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Poll: Who is going to buy BG:EE at time of release

Discussion in 'Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition' started by Blades of Vanatar, Aug 17, 2012.

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Are you purchasing BGEE?

  1. Yes

    19 vote(s)
    48.7%
  2. No

    10 vote(s)
    25.6%
  3. Maybe

    10 vote(s)
    25.6%
  1. Blades of Vanatar

    Blades of Vanatar Vanatar will rise again Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    Just wondering who is looking to try BGEE right away....
     
  2. Marceror

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    I most likely will. I'll be due for another BG runthrough soon anyway, and I suppose it might as well be with the EE. That said, I haven't preordered or anything yet, so I am holding out a certain level of resistance, it would seem.
     
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    I already purchased it. 1 month to go.
     
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    Already have.
     
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    I won't.

    Too expensive for what is essentially not much more than widescreen mod.

    I most likely won't get it at all. Why pay a premium price for a game that I already own?
     
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    I won't. I still have too many games left that I haven't played yet (some even back from the steam winter sale) that I want to have a go at first.

    The new content does not look exciting enough to warrant a purchase anytime soon; besides I don't really have the BG itch.
     
  7. Shaitan

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    Not likely as BG works fine for me as it is.
     
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    I will, mainly as a show of support for future efforts.
     
  9. Vorona

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    I'm not sure. Probably not, but more from lack of attention than anything else. Or money. It will depend on when it's actually released and whether I know it's released or not, and if I have enough money at the time. And I'm probably going with the Mac version, since it's my newer computer and I'm not sure how my old computer fits with the system requirements (specifically the graphics card -- I'm not sure what "equivalent" I have). But after I get my new computer (probably next summer), I'll look into the PC version.
     
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    Not for $19.99....
     
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    I already have. I've wanted to play it again for a while now (and expand on my ideas for a mod) so this is the perfect opportunity.

    Also, when some game *expansions* (Sims, WoW) are close to $40, is $19.99 really that bad?
     
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    20 bucks does seem a bit steep, but I really want to support anyone who's going to do any work with the Infinity Engine. The golden days of RPGs have come and gone, and anything to bring them back is to be cherished.

    PC version of course.
     
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    I have as well. It'll be interesting to see the new areas. Have a few more NPCs to choose from.
     
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    Is $20 really an issue for some people?
     
  15. henkie

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    It's an issue when it's basically half the price of a new game, except you're paying it for a 14 year old game. It's not even a remake with a new engine, just a small overhaul of the existing engine. And there's plenty of mods out there that have a lot more new content that are free.

    By buying this you're not supporting people making this kind of CRPGs, you're supporting the rehashing of old stuff and paying high prices for barely any content (it's no better than most DLC in this respect).
     
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    But if it sells well, the there might be a chance that they do Icewind Dale 1+2 and Torment.
    Which would be nice.
     
  17. Blades of Vanatar

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    Your right, kind of... but this is the test run to see if there is interest in rehashing the old games. If there is enough support, then there is a good possiblity that they can start redoing more titles, with more room to expand/improve/upgrade the games, like BG2, IWD, etc.. Maybe, possibly even moving into the realm of a BG3 or a similar type of game with new content. This quite possibly could be the resurrection of CRPGs that I for one have been looking for. That alone is worth my $18 pre-order buckaroos.... I hate the current MMO world we are stuck in.
     
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    Okay, if you're standing on principal or something, that's cool. It just seemed like a literal money issue based on some comments here, but $20 is what, maybe the price of three fast food lunches? Seems rather negligible if you're already among the game-buying public, particularly for a 'beloved' game like BG. Hell, I'd pay that just as a show of support, even if I never intended to play the game, and I'm by no means Mr. Big Stuff money guy.
     
  19. Barmy Army

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    What makes this different to BGTutu?
     
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    Not much :).
    - You can scroll in and out
    - better support of modern machines, better support of multiplayer
    - cleaned up coding, which will result in almost non existant loading times between areas
    - Many fixes of bugs that were hardcoded and couldn't be fixed by fans
    - 3 new NPCs with professional voice acting and art
    - some new areas, which by screenshot, I have to admit don't look that gorgeous
    - one new arena kind of minigame (which isn't integrated in the main plot; it's rather a minigame of its own)
    - a new cinematic
    - new player voice sets
    - new player portraits

    Many of these issues can be realized (or already are) as fan mods but then there's still the difference between amateur - professional kind of quality.

    In the end it is still not THAT much to warrant a 18/20 $ price tag, but I personally like the premise of the added content, plus I want to support Trent Oster who eventually will be able to do more awesome stuff with BG2EE if BG1EE is sucessful. I'm not overly hyped that he will, but still, there is the possibility ^^.
     
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2012
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