|Just after Throne of Bhaal going gold, RPGVault has a preview for us.|
Having only played part of the way through, and with my playing time having included repeating some portions with different characters or strategies, I'm not in a position to reveal much more of the story even if I wanted to. What I can say is that to this point, Throne of Bhall embodies all the positive qualities fans have come to expect from Bioware and the Baldur's Gate titles. The game art is as gorgeous and as detailed as ever, and a number of tweaks have been made to the interface such as allowing movement to continue while on the map screen, and highlighting treasure and doors with the Tab key. There are lots of new weapons, other items and spells. As for interesting new opponents, those revealed to date include Solars, Planetars, Purple Dragons, Magic Golems, Blue Dragons, Hive Mothers, Red Abishai, Fire Giants and Demogorgon, Prince of Demons. If that wasn't enough, there are new high-level abilities and spells that, in the words of Lead Designer Kevin Martens, can turn any character class into a killing machine.