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With the web having turned out several more reviews for Beamdog and Overhaul's Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition over the past few weeks, it seemed like an appropriate time to dig into the latest set of results.
DarkStation gives it a 4.5/5:
The only other issue I had worth noting, was occasional pathfinding issues. Sometimes one of my party members would lag behind the rest of the group or wander off on a different path than the others, and I would have to wait for them to catch up. All in all, it makes for a fun RPG if you don't mind the gameplay mechanics and graphical styles of a time gone by. The story is standard fair for those who play these games often, but it is told well. For someone looking for a game like the Baldur's Gate titles but with more emphasis on spending time fighting monsters and delving through dungeons, this may be just the thing.
Gameplanet gives it an 8.0/10:
There is no question that this game is a must-have for RPG fans, and gamers who can get past the few minor flaws will also discover an enjoyable gaming experience. It will be interesting to see how long it takes before there is a real contender to remove Black Isle from the throne of the RPG genre.
Softpedia gives it an 8/10:
I'm not going to tell you if it's worth the price because I have already bought the original Icewind Dale twice, so if you're keen on trying out an old-school RPG, this Enhanced Edition has everything you need.
Little Green Robot gives it a 4/5:
Venturing out of Easthaven town, you get your first taste of real-time combat with a band of orcs. Battles are quite tactical, requiring careful positioning of characters and the use of their various abilities, and you may want to pause the action regularly to ponder your next move. If you find it too tough, you can always dial back the difficulty level even to the point of making your playable character invincible. There's also the option of playing co-operatively with another player online.
And Save Game Online doesn't score it:
The variety in class content, ability to export your characters and re-use them, and play at increasing levels of difficulty also ensures the game has huge amounts of replayability that elevate it past its minimal superficial gloss and into something bigger than it seems and brings the game's place in RPG history into an area more concrete, reaffirming the choice to enhance the game.