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.