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Baldur's Gate Baldur's Gate 3 by Larian Studios - now available on Early Access - coming August

Reinhardt

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Larian achieves Le Humor, placating 95% of Early Access paypigs for the next 6-12 months while remaining remnants of Fourth Wall tumble into the ocean.

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that's just standard voice acting for monster/animal noises and shit, what are you on about?

why do you need voice acting for SHIT?
 

Longes

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Assuming they deliver on "everything PHB" promise, we are missing on the Archfey, and the Great Old One having any actual features.
so those are the three PHB options, demon - archfey - squid? interesting contrast

kinda wanna play a warlock but i got the feeling this will be like playing a shaman in shadowrun. the companion will get custom tailored content and you're his npc.
This is my general problem with Larian's approach in DOS2 and BG3. Like yes, you could play a custom warlock. Or you could play Will and get the actual Warlock content. Imagine playing a regular Undead in DOS2 instead of Fane. Just pointless. I wish they'd stop this "MC companion" shit
 

BruceVC

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game lets you optionally play through a game as any of the companions, codexers cry and demand less content
I agree, its an illogical and utterly unconvincing criticism of D:OS2 or BG3. I like and support the NPC party system. It gives you a myriad of choices and you get to interact with interesting and compelling party members who have their own side-quests and events
 

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game lets you optionally play through a game as any of the companions, codexers cry and demand less content

game lets you optionally play through a game as any of the companions, codexers cry and demand less content
I agree, its an illogical and utterly unconvincing criticism of D:OS2 or BG3. I like and support the NPC party system. It gives you a myriad of choices and you get to interact with interesting and compelling party members who have their own side-quests and events

Non-companion PC's were visibly underprioritized to make room for the "play as one of these douches"-mode in D:OS. Lots of reactions to your background if you made one of those picks, almost none if you didn't. You saying it's not the same for BG3?
 
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game lets you optionally play through a game as any of the companions, codexers cry and demand less content

game lets you optionally play through a game as any of the companions, codexers cry and demand less content
I agree, its an illogical and utterly unconvincing criticism of D:OS2 or BG3. I like and support the NPC party system. It gives you a myriad of choices and you get to interact with interesting and compelling party members who have their own side-quests and events

Non-companion PC's were visibly underprioritized to make room for the "play as one of these douches"-mode in D:OS. Lots of reactions to your background if you made one of those picks, almost none if you didn't. You saying it's not the same for BG3?
That's weird considering D: OS didn't even have that mode.
Again, if the feature didn't exist you wouldn't complain. You're demanding less content.
 

Cryomancer

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demand content which doesn't force you to play as an companion

Fixed for you. The problem is not less content. Is having to play as an diversity hire Wyll to experience all WLK content.

Again, if the feature didn't exist you wouldn't complain. You're demanding less content.

Or making all Wyll/Gale/Lae'Zel content available for all WLK/WIZ/CLE.
 

underground nymph

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Strap Yourselves In
game lets you optionally play through a game as any of the companions, codexers cry and demand less content
I agree, its an illogical and utterly unconvincing criticism of D:OS2 or BG3. I like and support the NPC party system. It gives you a myriad of choices and you get to interact with interesting and compelling party members who have their own side-quests and events
You don’t get it. While the NPCs get all the content, your character is a spectator nobody.
 

Grunker

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game lets you optionally play through a game as any of the companions, codexers cry and demand less content

game lets you optionally play through a game as any of the companions, codexers cry and demand less content
I agree, its an illogical and utterly unconvincing criticism of D:OS2 or BG3. I like and support the NPC party system. It gives you a myriad of choices and you get to interact with interesting and compelling party members who have their own side-quests and events

Non-companion PC's were visibly underprioritized to make room for the "play as one of these douches"-mode in D:OS. Lots of reactions to your background if you made one of those picks, almost none if you didn't. You saying it's not the same for BG3?
That's weird considering D: OS didn't even have that mode.
Again, if the feature didn't exist you wouldn't complain. You're demanding less content.

obviously meant div: os2 lol I'm literally responding to a quote
 
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rusty, do you imagine that resources aren't a thing? that developers just choose features and they pop up in the game at no opportunity cost?

reality must be a magical place for you
Have you ever considered why pre-written characters might have more content than your custom original character?
Think hard before replying!
 
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"durr y larian no make custom content for my custom character I wrote like the characters they wrote???"
I want you guys to sit there and think about how stupid you are.
Rusty is 100% correct

In most RPG, SP or party based, you create and influence your main character as you progress on the journey. You choose your class and race at the very least even with predefined characters , even the prestigious Gothic series offered that with class decision later on but it had a predefined character. And you can select specific items and how you RP your main character . Its already customized
 

Longes

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game lets you optionally play through a game as any of the companions, codexers cry and demand less content
Dude, I'm not playing a 100 hour cRPG multiple times unless it's Wrath of the Righteous.

DOS2 isn't "optionally letting me play through a game as any of the companions". The game is optionally letting me play through a game as my original character Donut Steel, but it'd really much prefer if I was playing as their Donut Steel that they wrote real content for.
 
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game lets you optionally play through a game as any of the companions, codexers cry and demand less content
Dude, I'm not playing a 100 hour cRPG multiple times unless it's Wrath of the Righteous.

DOS2 isn't "optionally letting me play through a game as any of the companions". The game is optionally letting me play through a game as my original character Donut Steel, but it'd really much prefer if I was playing as their Donut Steel that they wrote real content for.
Again, "durrr y larian no write custom content for my character like their premade ones????"

Sit and think on this.
 

Longes

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Wow, it's almost like there's a simple solution of "write companions as companions" instead of doubling down on every companion's writing by writing them as both companions and MC depending on a chargen choice.
 
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Wow, it's almost like there's a simple solution of "write companions as companions" instead of doubling down on every companion's writing by writing them as both companions and MC depending on a chargen choice.
"More content.... Bad!"
 

underground nymph

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rusty, do you imagine that resources aren't a thing? that developers just choose features and they pop up in the game at no opportunity cost?

reality must be a magical place for you
Have you ever considered why pre-written characters might have more content than your custom original character?
Think hard before replying!
Have you ever considered a quality of content for your custom character is actually what a RPG is all about?
 

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