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ZDTV Baldur's Gate II Interview

Discussion in 'Game/SP News & Comments' started by NewsPro, Jul 27, 2000.

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    (Originally posted by Sorcerer)

    ZDTV posted an interview with Ben Smedstad, the producer of Bioware's highly anticipated sequel to Baldur's Gate.
    There are a few paragraphs of text to accompany all the movies (yes, the interviews were all filmed and are only avilable for viewing online... in other words, all dial-up users don't even bother), but this was the only interesting piece of text:

    The spell Find Familiar is what a higher-level mage casts and what he gains is a small little, almost like a pet, except it's more than that. They share a psychic bond. They can perform tasks. They can do all sorts of things. And the mage gets benefits in casting this. In Baldur's Gate 2 you can actually cast Familiar. And what the spell allows you to do is summon a creature based on your alignment, and it's random what it is, that comes in and when you summon it you gain hit points and other abilities. But of course if it dies it's a horrible penalty. But he can go explore the area in front of you. He can go scout. You can ask him questions. He can give you advice. You can scoop him up and put him in your pack and off you go or you can have him run around and do stuff. It's an interesting Forgotten Realms spell that we decided to include in Baldur's Gate 2.

    Check the whole thing out here.
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