trog69 wrote:( The Gibberlings 3-widescreen mod did make the background art look great. )
Was wondering how well that worked. Thanks for the verification.
My problem is that I have NWN2 on board, and I've only played about an hours worth (real time, not game time) at that one, so I'm really falling behind! Somehow, I don't feel so bad about that.
Oops, almost forgot...I also have Icewind Dale, and haven't played it yet. Is that a game that should be played before, or after the BG series? I've heard many say that IWD is a great game as well. Decisions...
Normally, I would recommend you play either IWD or NWN before BG because playing either *after* Buldur's Gate is inevitably disappointing. Good games in their own right, but not great.
But since you (no offense) seem to have a limited attention span or time constraints, I would focus all your energies on a through play-through of the BG franchise.
Take your time, cherish every moment. Get the most you can out each and every quest or encounter. Study the spells. Know what they can do and how to defend against them. When you encounter a new foe, pause the game. Try to find some intel on it if you are unfamiliar with it. If you don't have a clue what a Beholder or Umberhulk is, it's kind of neat to look them up on the internet (be careful not to spoil yourself though!) to know in advance how they attack, how quickly/often they attack, what their attribute range is, what kind of immunities or resistances they have. Then kind of plan out your attack. You'll still get you butt handed to you sometimes but at least you tried. Some foes are deceptively puny, frail or weak looking. Not all of them, but some of them.
Also, try to understand the class of your character, as well as the classes of your party members. And try to build a party that can handle a wide variety of challenges.
So instead of spreading your limited time and capacities over different titles with a different versions of D&D rules running in the background, I would just focus on one quality experience. But most of all, just do what you find fun.
By the time you finish Throne of Bhaal, know that there is nothing better in existence. Trust me. It's all down hill after that.
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