Baldurs Gate III Preview (Steam Early Access)

Baldurs Gate III Preview (Steam Early Access)

Gather your party, and return to the Forgotten Realms in a tale of fellowship and betrayal, sacrifice and survival, and the lure of absolute power.

Pros:

  • Gorgeous graphics.
  • 84502MB download size.
  • Vulkan or Direct X11 option.
  • Larian account signup-links your Steam account and enables cross saves.
  • Use its own launcher within Steam.
  • Dungeons and Dragons RPG gameplay.
  • Graphics-fullscreen, resolution, v-sync, frame rate cap, frame rate slider, gamma correction slider, overall graphics preset (custom/very low/low/medium/high/ultra), auto-detect graphics settings, model quality, instance distance, texture quality, texture filtering, lighting quality, shadows, light shadows, shadow quality, anti-aliasing, ambient occlusion, depth of field, God rays, bloom, contrast adaptive sharpening, contrast slider, and subsurface scattering.
  • Saves-auto saves, number of quicksave slots slider, number of autosave slots slider, and cross-save support.
  • Player profile setup with support for many.
  • Can skip cutscenes.
  • Highly rendered and detailed cutscenes.
  • Player creator-origin, race, appearance, class, skills, and abilities.
  • 13 player backgrounds-folk hero, guild artisan, noble, hermit, outlander, sage, sailor, soldier, urchin, Acolyte, charlatan, criminal, and entertainer.
  • Eight races-Elf, Tiefling, Drow, Human, Githyanki, Dwarf, Half-Elf, and Halfling. Each has a handful of subraces.
  • Six classes-Cleric, Fighter, Ranger, Rogue, Warlock, and Wizard.
  • Opening tutorial.
  • Uses the Dungeons and Dragons 5e ruleset.
  • Turn-based combat.
  • 2-4 player online multiplayer.

Baldurs Gate III Preview (Steam Early Access)

Cons:

  • No controller support.
  • Doesn’t have Steam achievements.
  • Long initial load time.
  • The tutorial feels like it’s lacking in direction and guidance.

Baldurs Gate III Preview (Steam Early Access)

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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