New trailer released for Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition

Baldur's Gate

By on November 23, 2012 at 6:51 pm

It’s only daaaaays away now! Assuming it doesn’t get pushed back again, at the last minute. Not like anyone would do that, right? I’m talking, of course, about Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition, which is due for release at not quite the end of the month, November 28. It’s hitting just about every platform in the business, so you’d be cray-cray not to pick it up, as it’s one of the best role-playing games of all time.

Anyway, the reason I bring it up is this cool new trailer. As well as bringing back old memories, it shows off some of the parts that are exclusive to the re-release, and hear some of the new characters voices and such. Also, I appreciate that it’s a gameplay trailer, but I think it’s funny how they put casting spells and action alongside exciting things like managing your inventory and looking at item descriptions. Made me giggle, is all. Anyhoo, check out the trailer below!

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I played this recently again! There are already mods and patches out there that increase resolution and make game changes.

I’ll be getting this but I hope they put in 1 change that I can’t live without but makes the game 100% more fun for me.

Unlimited Arrow Stacking. Probably the only thing I hated about BG1 was my entire inventory filled with arrows for my ranged characters :P

 

It might be me but the visuals don’t just look like they’ve added higher res, it all looks a lot cleaner and less blurry as well. When I’ve got some money spare (too many expenses right now) I may have to pick this one up.

 

Hey don’t knock that inventory screen :P
Interesting to see a bit of streamlining there, THAC0, Dex/Str Modifiers, damage adjustments etc. which were all originally reserved on the Character sheet making an appearance on the updated Inventory screen. (Though I hope the more detailed information of the character screen isn’t removed entirely)

“It’s hitting just about every platform in the business,”
Does this mean I can get it from Gog/Steam? I thought the rumors were that this was going to be “beamdog” exclusive

 

By every platform I think they mean every hardware platform, not publishing platform, ie Windows, MacOS, Android, etc. You purchase through Beamdog, but apparently you don’t need the Beamdog client to download/run the game. You can download separately as its own program. As far as I can make out anyhow.

 

That really doesnt look “enhanced” at all, gameplay never needed any real work. Just update the graphics (ie ateast gw2 level) and give me a 10,000 slot cross-toon bank for all my horded shit :P

 

There are no changes to the visuals. It’s simply higher resolution which means everything will look smaller.

 

bluefire,

My thoughts exactly. I was really expecting them to put a lot of effort into the graphics enhancement, the gameplay doesn’t need much enhancing.

 

cyrinno,

My understanding is that they greatly increased the resolution of all the textures so that at higher resolutions it doesn’t automatically scale it smaller. It also allows the ability for limited zoom.

I’m glad that they’re not completely remaking the graphics, leave that to the BG2 mod for dragonage.

 
 
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