|The latest Baldur's Gate title 'Throne of Bhaal' should hit stores next week - so this preview at Games Domain should be one of the last ever before the reviews break out:|
You'll also find the monsters a tad powerful, even if you do have the characters to cope. Let's just say your first real opponents are fully-fledged vampires and that it only gets harder. As you might imagine, this requires some seriously good control over your party in combat. Proper use of scripting and a healthy knowledge of spells are more like a pre-requisite than an advantage. Completion of BG2 isn't essential, though -ToB introduces both a stand-alone mission (which you can play after BG2) and a six-story dungeon for high-level characters called 'Watcher's Keep' that you can play during the course of the game.