Title: Baldur’s Gate Manual
Author: David “Zeb” Cook
Page Count/Review Word Count: 160
Well, I can honestly say that when I started this blog, I never thought that I’d be reviewing the instruction manual to a game. That said, I just couldn’t help it – it’s a work of art in itself, a booklet that’s simultaneously a manual of how to play Baldur’s Gate (and its add-on pack, Tales of the Sword Coast) and a historical report on the lands, the races, the wars and the warriors who have shaped the Forgotten Realms.
Baldur’s Gate is a great RPG game, one that set a new standard for generations of gamers and which is memorable for computerising the Dungeons and Dragons rulebook. This then, the instruction manual, has set a new standard of its own. If you’ve ever played the game, then read the manual – no point reading it though, if you haven’t.