Baldur’s Gate 2: Enhanced Edition Review (IGN)

Thirteen years may have passed since the original release of Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn, but I still remember pulling out the 263-page user’s manual, feeling my eyes widen in intimidation at stats like “THAC0,” and chucking it to the side and jumping in without it. I don’t regret it. Then, as now, Baldur’s Gate II’s stats will lead you down countless labyrinthine passageways if you let them, but there’s something ingenious about a game that uses an Advanced Dungeons and Dragons ruleset and still gives you at least a fighting chance of survival. In this new Enhanced Edition, Beamdog’s clearly learned some lessons from its first attempt at enhancing the franchise last year, and its new content and built-in tweaks and conveniences render it a generally satisfying ride for newcomers.

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