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Baldur's Gate 2 or NWN2?!?

#1StormKMDPosted 2/14/2014 7:46:08 PM
Grr, I can't decide >.<

help!
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#2Born LuckyPosted 2/14/2014 7:58:39 PM
That's a tough one.

For sheer content, and D&D atmosphere, I'd have to go with BG2, but NWN2 does a lot of things better than BG2 in a lot of ways.

As an overall game, I'd have to go with NWN2, but both games are really great and you should play both eventually.
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#3Epicness2012Posted 2/14/2014 8:15:19 PM
Honestly can't decide, but whichever you end up going with:

Born Lucky posted...
both games are really great and you should play both eventually.


Along with BG1 if you haven't played that.
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#4Fade2black001Posted 2/14/2014 8:44:05 PM
Make sure when you get the Baldur's Gate series get the original copies instead of the stupid enhanced versions. Also Icewind Dale series is wonderful as well.
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#5The cranky hermitPosted 2/14/2014 8:53:22 PM
And also make sure you play Baldur's Gate 1 first if you haven't already.
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#6NingishzidaPosted 2/14/2014 9:46:35 PM
As already stated, Baldur's Gate should be played before BG2. Baldur's Gate is in many ways the superior game (depending on taste), and can be played in the BG2 engine these days very easily (Tutu, BGT etc).

But that's not necessary, and you will never get the legit BG1 experience running it in the BG2 engine. Believe it or not, the BG2 engine is actually inferior in some ways. You can't even dual-class a specialist in BG2...

That out of the road, BG2 vs. NWN2 is easy to compare if you're talking about the NWN2 original campaign. It can't hold a candle to BG2. But NWN2 has two brilliant expansions, Mask of the Betrayer and Storm of Zehir, and many high-brow user made modules which in my opinion can be the better experience, again, depending on your taste.

Not knowing what your taste is makes it impossible to advise you, but NWN2 is gonna be alot more friendly to a newbie than BG2.
#7NingishzidaPosted 2/14/2014 9:48:34 PM
Fade2black001 posted...
Also Icewind Dale series is wonderful as well.


This.

And Planescape: Torment. They all use the same engine.
#8myztikricePosted 2/14/2014 10:22:10 PM
BG1 is not necessary before playing BG2, and BG2 is the better game in every way.
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#9Justice98405Posted 2/14/2014 10:25:15 PM
"BG1 is not necessary before playing BG2, and BG2 is the better game in every way."

That's true, but it was AWESOME making my bad-ass Mage in Baldur's Gate, taking him into and through the expansion Tales of the Sword Coast, then taking him into and through Shadows of Amn, and finally into and through the final game, the Throne of Bhaal expansion.

THAT is worth doing, even to this day.
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#10Born LuckyPosted 2/14/2014 10:36:58 PM
myztikrice posted...
BG1 is not necessary before playing BG2, and BG2 is the better game in every way.


I actually thought Minsc was funnier in BG1
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