Best Baldur's Gate Games

Best Baldur's Gate Games

Welcome to the index for my ongoing Infinity Engine commentary, consisting of in-depth retrospectives, walkthroughs and miscellaneous write-ups for Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale and Planescape: Torment, which I hope will be of interest to veterans and newbies alike. For me, this has been a wonderful walk down memory lane.

Prime Content

• Baldur's Gate: In-depth Retrospective on the Original Incarnation
• Baldur's Gate 2: Ascension & Sword Coast Stratagems - Arcane Party Guide
• Planescape: Torment: In-Depth Retrospective on the Original Incarnation
Icewind Dale: In-depth Retrospective on the Original Incarnation
• Icewind Dale 2 Retrospective Walkthrough Guide Best Easy Solo Sorcerer

Extensive Coverage

Best Series write-ups

Pro-Tip and Misc. write-ups

BG vs. BG2 - Changes & Additions
Infinity Engine: Spotlight on Spells — Magic Missile (+ Missile of Patience and Enoll Eva's Duplication)
Planescape: Torment Pro-Tips — Tanking & Physical-Based Damage Dealing (AC, DR, HPs, Regen, THAC0, ApR, Strength, Itemization)
◦ Interview: Lead writer of Baldur's Gate shares insights into Durlag's Tower & Riddlecraft
Baldur's Gate: In-depth Retrospective on the Original Incarnation

◦ Part I: Introduction, Setting & Scope, Ruleset & Chargen, Basic Combat System, Perspective & UI, Experience & Treasure, Prologue, Initial Exploration & Encounters, Pathfinding, Ambushes & Waylays
◦ Part II: Stealth & Theft, Archery, Resting & Healing, Arcane Spells, Summoning Spells: Arcane & Divine, Wands
◦ Part III: Tanking & Melee Combat, Party Composition & Companions, Sidequests
◦ Part IV: Divine aka Priest Spells: Cleric & Druid, "Level Scaling", Boss Encounters
◦ Part V: Durlag's Tower: The Venerable Deathtrap, Overview, Upper Storeys, Cellar
◦ Part VI: The Labyrinth of the Warders & The Labyrinth of Doors
◦ Part VII: The Labyrinth of Elements & The Chessboard
◦ Part VIII: The Labyrinth of Durlag's Ghost & The Demon Knight, Ulgoth's Beard: The Return & The Beast Unleashed

• Baldur's Gate 2: Ascension & Sword Coast Stratagems - Arcane Party Guide

◦ Part IAthkatla Unlocks
◦ Part IIThe Troll Hordes of the Fortress & the Grove
◦ Part IIIBodhi's Vampire Lair & the Shade Lord
◦ Part IV: Beholders, demon-hordes & an Epic-level Necro
◦ Part V (currently being written): Final Preparations before Setting Sail for Spellhold
◦ WeiDu log
Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn - In-depth SCS & Ascension Retrospective Walkthrough

 Announcement: Parameters of Play
◦ WeiDu log
 Part I: Chapter One: Prologue, Chateau Irenicus - Lower Dungeon (Imoen, Jaheira & Minsc)
 Part II: Chateau Irenicus - Upper Dungeon (Yoshimo)

Aesthetic Appreciation: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal

◦ Full-Sized Area Map TIS Extractions: Infinity Engine: Baldur's Gate 2 Icewind Dale 2 Planescape: Torment
◦  Part I: Districts of Athkatla
◦  Part II: Outskirts & Towns
◦  Part III:  Far-flung Regions
◦  Part IV: Throne of Bhaal
◦  Part V: The Tower versus The Keep

User Interface Evolution

◦ Part I: Infinity Engine UI: Baldur's Gate & Baldur's Gate II
◦ Part II: Infinity Engine UI: Planescape: Torment, Icewind Dale, Icewind Dale II

Poll Madness!

1 comment:

  1. I have a couple copies each of the original Brady Games Walkthrough. My favorite part is the monster descriptions at the back. Under Demilich, I still recall to this day, that this particular monster deals out death faster than a sub machine gun. It also says something to the effect of "If you can figure out a way to kill this mob, we will give you a job on our strategy staff! We're serious." I am still waiting for my job offer... =)


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