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Originally Posted by mr_planescapist
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I would no sooner play a remake of BG1/BG2 than I would watch a remake of Casablanca or Wizard of Oz (note I said remake, not reinterpretation). There is absolutely NO reason to tamper with perfection.



Why? The old games haven't aged well and you can't even run the originals on newer machines - your eyes will bleed out. Plus, you already have one remake which is the Enhanced Edition by Beamdog.

I'd love the remake, but it will probably be a modded one, similar to all those attempts to recreate Baldur's Gate over the years first as Neverwinter Nights modules, then then Neverwinter Nights 2, and then Dragon Age Origins.


Aged badly? Really?
To my eyes they still look amazing. The UI is top notch. It controls fast. Story is still engaging.
In general it is usually 3D games, especially their cinematic dialogues that age badly.

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This is absolutely true, i mean, the actual originals havent aged so well, but the enhanced editions which allow for better resolutions have. Because the actual area art was good for its time and a well drawn location is a well drawn location. Unlike 3d games where the polycount changes and things dramatically improve visually.


For me I just don't know that Larians take on RPGs is necessarly a good fit for a remake of the old BGs. I think if Solasta had the budget to do prettier graphics, their engine would be a better fit. Why? because really Solastas "downsides" are its graphics and its story, if you can get a bit more budget for the former, remaking the BG series covers the latter, frankly. It's travel mechanics would also be excellent for the BG series, and it's approach to verticality would be more enriching for those games than BG3s approach to verticality.

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It wouldn't really be the same.

I think I would play it if the story aspects was fully integrated. I'm not too fond of RTwP, which is generally what keeps me from playing BG1 and 2 again, evne though I want to play the story again.

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I would be interested in a remake with 5e and TB combat. 5e because that's the only way WotC would license it. It would be a massive undertaking if they made all those maps in 3d, though.

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If you ask me, there could be a sequel potential for Bhaal spawn saga, "timeline before" Murder at Baldur's Gate there's that 100-year gap. where Abdel Adrian kinda became a Duke of Baldur's Gate, lived a mortal life, and kinda was fateful end at the start of that particular module bringing the Bhaal Spawn saga into the end before Baldurs's Gate 3.

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Personally I would love to see them do the old TSR Gold Box modules in this format.

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I played and beat BG 1 and 2. So no, I prefer something new, like around the Battle of Bones area.

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Not for me. No interest.

For me it would highlight what I liked about the Infinity Engine and what I dislike about the Divinity Engine. BG3 is sooo good looking but man those party controls suck. And just the opposite is true of the IE -- party controls are near perfect but the graphics are dated.

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Originally Posted by Jeldar
Personally I would love to see them do the old TSR Gold Box modules in this format.


Now this type of remake I could go for - updating and modernizing the Gold Box games could potentially be a blast.

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Interesting. Personally I'm totally against BG3 in 3D idea. Like if anyone does it i would totally play it. I'm playing bg2 right now lol. But what BG2 brought us was special back then but there's definitely more to be learned for 20 years of how the game industry changed. I don't see why we wouldn't profit from those changes. smile


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Originally Posted by Jeldar
Personally I would love to see them do the old TSR Gold Box modules in this format.




Holy hell, yeah! That would be awesome, I loved those games so much as a kid.

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