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Baldur’s Gate

The game is fast paced: action is always happening in the battles. Seen from above in an isometric view, spell casters fire off fireballs with impressive smoke and thunderous explosions, generating real-time lighting effects across the ground and eliciting screams from injured characters. Bowmen shoot arrows that streak to their targets with a solid “thunk.” Fighters race to the front lines and hew their way into the foe with their actual weapons and armor visibly donned by the characters on-screen. Thieves creep in the shadows and emerge to strike from behind.
Trees and mountains, lakes and streams will all be beautifully rendered. Cities will be equally impressive. Every building is modeled and rendered in fine detail. There will be taverns, temples, houses, arenas, stores and brothels. The alleys in the seedier parts of town will be dens of intrigue – dimly lit, with thieves wandering around waylaying unsuspecting travelers, and clandestine deals being made in the dark passages.

Baldur's Gate at a Glance

  • Platform(s): PC
  • Genre: RPG
  • Developer: Bioware
  • Publisher: Interplay