'Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition' Returns to App Store Following Contractual Dispute

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News of Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition for the iPad first hit in March of 2012 and was followed by a December 2012 release.

After being in the App Store for six months, the game was pulled over a contractual dispute between Overhaul Games (a division of Beamdog), and Atari, who had requested the game’s removal from the App Store.


It appears the dispute has been resolved and the game returned to the App Store this morning. According to our sister site TouchArcade, a future patch for the original game is in the works, as is Baldur’s Gate 2: Enhanced Edition. TouchArcade also has a full review of the game from when it was originally released, warning that the "game requires commitment" and "keeps its treasure for the dedicated."

Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition can be downloaded from the App Store for $9.99. [Direct Link]

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91 months ago

Nice, but $9.99 is too expensive. I'll wait for a sale.


Are you aware of what Baldur's Gate is? It's a huge, complex RPG ported from the PC. It's not you're traditional dumbed-down iOS game. $10 is a steal.
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91 months ago

Based on that review, sounds like it's worth waiting for the patch (and reviews about whether the touch controls are better) before buying it.

That's what I took from it too.
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91 months ago

Oh I know exactly what Baldur's Gate is. I've bought and play the PC versions. It's just not a game I'm willing to pay $10 for to play on my iPad. I'm just saying, I'll wait for a sale.


Value judgments on apps are so messed up I can actually see what you're getting at, even though I own BG:EE and can tell you it provides the same value as a $10 game on Steam. I also hemmed and hawed a bit. It's a great story with hours of gameplay and a completely new UI. It's also buggy as hell but I found work arounds and I'm sure they've patched many of them out since then.

Here's one thing. Enhanced Edition has a second really fun campaign that's basically an arena fight within an RPG framework. I've played through in about five times as you level really quickly and fight fun enemies. It's a great way to test different group makeups. If this campaign were its own app, it'd easily be worth 4 or 5 bucks.
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91 months ago
The patch that was on the way before the problem occurred seemed to be a real improvement. I hope it is not far from release now.
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91 months ago
Good. That means there is a future for BG2EE after all.
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