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  1. i just finished the game on hard and i found a full tank Eder being to one-sided and ineffective. Sure he doesnt die ever but he will be durable enough with a 2-handed weapon and with defender deactivated. This way he will be hitting some 60+ damage crits as well as keeping the enemies locked in doorways.
  2. ...and a LOT less details. 2d graphics are still the prettiest to this day. BG2 looks a million times better than Warcraft 3 or even Dragon Age. You do know that the backgrounds and characters in BG2 are pre-rendered (3D), right? The only reason they were "flattened" to 2D was because of performance - we did not have powerful 3D accelerators like we have today. And the amount of detail has nothing to do with the game being in 2D. They just put alot of effort into the game - but it could have been done in 3D too. But like I said, that was not an option back then. they cant bring this level of detail with nowadays hardway either. Just look at the scenes from Torment and IWD2 in the trailer video and tell me which modern game even comes close to this. 3d graphics only look good when stylized and colorful, attempt anything realistic and the result will be inferior to the 2d approach. Off the top of my head I would say you should look at Diablo 3, Dungeon Siege 3, Trine 2 or even the video of Wasteland 2 pre-alpha. They all look very good and are all in 3D, even though more than that is possible with today's technology. And to top it off, you can have better superior animations, lighting, etc. with a game in 3D. but Diablo 3 and DS3 look HORRIBLE! The only thing 3D graphics offer is real-time shadows/lighting and correct perspective. Something that just doesnt compare to the level of detail you get in games like Icewind Dale or Temple of Elemental Evil where you can see every stone on a pathway, litter on the streets or random patches of snow on the roofs of houses. Games like Diablo 3 just got a messy texture instead.
  3. ...and a LOT less details. 2d graphics are still the prettiest to this day. BG2 looks a million times better than Warcraft 3 or even Dragon Age. You do know that the backgrounds and characters in BG2 are pre-rendered (3D), right? The only reason they were "flattened" to 2D was because of performance - we did not have powerful 3D accelerators like we have today. And the amount of detail has nothing to do with the game being in 2D. They just put alot of effort into the game - but it could have been done in 3D too. But like I said, that was not an option back then. they cant bring this level of detail with nowadays hardway either. Just look at the scenes from Torment and IWD2 in the trailer video and tell me which modern game even comes close to this. 3d graphics only look good when stylized and colorful, attempt anything realistic and the result will be inferior to the 2d approach.
  4. Arcanum anybody? Surely it wouldnt be that hard to include optional turn-based combat in this game would it?
  5. ...and a LOT less details. 2d graphics are still the prettiest to this day. BG2 looks a million times better than Warcraft 3 or even Dragon Age.
  6. personally i hate the MMORPG-ish system of in-combat healing. Hits should mean something and shouldnt be negated by a healer standing 10 m away from the action. I liked the D&D games where healing in the middle of a fight was risky and not as efficient as post-combat healing. Also pure healing classes are the worst.
  7. any info on how big the players party is gonna be? Im getting kinda bored of the 3 or 4 characters max system all RPGs nowadays seem to use and would love having the tactical options that 6 or better yet 8 individuals offer. It just creates way more intresting dynamics imho.
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