Return to Baldur’s Gate

Before my obsession with Knights of the Old Republic, there was Baldur’s Gate.  I’ve played the sequel, Shadows of Amn with the expansion Throne of Bhaal, many times. 

But I hadn’t played the Original in a long time.  It must be a good eight or nine years since I played it seriously.  After that, it sat on the shelf for a long time.  Perhaps because it was tainted by the memories of the people with whom I used to play or maybe like many toys, the new games were just spiffier.

In any case, it’s back out and I’m a good two-thirds of the way through the game and loving every minute of it.  There’s a certain nostalgia in reaching that point in the game where kobold commandos are no longer as fearsome as they were in the Nashkel mines.  Back when you didn’t need your toes to count your character’s hit points.

I’ve returned to Baldur’s Gate and I have to admit it’s a lot of fun.  Perhaps even more fun than when I played it the first time. 

To anyone who has it sitting on a shelf collecting dust:  Get it out and play again.  It’s worth it! 

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