Baldur's Gate III

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Opening cinematic:

Who's hyped? I'm hyped.

shout-out to his family (DJP), Wednesday, 24 June 2020 18:54 (six months ago) link

what do we know about it? 5e rules or 2nd ed? import bg2 chars or start from scratch? tentatively interested.

Mordy, Wednesday, 24 June 2020 19:03 (six months ago) link

It's Divinity: Original Sin 3 with a tacked-on license, but they'll probably shoehorn in a lone reference to the hilarious hamster guy tbf

Dadjokke (Sgt. Biscuits), Wednesday, 24 June 2020 19:07 (six months ago) link

It's a tired meme by this point but I have no interest in Divinity: Original Sin III. Larian's gaudy, would-be humorous aesthetic is the exact opposite of what I want from an isometric CRPG.

Anyway, it's 5e and you'll be starting from scratch. Game will be turn-based, which is a huge turnoff for me because I'm one of those rabid, nostalgia-goggled assholes who'd rather the franchise was left alone.


pomenitul, Wednesday, 24 June 2020 19:08 (six months ago) link

Here's an archived stream from a few days ago, featuring gameplay that looks and feels almost indistinguishable from D:OS2:

pomenitul, Wednesday, 24 June 2020 19:12 (six months ago) link

i'm not an original sin fan but i do love the forgotten realms setting and i have yet to play a crpg with 5e mechanics so i am interested now!

Mordy, Wednesday, 24 June 2020 19:16 (six months ago) link

If you disregard the title (this is no BG3, not even in spirit) and lower your expectations in terms of writing and art direction, I'm sure it'll deliver a worthwhile combat-oriented experience.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 24 June 2020 19:20 (six months ago) link

The campfire conversation is very Dragon Age

shout-out to his family (DJP), Wednesday, 24 June 2020 19:24 (six months ago) link

Yep, definitely. Except BioWare, for all their faults post-BG2, have always excelled at creating memorable characters. The same cannot be said for Larian, alas.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 24 June 2020 19:25 (six months ago) link

Shadowheart seems pretty cool

shout-out to his family (DJP), Wednesday, 24 June 2020 19:39 (six months ago) link

two months pass...

Hoping this game will pleasantly surpass my expectations but everything's just going to be on fire all the time isn't it

They just really properly think it's good when everything's on fire all the time

Dadjokke (Sgt. Biscuits), Wednesday, 23 September 2020 19:44 (three months ago) link

Larian gonna Larian.

The original BG series is my favourite CRPG franchise of all time, but this one's a hard pass from me. No way I'm falling for Larian's snake oil after trudging through D:OS1&2.

sock solipsist (pomenitul), Wednesday, 23 September 2020 19:48 (three months ago) link

I became more immersed in and devoted to BG1 and BG2 than any game before or since. That might've just been the right time and place and amount of free time in my life for me to have that moment, but nothing I've tried since then has really taken hold.

and i can almost smell your PG Tips (Jon not Jon), Wednesday, 23 September 2020 20:02 (three months ago) link

Pillars of Eternity did it for me, but it too arrived at the right time, just as I was dipping back into gaming.

sock solipsist (pomenitul), Wednesday, 23 September 2020 20:11 (three months ago) link

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