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Baldur’s Gate

Whenever you see a group of aging PC gamers gathered in a corner and whispering to each other, there is a good chance that at some point you’d overhear them talking about either Diablo or Wing Commander or Baldur’s Gate. I’ve never actually seen this happen, but it must be a relatively common occurrence because someone keeps recording these hushed whispers and uploading them to the internet.

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Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve started a dungeon crawl and never finished it (let’s not talk about Neverwinter Nights). I always get off to a strong start, meticulously building my character and scouring every inch of the introductory quest for loot. But for some reason, I always reach a point where I’m no longer having fun, and I stop playing. Perhaps I just get overwhelmed by the magnitude of the choices that the virtual world affords me. Maybe the oppressive darkness of the caves and sewers that I creep through compel me to find solace in the real world. Or it might just be that I grow tired of attacking the same types of enemies over and over.