I'm finally getting the enhanced editions for XBOX after playing the originals when they first came out, and I'm hoping that the pathfinding is better ("I can see there's a wall there... why can't YOU see there's a wall there when you're the one in the room?!?"), that the controls are reasonable with an XBOX controller (unless there's keyboard support?), and that I can somehow find enough time with now having a family to actually play!
I've heard enough of the NPC dialogue and so would like to do this run through BG1 & BG2 with a party made of three custom characters, Imoen (dualed to wizard), and room to rotate in one or two other NPCs as needed for quests. Here's what I'm thinking... am I on the right track? I haven't decided which will be my Charname.
- Gnome fighter/illusionist (multi - would I be better to dual? if so, at what level?)
That would get me a lot of melee, ranged attack, some magic and some healing, so it seemed to be a fairly balanced/safe place to work from.
There were a few other options that also looked really interesting - should I be considering these instead?
- Sorcerer (instead of fighter/illusionist for less steel, more magic)
- Dwarven Defender (maybe in place of the Inquisitor as a meat shield, but without the anti-magic capabilities)
- Swashbuckler (in which case I would dual Imoen over much earlier, and maybe end up dual the Swashbuckler into another mage?)
I like getting the stuff (the more magically enhanced, the better) and building powerful characters, usually lean a bit towards melee/ranged over magic but would like a balance, and don't want to end up finding super-powered items that I end up not being able to use because I don't have a suitable character.
Party will likely be lawful good, except if I need to take someone down to get one of those aforementioned enhanced items...
With an eye on playing through the two volumes plus expansions on normal level (and not being a huge fan of reloading over and over and over) what would you suggest?