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Your Favourite NPC Dynamics
One of my favourite parts of BG2 is the spontaneous interaction between the NPCs, which is why on every playthrough I attempt (to the best of my ability) to create a combination of NPCs different from on previous playthroughs so I can see as many of their interactions as possible.
Personally, I believe that BG2 really benefits from its era, and the sparing use of interaction between its NPCs. In more recent games where voice acting and NPC interaction are critical parts of the gaming experience, it's refreshing to go back to a time where less truly does seem to be more. The infrequent interactions often aim to be funny, and they are almost always intelligent and informative, giving the player what they need to understand the power dynamics between the NPCs without over-explanation or [frequent] descent into childish humour.
I'm interested to hear what you guys consider to be the most memorable of these interactions. So, the point of my post is to ask this: Which party dialogues did you enjoy the most, and why?
- Keldorn & Cernd are among the most memorable to me. Throughout SoA they don't offer much in the way of humour, but I think they are a valuable duo to witness - particularly if you are very into the RP and storytelling aspects of the game. SoA sets up a series of philosophical discussions between the pair for us to stew on, lulling us into a comfortable pattern before the pair's final exchange in ToB, which proved to me one of the most hilarious in the entire trilogy for those of us who love some subtext.
- Along the same lines, Jaheira & Valygar have an interesting exchange in ToB through which Valygar rebukes Jaheira's presumption that they should be on friendlier terms owing to their mutual identities as Nature-oriented adventurers.
- Haer'Dalis also has an interesting point of view on Yoshimo's effortful camaraderie with the other members of the party, should you ever choose to have them both on the same team.
I'm sure I can come up with plenty more, but I've already crossed the border into tl;dr territory.
Looking forward to hearing from you guys!