Reviewed in Games with Depth
Aaah, another proper western PC RPG that has been updaten and refitted to tablets. Baldurs gate 1 and 2 is two of my absolute favorite RPGs and the amount of content in each game is staggering. The game is set in the Forgotten realms world of Faerun, near the town of the games Namesake, Baldurs Gate. The game is using Dungeons and Dragons rules, which means more or less everything is decided by dicerolls. Now the game does this splendidly in the background and if youre not interested you can disregard most of the technical mumbojumbo. There is an advantage to have some knowledge about basic D&D terms though. You are an "adopted son" of Gorion, a mage living in the castle of candlekeep along with your adoptive sister Imoen. One day Gorion tells you that you two are leaving for a long journey, without much more information. When you have left the safety of candlekeep you are attacked by mysterious bandits that seems to be after you. Gorion refuses to give you up and sacrifices himself to save you. From here on out its up to you to find out whats going on, why these people are after you and how to stop them. Along the way you find several companions (you can have a party of 5 people), some more colorful than others like the Ranger Minsc and his Giant miniature space hamster (dont ask). As i said the game has an huge amount of content with a wealth of sidemissions and things to do and there is a serious number of hours in this game. Beamdog, who has remastered the game has also added in some new content, new characters and new missions adding even further to the wealth of content. If youre into proper RPGs then you need to play this, this is what shaped western RPGS for a whole decade after its release. Cant recommend this enough!