Craving more retro RPG entertainment, the folks at Mana Pool have turned their attention to BioWare's Baldur's Gate: Tales of the Sword Coast expansion pack. Their review hands out an 8.8/10 to the addon, with a few of the accompanying paragraphs to follow:
Gameplay is, obviously, along the same lines as the original Baldur's Gate. New levels and spells and equipment have been added, however, so there are some more tactical options. For those who enjoyed Baldur's Gate, this represents a continuance of more of the same, with no major changes.
Tales of the Sword Coast is noticeably more difficult than the standard game, however, and some of the encounters are definitely a step up in challenge. Additionally, the developers were clearly more comfortable with the engine, and devised some more interesting layouts and combat encounters for the new sections, which are quite entertaining.
Nowhere is this more evident than in Durlag's Tower, which has a whole host of puzzles, traps and deadly interactions with monsters that require as much thinking as they do blasting.