Officially launched last Thursday (3), Baldur’s Gate 3 is a game that brings at the same time several similarities and several differences with other electronic RPGs. Aware that many people have not played their previous games but were drawn to the Dungeons & Dragons adaptation, Larian has been sharing some advice on the best way to experience the game..
On Twitter, publishing manager Michael Douse explained that the title is much more about exploration than about finishing quests. This is because it adopts a less linear structure than other experiences of its kind, which can mean that a task is only completed dozens of hours after it is activated.
“If you’re coming to Baldur’s Gate 3 completely new, and you’re not used to this genre, I can give you a tip: worry less about closing quests and winning fights, and instead focus on exploring, playing with the tools and systems, remembering to take it easy and trust the data”, explained Douse.
Baldur’s Gate 3 bets on different structures
The Publishing Manager at Larian Studios also explains that Baldur’s Gate 3 isn’t necessarily about go to an area, kill all the enemies and follow the missions exactly as they are proposed. “It’s a game about overcoming challenges in a narrative and systemic way using your intelligence and creativity. You’ll be rewarded in areas where you least expect it, as you begin to master the narrative.”, he promised.
Although it is based in a different universe than the Divinity series, the the studio’s new game maintains many structural similarities with it. Thus, players must get used to “thinking outside the box” to overcome challenges – which may include stacking a few dozen of them to be able to jump over a castle wall, for example.
“Talk to animals, talk to the undead. If you can’t, find out how. Is anything locked? Knock. Inaccessible? Stack boxes. Turn into gas. Shrink. Grow! Whatever you think you can’t do, you probably can. Trust yourself, and the data. He reacts to your successes and failures”, concludes Douse. One of Steam’s biggest releases of 2023, The game arrives on PlayStation 5 on September 6 and should win an Xbox Series X|S version in early 2024.