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With a steep entry price of $9.99, this probably isn't the game for anyone unsure about whether an unashamedly hardcore, old-school RPG is the right fit for them. If, on the other hand, you played and loved Baldur's Gate back in the day then you already know what to do, and let's be honest you've probably already had your money's worth from the last weekend alone.
Balder's Gate: Enhanced Edition perhaps isn't as shiny and new as its name suggests, but if you're willing to put up with some antiquated RPG designs, there's a lengthy and satisfying quest to be had here.
Overhaul games took upon themselves the unenviable and mammoth task of bringing one of the most cherished and revered games of the past 20 years into modern times. And we should all be glad they did. If you had never told us that Baldur's Gate was originally a 14 year old PC game, we would never have thought it wasn't specifically designed for the iPad. The story, characters, quests and gameplay almost seem timeless and are just as engaging and absorbing now as they were back then. Overhaul has done a masterful job of updating the game.
Though some of Baldur's Gate's relics sort of get in the way of gameplay, such as obscure D&D mechanics, mouse-optimized controls, and dated graphics, the spirit of the game still holds a ton of appeal. Rich character portraits and top-notch voice acting deliver convincing personalities, whileintense background music and steep difficulty curve can create truly gripping combat experiences. Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition is a fine example of bringing classic franchises back to life on mobile; I just can't wait until Baldur's Gate 2 comes out for iOS.