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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. Mud' Literate

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    They will probably go with Divinity 2 type of game with companions that you can issue commands somehow, i can only imagine Dragon Age Origins tactical view gameplay.
     
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  2. Shrimp Educated

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    The dial menu can be a bit weird but everything else is serviceable.
     
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  3. Martyr Prophet

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    it can be weird at first but you get used to it and someday you'll like it.
    I was also glad to see a similar combat menu to that of ToEE in Pool of Radiance: Ruins of Myth Drannor.
     
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  4. smaug Arcane Patron

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    Shit everything on GOG Rn is dirt cheap, damn I just got Christmas early. Will get ToEE:salute:
     
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  5. Martyr Prophet

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    I don't know what you've played up until now, but iirc you haven't played that many RPGs, right?

    my recommendations for an ultimate roleplaying experience:
    - ToEE
    - Wizardry 6, 7, 8
    - Darklands
    - Jagged Alliance 2
    - Fallout (or any other Bethesda game, so you get Daggerfall for free. Daggerfall is another masterpiece that shouldn't be missed and one of my all time favorite games.)

    edit: oups, I should mention that for me the Darklands sold on steam is superior to the gog version, as it is more stable and the copy protection questions aren't asked as frequently. gog version is pretty much unplayable for me.
     
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  6. cloudropis Novice

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    So is it gonna be the end for me when it's over? Will I have to unironically buy KotC to feel alive again?

    Fuck it was still full price a few days ago, I had to scavenge a zip I got from GOD from months ago from my HDD. Price is an absolute steal
     
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  7. Cael Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    ToEE is the only game I know with that kind of attention to detail of a PnP ruleset. It is also based off a classic oDnD PnP module, which explains the world building and characters. If those are the things you are looking for, you aren't going to find anything even remotely close in games released in the last 20 or so years.

    In fact, Ultima 6 might be your best bet when it comes to TB full party control RPG of that calibre (U7, although better, is RT and no full party control). Beyond that, you are looking at Gold Box games...
     
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  8. smaug Arcane Patron

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    All of the games RPG's I have so far:

    -Wizardry 1-8
    -Ultima 1-4
    -Baldur's Gate 1/2
    -All the Gold Box Games
    -Fallout

    Games soon to get:
    -Might and Magic 1-6
    -Ultima 5-7
    -Jagged Alliance 2
    -IWD 1/2
    -ToEE
    -Darklands
    :bounce:
    If I'm missing any let me know.
     
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  9. J1M Arcane

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    That's about as retarded as Jay Wilson thinking he had anything to do with Diablo 3 launch sales. The interest is 100% based on the strength of the brand and previous games.
     
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  10. OldNorseSaga Learned

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    No, it's because of Larian.
     
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  11. cloudropis Novice

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    I don't care much about PnP implementation itself as I don't have any experience in D&D outside of videogames, and I definitely don't have the expertise on the matter to have a strong opinion in favor or against it, just that I like it. I just love the combat itself and the degree of control I get over it, I really want to play PF:KM but I have no fucking idea how more fine grained stuff like 5-FS, trips, CdG etc (basically everything on the left of the radial menu) is supposed to work in RtwP.
    Who the fuck thought RtwP was a good idea past AD&D?
     
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  12. Alpan Learned Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy
    You're on the good path, son. But make sure to get Planescape: Torment in there.
     
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  13. smaug Arcane Patron

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    Meh, I’m not a storyfag and I’ve read it had really shit combat, so it’s kind of turning me off, we’ll see though it’s cheap so I guess I can throw it in.
     
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  14. OldNorseSaga Learned

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    Shit is shit, no matter how dark & edgy it is.
     
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  15. cloudropis Novice

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    Oh I also realized I have NWN:DE on GoG for some reason, guess I can also give Swordflight a try and become BFF with lilura :bounce:
     
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  16. Alpan Learned Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy
    No, that's correct. But it's regarded highly despite the shit combat, and that should tell you something.

    Also, get Neverwinter Nights (I'd recommend NWN Complete from GOG you can get the Enhanced Edition from GOG, which contains the original Diamond Edition, or from Steam), not for the base campaign, but for the expansions and the user-made modules. Check Lilura's site for an excellent list.
     
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  17. Makabb Arcane Shitposter Bethestard

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    I don't doubt their competency either after seeing Original Sin, but the game will not feel Baldur's Gate'y due to engine not being Infinity Engine, Bioware of that time is not making it, it's not 1999 anymore.

    This game will be a cross between Original Sin - Baldur's Gate license - tabletop DnD.

    It has the license and the name, but don't expect it will play like the old ones, it will be a similar flavour, but I bet most Codexers will be like 'this is not like it used to be'.
     
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  18. OldNorseSaga Learned

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    Bolded is most important part.
     
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  19. Quillon Cipher

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    It's not!? [​IMG]
     
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  20. sorinmask Just like Yves, I chase tales. Patron

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    I do blame WotC. There's no excuse for not taking a chance.
     
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  21. smaug Arcane Patron

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    Also I’ve knowticed IWD2 has not been “remastered” by beamdog and it’s original price (ignoring the sale) was $10. Was the original BG1/2+ with expansions only $10 as well? Because Beamdog charging me $20 for their “enhanced” editions is some bullshit.
     
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  22. Andhaira Arcane

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    What game are those screenies from???
     
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  23. Chippy Liturgist

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    Yeah it was if I remember correctly- even less in a sale. The only reason to get the EE is for the quick weapon switching between ranged, TWF, etc. I don't know if they finished patching it, but the amount of agravation that went into fixing their game breaking bugs exceeded any efficiency on their part with what they "fixed".
     
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  24. smaug Arcane Patron

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    I fixed my BG game with free mods, which to beamdog apparently was worth an extra $10. :argh::argh::argh:
     
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  25. Thonius Liturgist

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    They all forgot about BG3 and lived happily ever after. Then END.
    Close the thread.
     
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