Baldur’s Gate 3 is a “mega hit” that Hasbro expects to pay dividends for years

  • @xenoclast
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    1653 months ago

    Read: We’re just a clueless corporation but we intend to bleed this thing dry to pay for our yatchs.

    • @Cruxifux
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      303 months ago

      Well hopefully it means more awesome Larian games though.

      Divinity was amazing, literally downloading baldurs gate to play with the wife for valentines as we speak, so I love them.

      But it probably won’t, it probably just means shitty magic crossovers and other horrible nonsense.

      • Jo Miran
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        173 months ago

        I doubt Larian will return to D&D for the next game.

        • Pennomi
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          323 months ago

          Give them Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and the internet will go berserk

          • stopthatgirl7OP
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            163 months ago

            Can we give them Dragon Age, because BioWare doesn’t seem to know what it’s doing anymore.

            • @[email protected]
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              113 months ago

              At this point Bioware is just a skinsuit worn by EA. Once the skinsuit gets too stinky they will dispose of it and buy a new studio to make a fresh suit.

          • @[email protected]
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            63 months ago

            If someone makes a new kotor game but uses the same extremely janky DND 3.x rules I am going to search my house for the monkey’s paw. That would make me so mad.

            • WadeTheWizard
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              93 months ago

              Please don’t use the money’s paw. It will almost definitely change the game system to FATAL, and I do not, under any circumstances, want to roll for Zaalbar’s anal circumference.

        • Sibbo
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          63 months ago

          Wizards of the Coast owner Hasbro, which says Larian’s “mega hit” RPG, having driven around $90 million in revenue in the last year, is a good sign for more video games to come from the D&D license.

          I don’t know them, but this seems like they have understood that D&D is beneficial to their purse.

          • Neato
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            63 months ago

            Hasbro wants more games but that doesn’t say Larian wants or has been contracted for more. It’d be dumb for Larian to at least not make an expansion. Though I do understand expanding the level cap is super difficult and a LOT of spells will need to be limited in scope.

            • thepixelfox
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              13 months ago

              Larian said they were releasing a complete game. I honestly hope they don’t release an expansion. The ending was great, and I don’t know where you go after. An expansion past the ending would almost cheapen the whole game for me. After a huge build up to the fight of the netherbrain. It wouldn’t feel right to continue after that.

              And only getting to 12th level felt fine. I don’t think it needed to go higher. Mine abs my partner’s characters were beasts even at level 12. So it doesn’t feel like it’s necessary.

              • Kbin_space_program
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                83 months ago

                In short, at 7th to 9th level spells shit get stupid really fast.

                In any case, the sweet spot of the 5th edition ruleset(which Larian vastly improved upon) is levels 5 to 10. Under that and you’re too squishy, over that and you start getting into the plane shifting and just outright death spells.

              • @starchylemming
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                33 months ago

                the spells that higher levels unlock get into crazy territory thats hard to implement, balance