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Game News Baldur's Gate III announced at Google Stadia Connect event

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Infinitron, Jun 6, 2019.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    That's a perfectly valid question for all game developers, but pretty sure Gavin is just an American with a weird last name.
     
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    Still it'd be fun if the villain was the main character from the previous Baldur's Gate games, though (now turned into a god). Not the top of originality, but it could be interesting if made right, I guess.
     
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    The world must know about Pensylvanian tax policy.
     
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  4. Shin Savant

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    Eh, I dunno. It'd be kinda cheesy if the main char from BG would turn up every now and then and be like "HEY REMEMBER THAT TIME I... <insert random BG saga event>? THAT WAS FUN WASN'T IT?!".
    All the talk about a new BG game have made me re-install and play it again for the 20th time or so. Currently just reached the city of Baldur's Gate. Still a good fucking game, RTwP or not.

    This 'BG3' shit can only disappoint.
     
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  5. sorinmask Just like Yves, I chase tales. Patron

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    Rusty... every single fucking time you post it's like flipping a coin: do we get the amazing RPG player with the decent opinions and calm rhetoric or we get the nutjob that can't tie his own shoes without thinking how he's going to lick the bus windows.

    In other words, tell your little brother to get off your account.
     
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  6. Alpan Learned Patron

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    It's worth noting that the official teaser announcement has more or less flopped. More than two hours after its submission, Larian's own video has around 20k views, with most other mirrors having less (Gamespot being an exception at 41k). This was a terrible way to announce the game.

    I spoke in haste, there are too many likes on the video for the low view counts to make sense.
     
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  7. MRY Prestigious Gentleman Wormwood Studios Developer

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    Gavin is American (Californian) born and bred.

    In terms of the prosper-face comment, Gavin wrote by far the most Baldur's Gate-style characters in Torment, like the alien sexologist or the Don Quixote guy. He's a well-regarded satirical comedy writer (got his start on Cracked.com), which always struck me as the core of the banter in Baldur's Gate -- kind of National Lampoon's LARP -- and I can imagine he'd have a lot of fun with Minsc, Viconia, Edwin/Edwina, Korgan Bloodaxe, Mazzy, Garrick ... really the whole gang. Obviously, if what you want is a Dark Knight Returns darker take on the original source material (like the Black Hound or whatever the never-made sequel was), he's not your man, but if you want to go back to pygmy giant space hamsters (the single thing people remember most about the franchise), literally no one is better.

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    EDIT

    I forgot Quayle!

    "I am so smart! S M R T! I—I mean S M A R T!" Simpsons allusion and a topical 1980s political jab.

    Pretty sure this is a perfect playground for Gavin, and Larian is going to give free rein to recapture that spirit!
     
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    Incline?
     
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  9. MRY Prestigious Gentleman Wormwood Studios Developer

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    Also, just watched trailer, and I was surprised to see that they're keeping the Mindflayer Paladin from Beamdog's lore. As rusty_shackleford pointed out, that was sort of core Beamdog, so I wonder whether the extended edition lore is now all canon?
     
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  10. Outlander Custom Tags Are For Fags. Patron

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    There's money to be made with it, it's that simple.
     
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  11. Monkeyfinger Augur

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    Youtube view counts update pretty slowly.
     
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  12. Fenris 2.0 Scholar

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    Meh, the Guy was from the Flaming Fist; they are a Mercenary Guild that is hired to uphold the Law in Baldur's Gate, no Paladin Order.
     
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  13. Rean Codex Grammar Police Patron

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    Baldur's Gate was a pretty bad game all around, mostly due to its combat system. I still completed it.

    Baldur's Gate 2 was much more epic in scope and I really wish I could have persevered but I had just had enough of the combat by that point.

    Baldur's Gate 3... is the story really worth continuing? I'd love to see a new RPG set in the Forgotten Realms universe, didn't need to be BG, but it makes good business sense to trade on the name. And as it is Larian I am counting on it that the combat system will be better than the previous two.
     
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  14. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Judging by the number of likes, I'd say the true view count is in the several hundreds of thousands right now.
     
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  15. Rean Codex Grammar Police Patron

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    Why can't you spell correctly? Are you retarded?
     
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  16. Alpan Learned Patron

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    Both of you are right, and Infinitron's point is salient; I didn't pay attention to the likes at all. I'll strike-through my post.
     
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  17. Murk Arcane

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    People saying it might be a 3rd person action RPG abomination.

    But that just makes me think it might be Divinity 2: Ego Illithid

    And I am okay with that. The mind-reading makes major sense now, and I've always wanted to eat people's brains.

    This does seem like the BG name is just a grab on WOTC's part and that it's gonna be a D&D game in a general sense.
     
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  18. empathymachine Literate

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    Well, the logical next step (business-side) for Larian is to cater to the age group 20+, that is people who are bored with standard AAA games and would like different, albeit not too much different gameplay.
    I fully expect more focus on multiplayer, some sub-par jokes and no connections to Baldurs Gate games whatsoever - besides the PR tagline.

    That being said, I'm counting on at least decent single-player experience and BGIII being the first title which successfully implements the newest D&D shit. INB4 console version announcement & inevitable declining dumb down, that is.
     
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    100 years after the original, I hope minsc is dead.
     
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    Not impressed, barely interested.

    As has been said, there is no reason to believe that this will have any direct relation to the Baldur's Gate games. The time to make a BG sequel has long passed.

    This is just yet another game trying to stand on the shoulders of better, older games. We've seen this happen hundreds of times before. This is not the exception.
     
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    Jon Irenicus > angry Squidward with tentacles. Seriously, what a stupid looking creature. Squid head with a human body...please. BGII will remain king in this series.

    Postscript: This was a terrible post. I am an honest man; I did not play all the way through BGII and thus did not encounter the Illithids. That being said, I do despise the look of a humanoid with a squid/octopus head (though I do enjoy eating grilled calamari and octopus) and made this terrible post in haste without checking myself. I am leaving my terrible post up as a reminder to myself (and the rest of the Codex) in an effort to avoid writing terrible posts in the future. I am sorry to have tarnished the once half-respectable reputation I enjoyed among my esteemed Codex colleagues.
     
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    The thing I seem to remember most about the writing was the random mine worker in one of the later mines who told this long ass story about how he can't get an erection anymore.

    Since I appear to be the only one who remembers this and I could never find a screenshot and don't know exactly where it was in the game either, I am suspicious that my brain is pulling a Rashomon on me.

    Could anyone confirm that this mine worker exists? Maybe its just me who can't get an erection anymore and my subconscious somehow projected that into the game.
     
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    Obviously you've never read the Baldur's Gate comic.

    What happens there? (open)
    A wild mage wishes for aid while attacked near a statue of Minsc in Baldur's Gate. The statue becomes flesh and blood and Faerun's greatest space hamster wrangler is unleashed upon the realms once more.

    Later on Minsc and friends find themselves in Barovia. That goes about as well as expected.

    EDIT: Don't believe me? See for yourself:

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