Baldur's Gate coming back

juv3nal wrote:

Malor, meet the universe of rabid fallout 1/2 fanboyism that is the No Mutants Allowed forums.

edit: wikia entry about them. Apparently, they aren't so down on New Vegas.

There really isn't any fanboyism about it. As someone that loved Fallout 1 and 2, I disliked Fallout 3. It lacked much of the depth of the previous games.

I'm definitely with the "this is probably an iPad port" crowd. And I would be thrilled to be wrong.

I think it's kind of a tragedy that this style of game just up'n went away after Throne of Bhaal. We have tons of indie Ultima-style games, several indie Dungeon Master-type games, etc. but the rich, story-driven, Infinity Engine-style games just disappeared.

ZaneRockfist wrote:

There really isn't any fanboyism about it. As someone that loved Fallout 1 and 2, I disliked Fallout 3. It lacked much of the depth of the previous games.

The fanboyism isn't in just disliking fallout 3, especially not compared to 1 & 2 (which I do prefer to 3). It's in seeing its lack of depth in areas where it wasn't even trying to achieve an equivalent level of depth as some kind of objective failure or betrayal. Sure, it has "fallout" at the front of the title, but it wasn't trying to be the same kind of game and if you're not a fanboy, you can acknowledge that there are things it does better than 1 & 2 even if you ultimately feel that pursuing those things at the cost of the things that made 1 & 2 great was an awful decision.

Less than an hour to go; hoping for an iPad version!

I am guessing you will be pleasantly un-surprised.

I see nothing different.. stupid page getting hammered by other nerds that are not me.

There's a play button that plays ominous music that I'm guessing is from BG1. It's been a long time.

That's all I could see on my iPhone over 3G.

Can anyone see the page?

The site has been destroyed but it's called Baldur's Gate "Enhanced Edition". The name still doesn't really say what it will be though.

Parallax Abstraction wrote:

The site has been destroyed but it's called Baldur's Gate "Enhanced Edition". The name still doesn't really say what it will be though.

Saw a few tweets and retweets about it being a facebook game. I pray they are lies.

Yoreel wrote:
Parallax Abstraction wrote:

The site has been destroyed but it's called Baldur's Gate "Enhanced Edition". The name still doesn't really say what it will be though.

Saw a few tweets and retweets about it being a facebook game. I pray they are lies.

I...no, no it couldn't be. ...BaldurVille?

Parallax Abstraction wrote:

The site has been destroyed but it's called Baldur's Gate "Enhanced Edition". The name still doesn't really say what it will be though.

Facebook game.

IMAGE(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_VyCtg4KNvf0/SY4Un3frs1I/AAAAAAAAAbQ/93Jb4LH6R0k/s400/Angry+Mob+Simpsons.jpg)

I don't even know how you'd make Baldur's Gate into a Facebook game. It was a single player RPG. Is this just an all-new game with the name on it?

Maybe they just have facebook integration. As a side social aspect. It won't be part of the main game, right? Oh wait,iIm in denial. Crap.

Aren't the people who like Baldur's Gate and the people who like Facebook games in different spheres of the Venn diagram?

Also: What a freaking waste of time. Love the Simpsons pic.

Where are you guys getting that it is a Facebook game? There is nothing out there that suggests it is a Facebook game.

Where are you guys getting that it is a Facebook game? There is nothing out there that suggests it is a Facebook game.

Facebook? Okay, let's not get emotional here.

I STILL WANT PEOPLE RESPONSIBLE FOR THAT DEAD THOUGH

UCRC wrote:

Facebook? Okay, let's not get emotional here.

I STILL WANT PEOPLE RESPONSIBLE FOR THAT DEAD THOUGH

There is nothing out there saying it will be a Facebook game. It isn't going to be one.

Ha! They didn't fool me. I expected this to be underwhelming and they went and made the dumbest thing possible: a FB game.

Okay, I'm not thrilled to be vindicated, but this was never going to live up to expectations.

garion333 wrote:

Ha! They didn't fool me. I expected this to be underwhelming and they went and made the dumbest thing possible: a FB game.

Okay, I'm not thrilled to be vindicated, but this was never going to live up to expectations.

It isn't a Facebook game. There is no news out there on it yet.

ZaneRockfist wrote:
garion333 wrote:

Ha! They didn't fool me. I expected this to be underwhelming and they went and made the dumbest thing possible: a FB game.

Okay, I'm not thrilled to be vindicated, but this was never going to live up to expectations.

It isn't a Facebook game. There is no news out there on it yet.

This is the line of hope I'm hanging on.

Here: http://www.shacknews.com/article/728...

Not a FB game, you bastards.

ZaneRockfist wrote:
UCRC wrote:

Facebook? Okay, let's not get emotional here.

I STILL WANT PEOPLE RESPONSIBLE FOR THAT DEAD THOUGH

There is nothing out there saying it will be a Facebook game. It isn't going to be one.

I am still going to feel angry and bitter, because that's how I roll on the Internets, okay?

But yeah, here's the most vague anouncement ever.

UCRC wrote:

But yeah, here's the most vague anouncement ever.

Yeah, it hasn't been handled as well it could have been. I am still quite excited to see what comes of this.

I'll just post the image:

IMAGE(http://www.beamdog.com/files/newsletters/BGEE/bgannounce.jpg)

Whomever is in charge of their marketing should be fired. Not showing what the game actually is isn't a good thing and I think it's because it is something people will not like. If this announcement would make us all happy they would have told us.

Ok enhanced edition. Now to speculate what they are enhancing.

Ulairi wrote:

Whomever is in charge of their marketing should be fired. Not showing what the game actually is isn't a good thing and I think it's because it is something people will not like. If this announcement would make us all happy they would have told us.

I read this a couple times.. still don't understand it.. and why should people be fired?

I'm down with an updated version as long as they HD versions of the original art laying around somewhere. I'm not interested in a "reinterpretation" of the original.