Baldur's Gate III

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Opening cinematic: https://youtu.be/_hqgv0pU0EM

Who's hyped? I'm hyped.

shout-out to his family (DJP), Wednesday, 24 June 2020 18:54 (two weeks 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 (two weeks 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 (two weeks 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.

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pomenitul, Wednesday, 24 June 2020 19:08 (two weeks ago) link

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSc17QXxfyU

pomenitul, Wednesday, 24 June 2020 19:12 (two weeks 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 (two weeks 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 (two weeks ago) link

The campfire conversation is very Dragon Age

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

Shadowheart seems pretty cool

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


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