From this: Perhaps not the first game you’d think of to fit this category, but bear with me here. The original Baldur’s Gate featured all manner of comical characters and items, from talking chickens and exploding ogres to the tragicomic elven mage Xan and the Girdle of Femininity and Masculinity, a belt that instantly changed the user’s sex. And let’s not forget Minsc, a possibly insane ranger with a companion he believes is a “miniature giant space hamster”. Yeah, let’s make that ‘definitely insane’.
To this: The second game sadly features less of the laughter and more of the brutal stabbing. There’s live bodily experimentation, torture, bodily experimentation, death, emotional distress, bodily experimentation, and possible vivisection (i.e. bodily experimentation). All a barrel of laughs, then!