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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. Thonius Arcane

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    Uh, the problem is that DND5 is too god damn basic for CRPG. NO OPTIONS and usual limitations of CRPG, aka even fewer options! Where DM could whip out some homebrew or bend rules a bit, or add interesting interactions you're met with an extremely rigid set of rules of CRPG. And level limit + not all classes implemented ain't helping much here.
     
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  2. Larianshill Scholar

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    Dataminers seem to have uncovered just who the big villains are, and what's their evil plan.
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  3. Meredoth Arcane

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    Amazing video. I honestly was thinking that the tadpole was wreid due some type of mindflayer experiment. I wish that Larian will bring the dead three back to the canon.
     
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  4. FriendlyMerchant Learned

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    I really never appreciated how shit divinity 2 was until playing this broken mess. I really wish I never played it at all.
     
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  5. Pink Eye Monk Patron

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    FriendlyMerchant anon! You should go play Darklands instead! Such a kewl game.
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  6. Efe Erudite

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    I thought gold was impervious to acid?
     
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  7. Pink Eye Monk Patron

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    It's the Darklands. Don't worry about it. This world encapsulates every superstition the peasants of Medieval Germany had. Besides. Dragons are some thing else entirely. Even the manual says so:
    Their blood is so evil. It can melt gold!
     
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  8. FriendlyMerchant Learned

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    Wow. So this really isn't a game that I can just jump into blindly and haggle goyim out of their money

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  9. Pink Eye Monk Patron

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    I haven't found party optimization to be all that important - only for starting out. Just make sure you have someone good in Religion, Healing, and Alchemy; will come in handy later. For the first few weeks. You will want to grind out your combat skills first. It doesn't matter which city you start in. Wait till night time. Then travel around the city looking for thieves to kill. Best way to get your combat skills up. Can get up to five battles per night if you're good. Once you're semi competent in battle. Start looking for quests to kill robber knights. Avoid shit where they ask you to retrieve relics. Not worth at all. Anyways. It's pretty fun. See:

    Oh yeah. Check this site out: https://wendigo.online-siesta.com/darklands/
    You will want to get Darker Backgrounds, Better Fonts, Alchemy copy protection symbols with subtitles. Make sure you read the manual too. Contains pretty much everything you need to know.

    Last thing. Keep the map open. You'll need it for general navigation on the world map.
     
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  10. Bhaalspawn Barely Literate

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    :shitposting:
     
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  11. Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Arcane

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    I'd pay an outrageous amount of money for a competent Darklands remake.
     
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  12. Atchodas Augur

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    Imagine paying for Early Access game couple years before its released and then complaining its broken mess, how stupid are you?
     
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  13. Pink Eye Monk Patron

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    Just play the original. It's not *that* dated. Works fine. Controls fine. Save for a few bugs. It's great. Hell, last I checked Baldur's Gate 3 isn't due for some time. Now's the perfect opportunity to play some Darklands!
     
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  14. FriendlyMerchant Learned

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    This game is Divinity 2 in gameplay. That's why it's a broken mess. Because it's a reskin of divinity 2 with some minor mechanical changes. Not because it's early access.
     
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  15. Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Arcane

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    I played the original since 1992. Last time probably less than three years ago. You don't have to tell me what it did well and what aged poorly.
    It's up there with Ultima VII as one of my favorite RPGs of all times. It's also up there with Ultima VII for having one of the shittiest combat systems. That's thing I'd surely look to revamp (in a fictional universe where the remake had a chance to exist).
    Also the UI wouldn't really suffer from being made a bit more mouse-friendly.

    And while the minimalist art is charming most of the times, there are also parts of it that are basically a blurb of barely intelligible pixels (see the world map as an example) and would benefit a revamp.

    Interestingly enough my imaginary ideal remake wouldn't really change much in terms of vibe/style. For instance I'd keep a very minimalist style for characters and scenarios during combat encounters etc.
    I'd probably go for something like Another World:



    Low-poly "stick figures" with clean, neat animations.

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    Well, frankly pipe dreams aside I'd be happy just with getting the same exact game in hi-res.
     
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  16. DeepOcean Arcane

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    I came here to see if D:OS 3 was reaching playable state. Hoping to see the thread full of min/maxers at this point, generally that is a good sign.

    I discovered Solasta sucks, Pathfinder Wrath of the Righteous has a tranny and they may add a Tranny gender neutral option to D:OS3 on the next patches instead.

    No, D:OS 3 isnt on a playable state yet.
     
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  17. Hóngwèibīng Arcane Vatnik Wumao

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    Indeed.
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    It hasn't added playable Duergar yet.
     
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  18. DeepOcean Arcane

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    There is only a point to play Duergar if you can practice extreme xenophobia, specially against elves, dunno if the 40 years old Bioware rejects that make 90% of Larian audience would be confortable with that.
     
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  19. Hóngwèibīng Arcane Vatnik Wumao

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    Nevertheless, no Duergar - no play.
     
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  20. Ontopoly Hater of Larian

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    Everyone here is going to have to stop complaining and boycotting games for including trans options soon because it just won't be viable. Time to find the next thing they want to start adding and complain about that early.
     
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  21. Meredoth Arcane

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    Nope. Is vastly superior; despite all critiques which I made towards BG3, there is no retarded secondary hp bar armor system, no cooldowns, nor other BS. Is great as any other D&D game? No. Except by complete console bastardizations like SCL and mobile cashgrabs, BG3 is the worst D&D adaptation into a CRPG.

    It can seem like I am a hater of Larian, but I don't hate larian. Despite making bad games, Larian :
    • Re popularized turn based mode. If wasn't by Larian, kingmaker and pillars 2 would't receive a optional TB mode.
    • Lowered my standards. Before playing DOS2 and BG3, I wasn't able to enjoy games like DDO. Now I can enjoy it.
    • Larian and larian cultists are hilarious. Mainly when they try better games.
    Wanna laugh? Go to steam BG1/2 page. Click in reviews. Select negative only. Then CTRL + F and type DOS2, divinity, larian or any word like that.
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  22. polo Erudite

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    He aint wrong tho :lol:
     
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  23. Reinhardt Arcane

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    It's not "late", at 26 you can only chose your first destiny feat.
     
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  24. Orud Educated Patron

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    Strap Yourselves In
    I disagree that 5E is too basic for a CRPG. If 2E was good for CRPG's, then so is 5E. The problem is that 3.5E is just so god damn better, even on tabletop, and that WoTC can't go back to 3.5 after the 4E disaster because Pathfinder hijacked it.
     
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  25. Grunker RPG Codex Ghost Patron

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    I love the shit out of Darklands but the combat is ass. Even if you enjoy RTwP. As such, Darklands is one out of very few games where a remake would actually be justified: remake the game almost as is, but with better combat. And you got yourself a masterpiece.
     
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