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PS3 Owners Almost Got To Play Baldurs Gate: Enhanced Edition

Baldurs Gate was a role-playing phenomenon back in the 90s, and no fan of the genre has forgotten that name.

Some will call the Baldurs Gate: Dark Alliance titles for the PS2 bastardized and dumbed-down versions of the original PC classic(s) and to some extent, those haters are correct. However, I will always maintain that the Dark Alliances were also great games in their own right.

That being said, did you know that Baldurs Gate: Enhanced Edition was considered for the PS3? This according to DualShockers citing the Twitter feed of creative director Trent Oster, who said they spoke to Sony about the possibility but in the end, the complexity of the project was just too much. It was the control/interface issue:

"We talked with Sony about #BGEE for #PS3 In the end, the rework to keep the fun and fix the control / UI for console was just too much."

This may be the issues Activision Blizzard are facing with trying to bring Diablo III to consoles and admittedly, that style of gaming is probably best reserved for PC. Still, if done correctly, it would be great for console owners to get to play such games, especially Baldurs Gate: Enhanced Edition. Me, I wish the Heroes of Might and Magic games had come to consoles somehow.

Tags: baldurs gate, baldurs gate enhanced edition, baldurs gate ps3

12/30/2012 9:45:15 PM Ben Dutka

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, December 30, 2012 @ 10:52:44 PM
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They gave up quick.

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ethird1
Monday, December 31, 2012 @ 4:31:34 AM
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I loved Dark Alliance. They just did not want to put in the work, or couldn't, to make the game playable on the PS3. Too bad.

End of Line.

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firesoul453
Monday, December 31, 2012 @ 5:12:07 AM
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Thats a shame, I'd rather play on my ps3; but I bet anyone with a pc made within the last 7 years can play it so atleast pretty much no one is missing out.

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Axe99
Monday, December 31, 2012 @ 6:02:00 AM
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That's a right shame, as it almost definitely means no controller support on PC either. Will give it a gander, of course, but would much rather they'd gone the extra mile and got it to work. Diablo I worked just fine on PSOne...

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BTNwarrior
Monday, December 31, 2012 @ 7:44:49 PM
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No big deal, a game this old doen't really need to be on the big screen. I prefer to play it on pc, plus it isn't a graphics hog so you should be able to play it on just about anything

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Geobaldi
Tuesday, January 01, 2013 @ 6:22:01 PM
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For those who never played that gem, then it's a shame. But for those that enjoyed the original, you're not missing much as they screwed up this remake. The original is still the superior version.

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SmokeyPSD
Tuesday, January 01, 2013 @ 11:41:51 PM

Why did they screw it up?

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