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#1 Eiridan

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 07:35 PM

I am not sure if anyone else is aware or interested but apparently Atari will soon be releasing two anthologies of older but critically acclaimed Computer RPGs.

Dungeons and Dragons Classic Anthology - $ 19.99
Includes :
- Baldur's Gate + Baldur's Gate - Tales of the Sword Coast
- Baldur's Gate II - Shadows of Amn + Baldur's Gate II - Throne of Bhaal
- Icewind Dale
- Icewind Dale II
- The Temple of Elemental Evil
- Planescape Torment

Dungeons and Dragons - Neverwinter Nights - Complete - $ 29.99
Includes :
- Neverwinter Nights
- Neverwinter Nights - Shadows of Undrentide
- Neverwinter Nights - Hordes of the Underdark
- Neverwinter Nights - Kingmaker
- Neverwinter Nights 2
- Neverwinter Nights 2 - Storm of Zehir
- Neverwinter Nights 2 - Mask of the Betrayer
- Neverwinter Nights 2 - Mysteries of Westgate

Just thought I would post this on CAG considering how well received many of these games are and how I myself was considering purchasing them separately through GOG.com at one point.

#2 wastedyears

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 07:43 PM

That's really cool. I might just have to get the Classic Anthology.

#3 whitereflection

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 07:44 PM

I'd love to grab the first pack, even though I just bought those games on GOG recently. The description on the Amazon page says it comes with the Icewind Dale expansion as well, but the picture of the box seems to make no mention of it.

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 08:04 PM

Apostrephail.

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 08:06 PM

They are really milking those games for all their worth. Excellent games though.

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 08:38 PM

Wondering what the odds are that they have been tweaked to the point of great compatibility on modern systems, or if they are just packaged together on a DVD. Someone be the guinea pig!
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Posted 12 November 2011 - 11:05 PM

Just thought I would post this on CAG considering how well received many of these games are and how I myself was considering purchasing them separately through GOG.com at one point.


Why not just get them from GOG.com and get all the bonuses -- plus no DRM?

Wondering what the odds are that they have been tweaked to the point of great compatibility on modern systems, or if they are just packaged together on a DVD. Someone be the guinea pig!


The GOG.com versions are tweaked to work with modern system, so I expect these may be the same versions, perhaps as part of a reciprocal part of allowing GOG to carry their games.

#8 Mooby

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 01:35 AM

Thanks for bringing this to my attention!

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 01:39 AM

They are really milking those games for all their worth. Excellent games though.


They are actually great prices for the content IMO. For the first bundle, it would cost $46 buying them from GOG, for example. Even if GOG has a sale for half off, which they don't at the moment, it would still be cheaper. Not too shabby.

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 03:16 AM

I didn't know Canada even made RPGs. What classic CRPGs are there?

CRPG can't mean Computer RPG because then every RPG released on PC would be a CRPG. OP thanks for confusing the heck out of me. Sorry if I come off a little harsh I was genuinely confused by the title until I peeked in the thread and saw what you meant. FWIW:

JRPG=Japanese RPG
KRPG=Korean RPG

I have no idea what the other country abbreviations are for their respective RPGs but I would guess that ours would be USRPGs? And European ones would be EURPGs? Thus I thought CRPG must have meant Canadian RPGs.

/end unecessary rant (please don't hate me for being anal)

EDIT: IIRC Computer RPGs are usually abbreviated PC RPGs...

#11 Mooby

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 03:26 AM

You don't recall correctly. However, the C is usually designated in lower case but the abbreviation cRPG is fairly well established and has been for quite some time. So, yes, your rant was unnecessary... in more ways than one.

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 03:33 AM

Just wikied it. Strange that I've never heard the term before but it's cited as having been around for a very long time. Seems very odd to have the term in existence along with others that have a different meaning. I swear I've always heard them referred to as PC RPGs. Maybe it's just a local thing.

#13 L0RDTemplar

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 03:35 AM

Classic compilation is an excellent deal. I really couldn't stomach the low resolutions when I tried playing a few of these games after the last GoG sale though.

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 03:42 AM

I didn't know Canada even made RPGs. What classic CRPGs are there?

CRPG can't mean Computer RPG because then every RPG released on PC would be a CRPG. OP thanks for confusing the heck out of me. Sorry if I come off a little harsh I was genuinely confused by the title until I peeked in the thread and saw what you meant. FWIW:

JRPG=Japanese RPG
KRPG=Korean RPG

I have no idea what the other country abbreviations are for their respective RPGs but I would guess that ours would be USRPGs? And European ones would be EURPGs? Thus I thought CRPG must have meant Canadian RPGs.

/end unecessary rant (please don't hate me for being anal)

EDIT: IIRC Computer RPGs are usually abbreviated PC RPGs...


You must be younger than 30. CRPG = Computer Role Playing Game. As opposed to "RPG", which refers to tabletop, pen-and-paper RPGs.

I know tabletop RPGs are all but dead now, but once upon a time, playing D&D on your computer was a novel experience.

#15 Yars

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 04:00 AM

I didn't know Canada even made RPGs. What classic CRPGs are there? ...

JRPG=Japanese RPG
KRPG=Korean RPG

I have no idea what the other country abbreviations are for their respective RPGs but I would guess that ours would be USRPGs? And European ones would be EURPGs? Thus I thought CRPG must have meant Canadian RPGs.

So Final Fantasy XIV would be a JMMOCRPG?

#16 Chrono Gear

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 04:00 AM

You must be younger than 30. CRPG = Computer Role Playing Game. As opposed to "RPG", which refers to tabletop, pen-and-paper RPGs.

I know tabletop RPGs are all but dead now, but once upon a time, playing D&D on your computer was a novel experience.


28. Also I play table-top D&D once a month with a group. I've been playing PC games since DOS too.:-k

I must have simply not heard the expression in soo long that I've completely forgotten it.

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 05:27 AM

Wondering what the odds are that they have been tweaked to the point of great compatibility on modern systems, or if they are just packaged together on a DVD. Someone be the guinea pig!


I'd like to know this as well.
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Posted 13 November 2011 - 05:38 AM

I have so many different copies of all these games (including a Korean Collectors Edition of NWN1) it is crazy. I will get these as well.

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 05:47 AM

Why not just get them from GOG.com and get all the bonuses -- plus no DRM?


unless you're getting the games in the first pack during a gog sale, $20 is a lot cheaper than what you'd pay for them altogether at gog ($55).

also gog doesn't have neverwinter nights 2.

I'm not saying people should buy this instead of from gog, I'm just saying I could see why they would

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 06:54 AM

I didn't know Canada even made RPGs.

Bioware is Canadian. :)

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 10:47 PM

28. Also I play table-top D&D once a month with a group. I've been playing PC games since DOS too.:-k

I must have simply not heard the expression in soo long that I've completely forgotten it.


Come to think of it, me neither! :D

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 01:18 AM

I'd like to have these, but I have original copies of all of them already. I would definitely replay them. I never played the expansions for Neverwinter Nights (1 or 2). I had the games finished long before their expansions were released and had trouble backtracking.

What came first cRPG or JRPG?

#23 Yars

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 02:02 AM

What came first cRPG or JRPG?


AFAIK Wizardry was more or less the inspiration for the very first JRPGs.

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 02:05 AM

Guys,

The Baldur's Gate games are hands down my fave RPG's ever and for those of you planning to pick that up I HIGHLY encourage you to check this link...

http://pc.gamespy.co.../1177710p1.html

It is a story Gamespy ran several months ago about the Big World Project creating what is truly the ultimate mod for these games. It includes widescreen compatibility and, believe it or not, it also adds TONS of new quests and tacks on MANY additional hours. You REALLY want to add this to the games but be sure to read up on everything.

You won't be disappointed.

#25 Magsec

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 02:07 AM

GOG had a pretty good D&D sale a couple months back that got you everything for $40, minus NVW2 but plus Dragonshard and Demon Stone.

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 02:47 AM

Either of these scream out "Secret Santa" :)

better bust out that P4 from the closet!

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 05:03 AM

Guys,

The Baldur's Gate games are hands down my fave RPG's ever and for those of you planning to pick that up I HIGHLY encourage you to check this link...

http://pc.gamespy.co.../1177710p1.html

It is a story Gamespy ran several months ago about the Big World Project creating what is truly the ultimate mod for these games. It includes widescreen compatibility and, believe it or not, it also adds TONS of new quests and tacks on MANY additional hours. You REALLY want to add this to the games but be sure to read up on everything.

You won't be disappointed.


Oh wow, THANKS! An additional 50+ hrs of content for the greatest cRPG series of all time? Hell yeah!!!

#28 Yanksfan

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 05:19 AM

Guys,

The Baldur's Gate games are hands down my fave RPG's ever and for those of you planning to pick that up I HIGHLY encourage you to check this link...

http://pc.gamespy.co.../1177710p1.html

It is a story Gamespy ran several months ago about the Big World Project creating what is truly the ultimate mod for these games. It includes widescreen compatibility and, believe it or not, it also adds TONS of new quests and tacks on MANY additional hours. You REALLY want to add this to the games but be sure to read up on everything.

You won't be disappointed.


Kick ass. I am going to check that out. Thanks!

#29 Daring

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 06:57 AM

Love these games. Baldurs Gate 2: shadow of amn - Hands down the best RPG ever. possibly a top 5 game of all time. Never Winter Night was also outrageously good.

Now the irony is, should i pick these up or play Skyrim.

#30 middydj

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 07:13 AM

Not bad deals at all for those who yet too play them. I jumped on them back when GoG had them. Wish they were this cheap back then.