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A Baldur's Gate Engine AdventureProduct InformationReturn to the frigid north of the Forgotten Realms in the sequel tothe critically acclaimed Icewind Dale. Building upon the successes of theInfinity Engine used to power the Baldur's Gate series and Planescape: TORMENTBlack Isle Studios continues to refine the classic RPG gaming experience.The worst fear of the civilized realms has come true. The Goblinoids have unitedinto an army of outcasts and misfits and they want to call the Ten Towns theirown. Massive swarms of Orcs and Worg-mounted Goblins are attempting to overrunthe town of Targos and that's just the beginning! A call has gone out to allthose 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 theWorld?New Features A variety of new character classes like the Barbarian Sorcerer and the Monk. New Player Character Races and Subraces like the Half-Orc Drow Tiefling and others each with their own special abilities. New Priest Druid and Wizard Spells New Random Treasure generator for enemies New Player Character Portraits New Player Character Sound SetsProduct FeaturesNew 3rd Edition Dungeons & Dragons Classes: The Barbarian - A merciless warrior of the north call upon your greater strength speed and rage to carve a path through your enemies. The Monk - A master of hand-to-hand combat and unarmed in battle the power of wisdom is your greatest weapon. The Sorcerer - A natural spell caster tainted by the blood of dragons draw upon the raw power within to defeat your adversaries. Character Races: New character races like the Drow and Aasimar add to an extensive array of character options. 3rd Edition Dungeons & Dragons Feats and Skills such as Lightening Reflexes and Alchemy extend character customization. Take up a battle axe in each hand and clea
Return to the Spine of the World, that famous mountain range deep within Dungeons & Dragon's official world, the Forgotten Realms, for party-based adventure par excellence. Icewind Dale II is a throwback to an earlier time when D&D simulation meant six party members, 2-D graphics, and a heavy focus on story and real-time strategy game tactics.
Icewind Dale II plays like Baldur's Gate with one major difference: you create and control your entire party, which leaves you free to experiment with the huge array of options D&D 3rd Edition makes possible. Halfling paladins, wizards with thieving skills, it's all possible because Black Isle dutifully added all the new skills, rules, options, and feats given to D&D characters in the tabletop game.
The story line is long and epic and maybe too focused for its own good. You can experiment with any character combination you want, but you can't really range far and wide, adventuring as you wish. The story concerns a goblin army that is threatening human settlements far to the north. Infernal implications quickly surface as you learn that the goblins' masters might not be of this prime-material plane. The combat is fast, furious, constant, and extremely challenging. One of the reasons Baldur's Gate II worked so well was that your priest always had enough healing powers and Raise Dead spells handy. In Icewind Dale II, you begin at first level, so for half the game you must trudge homeward whenever somebody dies, which is frequent. The enemy appears in large numbers, usually with a spell caster in tow--and just beyond one group of enemies is another one. It's relentless and strategically satisfying, if more than a little frustrating too.
Fans of the earlier games who were perhaps a bit unsatisfied with the single-PC focus of Neverwinter Nights will delight in another chance to play party-based D&D. --Bob Andrews
I dont care for the 3d crap out now this is what Forgotten realms is made of i hope they make more of these.Published on Dec 21 2004 by Deimos
Incredible game! RPG's are my life so I know what im talking about... Although i despise games that are finite (games that end) this game is incredible. Read morePublished on April 19 2004 by Rob
Icewind Dale 2 is a computer RPG, and the last one to use the Infinity Engine popularized by the Baldur's Gate series. Read morePublished on Dec 2 2003 by Cog
This game is beutiful. it is extremely challenging(perhaps to a fault... nah), but very fun to play. Read morePublished on Nov. 10 2003
I had a lot of fun with this game until close to the end. At the end of Chapter 5, the game forced me to enter a dungeon, and denied me the ability to exit until all monsters had... Read morePublished on Nov. 3 2003 by Craterdigger
This game may be made by most of the creators of the Baldur's Gate series, however, while the game interface may appear to be much the same, the story level certainly isn't. Read morePublished on Nov. 1 2003
Although the staff at black isle usually knows how to create magnificent plots and entertaining gameplay, this game is a major disappointment. Read morePublished on Aug. 21 2003 by "ancient_gamer"
While I like this ype game, I found myself thinking I was on the wrong side. Premaking all fighters takes some of the fun out of building a team, such as in bauldars gate. Read morePublished on Aug. 14 2003