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Okay - so Beamdog has just stated that they will release a completely new Infinity Engine game. Read here.

 

"We’ve mentioned before that Adventure Y will be an addition to the Baldur’s Gate line using the Infinity engine, bridging the gap between Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition and Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition."

 

Just... Wow. This is happening in 2015. There might be hope for humanity after all.

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Does this mean a glimmer of hope for IWD2: EE and PST: EE? Was kind of left despondent by the news from Beamdog that the Infinity Engine games that used DnD3 ruleset would be a significant challenge to bring over for the team, casting doubt that those two would ever come out.


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I prefer this one :p

I rode in this carnival ride once, some car-looking thing that's actually a rolls-on-metal-pylons theater, where you sat in a seat and watched a driving scene as the whole contraption rolled and moved side to side. I came out of it with rattled shoulders and a motion tension neck headache. I wonder what my response to that thing would be. It looks more comfy, but... :lol:

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Okay - so Beamdog has just stated that they will release a completely new Infinity Engine game. Read here.

 

"We’ve mentioned before that Adventure Y will be an addition to the Baldur’s Gate line using the Infinity engine, bridging the gap between Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition and Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition."

 

Just... Wow. This is happening in 2015. There might be hope for humanity after all.

 

I've been waiting for this ever since I've seen their "enhanced" editions. Now the entire IE-fan community will see what an inept company Beamdog is when they're not riding on the old glory of BioWare. Their own content is 4th rate fan fiction crap. I wrote that kind of stuff when I was a teen fledgling Dungeon Master, ~25 years ago.

 

Oh wait! Their game will bridge the gap between BG1 and BG2, so they will still be riding on the old glory of BioWare, using characters, storylines, places, monsters, items, everything. Because without that kind of backup, their games would be so bad that the RPGCodex would write a three-act opera about its badness. These people shouldn't be allowed to even touch the sacred ancient content of BioWare.

 

(My RPG content rating system is, narrative-wise: 4th rate fan fiction crap; 3rd rate tie-in novel crap; 2nd rate bestseller crap; 1st rate actual literature crap)

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Ah, and they have 1995 CDROM version of TIE Fighter's CE.

 

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Okay - so Beamdog has just stated that they will release a completely new Infinity Engine game. Read here.

 

"We’ve mentioned before that Adventure Y will be an addition to the Baldur’s Gate line using the Infinity engine, bridging the gap between Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition and Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition."

 

Just... Wow. This is happening in 2015. There might be hope for humanity after all.

 

I've been waiting for this ever since I've seen their "enhanced" editions. Now the entire IE-fan community will see what an inept company Beamdog is when they're not riding on the old glory of BioWare. Their own content is 4th rate fan fiction crap. I wrote that kind of stuff when I was a teen fledgling Dungeon Master, ~25 years ago.

 

Oh wait! Their game will bridge the gap between BG1 and BG2, so they will still be riding on the old glory of BioWare, using characters, storylines, places, monsters, items, everything. Because without that kind of backup, their games would be so bad that the RPGCodex would write a three-act opera about its badness. These people shouldn't be allowed to even touch the sacred ancient content of BioWare.

 

(My RPG content rating system is, narrative-wise: 4th rate fan fiction crap; 3rd rate tie-in novel crap; 2nd rate bestseller crap; 1st rate actual literature crap)

 

Yeah, we will see I guess.

 

I'm pretty much undecided regarding the quality of Beamdog's own additions, but that's because I don't have any experience with them this far.

 

I'm more interested in the trend. Right now, we have Wasteland 2, PoE, Torment:TToN, the list goes on with more indie titles. New IE game being made in 2015. What's going to happen next?

 

Baldur's Gate 3 is pretty much just waiting to happen. It is unclear how I will feel about it since I decided to boycott any and all future FR products when 4th ed FR was released. I heard they fixed a lot of the stupid stuff though. Who knows.


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So Beamdog has access to a D&D license, I mean, to make *new* stuff?

 

Now I'd lie if I said the prospect of a BG(2)-style game weren't exciting, but I'd appreciate it if they left the actual Baldur's Gate name alone, the saga was pretty much finished (there were some interesting concepts in other threads/forums for post ascendance gameplay, but I don't have much faith in anyone but inXile/Bioware pulling those off properly), time for them to prove on their own they can create an experience that is as memorable as the BG-series was for many of us.

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Game that spans bridge between BGI and BGII? That means you'll forced to have K-K-K-K-Khalid around again.


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I don't see how you even could bridge the two. The opening cinematic did that. How do you make an entire game out of "you fled and got jumped."


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I think there is a lot of material between BG1 and 2.  How the heck did Imoen become a mage?  

 

 

Ok, that's all I've got.

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Okay - so Beamdog has just stated that they will release a completely new Infinity Engine game. Read here.

 

"We’ve mentioned before that Adventure Y will be an addition to the Baldur’s Gate line using the Infinity engine, bridging the gap between Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition and Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition."

 

Just... Wow. This is happening in 2015. There might be hope for humanity after all.

 

I've been waiting for this ever since I've seen their "enhanced" editions. Now the entire IE-fan community will see what an inept company Beamdog is when they're not riding on the old glory of BioWare. Their own content is 4th rate fan fiction crap. I wrote that kind of stuff when I was a teen fledgling Dungeon Master, ~25 years ago.

 

Oh wait! Their game will bridge the gap between BG1 and BG2, so they will still be riding on the old glory of BioWare, using characters, storylines, places, monsters, items, everything. Because without that kind of backup, their games would be so bad that the RPGCodex would write a three-act opera about its badness. These people shouldn't be allowed to even touch the sacred ancient content of BioWare.

 

(My RPG content rating system is, narrative-wise: 4th rate fan fiction crap; 3rd rate tie-in novel crap; 2nd rate bestseller crap; 1st rate actual literature crap)

 

Yeah, we will see I guess.

 

I'm pretty much undecided regarding the quality of Beamdog's own additions, but that's because I don't have any experience with them this far.

 

I'm more interested in the trend. Right now, we have Wasteland 2, PoE, Torment:TToN, the list goes on with more indie titles. New IE game being made in 2015. What's going to happen next?

 

Baldur's Gate 3 is pretty much just waiting to happen. It is unclear how I will feel about it since I decided to boycott any and all future FR products when 4th ed FR was released. I heard they fixed a lot of the stupid stuff though. Who knows.

 

 

Yes, it's wonderful that there seems the slimmest possibility of new D&D games, and that a new IE game of all things is being made.

 

The only pity is that it's being done by a company with a track record of either (1) awful, awful, useless crap that is worse than the original; (2) eh, okay but not really worth paying for. 

 

The sad thing is that when you look at some of the modders they've hired since starting... the mods that community made was better than what Beamdog is making now. 

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I think there is a lot of material between BG1 and 2.  How the heck did Imoen become a mage? 

When I dual classed her during BG1.


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Oh wait! Their game will bridge the gap between BG1 and BG2, so they will still be riding on the old glory of BioWare, using characters, storylines, places, monsters, items, everything. Because without that kind of backup, their games would be so bad that the RPGCodex would write a three-act opera about its badness.

actually, RPG Codex would love it, probably


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Okay - so Beamdog has just stated that they will release a completely new Infinity Engine game. Read here.

 

"We’ve mentioned before that Adventure Y will be an addition to the Baldur’s Gate line using the Infinity engine, bridging the gap between Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition and Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition."

 

Just... Wow. This is happening in 2015. There might be hope for humanity after all.

 

Those Beamdog hacks really want to make Baldur's gate 3, don't they? This is probably some effort to test waters, wish them the worst sales numbers imaginable.

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So Beamdog has access to a D&D license, I mean, to make *new* stuff?

 

Who knows? BG 1.5 would not really be new in the same sense that a BG3 would be, but more in the way their new add ins to BG1 and BG2 were new.

 

The D&D5 talk implies stuff, but then again saying IWD2 with its 3e is too hard also implies stuff in the opposite direction.

 

actually, RPG Codex would love it, probably

 

 

Like Dragon Age: Origins, 'Codex RPG of the year for 2009.

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http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2015/01/06/grey-goo-release-date/

 

RPS preview of Grey Goo. Seems promising, even if Meer seems to suck at the game.


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I can say for sure that I like that people are working on these kinds of games at least. Me, I'm perfectly fine with the "normal" versions of BG1 and BG2, but maybe I should buy the EE versions just to put my money where my mouth is.


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I would punch a baby seal in the face for another D&D game using the same rule set as the BG series but that aint gonna happen. Can anyone provide an opinion on 5E? Is it enjoyable? Would it translate well into a PC game?

 

It's a little simplistic and focused more on roleplaying than 4e, also the combat is rather lethal from what i've seen so far, I think it would be largely dependant on the implementation. Personally i've enjoyed GMing so far, but I have to admit my players have asked for various house rules to be added.

 

Have the enhanced editions improved pathfinding and the other common complaints with the IE games?


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"Get your wallets ready!"

 

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Agreed. I have prepared my PayPal account.

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Just got a facebook update from Harebrained schemes that the Shadowrun: Hongkong kickstarter will go live at January 13th. Get your wallets ready!

I didn't back the original, but I'll definitely be chipping in for Hong Kong. DMS was pretty good, and Dragonfall was really good. I can't wait to see what else they've got :)

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