- A dedicated fan showcased an impressive collection of Japanese and English versions of Baldur’s Gate games, sparking nostalgia and curiosity among other fans.
- The Baldur’s Gate series, known for its compelling story set in the Dungeons and Dragons universe, allows players to embark on campaigns at any time.
- The popularity of Baldur’s Gate 3 and the broader interest in Dungeons and Dragons have expanded the fan base and potential for even more impressive collections in the future.
One dedicated fan is showcasing their impressive collection of the Japanese and English versions of the Baldur’s Gateseries of video games. The post had several fans marveling at the well-preserved boxes and the sheer amount of duplicate copies of Baldur’s Gate.
The first entry in the Baldur’s Gate series was released back in 1998 by BioWare to widespread critical acclaim and is considered by many to have one of the best stories in video games. Set in the Forgotten Realms of Dungeons and Dragons, the massively popular tabletop RPG, the series essentially allowed fans to be able to play through a campaign at any time without having to wait for everyone’s schedules to line up. A remake of Baldur’s Gate 1 was released in 2012 with the latest entry in the series, Baldur’s Gate 3, just launching over the summer, reigniting fans’ love of the series and bringing back memories.
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Reddit user LorcanWardGuitar proudly showcased their massive collection of the Baldur’s Gate games in a post on the game’s subreddit. Their collection includes copies of the games from the US, UK and Japan, with the box art remaining primarily consistent across the regions. The one that stands out is a unique red Japanese edition of Baldur’s Gate 2, featuring both the Shadows of Amn and Throne of Bhaal expansions. Even though this is an impressive collection, LorcanWardGuitar said that their physical collection is only a fraction of what can be purchased online compared to the various collector’s editions and regional variants.
Some users in the thread became nostalgic for their collections that have long since been lost, while others wondered why the OP had so many copies of the same games. LorcanWardGuitar jokingly responded to the comment, saying that it is a way people can still play Baldur’s Gate when the apocalypse happens.
LorcanWardGuitar’s response shows how much people love the expansive world of Baldur’s Gate. This love travels over to the release of Baldur’s Gate 3, with fans fully taking advantage of what the world of Faerun has to offer, such as creating the opening to Friends using the Origin characters or even recreating the Dragon from Shrek.
Even without such hijinks, fans can expect to spend hours in the game, with the lead writer of the game estimating that players would need 18 playthroughs to see every possible story variation on a single character. The popularity of Baldur’s Gate 3 and even shows like Critical Role and Dimension 20 has introduced Dungeons and Dragons to an even larger audience, so with this in mind, who knows what other impressive Baldur’s Gate collections fans will amass in the years to come.
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