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The Gold Box games were underated

Posted By: Omegaphallic

The Gold Box games were underated - 01/12/19 03:00 AM

A lot of folks seem to idolize Baldur's Gate 1&2 and to a lesser extent NWN1&2, but those games would likely never have happened with the success of the Gold Box Games.

Pool of Radiance, Azure Bonds, Silent Blades, Pool of Darkness, Savage Frontier, Spelljammer: Pirates of Realmspace.

I just thought these amazing games (and their Dragonlance sister games), deserved to be remembered and appriatated.

And I hope BG3 has some call backs to these games.
Posted By: Hawke

Re: The Gold Box games were underated - 02/12/19 01:51 AM

They are not underrated just forgotten. Because less people played them at their time.
Posted By: kanisatha

Re: The Gold Box games were underated - 02/12/19 03:19 PM

Yeah exactly. People in the industry very much remember and speak very highly of the Gold Box games. It's just that not that many average people at that time had computers, so the people who got to play them are a small group.

I myself have suggested on many game developer forums the idea of someone doing a modern-day version of the Gold Box games: a series of relatively small, one-off games paralleling the TT game modules that WotC has been very prolific with releasing in the 5e era.
Posted By: Omegaphallic

Re: The Gold Box games were underated - 03/12/19 12:02 AM

Originally Posted by Hawke
They are not underrated just forgotten. Because less people played them at their time.


They successful by the standards of their day, that is why they made so many of them. It's also why GoG sells many them.
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