Originally Posted by Nyloth
Originally Posted by mr_planescapist
Originally Posted by Anfindel
BG 1 and 2 were games presenting adventures in the D & D Forgotten Realms, specifically the Sword Coast region, using substantial aspects of the 2.0 rule set and lore specific to the territory, characters, magic, bestiary, and history of that part of Fearun.

BG3 is a game presenting adventures in the D & D Forgotten Realms, specifically the Sword Coast region, using the 5.0 rule set, and lore specific to the territory, characters, magic, bestiary, and history of that part of Faerun.

While YOU may not see enough ties to that prior lore, they are there - and once we get to a full game, and not 10-20 % at best, will surely be there to a greater degree.

So it is clearly BG3.

Uh, having a game set in Forgotten realms lore with D&D doesnt make it a Baldurs gate game.

Showed the game to friends (not giving away the title of course) everyones first impression : WOW Divnity Original Sins 3!!!?
So yea.

Firstly you have GAMEPLAY. For me the most important indicator of WHAT A GAME IS. Does it play like BG2? No.
The UI, inventory management and presentation. Like BG2? No.
The atmosphere, graphics? Again NO.
Huge dialogue trees, tons of playable characters including a party of 6 (tied to that gameplay element) ? NO.

The story and setting? Yes...hopefully.
A new D&D system? Ok, yes! Aaaand thats all you got thats similar.

The game should be called , <Dawn of the Illithids, > a D&D RPG cinematic adventure made by Larian, makers of the acclaimed DOS1 and 2 games!

This has been said a thousand times, but I will say it again.

1. The previous games are too old. Do you want same graphics? Like 20 years ago? I'm not!

2. Do I want a "slideshow" gameplay with old mechanics? NO plz

3. About atmosphere, perhaps, I agree. I hope it gets darker as the story progresses..

There is too much time difference between the games, this game is made not only for old generation of fans, but also to attract new players who have never played Baldur's Gate. And trust me, new players may not like old mechanics and design. Personally, I hate them. Again, I'm not saying the game doesn't have problems. Yes, there are problems, but this is not about OLD BG.

Also some ppl never played DOS and they will never call this game DOS3 because it is a new experience for them.

Also, each developer has its own "features", I remind you that a new game is being made by another developer on a different game engine. And this is important.

This has been said a thousand times, but I will say it again.

1) no one asked for 20 years old graphics.

2) no one asked for old mechanics to be implemented as they were in a new game (except maybe for party movement because what was done 20 years ago was better than the chain mechanic)

3) yes, maybe... I hope more companionship, a better feeling of a journey across the swordcoast.

What does time has to do with this ?
Isn't there new games that looks or feel way more like BG than BG3 does ?

Last edited by Maximuuus; 26/01/21 03:09 PM.