Episode 82

Baldur's Gate 2: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal (with Bryan Skursha - Pixelated Playgrounds)


July 26th, 2023

2 hrs 42 mins 36 secs

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About this Episode

Baldur's Gate 2, the second in BioWare's landmark RPG series, was always kind of "the goal", as it's usually said to be one of the best RPGs ever made, even more so than the first. And I do believe that it holds up in that way- the adventuring is unmatched, the characters are vivid and memorable, and you're able to see your character's arc come to a close, all the way from the beginning of Baldur's Gate 1.

Joining me today is Bryan Skursha of Pixelated Playgrounds, a gaming book club podcast. Pixelated Playgrounds takes a very thoughtful and analytical approach to the games they cover, which I love. Check them out!

Intros/Personal Histories/Opening Thoughts 1:33
Story Setup/Storytelling/Characters/Role Playing 16:12
Visuals/Music 51:34
Combat/Gameplay 1:00:23

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