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AustinOfOsiris
Acolyte

USA
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Posted - 06 Apr 2009 :  15:58:05  Show Profile  Visit AustinOfOsiris's Homepage  Send AustinOfOsiris an AOL message Send AustinOfOsiris a Private Message  Reply with Quote
IWD was my vote. BG 2, and NWN were close runners up though.
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Moonlight
Seeker

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Posted - 11 Apr 2009 :  20:19:40  Show Profile  Visit Moonlight's Homepage Send Moonlight a Private Message  Reply with Quote
BG I
BG II
Planescape: Torment
Icewind Dale

Sehanine is dreaming...
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belgarathmth
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USA
16 Posts

Posted - 05 Jun 2009 :  23:12:46  Show Profile  Visit belgarathmth's Homepage Send belgarathmth a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I voted BG1, based on amount of time playing and restarting. The characters and story are so darned compelling!

I really didn't want to choose between Bg1 and BG2, since I see them as a continuation, i.e. one total story that should be taken as a whole.

I'm also a huge fan of Icewind Dale 1 and 2 and Neverwinter Nights 1 (especially builder content like The Aielund Saga.)

I like NWN2, sort of, but not nearly as much. They dumbed it down and made it so easy, the 'magic' is gone. I have the whole series through Storm of Zehir, but I've never even finished the main OC, much less even started Mask of the Betrayer.

I'll probably play Storm of Zehir before the rest, because it's more like Baldur's Gate, but they messed that up by not including premade npc's with optional (non-game-breaking) dialogue a la BG.

"Thousands of years ago, cats were worshipped as gods. Cats have never forgotten this."
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slayer
Acolyte

USA
8 Posts

Posted - 13 Aug 2009 :  17:53:47  Show Profile Send slayer a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The "most liked" titles would definatly be Baldur's Gate then Planescape Torment, then Neverwinter Nights. These were all great games but the developers are only interested in sheer profit so creating games so in-depth that they would only interest hardcore fans is not an option.

"When you get to hell, tell em I sent ya, you'll get a discount"
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bladeinAmn
Learned Scribe

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Posted - 22 Aug 2009 :  22:06:51  Show Profile  Visit bladeinAmn's Homepage Send bladeinAmn a Private Message  Reply with Quote

BGII: SoA + ToB for me.

I love the storyline, and the gameplay in it was enough for me that I haven't played a sports video game since I first loaded BG2 on my computer, 6yrs ago! So yeah, I absolutely love this game, especially w/all the good mods available!

BG1 + TotSC is 2nd for me. Just an amazing series.
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Kno
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Posted - 22 Sep 2009 :  07:46:21  Show Profile Send Kno a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Icewind Dale and ToB

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Delzounblood
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United Kingdom
578 Posts

Posted - 22 Sep 2009 :  09:59:51  Show Profile Send Delzounblood a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Brian R. James

The original SSI gold box game "Pool of Radiance" is not listed. Hands down, that is the best Forgotten Realms computer game of them all.



Oh god yeah!!!

Many, many, many hours spent late at night completing Kuto's Well

I wish I could find a fix so the damn thing would work on Vista! last one I tried failed badly the game speed was just too much.

I'm even going to the lenghts of fixing up my V old 486 so I can play it....

"PLINK, PLINK, CRUNCH" DELZ SWEEPS

Happy gaming days


Delz

Edited by - Delzounblood on 22 Sep 2009 10:01:40
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Tyranthraxus
Senior Scribe

Netherlands
423 Posts

Posted - 24 Sep 2009 :  00:29:59  Show Profile  Visit Tyranthraxus's Homepage  Click to see Tyranthraxus's MSN Messenger address Send Tyranthraxus a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Delzounblood

Oh god yeah!!!

Many, many, many hours spent late at night completing Kuto's Well

I wish I could find a fix so the damn thing would work on Vista! last one I tried failed badly the game speed was just too much.

I'm even going to the lenghts of fixing up my V old 486 so I can play it....

"PLINK, PLINK, CRUNCH" DELZ SWEEPS

Happy gaming days


Delz



Did you try DOSBox ? It works for me.
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Sill Alias
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Kazakhstan
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Posted - 05 May 2010 :  08:48:32  Show Profile  Visit Sill Alias's Homepage Send Sill Alias a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I wanted to vote for Planescape: Torment. There are many features of gameplay I would gladly enjoy in Baldur's Gate 2, there is a nice plot and great freedom of action and choices. But since it is not here on the list, my vote to the second best game in my long scroll.

You can hear many tales from many mouths. The most difficult is to know which of them are not lies. - Sill Alias

"May your harp be unstrung, your dreams die and all your songs be unsung." - curse of the harper, The Code of the Harpers 2 ed.
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Talwyn
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Australia
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Posted - 17 Jun 2010 :  02:55:41  Show Profile  Visit Talwyn's Homepage Send Talwyn a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I voted for BGII.

As a follow up to BG, it was simply a leap ahead in both terms of scope, story and re-playability.

The fact that you, as the protagonist, could aquire a stronghold was just fabulous!

The numbers of quests, the little details and lore that were contained in that game make it one of the most important CRPG's of FR IMHO.

Although not quite as much as a "sandbox" that BG was, there were enough maps and such to explore. I think though though that the publishers, Bioware, could have released a lot more content and expansions for the game, as Throne of Bhaal was a little anti-climatic for me. I would have liked to been able to explore more of Amn, meet more NPC's and engage in more lengthy and complicated quests.

The other aspect that made BGII so special was that you had the option of starting a romantic plot line with some of the NPC's. Aerie, Jaheira and Viconia if you were male and that pompous oaf of a helmite who's name I forget if you were female. I think the girls got duded on the romance side and that showed a bais on the designers part which should not have been there.

There are some fan sites around that still produce mods and such for BG & BGII and that can add quite a bit of new fun to the game, especially if you've played it a lot of times before.

NWN 1 & 2 have good graphics and such but the BG series still beats them hands down.

I am hopeful that one day, a game as brilliant as BGII comes along again but we all know that lightning almost never strikes in the same place twice.

Over the centuries, mankind has tried many ways of combating the forces of evil...prayer, fasting, good works and so on.
Up until Doom, no one seemed to have thought about the double-barrel shotgun.
EAT LEADEN DEATH DEMON!
Terry Pratchett

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Sill Alias
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Kazakhstan
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Posted - 17 Jun 2010 :  05:39:09  Show Profile  Visit Sill Alias's Homepage Send Sill Alias a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Anomen, priest paladin-wannabe, had some psychic problems with uncontrollable anger. I don't know why cause I never had them both, but *SPOILER*: he kills Aerie in some circumstances.

Who knows: lighting can strike twice if you have a druid or wizard.

You can hear many tales from many mouths. The most difficult is to know which of them are not lies. - Sill Alias

"May your harp be unstrung, your dreams die and all your songs be unsung." - curse of the harper, The Code of the Harpers 2 ed.
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R0GUE
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USA
54 Posts

Posted - 17 Jun 2010 :  06:06:13  Show Profile  Visit R0GUE's Homepage  Send R0GUE an ICQ Message  Click to see R0GUE's MSN Messenger address Send R0GUE a Private Message  Reply with Quote
NWN because of the online features.

You have had your pocket pilfered by the R0GUE.
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Talwyn
Learned Scribe

Australia
222 Posts

Posted - 17 Jun 2010 :  08:44:33  Show Profile  Visit Talwyn's Homepage Send Talwyn a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Sill Alias

Anomen, priest paladin-wannabe, had some psychic problems with uncontrollable anger. I don't know why cause I never had them both, but *SPOILER*: he kills Aerie in some circumstances.

Who knows: lighting can strike twice if you have a druid or wizard.



Heh, indeed, Call Lightning...very handy.

Hmm...I had no idea that would be part of Anomen character arc.

I knew there was a reason why I kicked him from the party in favour of Viconia. Despite her being a bitchy drow, she was still a sultry firey wench and was the best romance and cleric in the game. What was even more amusing was the by play between her, Aerie and Jhaheira.
Having all 3 romance plots in the party created Interesting Times


Ahh good times....

Over the centuries, mankind has tried many ways of combating the forces of evil...prayer, fasting, good works and so on.
Up until Doom, no one seemed to have thought about the double-barrel shotgun.
EAT LEADEN DEATH DEMON!
Terry Pratchett


Edited by - Talwyn on 17 Jun 2010 08:47:21
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Sill Alias
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Kazakhstan
588 Posts

Posted - 17 Jun 2010 :  08:53:33  Show Profile  Visit Sill Alias's Homepage Send Sill Alias a Private Message  Reply with Quote
He acts like that if he fails, or so I heard. I wanted to keep Viconia with Keldorn but... sigh. I wonder how much of these incompatible people that will try to kill each other after after some weeks.

What a womanizer, man!

You can hear many tales from many mouths. The most difficult is to know which of them are not lies. - Sill Alias

"May your harp be unstrung, your dreams die and all your songs be unsung." - curse of the harper, The Code of the Harpers 2 ed.
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Talwyn
Learned Scribe

Australia
222 Posts

Posted - 17 Jun 2010 :  09:11:34  Show Profile  Visit Talwyn's Homepage Send Talwyn a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Actually my first run through the game was exactly like that, having the 3 women in the party, plus Minsc and Yoshimo. Aerie for her combined mage/cleric ability, Jaheira for her druid fighterness and Viconia for being a kick ass drow cleric. And yeah, why not have a few pretty ladies in the party? Once Yoshimo makes his exit, that gave room for Imoen to join in so it's 4 girls to one paladin and a lunatic with a hampster.

I had no idea at the time that they'd start a bitch fight over the protagonist which made it even funnier!

That is what made BGII exceptional I think. I have yet to see another single player CPRG go into such depth and detail with the NPC's and their relationship with the protagonist and other party members.

That is the underlying appeal to BGII and its where I firmly believe game designers need to go back to and look at closely if they are wanting to produce a game that will stand the test of time like BGII has.

Over the centuries, mankind has tried many ways of combating the forces of evil...prayer, fasting, good works and so on.
Up until Doom, no one seemed to have thought about the double-barrel shotgun.
EAT LEADEN DEATH DEMON!
Terry Pratchett


Edited by - Talwyn on 17 Jun 2010 09:13:31
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Zireael
Master of Realmslore

Poland
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Posted - 17 Jun 2010 :  09:37:04  Show Profile  Visit Zireael's Homepage Send Zireael a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Voted for BGII.
No Torment on the list, that would come second. And no NWN2, that would come third.
The above post - yeah, it happened to me too. Those three make for a pretty powerful party and it was enough to make me pick them. And then... wham! They start talking at the worst possible time.

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Cleric Generic
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Posted - 17 Jun 2010 :  09:49:33  Show Profile  Visit Cleric Generic's Homepage Send Cleric Generic a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Icewind Dale 1 + expansion for me. I've got all the IWD sound tracks playing in the background whenever the game's on. Works a treat!

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Flak
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Denmark
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Posted - 23 Nov 2010 :  08:56:58  Show Profile  Visit Flak's Homepage  Click to see Flak's MSN Messenger address Send Flak a Private Message  Reply with Quote
BG2 is my fav, but also the first i played and that may cloud my judgment, anyway id say my top 3 is BG2,IWD2 and NWN1

"Evil Turns upon it self"
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The Red Walker
Great Reader

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Posted - 03 Dec 2010 :  15:03:26  Show Profile  Send The Red Walker a Yahoo! Message Send The Red Walker a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hard to beat that feeling you got in Pool of Radience when you finally got your hands on a magic item!

When I got that necklace of magic missles....whoo boy I was so excited I almost missed the fact it only had one missle left

A little nonsense now and then, relished by the wisest men - Willy Wonka

"We need men who can dream of things that never were." -

John F. Kennedy, speech in Dublin, Ireland, June 28, 1963
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pdesbois
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Posted - 31 Dec 2010 :  04:10:32  Show Profile  Visit pdesbois's Homepage Send pdesbois a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Oh man - I cannot decide!
BG, NWN or EOB, I loved them equally for different reasons obviously... I have to meditate, I did not esxpect EOB here (leaning towards BG though)...

EDIT: Just had to go with BG 2, though I think we should have option BG 1+2.... EOB and NWN followed pretty close, though.

"Ze VÖRLD ist changing..."

Edited by - pdesbois on 03 Jan 2011 04:21:42
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Alruane
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USA
434 Posts

Posted - 17 Nov 2013 :  22:42:14  Show Profile Send Alruane a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I personally enjoy both Baldur's Gate games. But I chose the second since I could not pick both.

" I wonder if you are destined to be forgotten. Will your life fade in the shadow of greater beings?"
~Joneleth Irenicus

"Wisdom? My dear boy, wisdom is knowing that you do not know everything. Wisdom is realizing, a wise man ALWAYS has questions. Not answer."

~Alruane
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