- A rich and engaging story
- Multiple decision options
- Graphical quality
- Technical problems, mainly in the 3rd act of the game
- Difficulty of the game
- For some, chance in decision making
- For some, the length of the game
If you’re looking for an epic adventure with endless possibilities, look no further. Baldur’s Gate 3, created by Larian Studios, is one of the most ambitious RPG games of recent times. Set in the world of the Forgotten Realms, this title draws you into a dark, fantastical world full of magic, intrigue and decisions that will have significant consequences. With many hours of gameplay, great graphics and complex dialogues, Baldur’s Gate 3 offers a truly unforgettable experience that will be appreciated by both newcomers and hardcore RPG fans alike.
The story of Baldur’s Gate 3 begins mysteriously and excitingly. As the player, you wake up as an unknown adventurer abducted on a nautiloid flying ship, belonging to a race of illithids, mysterious humanoid monsters with tentacles and psychic powers. What follows is shocking enough to keep you hooked. Your character is implanted with a larva in their brain, which is the first step to becoming one of the kidnappers. This transformation is known only in one way – it is extremely painful.
This opening moment alone proves that Baldur’s Gate 3 is not afraid to go into dark and mysterious waters. It is precisely the uncertainty and tension that drives you further into the story. You are trying to escape from the snares of your captors and save your character from a terrible transformation. It is at this point that it becomes clear that the game does not skimp on important decisions and dramatic twists.
Decision making, randomness and Dungeons & Dragons
One of the most striking elements of Baldur’s Gate 3 is its decision-making system, which is based on the tabletop edition of Dungeons & Dragons. The game gives you absolute freedom in your choices and decisions, this affects how the story will develop. Do you want to play as a hero saving the world, or do you prefer to choose the path of the villain? It’s up to you and that freedom is refreshing.
For those familiar with the DnD rules, playing Baldur’s Gate 3 will feel familiar. The game uses a 20-sided die and randomness, which is an essential part of this board game. But beware, sometimes you will have to rely on pure chance, and the results may vary. One time you might get it right, while other times you’ll have to accept a setback that can be difficult to handle. This chance and decision-making are often connected, you may find yourself in situations where you will have to act quickly and think intelligently.
Baldur’s Gate 3 has the ability to evoke strong emotions, which is great. Laughter, sadness, tension and unpleasant feelings. This proves how perfectly the game can draw the player into the story. The randomness factor and the many choices in decision-making make this game one of those games that you can play multiple times and still discover something new. The creators at Larian Studios claim that there are more than 17 thousand different endings, and even if some are only slightly different, it still represents a huge amount of possibilities.
If you decide to just go through the main story, the game will take you between 70 and 80 hours. But if you also do side tasks, it can easily be once that much time. And if you really want to explore the game from A to Z, it will take a lot of time.
It should be emphasized that not every player will have the same length of passage through the game, some may reach the finish line faster, that’s understandable. However, Baldur’s Gate 3 is a game that you should spend time with, not skip, as it certainly deserves as much attention as possible despite the fact that it can be challenging. In short, it’s an experience worth having.
Graphics and soundscape
The graphics and sound side of Baldur’s Gate 3 are undoubtedly excellent. The game uses a modern game engine that allows the creation of a beautiful and detailed fantasy world. Every corner of the game world is carefully designed and offers a rich atmosphere that draws you in. Cities are full of life, nature is picturesque and breathtaking, dark caves and castles hide dangers and secrets. The characters are also visually impressive, with a lot of detail, which adds to their believability and charisma.
The sound side of the game is also excellent. The music is epic and emotional, it perfectly supports the atmosphere of the game and reacts to the situations in the game. The sound effects are detailed and accurate, which also enhances the gaming experience. The voice acting of the characters is also at a great level, which in turn helps a lot to get closer to the characters and their stories.
In terms of controls, the game offers an intuitive interface that makes it easy to navigate the world of Baldur’s Gate 3. You can move your character using the mouse and keyboard, or you can use a controller. We played the game on Playstation 5, so we went through the whole game with the controller. We have to say that at first we were a little afraid of it, but in the end we were very pleased with the controls. Dialogues and interactions with the environment are easy and accessible, thanks to which it is possible to quickly react to different situations and make your decisions.
Multiplayer and the future of gaming
Baldur’s Gate 3 also features multiplayer, meaning you can play with friends and explore the world together. This feature adds another layer of fun to the game, cooperation with other players can lead to different decisions and strategies. The game can also be played locally on one device, at least as far as the Playstation 5 is concerned.
Looking at the future of Baldur’s Gate 3, the developers are still working on improving the game and adding new content. After all the praise, it’s time to look at Baldur’s Gate 3 from a negative point of view. This game is certainly not without flaws, especially in the third act, where several problems are thrown at the player. One of the biggest problems was optimizing the third act, which has a rather beta feel to it. It can be seen that the developers did not want to prolong the release of the game and will fix the third act with time. Several patches have already been released, but bugs still persist and you’re sure to encounter some.
Baldur’s Gate 3 is undoubtedly one of the best RPG games released in recent times. With a deep story, diverse decision options, engaging graphics and great sound, it offers players an adventure that is hard to beat. Despite some technical problems and the difficulty of the game, Baldur’s Gate 3 is a great experience for all fans of RPG and fantasy worlds. This game draws you into its dark, mysterious world.
If you’re ready for an adventure full of chance and unexpected twists, then Baldur’s Gate 3 deserves a place in your gaming library. It’s a game that will blow you away with its scope, depth and atmosphere, and you’ll want to come back to it again and again. Baldur’s Gate 3 is a true RPG gem and proves that Larian Studios are masters at creating epic adventures.
So take your sword, prepare your spells and go into the darkness of Baldur’s Gate 3. An incredible adventure awaits you and many decisions that will affect the fate of the whole world. Be prepared for an epic experience that will engulf you and not let go. Baldur’s Gate 3 is here and waiting for you!