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This video is a great excuse to revisit Baldur’s Gate

Prepare to lose some time

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The type of person who would watch a video about Baldur’s Gate that’s just shy of two hours is probably the type of person who thinks the pacing of Baldur’s Gate is perfect.

That being said, I’ve been fascinated by this video from Noah Caldwell-Gervais (who has done review work for Polygon) for the past 30 minutes or so, and it has been wonderful to revisit the series on a slow Friday. I don't plan on getting much else done in the next hour as well.

Baldur’s Gate is very much a game of its time, and we know that games of that nature are somewhat locked into that time. Modern role-playing games, even those that claim to follow the lead of Dungeons & Dragons as closely as Baldur’s Gate did so successfully, would be unlikely to adhere so closely to the leveling structure and timing of tabletop RPGs.

Baldur's Gate was amazing at the time, and looking back the series is a great time capsule that focuses on many ideas modern games would never tackle. Enjoy, and remember that the games can be purchased for modern machines, and are still being actively supported. It's a great time to be a grognard.

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