more than $10 for it.
     
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    Well I just paid my $17.99 for it, let's hope I don't regret this. Kind of disappointed in the iPad aspect of it, thought. Considering they had previously said you could save on the cloud, I would have thought this would mean you can play on your PC and then pick up your tablet and continue there, but if two of the new characters are paid DLC for the iPad version I can't imagine how they'd do that. "Oh you loaded your game on the iPad? In that case you only have five group members now, sorry"
     
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    Considering that the "old" version is still selling for $10 on GOG, $20 doesn't seem all that unexpected.

    With that said, I find the new features to be rather underwhelming for the price they're asking. Their "new adventure" seems to be a series of arena battles, not even a true dungeon, and the rest of the additions sound fairly minor. I don't see how someone who owns the original game can get his money's worth out of this, unless you want a tablet version.
     
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    Well, kinda undecided!

    Somehow I expected more.
    But then again they list over 400 changes/enhancements to to the original game.
    Most of the new NPC's and Adventures don't seem much more than Fan Made Module already are.
     
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    I thought the same.

    Apparently that holds true only for the tablet version. But there, two NPC will be missing and if purchased will add up to approx. 20 $ as well.
    Just read it in their forums.
    So it seems all potential DLC is already included in PC/Mac Versions (I hope so, dare you not come up with additional DLC, Beamdog! ;P).
    Nevertheless 20 $ is still a bit harsh.
    Torchlight 2 which looks awesome even compared to Diablo 3 costs 20 $, and is totally new to boot.

    The EE looks underwhelming to me as well.
    But then again I want to support oldschool games development. Besides it can still be better than I imagine.
    Depends on how good the NPC are. And even more important to me: Hopefully the didn't mess up the game balance.
    Because BG Tutu isn't something I'd call balanced, and since the EE follows the same approach I'm a bit sceptical.
     
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    The background environments look noticably better to my eyes than they have before in previous versions (even with the Widescreen mod). Even to the point that they are causing the characters to look rather outdated in comparison. It's like we have these super smooth environments, with rather choppy looking characters running around in them.

    Am I the only one who feels that way?

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    Some of the pictures look better than others. This one was one of the more troubling pictures: http://www.baldursgate.com/images/neera/screenshot01.jpg

    The trees in that picture almost appear to be photograph real quality. On the other hand, the mage, in particular, appears to have very choppy edges around her, like she doesn't fit in the scene.
     
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