Yo, Kalah, i heard you like mudkips... and Baldur's Gate

Because we play other games too.

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Yo, Kalah, i heard you like mudkips... and Baldur's Gate

Postby ThunderTitan » Feb 29 2012, 18:33

Looks like there's something in the works: http://pc.gamespy.com/pc/baldurs-gate/1219662p1.html

The teaser website's source code provides a few more cryptic clues:

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Postby Talin_Trollbane » Mar 8 2012, 0:25

a studio co-founded with Bioware? that would mean EA got a finger in it, which means:

EA = Auto ****.
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Postby ThunderTitan » Mar 8 2012, 20:08

That's why most people are hoping it's just a higher resolution remake with all the mechanics left intact...
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Postby Angelspit » Mar 8 2012, 20:41

Interesting. I really had a blast with the first game, with my Buffy the Vampire Slayer character (don't ask).

And maybe there is still hope for another single-player KOTOR after all.
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Postby Talin_Trollbane » Mar 12 2012, 14:31

ThunderTitan wrote:That's why most people are hoping it's just a higher resolution remake with all the mechanics left intact...


i am expecting Mass Effect 3 but with different graphics and gnoll gay
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Postby Kalah » Mar 12 2012, 15:11

I actually heard this from a colleague yesterday. Great news if it's true.
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Postby ThunderTitan » Mar 13 2012, 6:36

It's not like i posted this 2 weeks ago or anything...
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Postby XEL II » Mar 13 2012, 13:38

No, it's like you posted this 2 weeks ago, how dare you lie to us, infidel.
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Postby ThunderTitan » Mar 16 2012, 7:21

Tada:

[img]http://pcmedia.gamespy.com/pc/image/article/122/1220888/bg_enhanced_1331840920.jpg[/img]

And it will have new content: http://pc.gamespy.com/pc/baldurs-gate/1220888p1.html
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Postby Kalah » Mar 16 2012, 11:30

I saw it.

Yaaay! :-D

Totally buying it. I wonder if they will add those couple of side quests that were never finished.

Also, this could totally be done for earlier Heroes games, could it not? Simple remakes by using the same game mechanics but with better graphics? I'd buy it. :)
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Postby ThunderTitan » Apr 1 2012, 12:52

Mistweaver informed me they did it for Majesty: http://store.steampowered.com/app/25990/

So i see no reason why someone couldn't do it for H2 or even 3...
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Postby BoardGuest808888 » Apr 9 2012, 9:12

Are there still really good fanbase for this ?

I mean, yeah, we all loved BG. But that be like....what, a decade ago ? What do they wanna make this with new rules, not sure be as kicking as that good ol' days.

New gamers just don't understand these anymore. I felt they all want something more in tune with FF or WoW style of playing.

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Postby Kalah » Apr 9 2012, 11:10

There's a huge fan base, actually. Not just that BG was (and still is) considered one of the best-made adventure games of the decade, but the Forgotten Realms books are huge.

In addition, retro gaming is still very much a thing - you can see it in the many old games (e.g. the older Heroes games) re-released for use on newer operating systems. People still want to play them to the extent that they will buy them again in refurbished form.
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Postby Humakt » Apr 13 2012, 10:02

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Postby BoardGuest808888 » Apr 30 2012, 6:04

Decided to dig me old BG CDs, and try played.

Hell, yeah, even this appeared good on newer PC. At very least, all that intimidating CD swaps were gone with virtual CD drive and gigabyte HD capacity we got now, which make the game more enjoyable. The graphics & sound also surprisingly good with newer cards.

If this re-make would make it even better, I suppose it might be a worthy enterprise after all.


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