Baldur’s Gate and Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Editions (Nintendo Switch)

Publisher: Beamdog

What I Paid: $14.99

Verdict: Not Shovelware.

What I Say:

I’ve had many attempts to finish Baldur’s Gate over the years, mainly on PC. It’s an old school RPG based on slightly modified AD&D rules to accommodate real time combat. As such, there’s a LOT of missing and a LOT of dying. Save often.

The Switch port works fine, translating a keyboard and mouse heavy game perfectly adequately to console controls.

One thing I noticed was that the original quite graphic opening movie has been replaced by something far less impactful which was a little bit disappointing.

Oh, and I didn’t finish this time, either. Got closer than other times, though. This time I didn’t finish because of a really, really annoying bug I came across in Durlag’s Tower: once you start the lower part of this tower you need to finish it without exiting or else you can’t complete it, so manage your inventory accordingly (Switch version 1.0.4).

What They Say:

Forced to leave your home under mysterious circumstances, you find yourself drawn into a conflict that has the Sword Coast on the brink of war. Soon you discover there are other forces at work, far more sinister than you could ever imagine…

Since its original release in 1998, Baldur’s Gate has set the standard for Dungeons & Dragons computer roleplaying games. Customize your hero, recruit a party of brave allies, and explore the Sword Coast in your search for adventure, profit… and the truth.

Running on an upgraded and improved version of the Infinity Engine, Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition includes the original Baldur’s Gate adventure, the Tales of the Sword Coast expansion, and all-new content including three new party members.


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