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Discussion in 'MSC Clan' started by Brak, Jul 12, 2000.

  1. Brak

    Brak Unregistered

    Hello, I am thinking of getting into RPGs and since D2 and Baldur's Gate are both coming out very soon, I am trying to find out which would be best. Anyone on this board ever play Baldur's Gate? How does it compare to D or D2 in gameplay? I'm leaning toward D2 because of the stonger on-line multi-player capability (as well as the strong sense of community, also thinking of joining the M.A.C. clan). But have read in reviews of D2 that since maps are randomly generated that enemies re-spawn in areas where you've already killed them next time the game is started, which leads to player frustration. What do you think?

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  2. Wran

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    I'm getting both BG and D2, but for online group playing D2 is the superior choice. I would recommend D2 unless you are only playing a single-player game, in which case it may be a toss-up.

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  3. Edward

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    BG is really the better Role Playing game. It has a very rich story with lots of interaction possible between your characters and NPCs. D2, while more RPG than D1, is still a hackfest in comparison.

    I'm not plunking on D2, it's superb, just not as much of a true RPG as BG is.

    (yes i've played both D2 and BG on peecee)


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  4. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    I say Diablo 2. Mainly because it is more widely played than BG. Plus the online play is more supported (battle.net). But then I've never played BG.
     
  5. flytrap

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    I haven't played bg but I'm getting both games. From what I hear bg definitely has a more involved roleplaying aspect and storyline to it, however d2 looks like its going to kick butt in multiplayer games.
     
  6. Brak

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    Keep those replies coming...and to let you all know, I also posted a similar D2 vs. BG message at BG and D2 PC sites. (Assuming PCers have a greater chance of having played both...duh Brak). I have gotten a lot of excellent responses on the Battle.Net D2 message board. Complete with pros and cons of both games. Some of the people there are (not surprisingly) saying D2 is better, but most say, it depends and that BG is more of a true RPG with some battle, whereas D2 is more based on battle sequences with a little RPG thrown in. If ya'all want to have a look, there are already many excellent, some surprising responses at http://www.battle.net/forums/diablo2-strategy/. The thread is titled "D2 vs. Baldur's Gate" and you already have to scroll down a ways to get to it.
    Thanks for the posts,

    Brak
     
  7. Jade~Mist

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    Hands down BG is a better single player game, with good story, action and enough differences to inspire repeated gameplay.
    However, D2 is superior in multi-player. Single player is really only multi-player in a single mode. No saving, respawns of levels, only your quests and character info save, just like as in multi. D2's real strength is in multi player. It's fun in single also, but you can tell this was made to be an online game.
    I've played BG on my hand-me-down PC and I played it quite a bit with many different characters and had alot of fun. Playng D2 now until the mac version released and having just as much fun.
    So really, both games are good, strong, fun games with replay value.
    Sorry for the report. [​IMG]

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  8. cowofwar

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    Hey Jade, is that a new sig?

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  9. MjTom

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    Don't know if someone mentioned it before. D2 is not a real RPG. It has improved RPG facts and is a real good game. BG is a RPG and is based on AD&D rule, even if the spells aren't right implemented. Soon there shall be a new game like BG. For Multiplayer D2 is best!!! because BG multiplayer is the same as with SP but you haven't the same possibilities.

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  10. flytrap

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    Can't wait for Neverwinter Nights. Its sounds to be the coolest rpg to come along in a while.
     
  11. Grubb

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    As much as I'm looking forward to D2, and as much fun as I know it's gonna be, I don't think it'll be able to top the sheer comedy factor of a man with a pet minature giant space hamster named Boo, and a man who doesn't want to die because he'd hate for said hamster to be an orphan [​IMG]
     
  12. Hannibal~MAC

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    speaking of RPGs does anybody remeber dragon warrior back on NES, that was a great game

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  13. cowofwar

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    Well...Both look awesome so I'll probably play D2 for quite a while, get tired of it, play BG for a while, get tired of it, pick up D2 again, play it for a while, get tired of it...........

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  14. DunAzrael

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    yeah, I say go for d2.
    As baldurs gate may have better interaction between npc's and your character it may leave you wanting more.

    whereas d2 has less interaction the maps constantly change in order to prevent the dullness created by having to go the same way evrytime. everytime you leave the camp(or city/town thing)you must find your way again and you get to explore much more. Also if you die you can use waypoints to get back to where you died. overall i think d2 is better than bg by far.
     
  15. Elf aka Rad aka OSX

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    You really must get them both. They're each best-of-class games... they are just too different to ba ranked head-to-head. Personally BG was one of my all time favorites. It's one of only 2 games to ever lure me onto a PC! The drawback to BG is in replaying - the monsters are the same ones in the same places on maps that look just the same. But BG is great! To maximize the fun period play it without reading any walkthrus, strategy guides, etc. And once you've had enough of one character type there are others to renew your interest.
     

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