Monday, March 19, 2012

Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition?

Surprising news came out of the gaming world last week when it was announced that a game company called Overhaul Games would “re-released” the classic game Baldur's Gate. Called Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition, the new game is to use a "re-forged version of the Infinity Engine" that run the original Baldur's Gate.

As a fan who had played Baldur's Gate, Baldur's Gate II and Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn, I say…”NOooooooooooo!”

Now, I’m not one of those gamers who are against remakes of classic game. The Fallout series for example got a shot in the arm with Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas. However what is this "re-forged version of the Infinity Engine"?

If you want to remake the series, then bloody hell remake the series! Give the Baldur's Gate franchise the remake it deserve with a new game engine, new storyline; not a new vision of an engine that is over 10 years old!

A re-released of Baldur’s Gate on an ancient game engine? Sorry but I’ll pass. If Overhaul Games want to remake the franchise, then do it right!

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