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    Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Interview with Trent Oster

    How excited should you be about a game that is over a decade old? From what we hear there is enough new content to look forward to, but we talked with Trent Oster just to make sure.

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    I was interested in it but then I read it will be download only. No thanks.

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    I hope that it's available at launch on GOG.
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    It's really too bad they couldn't ink a deal with Sony.
    Oh well. Torchlight didn't make it either.
    No big suprise.
    Thanks for the interview.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiliconNooB View Post
    I hope that it's available at launch on GOG.
    It will not be on Gog. Due to the nature of their contract and business model it will only be available through Beamdog. However, they will make it a direct download and allow you to not use their client for BGEE.

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    Meh, I'll just get vanilla BG through GOG then.
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    I'm curious, whats's so bad about having to get it drm free through a different service? Personally I'd prefer to get it through Steam, but it's not going to keep me from getting what looks like a fantastic update to an old favorite.

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    For me it's a matter of trust. I want to hold the thing I'm buying in my hands before paying for it, then I know I get what I pay for.

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    I'm absolutely stoked for this, along with the update.

    It looks like they have taken genuine care to maintain a classic title and give it a facelift.

    The newer generation of gamers may not "get it" or understand it.... but gamers like myself love this return to roots.

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    Unless they fix the things that I consider flaws in the original version, I'll probably skip this.

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    Great interview Mac. I'm looking forward to this one myself, I especially want to try it on the iPad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simba B View Post
    Unless they fix the things that I consider flaws in the original version, I'll probably skip this.
    What do you consider flaws that would prevent you from playing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jmustang1968 View Post
    What do you consider flaws that would prevent you from playing?
    Well, frequent deaths of my characters and the expense of reviving them, not to mention generally horribly-balanced battle mechanics and a terrible direction on how to advance the main storyline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simba B View Post
    Well, frequent deaths of my characters and the expense of reviving them, not to mention generally horribly-balanced battle mechanics and a terrible direction on how to advance the main storyline.
    Well I know that the game is running on the BG2 ToB engine and that they have greatly improved/overhauled the Journal, so maybe a few of your complaints have already been addressed.

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    Baldur's Gate is fun, but there's basically no reason to play it when you could be playing Baldur's Gate II or Icewind Dale. I also doubt whatever they've added enough to the game is worth buying it again for $20. For that price you can buy both BGI and BGII on GOG, and just install the mod that lets you run BGI in the BG2 engine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freykin View Post
    I'm curious, whats's so bad about having to get it drm free through a different service? Personally I'd prefer to get it through Steam, but it's not going to keep me from getting what looks like a fantastic update to an old favorite.
    I don't want to have all of my digital purchases scattered across multiple different providers, so it's only GOG and Steam for me on the PC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drav View Post
    Baldur's Gate is fun, but there's basically no reason to play it when you could be playing Baldur's Gate II or Icewind Dale. I also doubt whatever they've added enough to the game is worth buying it again for $20. For that price you can buy both BGI and BGII on GOG, and just install the mod that lets you run BGI in the BG2 engine.
    I do believe they've stated BG2 was going to be next? I liked the sound of this whole thing better when it was going to be possibly HD (before they found out the assets were gone). It does sound like they've tried to do a nice job, probably a good deal for iOS-only gamers. I still own the originals on discs myself, and still have Tutu installations on my PC at the moment - hard to justify grabbing it for another platform considering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jitawa View Post
    I do believe they've stated BG2 was going to be next?
    The interview confirms as much.
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    And supposedly then Planescape: Torment, God help us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drav View Post
    And supposedly then Planescape: Torment, God help us.
    Words can't express how much I want to see this!


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