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The Last Item You Purchased?

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What was it? Whether it was a packet of chips, a video game, a CD, a magazine, a gun, a flower, a yacht or an island, post it here.

My most recent purchase was a CD - Dream Theater's "Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence".
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    Both in Amazon MP3's $5 album sale.
  • The Cave

    £8.00

    (20% off at GMG still! Thought I'd take advantage of it! ;D)
  • Alcoremortis;764604 said:
    Ooh, you'll have to say how it is. I've been thinking of buying it, but I have so little time to play games now that I haven't really gotten around to it.
    Well I played a little bit.

    + It's Baldur's Gate 1 + Tales Of The Sword Coast (haven't entered Ulgoth's beard yet so I am not sure of it. The area is available on the map though)
    + I like the new look of the inventory including explanations of the armor rating. And the new texts look really good.
    + The areas look a lot better than in the original / are a little more high res but still: Baldur's Gate 2 looked better
    + They added the Tutorial from Baldur's Gate 2 which is really helpful for new players since the tutorial system in the first game was garbage (but is still intact) (including framerate drops in the tutoriual but I am not sure if they haven't been there always)
    + Cutscenes have been remade. No more lo-fi CGI crap. They look really great.
    + New gameplay: The Black Pits. Seems to be arena-style content but I haven't really touched it yet because I really want to play the main game first.


    - No resolution options the game auto-detects it and I really don't like how small everything looks. This game was designed for 640x480 when it was released and it shows.
    - The price is way too high --> wait for a sale. For that kind of money you get everything Baldur's Gate on GoG
    - There are already 4 DLC packs "not yet to buy" in the main menu.
  • I get the impression that you might like the Dr. Who series.
  • der_ketzer;765226 said:
    Well I played a little bit.

    + It's Baldur's Gate 1 + Tales Of The Sword Coast (haven't entered Ulgoth's beard yet so I am not sure of it. The area is available on the map though)
    + I like the new look of the inventory including explanations of the armor rating. And the new texts look really good.
    + The areas look a lot better than in the original / are a little more high res but still: Baldur's Gate 2 looked better
    + They added the Tutorial from Baldur's Gate 2 which is really helpful for new players since the tutorial system in the first game was garbage (but is still intact) (including framerate drops in the tutoriual but I am not sure if they haven't been there always)
    + Cutscenes have been remade. No more lo-fi CGI crap. They look really great.
    + New gameplay: The Black Pits. Seems to be arena-style content but I haven't really touched it yet because I really want to play the main game first.


    - No resolution options the game auto-detects it and I really don't like how small everything looks. This game was designed for 640x480 when it was released and it shows.
    - The price is way too high --> wait for a sale. For that kind of money you get everything Baldur's Gate on GoG
    - There are already 4 DLC packs "not yet to buy" in the main menu.
    Thanks. From what you've said so far, it seems like the main draw over BGTuTu is the new cutscenes and the new areas.
  • Alcoremortis;765337 said:
    Thanks. From what you've said so far, it seems like the main draw over BGTuTu is the new cutscenes and the new areas.
    It's basically that. If you don't mind installing TuTu then use that.
    I personally do.:D
  • der_ketzer;765338 said:
    It's basically that. If you don't mind installing TuTu then use that.
    I personally do.:D
    Wait. Can you use TuTu with the Enhanced Edition? That would be like the best of both worlds.
  • Alcoremortis;765390 said:
    Wait. Can you use TuTu with the Enhanced Edition? That would be like the best of both worlds.
    I don't think so. But if you are going to use TuTu then get it from GoG. No need to get the Steam Version.


    Oh one minor minus is still there:
    They kept the experience bonuses for learnig spells, disarming traps & picking locks. But they lowered the amount of XP you gain from that to 1/10th of the value you'd get in BG2. I have no idea if you get that in TuTu too. I think you get the full amount which in the end imbalances the game a lot. Not sure though I only used TuTu once several years ago.

    And one minor plus for the Enhanced Edition: You also get the interesting class specialisations that were introduced in Baldur's Gate 2 in the first game --> that also happens if you use TuTu.

    So yeah. There is no real advantage over using TuTu with the original games + a widescreen mod. Of course.
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