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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. Sitra Achara Arcane Patron

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    I want to be a mind flayer
     
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  2. Kirkpatrick Arbiter

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    It can still easily be just that.
     
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  3. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    nearly none of the 'isometric' classics are actually isometric(My opinion is because true isometric just looks weird.) Baldur's Gate was done in a specific kind of dimetric style
    :M
     
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  4. Murk Arcane

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    "Cavalier Oblique"

    The gentleman scholar's perspective.
     
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  5. Gay-Lussac Arcane

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    So this is the dolt that's idolized by some people here? Big yikes.
     
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  6. Gay-Lussac Arcane

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    I give it about a 1% chance of being isometric after this quote:

     
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  7. Gay-Lussac Arcane

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    Isometric old-time RPGs in current year, imagine
     
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  8. Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Cipher

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    I'll speak just for myself here and I'll say that I genuinely don't give half of a dehydrated shit about "the story".
    I'm looking for a game with the same core mechanics (or improvements over them, if possible) and the same sense of scale and ambition.

    The narrative was never what made me remember BG and (especially) BG2 fondly.
    If anything I think most old players tend to vastly overstate its quality.
     
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  9. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    Chances are it will be similar to DOS2, which has a configurable camera that defaults to a sort-of "bird's eye view" perspective.
     
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  10. Morkar illiterate

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    The artwork looks good, the retard praising it can only be a troll. Seriously, nobody can be that "problematic".
     
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  11. Kirkpatrick Arbiter

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    "big party" might be a bit of a clue (maybe), I'm guessing 5+ members, and what better way to show them all? I'm optimistic about that.
     
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  12. luj1 You're all shills

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    Okay. You have your plot device. The Illithid. Mind Flayers. The very utterance of whom oozes mystery across the Forgotten Realms. Often feared, but seldom encountered, nightmare of every adventurer, mysterious and horrible, and secluded beings, slithering deep beneath the surface...

    What's the first thing you do?











    Slap it over the company logo, of course!

    [​IMG]


    That's really tasteless. Even for you, Swen. What's next? Everyone in the office gets Illithid-themed coffee mugs? Didn't they teach you about... *drumroll* exposition in school?
     
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  13. luj1 You're all shills

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    So the first thing that popped out to me is that folks over at Larian really don't manage intellectual property well.

    They should have done something more covert and tricky in the teaser. Because it *is* a teaser, not a trailer. Such as displaying the warrior's transformation to Illithid as a shadow on the nearby wall, for example. Such as implying, not showing. But no, let's show everybody a sky full of levitating (?) Illithid with Dagon (primary antagonist) in the background.

    [​IMG]
     
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  14. Lady Error Arcane Literally Hitler

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    Why would anyone create a non-isometric sequel to a well-known isometric game? Especially when the studio is known for its isometric games?

    If it's not isometric, I'm not interested at all.
     
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  15. Mr. Hiver Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    Easy solution there. Just go and play PoE and Deadfire.
    And both Icewind dales.

    The story and main plot are what made BG games stand out. Not because they were perfect and awesome and glorious, which literally nobody ever said. But because they were good.
    "Just" good. Which is an unattainable level these days. And they had great villains to fuel it and keep you motivated and interested till the end.
     
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  16. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    because isometric games sell like shit
     
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  17. Lady Error Arcane Literally Hitler

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    D:OS 1 and 2 sold like shit?

    PS: As others said, tell your little brother to get off your account.
     
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    Mindflayer invasion is also pretty DARK and SERIOUS, which given Larian's cringy awful writing ability at anything other than high fantasy trope jokes, doesn't bode well. It's a setup for a lot less transmogrified pumpkins or talking dogs, and a lot more of their idiotic fake gandalfs and such.
     
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  19. Mr. Hiver Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    "isometric" which isnt a correct term anyway does not have to be 2D with locked camera. Both DoS games had "isometric" poV and sold very well.

    additionally, in a party based game its pretty fucking difficult to use any other poV.
     
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    D:OS1 and 2 aren't isometric
     
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    The fact that they haven't announced that it will be a party-based turn-based D&D game strongly suggests that it will be a single character action-rpg that's only loosely connected to D&D. :decline:
    And if that is true, the fact that WotC isn't taking advantage of the best opportunity in a decade to make a true D&D CRPG suggest that they never ever will :despair:
     
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  22. Outlander Custom Tags Are For Fags. Patron

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    Uh... there are plenty of those 'squid heads with a human body' in BGII. They even have their own area and quest associated with it.
     
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  23. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    What part of "gather your party" didn't you comprehend?
     
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  24. whydoibother Learned

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    Really scraping the barrel for bullshit reasons to be upset here. You must really, REALLY want to be mad about this to look so hard for a reason.
     
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  25. Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Cipher

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    Well, you should have actually played the game to know that.
     
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