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The_Liquid_Laser said:
Mnementh said:

game #9

Hint 1: You must leave the keep you were raised at the beginning of the game. You'll find more friends along the way, and have to decide which one travels with you and who will not.

Hint 2: This game changes a turn-based RPG-system in the backgrounds into a real-time game with pausing. This sort of gameplay was setting new standards for the time.

#9 is Baldur's Gate?

My #9 game is Baldur's Gate as The_Liquid_Laser correctly guessed.

Baldur's Gate was the first game based on the Infinity Engine developed by BioWare (back then they weren't part of EA). The Infinity Engine allowed new gameplay. It had pre-rendered backgrounds with the sprites of characters and objects overlayed in a top-down isometric view. For Baldur's Gate the D&D-license was used, but they used automatic attacks in combination with pausing for giving commands to allow for real-time-combat.

In Baldur's Gate you create your character based on the D&D-system, which starts out at the fort Candlekeep were you grew up. One day your mentor hastily wants you to leave the keep with him. Outside you encounter a figure that demand of your mentor to hand you over. Your mentor denies this request and fights to allow your escape. On your own now you try to uncover the secret.

The gameplay is pretty straightforward. You click on the map to walk towards that point and uncover more of the map in the process. You can talk to people or as I said before fight in real-time with the option to pause and issue commands. This is especially important if you want to unleash spells. This engine was used not only for Baldur's Gate, but also for the RPGs Icewind Dale and Planescape Torment.

The world is based on the D&D campaign-setting Forgotten Realms in the region of the Sword Coast.

The game recently got a remake with enhanced graphics.

Wikipedia, MobyGames, OGDB, IGDB

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