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For Obsidian's crowdfunded love letter to Infinity Engine games like Icewind Dale and Baldur's Gate, I was impressed by its willingness to pull back the curtain and let me see the machinery behind it.
We've all been there. Everyone remembers that mission. You and your partner are climbing up the mountains in the snow, striving to pull some slick clandestine operation about getting some intel on a bad guy, or something similar (because let's face...
Whether amongst the ice of polar circle or in the warmest savannah, the role of player is that of feeding the majority of little animals taking into account their nutritional preferences. This mission, that appears pretty easy in the beginning, becomes increasingly difficult and almost impossible as the game moves forward to upper levels and numerous unexpected events make the goal more and more challenging. The little animals in fact, might happen to fall asleep and need awakening before being fed or need to be freed from huge soap bubbles that push them up towards the sky. Moreover, an artificer’s coolness might also be needed to defuse within 3 seconds the primed bombs that appear more and more frequently in the setting with their high-explosive potential. In addition to that, the little puppies sometimes like playing naughty and hide inside paper bags.