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Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn Retrospective Review

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Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn Retrospective Review

Review - posted by VentilatorOfDoom on Wed 10 November 2010, 17:49:30

Tags: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn; BioWare

Manapool put up another retrospective review for an Infinity Engine game, this time Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn is the subject. They score it 9.2/10.

The quests are also generally more enjoyable, with far fewer postal service-style quests, and a more polished feel. The evil (or at least, non-good) options in the game are also more interesting, and represent a far more varied replay of the game.

Unfortunately for those of you wanting to play evil parties, however, the numbers of companions are skewed against the evil protagonist, with it not being possible to field even a single 6-character party solely with evil NPC companions. Whilst this was not highly unusual at the time of release, modern RPGs really try to give their players options regarding their moral activities, and Baldur’s Gate 2 still falls short on this count.


As with the original Baldur’s Gate, Baldur’s Gate 2 has aged very well, and still looks very respectable. The audio is likewise of good quality, with the music once again being of high quality (‘The Domain of the Dragon’ is probably amongst the most epic combat music in an RPG), with the only possible flaw being the limited amount of voice acting.

Yes the music was awesome. Here are two samples to prove it.


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