Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition Reviews
Baldur's Gate 2 is one of the greatest RPGs ever made, and despite a few bugs, Enhanced Edition is best way to play it.
It's hard, it's obtuse. It's big, it's beautiful. It's cruel, it's arbitrary. It's an adventure.
Baldur's Gate II retains some familiar flaws, but this enhanced model is one more reason to revisit a classic role-playing game.
All the convenient and nice additions in the world wouldn't matter though if the core game wasn't so damn brilliant, which it still is. Baldur's Gate II lives up to its reputation as one of the all-time best RPGs, and if you're looking for a no-fuss way to play it, Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition is exactly that.
The only meaningful thing separating the two versions is the inclusion of new characters and quests, and those additions aren't quite strong enough to make Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition an easy recommendation.
Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition Pack is a return to one of the best known and most prestigious sagas in history. This port to Nintendo Switch allows us to play, in portable mode, one of the best role titles that exists. However, despite the great content, it does not give us any motivation to play this title again for more than 20 years.
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There's no doubt that Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition is a product of its time, but there's also no doubt that it's an absolute classic of the RPG genre. If you're a fan of classic games, pen and paper Dungeons & Dragons or even just of BioWare in general and want to take a look at some of their first forays into the RPG genre, then you really should be picking up Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition. It can be a little difficult to get used to (I play quite a lot of RPGs and it took me a good chunk of time to get the basic mechanics down) but the story you're treated to, as well as the element of nostalgia, makes the effort utterly worth it.
Combined, these four games carry over 400 hours of some of the most well written RPG storylines I've ever played. The Enhanced Editions provide a wealth of quality of life improvements that make them bearable for new platforms. While there is bafflingly no touchscreen support for Switch, and the multiplayer is AWOL, there is simply no better way to take these wonderful RPGs on the road than the Nintendo Switch.
The Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Pack offers incredible value for money, with hundreds of hours of role-playing game action spread across two main games and various expansions. While players unfamiliar with the series may find the presentation or the sometimes finicky navigation unappealing, the narrative remains compelling, the characters engaging, and the combat challenging. More than that, it's the first opportunity for console gamers to play two of the greatest RPGs of all time, and it shouldn't be skipped.
A stunning re-release of a pair of genre titans, the Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Pack is an eminently thoughtful and evocative reminder of just how good these RPGs were and how now, PS4 players can finally turn back the clock and see what all the fuss was about. Trust me, you won't regret it.
The original game is a classic. The "Enhanced Edition" is a near-clone, with some additional content. If you haven't played it before, or would like a deep RPG to put on your tablet, this is a good buy. It is $20 for the Enhanced Edition vs. $10 for the original + mods (some assembly required) – give these guys your money so they can make "Baldur's Gate 3".
The enhancements aren't quite ready for prime-time, but Baldur's Gate II remains one of the greatest RPGs of all time and an unsurpassed D&D experience. The improvements to the interface are fantastic, and if the new content gets the final wax-and-polish it deserves, it will be too.
As a piece of RPG history, it holds up reasonably well, and gives players another opportunity to enjoy this deep game. However, those experiencing it for the first time will be well served to do some research before diving in.
Baldur's Gate and Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Editions is a remaster pack of two beloved RPGs of generations past which may not conquer new audiences but which ticks the necessary boxes when it comes to bringing these two games to the 21st century. Though visually dated, hardcore fans and dedicated players will find hundreds of hours worth of content in this set.
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Enhanced editions of the first two Baldur's Gate games have finally arrived on consoles.
Baldur's Gate I & II Enhanced Edition is nothing more than a port of the remasters previously released on PC, clustered in one single cartridge for the Switch. The content is massive, as all the expansions are part of it, but the series deserved a little facelift.
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One of the best RPGs of all time returns. This new edition succeeds not because of any enhancements added by Beamdog, but because the game BioWare created is still as strong as it ever was with only dated design and mechanics holding it back.
I know that Baldur's Gate 2 is an incredibly well-loved game. I get that. I love the original X-Com, but I understand that if some walked into that these days (even an updated version that was cleaned up) it would be very hard to enjoy. This is more of a warning to people that have no experience with Baldur's Gate 2. If you have not played this before, perhaps you should check out the first one. Maybe importing a character and knowing the rules and world a bit would have alleviated many of my frustrations, but as it stands, I don't see the appeal.
Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition makes some improvements to what is one of, if not the, best RPGs ever made. That said, it may not have done enough to warrant the extra cost when compared to simply buying the original.
Despite showing its age a bit, Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition is still a strong and classic RPG.