BG3 is a highwater mark for choice-driven RPGs and the new standard to which basically every other major RPG will be compared. I feel bad for Starfield at this point and for game developers in general. Larian Studios has set the bar incredibly high. Still, I hope other publishers will see it as an example to let developers have time and creative freedom to make incredible games without all the bloated live service and microtransaction bullshit. Also, you can play this game in four-player online co-op or even split-screen locally on a single PC, and in this day and age, that may be one of the most impressive features in BG3. If you love RPGs, you owe it to yourself to play this game.
Baldur's Gate 3 is the pinnacle for RPG games that puts the "Role Play" back in Role Playing Games. Larian Studios sets a new industry standard that is beyond what we've seen in terms of gameplay, replayability, and graphics. The endless possibilities create the true feeling of an open world that doesn't lead you in a way and gives the player a way to explore the story in limitless opportunities.
Never played any DnD nor any cRPGs. Tried this one out because there's nothing new coming out in my niche, and this has been eye opening. This is now my favorite game of all time. I don't have any words to describe the game that others did not already mention, but what I can tell you, is that it brings me back to my childhood. The feeling that you just want to play this game all the time. When I'm at work, I can only think how the story is going to progress, what am I going to discover next, what is going to be the next step in my relationship with Shadowheart, and etc. It's crazy how this is the first time that I can honestly say, that this is game one must try, even if you are not a fan of turn based games, please try it.
Baldur's Gate 3 is Larian Studios' Magnum Opus. It's a must-play masterpiece that sets a new bar in the RPG universe. Even at over a hundred hours, it never fails to surprise and impress with a deep story, hypnotic villains, enticing companions, a world where you can get lost forever and a combat system that rewards creativity. But more than all this, Baldur's Gate 3 is the fruit of the passion and love of an entire team that has dedicated body and soul to capture the magic of video games.
I absolutely love Baldur’s Gate 3; the more progress I make, the more hooked I become. Every moment I’m not playing Baldur’s Gate 3, I wish I was… so let me wrap this up — go play Baldur’s Gate 3! It’s a defining RPG that masterfully blends all that’s brilliant about D&D into an equally convenient and engaging video game best suited for four wide-eyed adventurers.
I could easily keep talking about this game, from the romance scenes that honestly had a lot of heart put into them or about various small encounters that I had just roaming around the map. Baldur’s Gate 3 may not be a one-to-one recreation of a system that many of us know, but that doesn’t hold it back in any form. Instead, the spirit of Dungeons & Dragons is inside the very fiber of Baldur’s Gate 3; it can sometimes be silly and outlandish. However, there is a lot to love here, and there aren’t many words that could really convey how much I love this game and glad that while the battle system may not be what I expected, once I adjusted myself to it, it gave me almost everything else I could want out of a game.
Baldur's Gate 3 is a beacon of all the untapped potential in the CRPG genre. While it may be a bit much for newcomers, it's a gripping experience that no one with even an inkling of interest in the genre should miss.
I’m still conflicted with how I feel about Baldur’s Gate III, and I probably will be for a while. While it carries on the legacy of perhaps one of the most influential CRPGs of all time, I’m not sure if it’s better than the first two games that preceded it. It is a different story by a different team and, while it’s deeply connected to those first two games, it is a promising start to more new adventures set in a familiar world that I’ve always loved.
Well, BG2 was a real time RPG (with the option to be played as turn based) back in 1998 (or so). BG3 is turn based only, in 2023.
There are absolutely no camera options to chose from same as in 1998 and you have to move the camera manually just like in 1998, great!
There is no way to customize, with a script or something similar, the way your party members approach combat by default, so that you don't have to micro-manage every combat round. Unlike BG2 which in 1998 had the aforementioned option.
I couldn't imagine myself playing a First Person RPG back in 1998 it seemed ridiculous then because of the horrible 3D graphics. I can't believe people would play a non First or Third person RPG in 2023 when graphics are so good.
All in all this game feels and looks dated. Combat is absolutely horrible pausing every millisecond waiting for your input with no way of automating anything. The camera needs your constant attention moving and rotating the view continuously using the keyboard. Off-course DnD 5th edition rules don't do BG3 any favor but they are what they are. I expected a game with 2023 standards and got less than 1998 BG2 release.
The story is very good though. Now all we have to do is somehow get this story to a First Person, real time RPG where you could customize your party's combat behavior, that would be perfect.
SummaryAn ancient evil has returned to Baldur's Gate, intent on devouring it from the inside out. The fate of Faerun lies in your hands. Alone, you may resist. But together, you can overcome. Gather your party and return to the Forgotten Realms in a tale of fellowship and betrayal, sacrifice and survival, and the lure of absolute power. Mysteri...