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Two reviews for BG 2 ToB

(PC: Single- & Multi-Player RPG) | Posted by Rendelius @ Wednesday - July 04, 2001 - 12:07 -
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Games Domain Review and Action Trip have both reviewed Baldurs Gate 2 - Throne of Bhaal. Games Domain had some critizism and gave the addon only 3 1/2 stars out of 5:

    Even more irritating is the presence of absurdly powerful enemy mages and priests. After escaping Saradush, nearly every battle takes place against numerous enemy melee specialists and their magic-using backup who inevitably throw up all sorts of protection spells as soon as you hove into view. Each struggle has to be fought the same way, with your mages and priests working on taking down these protections while your warriors struggle to stay alive against the onslaught of enemy shock troops. So while you now have access to those powerful ninth level spells, you'll spend most of the time using dishwater dull stuff like Pierce Shield and Ruby Ray of Reversal. As combat is fairly prevalent in the game, Throne of Bhaal often becomes a tiresome crawl from one room to another. Where Baldur's Gate II wrapped me up so completely that I lost whole days in front of my computer, the expansion so frustrated and bored me that I was hardly able to play for three or four hours before requiring a break. Perhaps I'm just tired of this series, though I don't think that's the case, judging from the months I spent so eagerly anticipating the add-on's arrival.

Action Trip was more positive, rates the game with 90%:
    Even though the Baldur's Gate serial is finally finished, Black Isle will continue to provide us with quality entertainment as they had for the past four years, with their new project the Neverwinter Nights, their first 3D D&D adventure. There is a rumor that they intend to give the notorious Infinity engine code to their fans, but that is still but a rumor. The end of Baldur's Gate is also a surprise, or should I say several surprises as there are several ways to finish the game :-).
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