Baldur's Gate 3

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a game by Larian Studios
Platform: PC
Editor Rating: 9.5/10, based on 1 review
User Rating: 10.0/10 - 1 vote
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Baldur's Gate 3
Baldur's Gate 3
Baldur's Gate 3
Baldur's Gate 3

I remember being so excited when Baldur's Gate III was announced! This is a game that took forever to come out, heck, the second game was released around 20 years before this one. I think that the people at Larian Studios have done a fantastic job with this game and have been great with the regular updates that keep on adding content to the game and fixing any issues that may pop up. Still, with that being said. It is worth noting that as I write this the game is still technically in early access.

Hello Dungeon Master

The game as you would expect is set in the Dungeons & Dragons universe and the whole premise and plot of Baldur's Gate III got me hooked right from the start. They have added things as the game has moved along development, but I wanted to share the basics of the story with you. Mind Flyers are causing a ton of problems and darkness is taking over the land.

You probably think that stopping the Mind Flyers is the goal of the game. Well stopping them and preventing the darkness from taking over is part of it. What I thought was very interesting is that you have been exposed to a parasite that will turn you into a Mind Flyer if you are not quick!

Is This A Movie?

The cut scenes that Baldur's Gate III has are truly amazing I would actually go as far as to say that these may be the best-looking cut scenes that I have ever seen in a video game. Seriously, this looks like it is a movie, that is how good the cut scenes are. Even the actual gameplay is fantastic and one of the best-looking games of the year. Everything is just so well detailed and designed that you truly do feel like you are in this world. There was a bit of an issue with pop-in during the early days of the game, but that for the most part has been fixed.

The fantastic presentation does not just stop at the visuals. Baldur's Gate III also has some amazing voice acting. The quality is a cut about most other games and not just the main characters too. The random people that you will come across on your journey also are voice acted incredibly well too.

A Journey For The Ages

It is impossible for me in this short review to do justice to how big this game is. What I will tell you is that this is your typical action RPG. You will be following various main quests, taking part in side quests that distract you and get you cool loot and of course, you will be working on improving your stats. Speaking of stats, the game actually has a fantastic character creation suite, but you can select a premade character if you want and some of these are really cool. I think they did a great job in making this a game that is great for long-time fans of the series and those who are new as well.

The combat in the game is turn based and it is fun, but also very challenging. I found myself having to reload a save many times! The combat is not unfair, it just demands that you work hard and have a party that is equipped for the challenge at hand. This is something I liked and when I did die, it was usually because of poor planning on my part.

9.5

The thing with a game like Baldur's Gate III is that a review is very hard to do it justice unless you write like 5 thousand words or make a 30-minute video! This game is awesome, it was well worth the wait and it is one of the best RPGs to be released in the last decade. If you enjoyed the previous games and are a fan of Dungeons & Dragons you are going to just eat this up! On the flip side of this, those who are new are also in for a real treat as it stands on its own as a fantastic game.

Pros:

  • I found the story to be very engaging
  • I am blown away by how incredible this game looks
  • It has a fantastic tutorial system that teaches you the basics
  • The voice acting is amazing

Cons:

  • The game is technically still not completed
  • Some people may find the combat a tad on the challenging side

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

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