This whining from AAA companies is hilarious!
TL;DR "We're gonna excuse why OUR games are awful & terrible."
I would love to hear Beamdog's take on BG3, but only because they are staffed mostly by the people who made BG1,2, and the other titles in the Infinity Engine.Larian had the resources to take their time and get things right, and release "when it's done". Small/indie developers can't be expected to meet that standard. When somebody from Blizzard starts in, they get no sympathy.
Sawyer from Obsidian chiming in is interesting. My impression of Obsidian has always been a AA developer constrained by publisher funding. We've yet to see what they can do as part of Microsoft.
AAA publishers have no ground to stand on here.
D&D as a whole especially 5e also has far more feed back, balancing tweaks, and player input than just about any other system.
Yeah it's one of the last things I'd care about when looking at a game's flaws.
A game like D&D shouldn't be run as if it were a CCG, with constant new versions. What's M:tG up to, version 17?People who have played D&D forever are standing on solid ground. 2.5 was the best version by far, it just had weak mechanics. 3 added good mechanics but broke the experience system.
3.5 tried to fix the experience system but ultimately got too expensive to play with all the splatbooks. 4 was a joke. 5 has the best mechanics without a doubt, but they broke the XP just as bad as 3, and like I said, it's incomplete. Some of the classes just don't function beyond early levels and the multi-class and dual-class systems are worthless.
Knowing this plus Hasbro's recent other shenanigan make this a tough sale. I don't want to give them money anymore, even though I would love a great, new, D&D-flavored game. And I like Larian, too. I'm just not sure they can pull it off with what they were given to work with.
With Baldur's Gate through KOTOR 2, the devs had too much game and had to simplify things to make the games playable. With Fifth Edition, we have to hope that Larian understands D&D on their own well enough to make the game despite Hasbro. That's a tough call.
GAH. I need you and my old friend to fight. He insists 5th fixed everything. I only know 1st edition which was a bit of a mess, but a known mess.No, it's the most incomplete version of D&D ever released. It's also poorly balanced and apart from the new mechanics is missing a lot of content that should be in the core books and not in splatbooks.
DOes it exist ? If it does I imagine we would never known because they would never admit this., maybe a passed the video too quick, but saying not set the expectation for everyone making RPGs, is not saying that expectation for the next Elder Scroll (or any AAA rpg) should be lower.As for the AAA game studios complaining about a competitor offering a product too high quality, there are a couple easy solutions. Significantly increase the quality of your own products or significantly decrease their prices. My time is valuable though, so I won't be buying low quality games even at cheap prices.
A game like D&D shouldn't be run as if it were a CCG, with constant new versions. What's M:tG up to, version 17?
He insists 5th fixed everything. I only know 1st edition which was a bit of a mess, but a known mess.
which ruleset would you pick?
This is laughable, snowflakes run gaming companies now. But now they are completely openly demanding snowflake treatment. NO, stop complaining, make a better game if you don't want criticism.
This feels dumber than the team that saved the world in 8-Bit Theater. I mean, I read the description of them as Mary Sues above, but still...
I usually will rant about how COD ruined the modern FPS game. No real learning curve to jump in and be relatively good so when people play games that require more then a basic understanding of aiming and shooting they will usually abandon it or complain about how it should be more like Call of Duty.Using game dev excuses, CoD should be the most unbelievable series of games of all time then.
It has 20 years+ and an insane amount of games “feeding into it”, and a dev with all the money and development resources possible. Larian has produced what, 5-6 Divinity games total? And is a 400 person team?
Thats a really good way to get the very formulaic games that will be built on a long history of rules about how games should play and feel (like Baldur Gates 3 will be), gamers love formula like making yet again an other Sonic game or Soulsbornes game. Pushing formula to the best they can be via many iterations is not necessarily a bad thing in video games.I remember the same thing happened to Eldin Ring when it was released last year. Developers would give their opinion on the game and critique the UI. Now we have Balders Gate 3 which is this yet again once in a lifetime game that will turn developers heads upside down as they pump out formulaic games that get awful reviews on MetaCritic. The entertainment industry does not reward mediocrity forever. At some point the studios that hire gamers who actually are fans of games and played them will do a better job than the people who played solitaire and maybe Mario Kart that one time. This is why Sega can't make a good Sonic game, and when Sega hired fans who did make fan projects of Sonic and then created Sonic Mania is when Sega finally made a good Sonic game.
If we use what people buy and play to give us an idea, yes arguably that seem to be what gamers things.Using game dev excuses, CoD should be the most unbelievable series of games of all time then.
Who writes these new rulebooks anyhow
Ok, seriously: What's a Splatbook. </old guy>
I played the hell out of Gamma World with my friends in HS. Loved it.I was always a Gamma World guy myself...................and D&D 1st edition, but that's only because I was there and am now too old to even hope to follow all the changes those games have undergone over the years. RE: Comment above about how Bards are overpowered...so the overweight guys with the huge beards who avoid work and drink ale all day long are the new over powered class? Who writes these new rulebooks anyhow
Ok, seriously: What's a Splatbook. </old guy>
Picture has been painted. Thx.Ironically a bunch of blue-haired kids that think the orcs are offensive because they embody negative racial stereotypes.
I just dug all those old hardcovers out of the attic......lots o' memories. I enjoyed reading the creature/character backstories and checking out all the illustrations, which usually included fine examples of either gore, titties or sometimes...even both. <sniff..meeeeeemories>.Any of the materials that aren't in the core books; the Player's Handbook, the Dungeon Master's Guide, and the Monster Manual. Splatbooks are to tabletop games what expansion packs are to video games. What 5E did differently is they cut out stuff from the core books and only included it in the splatbooks, which means that if you want the complete game, you have to sign up for their subscription service, or buy all of the new materials separately.
When people started sharing this stuff, Hasbro shut down a ton of websites under DMCA, not just reclaiming their content, but destroying a ton of homebrew stuff at the same time. This is troubling for BG3, since the original BG1/2 modding community is huge and still active, and some games, like Skyrim, only exist because of the modding community. We don't know how Hasbro is going to handle BG3 mods.