On February 29 2012 16:49 zeru wrote: I hope they just release some kind of improved versions, engine wise. Another BG game wouldn't live up to it's previous standards. Not like they can add more to the story in a good way after the events of ToB.
I doubt they can pull off the same epic feeling with BG3. Specialy since they would most likely dumb it down to increase sales. If they made a slightly updated version of the old games i wouldnt mind(With increased resouloution etc)
On February 29 2012 09:04 Shockk wrote: Probably too good to be true. Especially considering the time passed, the change in publishers, the recent controversy around BioWare and the general trend of the gaming industry. Chances are we'll see a hack'n'slash third-person game filled with microtransactions released in late 2014.
I really, really want to believe, as Baldur's Gate easily is my favorite gaming franchise of all time, but I doubt a new part could reach or even surpass the older games in quality, scope and replay value.
True, there will probably be 4 different weapons in the game and you won't be able to change your party's gear, because that's just too much for us stupid gamers to handle, what we want is simplicity!
Velr Switzerland. February 29 2012 17:24. Posts 5177
If Obsidian could make it, they might have a shot at developing a game with an awesome story at least, Bioware could pull it off, too. But both companies seem to be busy with something else right now. Bioware at least - for Obsidian I read something about burnt bridges..
Not getting my hopes up until there's an actual announcement, and even then, they'll probably make some half-assed RPG with loose connections to the original series. It's all about money to them. I'd rather they not ruin one of the best video game series of all time.
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Predguin Canada. February 29 2012 18:26. Posts 181
On February 29 2012 18:39 Velr wrote: The guys that did NWN2: Motb.. at least the story, should get this. Then this could become awesome
Obsidian already has 2 projects on their hands (Wheel of Time and South Park), and I've heard rumors that they botched their corporate relations with Atari after finishing NWN2, so that's exceedingly unlikely.
True_Spike Poland. February 29 2012 18:45. Posts 1892
I've been waiting for BG3 for more than a decade now. This has got to be the most wanted game of all-time, and at the same time the hardest one to make. SOOOO many things have to go down right - if the game will be anything but perfect the fans will shun the new release. I mean the game is easily the best RPG game ever made (even by today's standards). I think it's the best game ever made, period.
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Lann555 Netherlands. February 29 2012 18:49. Posts 5142
As a huge Baldur's Gate fan, this scares me. Looking at the direction of games nowadays, they will probably make it a 3D action RPG, with big-titted women and flashy finishing moves and an ultimate cliche save-the-world plot.