REVIEW - Baldur's Gate Official Strategy Guide


Baldur's Gate Official Strategy Guide


William H. Keith, Brady Games, Nina Keith Barton



Brady (1998)




Francis Glassborow


February 2000



Those that know me well will know that when I have time I will play role-playing computer games. Having very much enjoyed my first playing of Baldur's Gate + Tales of the Sword Coast (I am now replaying it but generally restricting my party to just two with occasional assistance from others) I decided to have a look at one of the strategy guides. Computer Manuals had the one for TotSC so I asked for a review copy. I found it informative and it filled in a number of elements that I had missed. In that way it enhanced my enjoyment of the game at a reasonable cost.

I then decide (at my own expense) to look at the guide for the basic game. While I realise that it is hard to cover games with so much room for individual choice I was still very much disappointed. I think it poor value for money and lacks a good deal of information. As spoilers are adequately documented there is little reason for not providing a more comprehensive listing. I wonder just how much access the authors had to the game design documents.

Book cover image courtesy of Open Library.

Your Privacy

By clicking "Accept Non-Essential Cookies" you agree ACCU can store non-essential cookies on your device and disclose information in accordance with our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy.

Current Setting: Non-Essential Cookies REJECTED

By clicking "Include Third Party Content" you agree ACCU can forward your IP address to third-party sites (such as YouTube) to enhance the information presented on this site, and that third-party sites may store cookies on your device.

Current Setting: Third Party Content EXCLUDED

Settings can be changed at any time from the Cookie Policy page.