|GameSpot's RPG guru Desslock has announced he's written a lengthy (40.000 words!) game guide for the Baldur's Gate 2 expansion pack Throne of Bhaal. It will be made available for free in a couple of weeks at GameGuides.com.
Here's a snip from Desslock's latest ramblings:
Last Thursday I finally completed my latest strategy guide, Desslock's Guide to Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal. It's another massive guide - over 40,000 words long - and it'll provide you with the most comprehensive analysis of the latest, and perhaps the most difficult, product in the BG series yet. The guide contains the following:
- Comprehensive descriptions of each of the areas in the games, including the NPCs, enemy types, traps and magic items in that area;
- strategies for fighting each of the major encounters;
- descriptions and locations of all of the magic items in the game, including Cespenar's recipes for the most powerful items;
- tons of additional information that'll be of interest to hardcore fans of the series -- curious about how the Wish spells work and the possible results you can obtain? How about the possible cards you can draw from the Deck of Many things? How do you operate Lum's Machine. All explained in the guide.
It's my most comprehensive guide yet, and it'll be available for free, both online and for download in .pdf format, at GameGuides.com, as soon as production is finished (which will likely take a couple of weeks). Why spend so much time and effort on a guide to an expansion pack? Partially because I wasn't able to do one for Baldur's Gate II, and since there's a lot of overlap between the products, this guide was my opportunity to give insights to Baldur's Gate II as well. It contains far more information than the average player will need or read, but I love making such comprehensive products...