Average User Score: 3.6Apr 6, 2016Let me begin by saying that this a good game, in fact it is a very good game. Beamdog deserves a lot of praise for bringing a welcome additionLet me begin by saying that this a good game, in fact it is a very good game. Beamdog deserves a lot of praise for bringing a welcome addition to the Baldurs Gate Lore. The game does have some bugs but the company's track records indicate that they will be fixed in due time.
Unfortunately a lot of reviewers are giving this game low scores because they disagree with the inclusion of a trans-gendered character and an emphasis on social justice in the story and dialog. Why is this bad or perceived as such? I believe you have a lot of people that consider the exercise of free expression by others an imposition on their way of life. But this is a game and an art-form designed to tackle modern problems and current issues as part of the overall story and lore of the game. Bioware itself was a leader in creating characters that were outside the mainstream at the time the game was made. This is in part what made them legendary developers. Unfortunately we have an active group of people who decry what they see as political correctness in the game media, what they in fact decry and can not stand is a society that embraces all. As I read their reviews I think to myself who can be against social justice? These reviewers scream about their freedom being infringed by having to deal with subjects and characters that challenge their world view. They in fact want to pigeonhole storytellers and developers, that is in itself a form of the same political correctness this gamer's decry . That is not what game developing as an art form should strive to be or be intimidated into becoming. The whole point of this art form is to open the world to all points or view, to create characters and worlds that challenge us and our imaginations. It should not bow down to those who want to restrict storytelling to the four corners of their small worlds. If you can not handle a character in an RPG do not talk to them or include them in your party, move on, enjoy the rest of the story. If your sensibilities are so assaulted try another game. I hope that the developers do not bow down to these internet bullies and produce the story and the game they want to create. I hope that the market will reward their courage and creativity.
To most gamer's reading this review this is a game that deserves your support. It is a welcome addition to the Baldurs Gate saga. It has some bugs but the developer has a track record of fixing those. This game is worth your time and money.… Expand
Average User Score: 4.0Oct 5, 2012I was pretty disappointed in this game. I played this game for many hours. The developers decided that they wanted to remove the fat fromI was pretty disappointed in this game. I played this game for many hours. The developers decided that they wanted to remove the fat from Diablo 2, instead they removed the fun elements that made that game a classic. By allowing you to respect your character on the fly they killed re-playability. Torchlight 2 follows the old Diablo 2 formula each character has three skill branches and your decisions are more permanent,this increases re-playability because even the same characters play very differently depending on the skills you chose. My advise to any reader is to play Torchlight 2 instead.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.6Sep 21, 2012This is a great expansion for Civ 5. It makes the game a lot better. It adds new technologies, balances the social policy tree and addsThis is a great expansion for Civ 5. It makes the game a lot better. It adds new technologies, balances the social policy tree and adds religion to the game. If you liked Civ 5 this expansion is a mus have. If you did not like Civ 5 you will not like this expansion either.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.6Sep 21, 2012This is a fantastic game. I am playing as a mage and I am having more fun than I did in Diablo 3. Great graphics and addictive gameplay. AThis is a fantastic game. I am playing as a mage and I am having more fun than I did in Diablo 3. Great graphics and addictive gameplay. A great value for just $20. The developers have promised free DLC, buy th
is game and support the developers. This game is a lot of fun in multiplayer. This game gets a 9 because the story elements in the game are lacking. If this game had a better story it would be a masterpiece. Buy this game you will not be disappointed.… Expand