|RPGPlanet's Dracos has been playing Baldur's Gate 2's expansion pack, Throne of Bhaal. You can find his first impressions here...|
Not only is Throne of Bhaal an expansion for Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn, but it is the final chapter to a story that many fans have been a part of for almost three years. BioWare set a standard for RPGs back in 1998 and now they are doing it again, but this time they bring that same excellence to the expansion pack. A musical score of motion picture quality, topnotch voice acting, between 30 to 50 hours of gameplay (longer than most full retail games), multiplayer support, beautiful environments, and the list goes on. In my book these are all characteristics of a great game, not things that are characteristic of an expansion, until now. BioWare has done it yet again and delivered, what I consider, after about 18 hours of gameplay, a great product and a fitting close to one of the greatest CRPG series ever.