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

Discussion in 'Larian Studios' started by Infinitron, Oct 6, 2020.

  1. Swen Educated Shitposter

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    Seriously you are crying about a game (or atleast parts) becoming more hardcore and less casual, that's why you get these types of reaction.
     
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  2. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    Has corona rotten your fucking brain?! A post ago i just told you that i don't want games to reflect real world and i want them be just fun. Now you are giving me a real world example. Also it doesn't matter if you interact or not with the screaming guy because you are some middle-aged unfit dude that doesn't have the social skills to talk him out of it. I don't want that shit in my games. I want just to be told some interesting story in strange world and not the experience the retardation of the devs larping as artists. If i want reactivity i will fucking go hiking or some other shit. I want to sit,have glass of nice brandy,a good cigar and relax. Also you get punished if you let her be taken away lol,you lose an early access to a capable fighter. Why the fuck i have to write the same fucking post again???? For fuck sake read what i write....or don't,just don't make me repeat me self.
     
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  3. I guess you missed the part where I posted itt about how I specifically agreed with a negative Steam review, upvoted it and then gave the guy several awards.

    Or the fact that I’ve criticized the game right up until it was released into ea.

    Maybe that doesn’t matter though. Maybe you’re going to be disappointed in us because we’re not hardcore ARE PEE GEE players like you and don’t just want to spam the WIN rest button like crazy in some dull, lifeless world where every quest waits for you indefinitely like a ride in an amusement park. :roll:
     
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  4. Let’s just review the chief criticisms of Baldur’s Gate 3, shall we:

    “The intro needs to be more boring!”

    “Make it less realistic! I want to hit the rest button over and over with no consequences!”

    “It should have been a direct sequel to Throne of Bhall!”

    All of us supposed fanboys have criticized elements of the game far better than the haters who keep spamming the thread with this drivel.
     
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  5. AwesomeButton Personally falsified the US election results Patron

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    Why throw potions, when you can throw your allies. Throw your halfling rogue behind the enemy lines.
     
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  6. conan_edw Savant Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    Based on SteamSpy: :M
     
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  7. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    Fucking lying jew,can you even do anything without lying and twisting the truth,you little cunt!
     
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  8. Pizzashoes Learned

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    You see the aliens bust out of a guy's chest, kill a bunch of good guys, and then finally when all hope seems lost, the boys finish the job. That's the classic flow of the hero story I'm talking about. The lads don't kill the alien before the alien establishes itself as a threat. The story follows a formula. This formula has been around forever. We've been telling the same stories since the dawn of time, just with new bits put in.

    Generic fantasy is not War and Peace. Tolstoy is a god of narrative structure. I do not expect, again, the zoomers at Larian to craft the same kind of historical epic. Once you're invested into a story, you don't care whether it's Bioware or Tolstoy. You want to see how the story ends. But I was not thrust into the game, and I want some background. I want the devs to put the MC in the city of Baldur's Gate, doing various origin story shit related to his race/background, and then *BAM* he's abducted by the Nautiloid. That kind of background lets you feel who the character was before his whole life got turned upside down. Introduce the MC a bit. Some implication that the fellow had a life before the mind flayers fucked everything up.

    Generally speaking, my main beef is figuring out who my character is. How can I play someone who meets a chick with ugly bangs named Shadowheart, a gay vampire, some barely hot chick who is into femdom, some negro who calls himself the blade of the frontier or something, a bro wizard, and a MC infected with mind AIDS. None of these characters matter to me, and the PC himself has no opportunity to establish himself as anything before being thrust into the adventure.
     
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  9. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    yet you expect some fat modern jew to get it?
     
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  10. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    Got to see the EA end video [​IMG]
    I've done two mostly finished playthroughs now and I really enjoy what I've seen so far. Loads of reactivity, and you can see the game constantly setting up more reactivity in the future(content not yet released) with your decisions.
    good combat, good writing, great reactivity, good exploration. Itemization is actually good unlike DOS1/2. The currently available EA content is probably about 3x as long as DOS2 Fort Joy+Island, and that's not counting taking opposite paths in quests(e.g., I haven't tried siding with the gobbos yet)
    Larian has always done a great job at quest design, they give you an objective and tell you to figure out how to get there on your own. I expect out of the box thinking to work so much that I get surprised when it doesn't work. BG3 didn't disappoint at all, if anything it's even better.

    I'm sure the usual suspects will continue to find nonsense reasons to hate a game they haven't played to show how cool they are.

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    I didn't find out about the harpies until later in my first playthrough, when I went there the kid was already dead.


    BTW, EA end video seemed to suggest they'll be adding more story-related content as the EA progresses rather than just leaving it at only act 1.
     
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  11. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    The bottle actually does damage if you hit your ally with it directly. So they'll take a bit of damage + be healed.
     
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  12. Swen Educated Shitposter

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    Good, imagine the sales when it really releases with some decent marketing behind it.

    You're looking at a new Fallout/Elder scrolls money printing franchise thanks to Larian.
     
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  13. You’re talking about the formula of a horror movie. And btw, that’s not the plot of Aliens. They kill a shitton of them through the movie. Especially with the turrets near the middle-ish.

    It’s also not “sophisticated”.

    Your word, not mine.

    Except the game did show that. The nautaloid swooped in and picked up a bunch of people who were just living their lives in Baldur’s Gate. You were one of them.

    You want an opening vignette...like Dragon Age: Origins... (As if I haven’t already compared the fame to it enough.)

    But that’s not this game. Not at this point anyway. This game is meant to simulate and PnP experience where you roll your own character. You don’t need to have the background the devs say you do (other than that you were in Baldur’s Gate where you are abducted). Why do you need a dev to show you your character had a life? Why should the dev force his opinion of what that life was upon you?

    There are the origins starts where you can play as one of the party members and maybe those will have some vignettes though. Who knows.

    But there’s little point to doing a vignette when everyone has the same start - being abducted by the Illithid suddenly. No reason to waste the budget and bore the majority of your audience because a “sophisticated” gamer wants more foreplay before he’ll give the game a chance.
     
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  14. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    That's basically what origin characters are anyways
     
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    In that interview that was last posted, Swen explains that in the EA they added the neutral and evil companions because they wanted to give players a taste of them, since most players tend to pick only the good-aligned companions. This sounds promising, because if only the evil and neutral are seven, then we'll probably get something like 12-15 companions total.
     
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  16. Pizzashoes Learned

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    Bro, I just want to feel excited to dive into a new RPG. To power up and save some pure elven babe before slamming her within the bond of holy and everlasting matrimony. But this one just makes me wonder what the fuck is going on.
    One, if you don't want to be an elitist snob, what are you doing on this board? Two, stories make you feel different emotions. Stories often manipulate your emotions according to preset arcs. I'm not talking about any particular genre, like horror or action or drama. Stories generally follow acts with rising conflict, subduing resolution, some kind of threat, and then finally resolving most things. Generally, when you overload the front with the third act's exciting elements, you lose some of the boys' investment. This is basic writing. What I'm saying is I want to be emotionally invested in the story. This desire is innate, obvious, inherent. The lack of desire isn't my fault, and it's not necessarily the writers'. It's subjective. But it definitely could be helped by the writers doing a bit of structural work.
     
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  17. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    At least it give us a good reason to not pick them when the game comes out.
     
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  18. BarbequeMasta Learned

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    Truly the Fallout 3 of Baldur's Gate games. Congrats Swen, genius buisnessman.
     
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  19. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    Yeah,he really makes me turn off from the game. There is nothing worst than a bunch of toxic fanboys screeching like retards.
     
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  20. Eh, it seems more like 9. I forget. rusty_shackleford knows the number.

    Anyway, Gale and the nblack guy are neutral. As is the tiefling whose life you can save.

    Astarion, Shadowheart and the Gith are all evil.

    So who is the 7th you’re talking about?
     
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  21. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    looks more like a neutral
     
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  22. BarbequeMasta Learned

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    Wasn Minsc confirmed to be playable here from files, or is it fake news?
     
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  23. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    Shadowheart is definitely closer to neutral.
    I've seen the quote about evil companions a few times and I haven't seen a source for it. I don't like it, but I'm afraid they won't be adding that many more companions.
     
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  24. I agree with this. Flying through Baldur’s Gate, Avernus, a frozen wasteland and then unceremoniously dumped on a beach to deal with...goblins?

    But I, and most people, tend to treat the intro as a preview of things to come.

    And I think we’ll find it very much is. This game will likely take us through at least two of those locations. Maybe more in an expansion.

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    We already get to see spider infested caves, the Underdark, an ancient temple, a Druid grove, a hag’s bog, a ruined village, a mindflayer ship.


    It’s the slow start you talked about, only with a preview at the beginning.

    Like you said thought, it’s subjective. But 85% of the million people that bought it seem to like it, so...
     
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  25. Hóngwèibīng Arcane Vatnik

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    Evil or not, the companions seem decent so far. Particularly like the narcissistic wizard.
     
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