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Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition first impressions

After a day in the Forgotten Realms these are my first impressions of Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition.

The game starts like 99.9% of all RPGs with a number of fetch quests to get you accustomed to the controls, and the general pace of the game. Dialogue is voice acted giving characters personality, and I found it really easy to distinguish them.

There have been quite a number of games under the Baldur’s Gate name, and this is the original based on Advanced Dungeons and Dragons rule sets. I have to admit that at first I had hoped to see one of my favourite Xbox titles Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance that is a hack n slash dungeon crawler. Instead we get another deep RPG to rival the likes of Avernum, and Avadon.

The controls of Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition work really well with a simple tap to move scheme. There are a lot of on screen inventory buttons that make the HUD a bit cluttered. Still I have had no issues running the game on my iPad Mini when it comes to power, or screen estate.

Keep a look out for our upcoming review here at TouchGen that should be available in just a sun cycle.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/donny.de.olim Donny De Olim

    How the hell did you get the game??? Other sites told us that the game will NOT come tomorrow (Wed 28) as we had hoped. Game Mafia???

    In fact… one of Baldur’s designer, told about next week… possibly.

  • nigelwood

    We received a review build using Testflight with a review embargo of November 28th

  • Saverok

    You call that a review!?

  • nigelwood

    this isn’t the review, the review has been taken down to add more detail

  • DDS

    Pretty sure he called it a “first impressions”.

  • phaedruss

    Did you never play the original? You act as though this is a new game.

  • allan89

    I was thinking the same thing.

  • Really..

    “I have to admit that at first I had hoped to see one of my favourite
    Xbox titles Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance that is a hack n slash dungeon
    crawler”

    You made me smash my face into the desk…

    tip: http://www.google.com
    Takes 5 secounds.

  • phaedruss

    Lol

  • AvidGamer47

    Ugh, I have dreamed of this moment for 15 years and this guy wanted to play dark alliance? Alright fellas grab your pitchforks and torches.

  • Monkeystrummer

    Dark Alliance is to Baldur’s Gate what The Phatom Menace is to Empire Strikes Back

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