From Play It Hardcore
|Baldur's Gate: Tales of the Sword Coast|
|Difficulty earmarks:|| |
Instant death scenarios (common), complicated character construction, high time/focus investment, occasional glitching.
|Guide Name:||Baldur's Gate Hardcore Guide|
|Time for 1 run:||20-30 hours|
|Primary Contributor:||soulmata, ThunderClaw, Sandman|
The Baldur's Gate series more or less inspired "Hardcore" as we define it. It's brutally difficult to the uninitiated and requires copious amounts of meta-gaming know-how in order to defeat without reloading. It was the first game that soulmata and ThunderClaw actively corroborated together on developing strategies to play from start to finish without dying or reloading.