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Icewind Dale 2

Icewind Dale 2 Icewind Dale 2
by Black Isle Studios

Platform: Windows 98 / Me / 2000 / XP
ESRB Rating: Teen
ASIN: B000065DGH


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Features:
- Epic party-based Dungeons and Dragons adventure
- New playable races such as the sinister Dark Elf and the skull-smashing Half-Orc
- Auto-balancing game-play balances the conflict to match your skill level
- Real-time combat with the ability to pause at any moment to refine your strategy
- Improved multiplayer support for up to 6 players

The worst fear of the civilized realms has come true. The Goblinoids have united into an army of outcasts and misfits and they want to call the Ten Towns their own. Massive swarms of Orcs and Worg-mounted Goblins are attempting to overrun the town of Targos, and that's just the beginning! A call has gone out to all those willing to face insurmountable odds in defense of the Ten Towns. Will you heed the call to arms and face the greatest threat to the Spine of the World?

Return to the frigid north of the Forgotten Realms in the sequel to the critically acclaimed Icewind Dale. This exciting high-fantasy action adventure unites 3rd Edition Dungeons & Dragons rules, new character classes, and races. Enhancements such as auto-balancing game play and an upgraded Infinity Engine will allow for more dynamic battles than ever before. Icewind Dale II will appeal to both action-RPG fans and players new to the genre.

System requirements:
Windows 95/98/ME/2000/XP
Intel Pentium II 350Mhz or AMD K6(R)-III/400Mhz
64MB RAM
DirectX compliant sound and video cards
4x CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive

Customer Reviews:
Sure to beat NWN hands down, August 16, 2002
Reviewer: yehudibarak from Provo, UT United States

Black Isle gives you once last chance to take a romp through the Dale using the Infinity Engine. I bought NWN with high expectations that were soon superceded by the amazing mediocrity of NWN's single player campaign. Where I looked for a detailed and enthralling story I found none. Instead I got a Diablo hack-fest that wasn't even as fun as Diablo. But with Icewind Dale 2, I know that story and combat are going to have their day in the sun. Do yourself a favor and order Icewind Dale 2. It's like snuggling up with a good book, or chatting with an old friend, and is sure to bring back fond memories.

Found this preview...seems more helpful than what I saw..., August 13, 2002
Reviewer: Brian J Francis from Herndon, Va United States

Icewind Dale II is the sequel to the award-winning computer role-playing game Icewind Dale and features the BioWare Infinity Engine(TM) that was used to develop the award-winning games Baldur's Gate™ and Baldur's Gate II (developed by BioWare Corp.), and Planescape®: Torment™" (developed by Black Isle Studios). Icewind Dale II uses the third edition core rules for the classic Dungeons & Dragons® tabletop roleplaying game within the popular Forgotten Realms® adventure campaign setting under licenses by Wizards of the Coast. The game hosts a large variety of new weapons, armor and magical items, and expands upon the gameplay elements found in the original Icewind Dale. Icewind Dale II offers feats and skills such as Power Attack and Diplomacy, further extending the character customization options available to players. Also introduced in Icewind Dale II are new character classes such as the Barbarian and Sorcerer and new playable races including the Drow, the famous dark elves of the nderdark, and the celestial hybrid Aasimar. "Icewind Dale II" includes over 50 new spells such as Executioner's Eyes and Aegis, bringing the total to over 300 spells, almost all of which have been revamped for the new rule set.

IT WILL BE THE BEST, August 10, 2002
Reviewer: A gamer from Belo Horizonte, MG, BRASIL

This game will be the best RPG ever made for PC, with tons of spells, hours and hours of game play, and the coolest character portraits.
The gamers will not have much problems with system requeriments, and the visual is just GREAT!!!!!!
It will have much options to construct your 6 characters, a lot of skills and other improvements to kill any red dragon in the way. The game will also feature an hard dificulty level for those who want some challenge with some prizes, like rare objects.
So like I say before IT WILL BE THE BEST GAME EVER!!!!!!!!

just saying 1 start at the mo coz it aint out, August 1, 2002
Reviewer: A gamer from uk

who ever posted the message above that said this is a prequel is wrong its a sequel that takes place 30 years after the original game that why you cant import your iwd characters. as for the other poster who said neverwinter nights seems better, well they are two drastically different games

would actually like to give it 41/2 stars, July 11, 2002
Reviewer: scott M Mcloud from Portland, Oregon United States

Because I have one minor problem with this game, it takes place before the events in the prequel and so you cannot import your old team (all six of which I have a long history with, especially Brydgette Shia'ai my sword and bow master, who later became a mage who I wanted to make a ranger/sorceror under the new system). The previous game, and this one, combined the party and story strength of Baldur's Gate (I&II) with the hack and slash simplicity of Diablo. It also improved on Baldur, in that it was the perfect length (took me a week and a half too win) level-ups happen regularly (BG took weeks before any character went up), loads of unique magic items to truly perfect your characters, and was simply so memorable and atmospheric that I still remember this one and compare it too most games I play.


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