An inststant classic and a must play for anyone who likes hack-and-slash RPG's.
The sound and graphics were exceptional at giving you the look and feel of a cave, dungeon, ice cavern, or whatever environment you were in. The only thing that bothered me was the lack of a real storyline. You start off trying to find out who mugged you when you first entered the city of Balder's Gate only to end up fighting all sorts of monsters and being whisked away to far off lands alone and with no help. When the storyline becomes irrelevant so does the setting as you simply go from area to area killing everything in sight. You fail to come into contact with anyone from your beginning mission after about a third of the way through
Even if you become tired of the storyline it won't stop you from finishing. Its a good looking game with fun combat and a good mix of rpg style customization.