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Baldur's Gate 3 - Early Access Review @ Game Freaks 365

by Hiddenx, 2020-11-14 19:51:13

Game Freaks 365 has reviewed the Early Access version of Baldur's Gate 3:

Baldur’s Gate 3 Early Access Review

Baldur’s Gate 3 in its current state can be a technical mess, but its sandbox creativity makes it almost unparalleled in the genre.

I was a little tentative going into Baldur’s Gate 3's early access period. After finding out that saves wouldn’t transfer over to the full game once it launched, I thought “why wouldn’t I wait then?” This early access launch is a bit of a tease. There is a wealth of content here spanning the first act of the game, with two more acts coming over the next year before the full release sometime in 2021.

The first act spans about 25 hours of gameplay. Granted, Baldur’s Gate 3 absolutely encourages experimentation and multiple playthroughs. However, no matter how much content there is here, it’s hard to encourage playing through it more than once when none of your saves will carry over to the full game once it releases. I couldn’t find an answer as to whether or not it will carry over to future early access acts. Considering how much change Baldur’s Gate 3 is expected to go through, I would be surprised if it did.

BG3 is definitely early access

To be sure, this is very much an early access title. Immediately upon booting for the first time I dealt with consistent crashes. Early on in my playthrough, I couldn’t access my save state. Occasionally, Baldur’s Gate 3 would just crash entirely. The rest of the experience was still a bit of a buggy mess, but the actual content on display here makes up for it, especially with how much is still to come.

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Baldur's Gate 3

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development


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