I grew up with the NES at my friends and then I owned the SNES, PS1,2 etc etc. I've played a ton of games. I might have seen a demo or something of BG back in 98. I do remember having seen it at one point but I never played it. I actually borrowed BG2 from a co worker and forgot to return it. I believe I still have it. I think it had like six discs but I can't remember. I remember playing NWN co-op with my brother. I've played all the great ones, Super Mario World, Half-life, Goldeneye, OOT, FF7, MGS. I've always known about the BG games but I never played them. No reason, I love RPG's. So then I thought I had to give this a try because it seemed so perfect for the touch screen on the iPad. It works fairly well. I'm hoping and believing the upcoming patch (or later patches) will fix some of the door entering and picking up smaller objects. Anyways I know that BG and NWN and other games use the same ruleset. I've never played D&D and the way this game works is interesting.
I think I'm nearing the end of the first mines. I think the game is hard. I can probably get past some enemies after a third try but after that I get pissed off and put it down. (Playing on normal). I very recently played through Super Metroid for the first time (for funzies - 9hr51min 66%) and I really liked it. I think it's because there's no dialogue in that game. It's pure gameplay. Over the years I've grown a bit tired of dialogue in games unless it's done well.
Then I tried BG. I started my journey and got out of the castle. Up the road I encountered the mage and the other dude (Haven't played in a week so I can't even remember his name). Now I did read a little bit before I started playing about how stats work and how it runs in the background. I went into a town and they were all complaining about getting some rest. I rested. On my way out of town I came across a broken caravan. I went over to a barrel and looted it. Then the gamechanger happened for me. I believe it was Imoen who got mad at me and stated that "from there on we are not on speaking terms". Something like that. I guess I always knew about alignment but I didn't realize it would have a direct impact on the gameplay like that. This makes me truly care about the characters. I usually don't really care about characters in any game. I always like to play games without reloading such as in Skyrim. You do something it doesn't really impact the world. At one point Xzar and Khalid (I think) just straight up KILLED each other. (Can they in NWN? I don't remember.) This is not news to you but for me it blew my mind and I grew up on Super Mario 1 so I've played a lot of games. The only reason I keep reloading this game is because I'm well aware you won't succeed without a good party. Anyways that's my long boring read and I'm eagerly awaiting the patch and I HOPE it'll improve loot pick-up.
I don't mind spoilers as long as they're of the minor type and if anyone got suggestions for me or tips on what I "should" or "could" try to do while playing this game, please reply. This is a really tough game, I get that. It's like FF7's graphics. You had to grow up with it (my favorite game) to appreciate it now. You play it -now- it's the ugliest game you've encountered. To the rest of us it's nostalgia. I totally get how this game is exactly that when it comes to the difficulty level. I so want to get past that "barrier of entry" and keep playing the game. This is like my longest post ever but I had to. Those two party members just out of nowhere started arguing and ended up killing each other...golden moment. This makes me really wonder what can happen if I start rebelling and raiding towns in this game. Tips? Advice for a noob?