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Aug 15, 2013, 12:35 PM
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News of Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/03/23/baldurs-gate-enhanced-edition-coming-to-ipad/) for the iPad first hit in March of 2012 and was followed by a December 2012 release (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/12/07/baldurs-gate-enhanced-edition-arrives-for-ipad/).

After being in the App Store for six months, the game was pulled over a contractual dispute (http://toucharcade.com/2013/06/20/baldurs-gate-enhanced-edition-pulled-from-the-app-store-following-contractual-issues/) between Overhaul Games (http://www.overhaulgames.com) (a division of Beamdog (http://www.beamdog.com)), and Atari, who had requested (http://toucharcade.com/2013/06/27/atari-requested-baldurs-gate-removal-from-the-app-store/) the game's removal from the App Store.

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It appears the dispute has been resolved and the game returned to the App Store this morning. According to our sister site TouchArcade (http://toucharcade.com/2013/08/15/baldurs-gate-enhanced-edition-for-ipad-returns-to-the-app-store-following-atari-requested-removal/), a future patch for the original game is in the works, as is Baldur's Gate 2: Enhanced Edition. TouchArcade also has a full review (http://toucharcade.com/2013/01/30/baldurs-gate-enhanced-edition-review-wrestling-with-a-classic/) of the game from when it was originally released, warning that the "game requires commitment" and "keeps its treasure for the dedicated."

Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition (http://appshopper.com/games/baldurs-gate-enhanced-edition) can be downloaded from the App Store for $9.99. [Direct Link (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/baldurs-gate-enhanced-edition/id515114051?mt=8)]

Article Link: 'Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition' Returns to App Store Following Contractual Dispute (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/08/15/baldurs-gate-enhanced-edition-returns-to-app-store-following-contractual-dispute/)



omenatarhuri
Aug 15, 2013, 12:56 PM
Voice acting in BG is so far ahead of Skyrim that its not even funny.

macnisse
Aug 15, 2013, 12:58 PM
Enhanced edition = requires enhanced dedication

milo
Aug 15, 2013, 01:06 PM
Based on that review, sounds like it's worth waiting for the patch (and reviews about whether the touch controls are better) before buying it.

iMerik
Aug 15, 2013, 01:14 PM
Based on that review, sounds like it's worth waiting for the patch (and reviews about whether the touch controls are better) before buying it.
That's what I took from it too.

Solomani
Aug 15, 2013, 01:20 PM
Good. That means there is a future for BG2EE after all.

frozencarbonite
Aug 15, 2013, 01:34 PM
Nice, but $9.99 is too expensive. I'll wait for a sale.

Cougarcat
Aug 15, 2013, 01:46 PM
Nice, but $9.99 is too expensive. I'll wait for a sale.

Are you aware of what Baldur's Gate is? It's a huge, complex RPG ported from the PC. It's not you're traditional dumbed-down iOS game. $10 is a steal.

Skika
Aug 15, 2013, 02:12 PM
Would buy but too much space required :(.

Must get more than 16gb for my iOS devices :o

Cougarcat
Aug 15, 2013, 02:19 PM
Would buy but too much space required :(.

Must get more than 16gb for my iOS devices :o

It's back on the MAS too. Personally, I would get it there for the best experience, anyway. Don't be disgruntled by the larger price, it's actually the same--the MAS version just includes all the DLC.

frozencarbonite
Aug 15, 2013, 02:48 PM
Are you aware of what Baldur's Gate is? It's a huge, complex RPG ported from the PC. It's not you're traditional dumbed-down iOS game. $10 is a steal.

Oh I know exactly what Baldur's Gate is. I've bought and play the PC versions. It's just not a game I'm willing to pay $10 for to play on my iPad. I'm just saying, I'll wait for a sale.

iLilana
Aug 15, 2013, 02:53 PM
when it first arrived on the app store. I shouldn't have

antonis
Aug 15, 2013, 11:56 PM
The patch that was on the way before the problem occurred seemed to be a real improvement. I hope it is not far from release now.

dasmb
Aug 16, 2013, 01:35 PM
Oh I know exactly what Baldur's Gate is. I've bought and play the PC versions. It's just not a game I'm willing to pay $10 for to play on my iPad. I'm just saying, I'll wait for a sale.

Value judgments on apps are so messed up I can actually see what you're getting at, even though I own BG:EE and can tell you it provides the same value as a $10 game on Steam. I also hemmed and hawed a bit. It's a great story with hours of gameplay and a completely new UI. It's also buggy as hell but I found work arounds and I'm sure they've patched many of them out since then.

Here's one thing. Enhanced Edition has a second really fun campaign that's basically an arena fight within an RPG framework. I've played through in about five times as you level really quickly and fight fun enemies. It's a great way to test different group makeups. If this campaign were its own app, it'd easily be worth 4 or 5 bucks.