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.