Originally Posted by Drithius
BG2 has combat, Icewind Dale has combat, D&D always has combat. Kinda of an irrelevant comparison. My point was that BG2 (less-so BG1) relies more on gimmicks to enamor you and, while fun, it all becomes tired and predictable. The game is still enjoyable for what it is, but it has the tale-tell traces of Bioware's beginnings written all over it - where the essence of the game takes a backseat to its presentation.