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MMF Freeway
Sep 15, 2010

Later!


This game is truly in early access, meaning that the version currently playable is not only incomplete, but also rather unstable and prone to bugs. If you value a polished experience hold off on purchasing until the final release

That said, Larian are very keen to collect feedback on the EA release, and judging from how the EA period for D:OS2 went they intend to put that feedback to good use. If you want to hop in and give the EA version a shot I would definitely recommend submitting your thoughts and suggestions about it to Larian directly, that way you can be sure they see it and take note: http://forums.larian.com/ubbthreads...Board=87&page=1


https://baldursgate3.game/

https://store.steampowered.com/app/...Baldurs_Gate_3/

Baldur's Gate 3, the highly anticipated RPG from the folks at Larian Studios, is poised to be a grand epic story based on the D&D 5th edition ruleset and set within the Forgotten Realms. Its also now in Early Access! Larian predict that the Early Access period for the game will last about a year, but could very possibly extend into 2022. So what does the Early Access release of Baldur's Gate 3 get us?

- Act one of an eventual three, approximately 25 hours of self contained content

- Six player classes and few subclasses for each (multiclassing coming later):
    Cleric Life Domain, Light Domain, Trickery Domain
    Fighter Battle Master, Eldritch Knight
    Ranger Hunter, Beast Master
    Rogue Arcane Trickster, Thief
    Warlock The Fiend, The Great One
    Wizard School of Evocation, School of Abjuration
- Nine races/subraces
    Drow
    Human
    Githyanki
    Dwarf
    Elf
    Half-Elf
    Halfling
    Tiefling

-Five origin characters to recruit. These are your companions although in the full release they will also be selectable as your player character

Astarion, the High Elf Rogue


Shadowheart, the High Elf Cleric


Gale, the Human Wizard


Lae'zel, the Githyanki Fighter


Wyll, the Human Warlock

MMF Freeway fucked around with this message at 02:18 on Oct 11, 2020

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Basic Chunnel
Sep 21, 2010

Jesus! Jesus Christ! Say his name! Jesus! Jesus! Come down now!



Not looking promising, OP

MMF Freeway
Sep 15, 2010

Later!


Hell yeah lets get these flame wars started

En Garde Motherfuckers
Apr 28, 2009

Hey. Is it just me, or do my balls itch?

"RPS interview posted:

That shift to modern D&D rules is the biggest clue we get as to how the game will play. It means saying goodbye to the Infinity Engine, for starters. Those were great games for their time, but next year is 2020 and you cant do the same things you did back then. No one would want to play it. Well, people would want to play it, but it wouldnt meet the expectations of a modern video game says Vincke.

RIP Infinity Engine, you sucked too bad apparently.

Crabtree
Oct 17, 2012


Dinosaur Gum

According to this we at least see Baldur's Gate the city in the trailer. But yeah, I'm kind of hoping the Bhaalspawn returns, even if you have to kill them to have them be reborn again.

MonsterEnvy
Feb 4, 2012


Basic Chunnel posted:

Not looking promising, OP

Going by the quality of the cimantic, I heavily disagree.

Hamelekim
Feb 25, 2006

And another thing... if global warming is real. How come it's so damn cold?

Ramrod XTreme

Apparently this takes place in the first layer of the Nine Hells. So that should be fun!

MonsterEnvy
Feb 4, 2012


MMF Freeway posted:

- It directly follows the Descent Into Avernus module, whatever that is

It's an upcoming D&D module that takes place in Baldur's Gate.



Hamelekim posted:

Apparently this takes place in the first layer of the Nine Hells. So that should be fun!

That's Descent. We don't know what III is going to be doing other than Mind Flayers being part of it.

En Garde Motherfuckers
Apr 28, 2009

Hey. Is it just me, or do my balls itch?

Seriously though, this game is probably going to be pretty good but will manage to piss off as many people as possible in the process. There's no way everyone will be satisfied with a sequel to The Greatest Trilogy Ever Made, especially not nearly twenty years after the fact.

Avalerion
Oct 19, 2012



quote:

BG3 has drop-in/drop out multiplayer

So it's gonna be what, some action game?

mitochondritom
Oct 3, 2010


En Garde Motherfuckers posted:

RIP Infinity Engine, you sucked too bad apparently.

Yea this is a savage comment from Swen there. Especially as several of his contemporaries have either made a living either remastering the Infinity Engine (Beamdog) or aping it (Obsidian and Inexile).

MMF Freeway
Sep 15, 2010

Later!


Avalerion posted:

So it's gonna be what, some action game?

Probably something very similar to original sin 2's multiplayer (which was good!)

CottonWolf
Jul 20, 2012

Good ideas generator



I don't see why this is BG3, but I hope it's good on its own merits. That's my tepid take.

Also, if this is a backdoor Spelljammer game, I am 100% in.

MMF Freeway posted:

Probably something very similar to original sin 2's multiplayer (which was good!)

Yeah, I didn't like OS, but the multiplayer was by far the best thing about it.

En Garde Motherfuckers
Apr 28, 2009

Hey. Is it just me, or do my balls itch?

Avalerion posted:

So it's gonna be what, some action game?

Dark Alliance 3, baby

AAAAA! Real Muenster
Jul 12, 2008

My QB is also named Bort



mitochondritom posted:

Yea this is a savage comment from Swen there. Especially as several of his contemporaries have either made a living either remastering the Infinity Engine (Beamdog) or aping it (Obsidian and Inexile).
By savage do you mean stupid and ignorant? I would pay good money for new games in the Infinity Engine right now and most likely would still be willing 5-10 years from now. Younger people may not, but they have to understand that a game on the infinity engine could have decent graphics and still be light weight enough to shove on consoles and Xbox/PSx easier than something like Witcher III. Most people play games like the BG series for the story, I would imagine, so what the gently caress does it matter if you have a top-of-the-line engine and graphics?

MonsterEnvy
Feb 4, 2012


Avalerion posted:

So it's gonna be what, some action game?

I think it's going to have a DM mode like Divinity 2.

MonsterEnvy
Feb 4, 2012


CottonWolf posted:

I don't see why this is BG3, but I hope it's good on its own merits. That's my tepid take.

Also, if this is a backdoor Spelljammer game, I am 100% in.


Well it's taking place in Baldur's Gate, though things will have changed from how they were in one.

We know that Mind Flayer Spaceships are in so their will be a bit of spelljammer at least.

Songbearer
Jul 12, 2007




Fuck you say?


NWN3 with NWN1's toolset please thank

mitochondritom
Oct 3, 2010


AAAAA! Real Muenster posted:

By savage do you mean stupid and ignorant? I would pay good money for new games in the Infinity Engine right now and most likely would still be willing 5-10 years from now. Younger people may not, but they have to understand that a game on the infinity engine could have decent graphics and still be light weight enough to shove on consoles and Xbox/PSx easier than something like Witcher III.

Yes, I agree with you. I think it was a very unfair comment to make, almost rubbing it into Beamdog and Obsidian, who I am sure would have both loved to make Baldurs Gate III. Personally, I really enjoyed Siege of Dragonspear and would be much more interested in a new Forgotten Realms game made by Beamdog than Larian.

It is very clear that this game will have absolutely nothing to do with Baldurs Gate 1 or 2 in a mechanical and narrative sence. If Larian are so confident it will reinvent the crpg space, they should have called it something different and let it stand on its own merits.

Mulva
Sep 13, 2011

LET THIS PICTURE OF AN ADORABLE KITTEN FOOL YOU


Well the Divinity games had some neat moments of intelligently using spells and abilities to interact with the world, hopefully with a larger budget they can kick that up a notch.

MonsterEnvy
Feb 4, 2012


mitochondritom posted:


It is very clear that this game will have absolutely nothing to do with Baldurs Gate 1 or 2 in a mechanical and narrative sence. If Larian are so confident it will reinvent the crpg space, they should have called it something different and let it stand on its own merits.

Yeah but I want a game that has to do with D&D and the Forgotten Realms. So I am cool with it being called this, it will no doubt still have throwbacks to the older games.

Anyway apparently we will be getting more news tomorrow.

MonsterEnvy fucked around with this message at 19:11 on Jun 6, 2019

Mzbundifund
Nov 5, 2011

I'm afraid so.


Can I still min-max a fighter/mage/cleric and play 8 hours of no-inventory-space micromanagement hell and quit playing before getting to the 10% of the game where I'm overpowered

fargom
Mar 21, 2007


How would "drop in drop out MP" be functionally different than BG2's MP where you can in fact stop to rearrange the party, and add/remove players at any time? I guess they are just gonna make it easier to do so you don't have to jump through the few hoops of making a MP session, naming, passwords, ect? Seems like the final result will be the same gameplay wise, i dont see how this is some bad news that means it's gonna be a different type of game.

En Garde Motherfuckers
Apr 28, 2009

Hey. Is it just me, or do my balls itch?

Mzbundifund posted:

Can I still min-max a fighter/mage/cleric and play 8 hours of no-inventory-space micromanagement hell and quit playing before getting to the 10% of the game where I'm overpowered

The Lone Wolf talent/trait/whatever was in both Original Sins so chances are good that Larian will help us torture ourselves in similar fashion.

I have no idea how 5e D&D works- is multiclassing even a thing anymore?

mitochondritom
Oct 3, 2010


MonsterEnvy posted:

Yeah but I want a game that has to do with D&D and the Forgotten Realms. So I am cool with it being called this, it will no doubt still have throwbacks to the older games.

Anyway apparently we will be getting more news tomorrow.

Me too friend, hopefully they will really try to capture a lot of cool things about the realms and not just rehash stuff from the original games. I do like Larian and their Divinity games, but I felt like the RPS interview was a little bit off. I thought they would do more to try to join up the Infinity Engine games with their stuff and metaphorically take a dump on it and announce this will be Divinity: Baldurs Gate. Though it seems obvious now that they would do that. Still curious to see more.

porfiria
Dec 10, 2008


AAAAA! Real Muenster posted:

By savage do you mean stupid and ignorant? I would pay good money for new games in the Infinity Engine right now and most likely would still be willing 5-10 years from now. Younger people may not, but they have to understand that a game on the infinity engine could have decent graphics and still be light weight enough to shove on consoles and Xbox/PSx easier than something like Witcher III. Most people play games like the BG series for the story, I would imagine, so what the gently caress does it matter if you have a top-of-the-line engine and graphics?

The Infinity Engine didn't even look that great at the time, lol.

Nissin Cup Nudist
Sep 3, 2011

Sleep with one eye open

We're off to Gritty Gritty land






Is this coming to consoles

Divinity games are usually pretty good, so I'm optimistic

Sinteres
Mar 26, 2004
Please don't be rude, it upsets me when I'm trying to be smug

Not trying to mimic the Infinity Engine is the main reason I'm hopeful about the game. I liked the BG trilogy 20 years ago, but like Swen said, I want to see the work Larian's done in the genre applied to the setting instead of mindlessly emulating the best of the 90's. There are already companies doing that, and while they might have been a better fit for this license than Larian, I still want Larian to have freedom to do their own thing regardless.

JamMasterJim
Mar 27, 2010


mitochondritom posted:

Yes, I agree with you. I think it was a very unfair comment to make, almost rubbing it into Beamdog and Obsidian, who I am sure would have both loved to make Baldurs Gate III. Personally, I really enjoyed Siege of Dragonspear and would be much more interested in a new Forgotten Realms game made by Beamdog than Larian.

It is very clear that this game will have absolutely nothing to do with Baldurs Gate 1 or 2 in a mechanical and narrative sence. If Larian are so confident it will reinvent the crpg space, they should have called it something different and let it stand on its own merits.

Judging from some of the original additions beamdog made and how they had to cancel their original projects, I doubt we would have gotten a good BG3 from them, if at all.
And Wizards of the coast is quite picky with who they let even utilize the setting. They did not let Owlcat use DnD setting and have been producing some straight up shovelware this last decade.

Getting a proven developer to work on this, even if it's distanced from previous entries, is better than many scenarios.

En Garde Motherfuckers
Apr 28, 2009

Hey. Is it just me, or do my balls itch?

porfiria posted:

The Infinity Engine didn't even look that great at the time, lol.

infinity engine games are beautiful and perfect. you take that back

MonsterEnvy
Feb 4, 2012


En Garde Motherfuckers posted:

The Lone Wolf talent/trait/whatever was in both Original Sins so chances are good that Larian will help us torture ourselves in similar fashion.

I have no idea how 5e D&D works- is multiclassing even a thing anymore?

Multiclassing is a thing, but it's a bit more limited. And is only really useful for certain builds.

Zzulu
May 15, 2009


I never played Balldurs gate

What's so good about it?

MMF Freeway
Sep 15, 2010

Later!


Its got uhh wizards and poo poo

MonsterEnvy
Feb 4, 2012


Nissin Cup Nudist posted:

Is this coming to consoles

Divinity games are usually pretty good, so I'm optimistic

They said it was multiplatform so probably.

Basic Chunnel
Sep 21, 2010

Jesus! Jesus Christ! Say his name! Jesus! Jesus! Come down now!



MonsterEnvy posted:

Going by the quality of the cimantic, I heavily disagree.
trusting cinematic teasers is a fools errand, post-Dead Island

ChrisBTY
Mar 29, 2012

this glorious monument



So one of my Top 5 games of all time is getting a sequel made by the developers of one of my other Top 5 games of all-time.

HYPE ESCALATING!

I said come in!
Jun 22, 2004




En Garde Motherfuckers posted:

RIP Infinity Engine, you sucked too bad apparently.

That RPS interview is completely silly because I just played Baldur's Gate 1 literally two weeks ago, I finished the game, and felt like it has aged extremely well.

JamMasterJim
Mar 27, 2010


MMF Freeway posted:

Its got uhh wizards and poo poo

ZAP MOTHAFUCKA

MonsterEnvy
Feb 4, 2012


Basic Chunnel posted:

trusting cinematic teasers is a fools errand, post-Dead Island

Leiran has pretty good quality on their stuff. And apparently they have an even bigger budget this time. So yeah going to trust my gut here.

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frajaq
Jan 30, 2009
Probation
Can't post for 17 hours!


Zzulu posted:

I never played Balldurs gate

What's so good about it?

it was a game boomers cared about years ago about the most generic fantasy rpg ever, now a different dev is making a game about it and people are gonna be mad

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