So I finished my second play through (as wizard). I originally played the game back in 2004? 2003? 2005? as warrior. My memory of the original play through is a bit shakey as I had a year gap between start and end (at some point was stuck due to bug and when I went back to the game a patch had fixed the bug).
These comments reflect thoughts between original play through and second play through based on flaw memory of today:
a) Writing is a bit corny/childish. I didn't remember this the first time nor do I remember anything of this nature in DKS (which i will replay soon) but I found the key spoke lines near the end of the game a bit of a let down (actual words seemed a bit corny to the extent of distracting from the game).
b) Graphics were fine - bit surprise the graphics didn't really bother me as that was one of my chief complaints when the game first came out (in fact I even sent a note to Larian with said complaint to which swen responded that most liked the graphics - it was a side comment to a bug in which he pointed to a patch that fixed the bug.
c) game is too easy if you use walk through but almost too hard if you don't. Ok for this play through I used a walk through in many parts to accelerate the game and avoid some of the quest breaking moves I made the first time. What i found is that my super buff maged walk through the waste land to end without much of an effort at all (as mage). On my first play through as warrior I struggled in the last section of the game on normal loading many times and almost giving up twice. Balance is always difficult to get right and I'm don't want to start a long debate here. Unfortunately I do not have my original saves and can't compare the end build of my warrior but my mage was silly powerful mostly due to huge number of charms (in the original play through I took what I found and that was that
This time around I played the GOG version with Raze provided music patch. There were a few bugs and crashes and the 'HD' stuff was overblown and I generally found the wide screen resolutions not all that useful esp how the main screen was handled (which was quite ugly). I ended up using the default resolution on my 22 inch monitor and letting the monitor do the scaling.
Hum. Why post these comments. Not sure they have a lot of value - I guess the three shockers:
a) The graphics didn't bother me now in 2013 and they did back in 2003/2004
b) Using a walk through makes the game too easy and the game difficulty (with regards to combat) heavily depends on equipment and therefore luck of the draw. I suspect it might even be possible to get a build that can't finish the game if the luck is horrible.
c) Bit surprise that written/spoken words could turn me off as being immature
I really want to play DKS again and check the writing because I simply do not remember this being an issue - then again I didn't remember it being an issue the original time I played it.