right now a good buy is dungeons and dragons anthology master collection,. just bought it recently,. has baldurs gate 1 and 2 plus all expansions ,. icewind dale 1 and 2 plus all expansions ,. also the temple of elemental evil and planescape torment
If you don't know it - you need to have a look at Divine Divinity for your Baldur's Gate/Icewind Dale fix!
I just bought the Icewind Dale Complete Collection, Baldur's Gate Complete Collection and Planescape: Torment on Amazon. These games got by me as a teenager so I can't wait to get into them now.
I agree with numairullah. I have been a long fan of RTS and some FPS. But now I am a big fan of RPGs. I have played Kotor 1 and Kotor 2 more than once. Then I picked up Neverwinter Nights 1 and enjoyed it a lot. Now I am going the first time through Planescape Torment and although "old" and "dated" to today standards, I find the story and characters and game play well developed, making sense of the philosophy behind role-play. That is why I am looking forward to play more games based on the infinity engine. Perhaps you can have a better AI and better graphics today, but that alone does not good games make, it is the blend of all the elements of role-play that make an enjoyable and immersive experience.
Just reinstalled and planning on going through it again. The reason is what all these other RPG fans have talked about here. Today is the day of mindless FPS games with no style, no brainers. The Diablo series was good but it is a true hack and slash, again no thinking. When I play an RPG I want to let my imagination go. I want to feel like the decisions I make, the way I interact with NPC's all have an effect on the outcome. Just grabbing a weapon and going all out is fun from time to time but I do not feel games like this stick to the original intention of the golden age of the RPG. With FPS's and a brain dead generation coming into gaming, games like IWD 2 and BG are too "hard" take too long. I prefer the classic RPG style and when a company puts a decent RPG together for a console generation it always seems to fall short of the golden age of RPG's. Two games on a console that fit the style of the golden age was the NES port of Wizardry and the Phantasy star series for Sega's Genesis and these are now long forgotten gems as well. I pray the WII developers use the awesome technology behind the hardware to formulate a RPG that literally puts you in the game with all the classic flavor. If you stumbled onthis game at a yard sale or picked it up dirt cheap (I bought the 70 dollar collector's edition) over the net then your in for a real treat. Beware, however, if your used to FPS or Hack and Slash RPG's. This game makes you think and rewards you for your ingenuity and strategy. I have been a fan of the infinity engine since the release of BG. A revamp of the system should have come out instead of abandoning it altogether. Again, supply the demand.
it's very dissapointing that nowadays RPG-s are so....."empty" they miss the depth that the others have . Conclusion:The nowadays RPG-s SUCKS A LOT Who agrees me??
Both Icewind I & II are classics. I still play them every once and again. It is a shame that nowadays these types of games are not being developed anymore. (rpgs are more action oriented these days) The gameplay is very strategic, it is NOT a hack and slash game. You have to pause constantly and determine what is the best course of action for all your party. Graphics are a bit outdated but it doesn't mean that they're bad. If you are planning to get it I would highly recommend you do. However, do not go into them with tremendously high expectations. Remember, these games came out between 2000-02 and things have changed since then, but if you are a D&D fan and just enjoy them for what they are, they will certainly give you hours of fun within the D&D Forgotten Realms universe. And langlest, I completely agree with you, these games kick the crap out of NWN.
My only complaint is the lack of "living" player party characters, they're just mindless drones. I prefer games with party members you can talk to.