As mentioned before, it’s no secret that “Dungeons & Dragons” had an immense impact on video games from its inception. For instance, CRPGs (or “computer role-playing games”) helped create common video game mechanics, such as character stats, explorable open worlds, and even the concept of hit points. In fact, all of the major modern role-playing games have influences from “Dungeons & Dragons,” including “Final Fantasy,” “Elder Scrolls,” and “Dark Souls.” However, there were also video games that were officially licensed from “Dungeons & Dragons” itself, and not just influenced by it — specifically within the “Forgotten Realms.” This includes the highly acclaimed “Baldur’s Gate” and “Neverwinter Nights” series.
In “Forgotten Realms,” Baldur’s Gate is one of the major cities where DMs can set their campaign, as well as the name of the hugely-popular third-person isometric series of adventure games of the same name. Meanwhile, Neverwinter is another important location in the “Forgotten Realms” setting: it is a large, bustling port city, and the main setting for the critically-acclaimed “Neverwinter Nights” video game series.
So in the film “Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves,” the dialogue confirms that it’s set in the city-state of Neverwinter, and name-drops Baldur’s Gate more than a few times as well. Those words might sound like basic fantasy gibberish for non-fans, but gamers will definitely get a kick out of seeing those settings being lovingly crafted in a big-budget way.