As of last week, Baldur’s Gate 3 is out in the wild, available on PC now. After years of early access, Larian Studios has shipped what looks to be one of the biggest, most ambitions RPG’s of all time.
Based on Dungeons and Dragons, covering all the minutiae that the table-top adventures can encompass. It sounds, frankly, impossible. Baldur’s Gate 3 has seemingly achieved it.
Classes, sub-classes, dice rolls for every element of game play. Personalised/customisable fantasy all in one game? I’ll be honest, I can’t quite imagine how it works. But all the reviews and content around it are showing the positive signs you want to see.
It looks like review codes were shared with outlets pretty close to the release date. So we all need to be mindful that “full reviews” are few and far between. But the general consensus from outlets that I trust, is that Baldur’s Gate 3 is nothing shy of exceptional.
By hook or by crook, we’ll start content for Baldur’s Gate 3 here at ninjarefinery.com. Although it’s possibly a few weeks away from getting started.
For now, I’ve grabbed some shots from the press kit, so take a look!
Dungeons and Dragons
I think at this point, it’s known that we’re fans of Dungeons & Dragons. Playing a few homebrew sessions with the VasDown boys is a great joy. Seeing Baldur’s Gate 3 being so successful means we might get more RPGs like this in the future.
If Baldur’s Gate 3 hits the sweet spot of “accessible for beginners”, but “complex enough for seasoned veterans”, it could easily be a gateway into the world of the table-top RPG. The potential for broader-gaming is massive here, and if Larian Studios truly have pulled it off it’ll blow-up even more that after Stranger Things brought it to the forefront of popular culture!
Desktop to portable
We’re seeing in Steam that the game is also “Steam Deck Compatible” which is a huge step, too. If I can play Baldur’s Gate 3 anywhere I like, I’ll be pretty made-up.
The Steam Deck is an absolute triumph, and seeing Larian Studios commit to making it properly compatible out of the gates is amazing. I can’t always be sat at the PC, but having that portability and the cloud saves, means I can really sink the hours in, regardless of where I’m at.
It looks like it might see issues running from an SD-Cards, but we’ll cover all of that and more once we get into it in the coming weeks.
On the verge of drawing a line under Tears of the Kingdom after just shy of 90 hours. I’m looking for my next big adventure, and I think it’s going to be right here with Baldur’s Gate 3! Keep those eyes peeled here and on Twitch as I return to a bit more regular streaming.