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Baldur's Gate 3...it's official (almost)

Discussion in 'Baldur's Gate 3' started by Late-Night Thinker, Jul 20, 2004.

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    I thought I heard that Atari had their grubby little mitts all over BGIII
     
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    Atari got the nod from Wizards of the Coast to produce AD&D games from their campaigns and the classics. BG is an origianl creation from BioWare.

    We can expect to see Atari make several new and recycled adventures, but none of them will look or fell like BG or IWD. They will look and feel like Pool of Rad and Temple of El Evil. Not bad games, just not as popular either.
     
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    I personally don't believe they can come up with a storyline like the earlier games. The story of the Bhaalspawn was put to an end in ToB. It was a damn good one, and they should leave it be now.
     
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    I don't get it anymore. Is it being made by someone ar are we just dreaming? If you do not know for sure do not react.
     
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    ok, is it still in development now? Sorry, but I'm still in the previous phase: denial. I can't accept it's not being made. I want it...
     
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    Any real information would be helpful, or just a concise recap of what we know to date.
     
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    Here's how I feel about BG3.

    I personally feel that the original BG saga is the best video game, computer game, or any other game at all that has fallen into my hands. I am even in the process of saving up $$$ to buy a computer for the sole purpose of playing those games again.

    Although the idea of a BG3 intrigues me, I don't think they could pull off a prequel or sequel very well. The overall quality of the game from the first BG just can't be beat. For my personal tastes, if a BG3 were to come out, I would like to have the original saga upgraded. A new game, but same characters, same story, some plot etc. I would just ask for better graphics, gameplay, more items/spells/monsters/classes/races/a few NPCs... I don't think anything about the story needs to be changed or added to any way, in fact I think it would be distasteful to do so. I just love the games so much that all I would want is MORE of what they already have. Maybe a few more areas or subplots, ya know, more hours of gameplay and such.

    To sum up: I think BG is the best game that exists. If a BG3 comes out, I think it should be the same as the original BG1, only upgraded to be what more modern computers can make it to be.

    Cheers to my favourite game of all time.

    p.s. Any estimates as to when and if a BG3 is coming out?
     
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    While I think an updated BG series has potential, I think an updated Fallout series has much more potential and would easily replace BG as the greatest of all time. As far as I can see, the party system is the only advantage BG has over Fallout.

    My point being that an 'upgraded' BG wouldn't be that much of an improvement. BG is pretty much the standard for many aspects of game play and the recent experiments by gaming companies have not proven terribly fruitful.

    On that note, also realise that, while many sequals/prequals are crap, BG 2 was a sequal, as was Fallout 2. The potential of a sequal to awe and impress and overall be good is entirely dependant on who makes it. If an organized, professional team of die-hard BG fans were to make BG 3, the results would be pure gold.
     
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    Let's face it, folks - we've been kickin' this thread around for nearly 2 years now. BGIII ain't happening. :o

    At this point, as far as I'm concerned, I'm relegating the possibility of a Baldur's Gate III to the dustbin on history. Whoever's been in charge of the licensing for the last few years is obviously incapable of formulating a decent business strategy. A new Baldur's Gate RPG game would be a slam-dunk for any publisher, they just need to put the damn thing out. If development on it were really happening, we would have seen some kind of screenshot or whatever by now to generate buzz. But nothing. The series is dead. As much as I wish it weren't so, I'm afraid it is. I hope I'm wrong.

    /me goes off to play "Amazing Graze" on the kazoo, remembering the BG series fondly :(
     
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    ^

    What Death Rabbit said is absolutely what I believe is true also. I could not have said it better myself. I wish he was wrong (as does he) but, no news, no screenshots, not even "we are still making it but it's taking a long time".

    We need to face it . . . it's gone.
     
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    Nonsense. It's just a matter of time. One way or another, it will get made. Atari's not going to let such a hot licence go to waste. You'll probably start hearing about BG3 again after NWN2's release.
     
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    Slowly more and more people play RPG at some form or an other. WoW will add more as will the game that will get released. Remeber that shooter, doom. They made a part two and placed it on the shelves. times changed. Suddenly doom 3 was made. ToeE was a flop because only 3.5 ed players could understand it and that mkes a company like atari to back off. BG3 will come after they have decided what to do whit the liscense. Maybe Atari will sell it or go bankrupt.
     
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    ToEE was a flop because the game was ridiculously cut, unfinished and boring. The rules are still the best part of it.

    NWN 2 will also feature the 3.5e ruleset.
     
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    That too, but as I said the 3.5 ruleset is to much to chew for many players. NWN did the right thing to make it playable for the masses.(Yes at some points it was to easy)

    It is essential to adapt the ruleset for PC. Also for bg3.
     
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    Oh well - maybe I'm just being a Negative Nancy. I still cling to my prediction, though, and will gladly eat crow if wrong. Crow mercilessly slaughtered by the Flail of Ages,that is.
     
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    Pardon my ignorance, but I keep hearing about 3.5e and 1e etc. I know it means the engine, but what are the differences between them?
     
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    Actually, it means the rules used. The 3.5 edition D&D rules is the latest version.
     
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    It's also possible it's going to be sold to someone else. Read this news post and you'll see Atari is in serious trouble.
     
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    Sounds like good news for gamers everywhere! Down with Atari! Atari is the devil! :evil:
    I couldn't resist, but does anyone show interest in BG 3? As has been previously stated, that will be a tall order to fill. I would understand if companies were a little leery about buying the rights to such a game.
     
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    well, bg3 is almost certainly in the proverbial toilet... however, i'm looking forward to fallout 3. i'm curious to see how bethsoft will handle it. they say they're all fallout fans, so hopefully the spirit will live on. hey, maybe even NWN2 or Dragon Age will be good.

    but you know what? i really miss black isle. it was their team that put that indefinable sense of fun and awe into the originals.

    oh, and on a parting note, toee really was awful. but i LOVED grappling!! i used to travel around to marshy areas just to struggle with giant frog tongues! :)
     

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