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Baldur's Gate Baldur's Gate III by Larian Studios - No, there are no actual gameplay details yet

Discussion in 'Larian Studios' started by Belegarsson, May 30, 2019.

  1. yolu Literate

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    I really want to see BG3 vs DA4. Come on Bioware!
     
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  2. Terra Learned

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    It wasn't even the in-game NPC that ticked me off, that merely elicited a knowing eye roll. It was the post that got bandied about from that beambard chick who made no secret of the fact that she wanted to shove diversity shit into the game, regardless of whether it fit or not. Given that your primary audience for SoD are the old guard who played & enjoyed the Infinity Engine games many years before the socjus cancer infested entertainment media, publicising her intent to inject that shit into the game across the internet just prior to release doubtless did the game no favours. Sure, you may have got some retweets from a few socjus acolytes but as the poor sales show, they don't buy games and most assuredly have no interest in expansions to decades old games. Making it an expansion rather than standalone certainly didn't help, as the original Shadowrun Dragonfall demonstrated.

    It's a real shame that that garbage coloured the release of the game negatively, because I really enjoyed SoD for the most part, never in my wildest dreams did I think I'd get to go on another proper adventure with the old crew, but here it was. I was doing a complete modded playthrough of the whole saga at the time and was surprised how much I ended up liking it overall.
     
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  3. Generic-Giant-Spider Arcane

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    I can go with either RTwP or turn-based. I'd lean more towards turn-based because it just fits into an RPG better, but I can't lie... I enjoy the sheer chaotic fuckery that RTwP can sometimes devolve into and requires some, "oh god, oh god, what do I do" thinking.

    I only hope that no matter what system they go with, the combat is easy to read. I despise when there's 20 particle effect sources on the screen and making things look like Disneyland.
     
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  4. Barabus Learned Patron

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    Better be rtwp or shits gonna hit the fan
     
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  5. Clockwork Knight Arcane

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    Knowing what system they used is pretty superficial knowledge, so if they don't even know that it makes it sound like III is gonna be Bladders Gator in name only. Could be a brainfart though
     
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  6. Abhay Savant

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    Turn based combat seems more likely (logical for the studio) to be introduced in BG3 as well, especially when they are talking about bringing the best of both Divinity and BG series for BG3.

    I have no idea about the ruleset.
    What are the 5th edition rules? Is it great for D&D adventure? Does it even allow turn based combat?
     
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  7. jaelkeiset Novice

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    I Beamdog crying now btw.?
     
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  8. hell bovine Arcane

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    The brain-eating squids were one of my favourite enemies in BG2, so I'm all in for an evil tentacle invasion. :)
     
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  9. LizardWizard Arbiter

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    I just hope it's absolutely nothing like DOS:2
     
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  10. Zed Duke of Banville Arcane Patron

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    If Mind Flayers will be the principal antagonist, then the game should be a crossover with Spelljammer:

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  11. Shaewaroz Arcane

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    Matt always asks the right questions.
     
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  12. Space Satan Arcane

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    There are PAGES of ways to prolong life in D&D. Pages.
     
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  13. Mud' Literate

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    So...Dragon Age Origins type of gameplay? With the whole tactical overview or your character just going at it with auto attack.
    I seriously hope that the gameplay is TB, because i just cant imagine how you can coordinate doing the whole Divinity elemental combos like rain+fire= vapor + lighting = lighting vapor in real time while you have 2 fighters and 2 casters pushing your shit in, in real time or even just moving things around to cheese the encounters.
     
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  14. Space Satan Arcane

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    I wonder how they will handle Viconia, whould they will bring hr back. One of the most cringeworthy characters along with that fairy retard and the only cleric for evil party.
     
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  15. AwesomeButton Cut a deal with the authorities Patron

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    PC RPG Website of the Year, 2015 Make the Codex Great Again! Grab the Codex by the pussy Divinity: Original Sin 2 A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    I've read only two previews, and I kept thinking of Sword Coast Legends. What was their sin? I would say:
    1. Misdirecting expectations by constantly name-dropping Baldur's Gate
    2. Releasing very little content - their budget was too limited for the expectations they set up
    3. Insufficient hype, because the developers' nonexistent track record. The dev leads were virtually unknown to the RPG audience - they had been making console games up to that point if I'm not mistaken. Also, again marketing constraints.
    4. The game felt very generic in its presentation and at the same time very primitive in its level of challenge, failed to keep anyone intereseted - neither the inexperienced nor the experienced RPG players.

    Comparing this situation to the situation Larian finds themselves in, I'd say their BG3 has every prospect of being a Sword Coast Legends that will receive, contrary to the original Sword Coast Legends, perfect reception by the audience and critics, while being a shamelessly bad RPG. Pretty much like D:OS2 was.
     
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  16. J_C One Bit Studio Patron Developer

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    Who is Abdel Adrian?

    That....doesn't mean there will be no missses, you know that, right?
     
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    The name of the Bhaalspawn in the Baldur's Gate book.
     
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  18. J_C One Bit Studio Patron Developer

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    Oh. Eh, who the fuck cares then? I doubt they will even acknowledge it, I think to most gamers the game's story is what matters, and we know the fate of CHARNAME there.
     
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  19. boobio Cipher Trigger Warning

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    Lol this thing is a writer for larian.

     
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  20. Pretty Prophet

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    Who did what and how should we feel about it?
     
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  21. Saerain Scholar Patron

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    To be optimistic, maybe they're just writing a Malkavian. Wait, where am I?
     
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  22. Auraculum Baldur's Gate Lore Police

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    Is that Twitter account still active? I can't find it.
     
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  23. Saerain Scholar Patron

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    Sure. Maybe you're typing "club" instead of "cub"?

    He's a hoot. Love the twisted Antifa shit. But at least there's this caveat emptor:

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  24. Yosharian Cipher

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    The Lord of Murder is woke, y'all.
     
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  25. Yosharian Cipher

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    What's wrong with Rain Man? I loved that movie...

    Ah yes, Mystic Pizza.

    This guy is 47 years old btw.
     
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