Following Baldur's Gate 3

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  • THFourteen 31 May 2019 09:36:39 53,839 posts
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    https://www.pcgamer.com/larian-may-be-teasing-baldurs-gate-3-not-divinity-original-sin-3/

    Winter is coming
  • Frogofdoom 31 May 2019 09:54:15 16,955 posts
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    Not confirmed yet, they could have put that in the code knowing people would look.

    I cant allow myself to get too excited yet.
  • THFourteen 31 May 2019 09:58:21 53,839 posts
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    killjoy!
  • Frogofdoom 31 May 2019 11:33:24 16,955 posts
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    They are pretty much the perfect people to make it though so if anyone is I hope its them.
  • Mola_Ram 31 May 2019 11:51:27 24,586 posts
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    What story is there to continue with? The whole Bhaalspawn saga seemed pretty finished by the end of BG2's DLC.

    I guess they could start following another main character or something.
  • Rogueywon 31 May 2019 12:45:12 9,484 posts
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    If it's happening, I can't imagine a better company to do it than Larian. The idea of a Baldur's Gate 3 being written by the fanfiction hacks at Beamdog, or the wall-of-text merchants at Obsidian makes my blood run cold.

    But Divinity: Original Sin 2 had just the right serious/silly mix to its design and writing for a Baldur's Gate game.
  • ChiefGB 31 May 2019 16:07:24 12,832 posts
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    Even if it is original sin 3, itís still a win.
  • Rogueywon 6 Oct 2020 23:56:54 9,484 posts
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    Early access is up now. Stupidly expensive and a stupidly big install.

    It's downloading now.
  • Mola_Ram 7 Oct 2020 00:57:52 24,586 posts
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    Yep, it is both of those things. I'm also installing it. :p
  • Graxlar_v3 7 Oct 2020 00:58:00 10,586 posts
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    Rogueywon wrote:
    Early access is up now. Stupidly expensive and a stupidly big install.

    It's downloading now.
    The £50 price tag put me off an early access game.
  • challenge_hanukkah 7 Oct 2020 05:10:57 13,166 posts
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    PC games in beta are now £50.

    It'll be the same story as Wasteland 3. I'll be adamant that I won't buy it then be 3 or 4 drinks in and buy the £80 deluxe edition.
  • Mola_Ram 7 Oct 2020 05:14:44 24,586 posts
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    I wouldn't have bought wasteland 3 at that price. But it was on game pass, so eh.

    And normally I wouldn't pay that for any game, but... it's Baldur's Gate. Can't say no to that, even if it's only Early Access.
  • Bleh 7 Oct 2020 06:39:14 432 posts
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    I"m curious how much it differs from the divinity original sin series. Maybe I should finish 2 first :).
  • Mola_Ram 7 Oct 2020 08:09:15 24,586 posts
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    Right now it's looking a lot like Dragon Age. At least as far as the visuals go.
  • Load_2.0 7 Oct 2020 08:19:18 32,182 posts
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    For 50 quid you should get complimentary Ankheg plate mail.
  • Mola_Ram 7 Oct 2020 08:21:43 24,586 posts
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    Anyway, I'm a bit bummed that Bard isn't one of the initially available classes, as it's the one I normally choose. But I imagine that various updates will make me start new saves, so I guess I'll just roll something else in the meantime. Maybe a Cleric.
  • challenge_hanukkah 7 Oct 2020 11:54:18 13,166 posts
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    Mola_Ram wrote:
    Right now it's looking a lot like Dragon Age. At least as far as the visuals go.
    Eww
  • Graxlar_v3 7 Oct 2020 14:33:26 10,586 posts
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    Is it as painfully difficult as divinity? A game I love the writing on but havenít been able to leave fort joy as everywhere I turn I am getting murdered.
  • Mola_Ram 7 Oct 2020 14:48:01 24,586 posts
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    From what I've read the combat sounds less chaotic than DOS2. Whether that makes it easier or not, I don't know. Either way I think I'll appreciate something a bit more grounded.

    Edited by Mola_Ram at 14:48:16 07-10-2020
  • Phattso 7 Oct 2020 14:50:19 25,938 posts
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    challenge_hanukkah wrote:
    Mola_Ram wrote:
    Right now it's looking a lot like Dragon Age. At least as far as the visuals go.
    Eww
    Let's not forget that DA: Origins was basically BioWare trying to return to their BG roots, so of course it aped that camera setup (to a point) and style. DA was them wanting the same depth of lore without paying the licensing fees for AD&D. :)

    So as long as it's not as shonky as the more recent DA: Inquisition (which I genuinely thought looked like hammered, deep-fried, arse) then this might not be an insult...
  • Rogueywon 7 Oct 2020 14:51:34 9,484 posts
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    My worry on this one hasn't been that it would look like Dragon Age, but rather that it would read like Pillars of Eternity. That was pitched by Obsidian as the big BG-successor, but was horrendously over-written and utterly leaden in tone.
  • Phattso 7 Oct 2020 14:54:36 25,938 posts
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    I think with Larian pulling the strings we're probably in safe hands there. They're not quite as pompous as the Obsidian writers were on that one (and I say that as someone who utterly adored Pillars of Eternity).
  • Mola_Ram 7 Oct 2020 14:56:55 24,586 posts
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    Phattso wrote:
    challenge_hanukkah wrote:
    Mola_Ram wrote:
    Right now it's looking a lot like Dragon Age. At least as far as the visuals go.
    Eww
    Let's not forget that DA: Origins was basically BioWare trying to return to their BG roots, so of course it aped that camera setup (to a point) and style. DA was them wanting the same depth of lore without paying the licensing fees for AD&D. :)

    So as long as it's not as shonky as the more recent DA: Inquisition (which I genuinely thought looked like hammered, deep-fried, arse) then this might not be an insult...
    It wasn't necessarily meant as an insult, just that it looks more cinematic than the other BG games. Or the Divinities, for that matter.

    And the closest cinematic RPG thing I've played to that is... Dragon Age Inquisition. Which I don't think looked like arse, though granted I've played much better-looking RPGs in the years between then and now.
  • Phattso 7 Oct 2020 14:58:37 25,938 posts
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    I was late to DA:I. Played it after The Witcher 3. So... yeah. It was a cross-gen title wasn't it? That probably explains it.

    Edited by Phattso at 14:58:57 07-10-2020
  • Deleted user 7 October 2020 15:27:28
    Rogueywon wrote:
    Early access is up now. Stupidly expensive and a stupidly big install.

    It's downloading now.
    Yeah, it's a high price, PC games are getting too expensive. /currently downloading
  • HelloNo 7 Oct 2020 16:39:08 2,219 posts
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    Giving this a go, got about an hour in. So far so Divinity OS. But that's not a bad thing.

    Larian are good for content. So why it may seem a lot now you'll more than likely get your money's worth in time.
  • StarchildHypocrethes 7 Oct 2020 16:42:23 33,272 posts
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    Is it still turn-based like DOS or are they using a new RTWP system like BG?
  • Blackmarsh63 7 Oct 2020 17:38:57 3,724 posts
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    @StarchildHypocrethes Turn-based similar to DOS.

    Worth a read if your thinking of buying.....

    https://fextralife.com/baldurs-gate-3-early-access-first-impressions-should-you-get-bg3-ea/

    ... and 150GB 😮

    Edited by Blackmarsh63 at 17:54:40 07-10-2020
  • Nazo 7 Oct 2020 20:23:09 1,465 posts
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    The Ars Technica reviewer wasnít a fan: https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2020/10/baldurs-gate-3-early-access-mediocre-rpg-amazing-rendering-engine/

    Doesnít sound great, the party interactions are the part I remember most about BG2
  • Mola_Ram 8 Oct 2020 05:52:48 24,586 posts
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    I'm not sure where the 150GB thing comes from, my Steam installation was about 60.

    Anyway, I'm having fun so far. The UI needs a bit of work, it doesn't feel like there's an easy way to customise your hotbar to have the skills you want (though I probably haven't looked hard enough yet). Movement feels a bit janky too, and the camera doesn't pull back as much as I'd like.

    But it's good all the same. Since Bard wasn't available I rolled with a Tiefling Rogue, and I'm out of the tutorial area with a Cleric NPC in tow. I love the little dice rolling thing you get in conversations, it's actually reducing the temptation to save scum when I know that results are random (but with modifiers).
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