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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodj Blake View Post
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    Why it once again had to be some save the Multiverse bs (at lvl. 12...) is anyone's guess
    but something on a smaller scale might have been superior.
    In BG I and II, you literally play the child of a god. This is low-key by comparison.
    An elder brain on netherese steroids ready to once again enslave all of reality is certainly not low key.
    Still, if that is the expected threat lvl for mid to early-highlevel characters in 5th edition then it is as it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodj Blake View Post
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    Why it once again had to be some save the Multiverse bs (at lvl. 12...) is anyone's guess
    but something on a smaller scale might have been superior.
    In BG I and II, you literally play the child of a god. This is low-key by comparison.
    Some big spoilers in there, for Dark Urge and others...
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    Well... dark urge is the bhaalspawn. Also you are now traveling with Jergal in your camp, so you are roasting marshmellows with a god (semi-retired). Shadowheart and Astarion are also up there in the godhood-ranking if one takes their stories that direction.

    My dark urge ended up pretty much murdering everyone and then enslaving whole faerun in the name of Bhaal, so you can still play the son of a god if one wishes. And some of the dark urge specific stuff is really dark.
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    Quote Originally Posted by depili View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rodj Blake View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Constantinus View Post
    Why it once again had to be some save the Multiverse bs (at lvl. 12...) is anyone's guess
    but something on a smaller scale might have been superior.
    In BG I and II, you literally play the child of a god. This is low-key by comparison.
    Some big spoilers in there, for Dark Urge and others...
      Spoiler:
    Well... dark urge is the bhaalspawn. Also you are now traveling with Jergal in your camp, so you are roasting marshmellows with a god (semi-retired). Shadowheart and Astarion are also up there in the godhood-ranking if one takes their stories that direction.

    My dark urge ended up pretty much murdering everyone and then enslaving whole faerun in the name of Bhaal, so you can still play the son of a god if one wishes. And some of the dark urge specific stuff is really dark.
    It's as if the name was a hint.
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    The dark urge also has plenty of unique stuff about the main story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Constantinus View Post
    The companions were a somewhat mixed bag. Mostly interesting backgrounds but please, for the love of Amaunator, show some
    subtility when it comes to romance plots. Currently this part feels like a cringy harem anime.
    It's a bug that your companions are so thirsty for you.

    https://www.thegamer.com/baldurs-gat...void-gale-bug/

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    That was awesome !
    I can't get enough of the cast noodling around with a Narrator in the background.
    technology canít solve economic and political problems

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    This game showed everyone how it should be done - with passion and talent. Straight up antipode of todd's debacle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RazoR View Post
    This game showed everyone how it should be done - with passion and talent. Straight up antipode of todd's debacle.
    Meh, passion and talent once again didn't suffice to create a decent last act or a halfway interesting mainstory while the UI and quality of life features
    are rather old fashioned.

    The presentation is great, there is lots to discover yet it all starts to feel strangely hollow after a while.
    I dont't quite know how else to describe it and i am a bit suprised that so many people think it's the second
    comming of crpgs when, aside from the (well done) flashy bits, there is nothing realy new or innovative to be found in BG3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Constantinus View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by RazoR View Post
    This game showed everyone how it should be done - with passion and talent. Straight up antipode of todd's debacle.
    Meh, passion and talent once again didn't suffice to create a decent last act or a halfway interesting mainstory while the UI and quality of life features
    are rather old fashioned.

    The presentation is great, there is lots to discover yet it all starts to feel strangely hollow after a while.
    I dont't quite know how else to describe it and i am a bit suprised that so many people think it's the second
    comming of crpgs when, aside from the (well done) flashy bits, there is nothing realy new or innovative to be found in BG3.
    The reason is that our standards are so low in this age of ubisoft & co.
    Everyone is just happy that they get a incredibly solid RPG with an story that is not written by a brain damaged frat boy.
    The voice acting is incredible, the game runs smooth and stable, it has humour and drama.

    Is it the next step in RPG evolution that will lead humanity into a new age of enlightenment and end all wars? No.

    I'm more than happy with BG3 and will gladly take something like this every year or two for the rest of my existence.

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    Problem with Act 3 is the pacing. Everything seems super urgent, and must be done right away.
    Gortash is a endgame boss, why should one of the first things do you when you get into Baldur's Gate be to go to him?

    In Act 1, you had the grove to protect. Act 2 gave you The Last Inn to care for. No such thing in Act 3. Also why it feels off.

    Personally Act 2 was my least favorite.
    Also dislike itemization, only 1 of each magic item. So annoying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VARRAKK View Post
    Problem with Act 3 is the pacing. Everything seems super urgent, and must be done right away.
    Gortash is a endgame boss, why should one of the first things do you when you get into Baldur's Gate be to go to him?
    I'm pretty sure you can do things in act 3 in more than one order. but i agree that the game is dangling gortash in front of your nose in Act 3. But then again, maybe this is not that kind of game, where you just walk in a straight line where it seems to lead you.

    I rushed into act 3 and pretty soon wanted to start from the begining of act 3 again, doing things differntly this time.
    So, maybe thats a failing of the game, misleading you there.
    Maybe its intended? I don't know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee Jiensai View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by VARRAKK View Post
    Problem with Act 3 is the pacing. Everything seems super urgent, and must be done right away.
    Gortash is a endgame boss, why should one of the first things do you when you get into Baldur's Gate be to go to him?
    I'm pretty sure you can do things in act 3 in more than one order. but i agree that the game is dangling gortash in front of your nose in Act 3. But then again, maybe this is not that kind of game, where you just walk in a straight line where it seems to lead you.

    I rushed into act 3 and pretty soon wanted to start from the begining of act 3 again, doing things differntly this time.
    So, maybe thats a failing of the game, misleading you there.
    Maybe its intended? I don't know.
    Hardly any of the quests are timer restricted.
    Save Counselor Florrick, Duke Ulder Ravengard and the Gondians before you blow up factory.
    Your kidnapped companion is not on a timer.

    So on my 2nd play through, I'm taking my time in Act 3 and it is so much better this way.
    I don't like Wyll, so I skipped his story line on the first play. Quite upset all this lore/story was gated behind Wyll. This story was so mindblowing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VARRAKK View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dee Jiensai View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by VARRAKK View Post
    Problem with Act 3 is the pacing. Everything seems super urgent, and must be done right away.
    Gortash is a endgame boss, why should one of the first things do you when you get into Baldur's Gate be to go to him?
    I'm pretty sure you can do things in act 3 in more than one order. but i agree that the game is dangling gortash in front of your nose in Act 3. But then again, maybe this is not that kind of game, where you just walk in a straight line where it seems to lead you.

    I rushed into act 3 and pretty soon wanted to start from the begining of act 3 again, doing things differntly this time.
    So, maybe thats a failing of the game, misleading you there.
    Maybe its intended? I don't know.
    Hardly any of the quests are timer restricted.
    Save Counselor Florrick, Duke Ulder Ravengard and the Gondians before you blow up factory.
    Your kidnapped companion is not on a timer.

    So on my 2nd play through, I'm taking my time in Act 3 and it is so much better this way.
    I don't like Wyll, so I skipped his story line on the first play. Quite upset all this lore/story was gated behind Wyll. This story was so mindblowing.
    The Dark Urge is also worth experiencing, preferably the two main routes of it all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VARRAKK View Post
    Problem with Act 3 is the pacing. Everything seems super urgent, and must be done right away.
    Gortash is a endgame boss, why should one of the first things do you when you get into Baldur's Gate be to go to him?

    In Act 1, you had the grove to protect. Act 2 gave you The Last Inn to care for. No such thing in Act 3. Also why it feels off.

    Personally Act 2 was my least favorite.
    Also dislike itemization, only 1 of each magic item. So annoying.
    I think the pacing is in your head bro. I took it super slow

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    But the itemization is indeed quite annoying, so much unique crap with unique status effects or renamed spells just because. But then again the game is easy enough that one doesn't need to pay too much attention to the equipment.

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    How does the itemization compare to games like Neverwinter Nights 1 or 2? Reference database, if needed.
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    Narrator voice. I'm addicted.

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