Is Baldur’s Gate 3 Worth It? Review

Is Baldur’s Gate 3 Worth It? Review

Baldur’s Gate 3 is the new Dungeons and Dragons game that breathes new life into the fantasy universe. The developers have gotten all in on making a good D&D game, Baldur’s Gate 3. At a glance, it is a good game that offers a good adventure but there is more to the game than simple turn-based tactics. It is an interesting and massive RPG-focused game with a lot of character development. From the selection of quests to the progression, the game offers choices that can change how you approach the world.

The game is challenging but there is also a lot of flexibility that makes it suitable for all kinds of players. Whether you are a fan of Dungeons and Dragons or not Baldur’s Gate 3 will be an amazing experience. Even after making a mistake, the game will give players the choice of fixing it in a different way. Players can experiment through different choices and opportunities to change the outcome as the game goes on. The game encourages you to make bold decisions and shows you the impact of your decisions. All this makes you wonder, Is Baldur’s Gate 3 worth it? Let’s find out.

The Story (Spoiler Free)

You don’t have to know much about the Dungeons and Dragons universe. It is a new game with fresh characters and a story that is not connected to any other aspect of the universe. You will learn some lore as you go on. At times, the amount of information you are getting can be overwhelming. It is a fantasy story with a new dark mystery.

The story revolves around Mind Flayers that are infecting people. You had a larva in your head but managed to take it out before it could take control. As you progress, you have to figure out what is happening. Early in the story, it is just fantasy stuff but later on, there is more politics, cults, factions at war, and other fantasy stuff.

The depth of the story increases as you progress. Baldur’s Gate 3 focuses on character progression and relations with other characters. The relationship with other characters leads to a branching storyline. Exploring these branching storylines will shed more light on the background of other characters and the world. Even just playing around will show more of what the world has to offer.

Baldur’s Gate 3 starts by choosing one of the seven characters. Each character has a different background and a story that connects to the main quest line. You must initially select the character’s race and class type. Most of these premade characters are pretty good on their own. You can take it one step further by creating your own character. While creating the character you can select the back story, race, and class. Even when you create a character it will have a role in the story like everyone else.

The Choices

The game will not bombard you with a lot of options but there are a decent amount of actions to select from in any given interaction. The choices presented to you are based on class, background, and race. The combination of these three factors creates lots of unique choices. As mentioned earlier, there are not too many dialogues, but the ones presented to you are tailored to your character. It feels like the game was made for your specific character which makes it more fun.

All the characters are interesting including their choices of dialogue. The story and lore are so deep that it can distract you from the main quest. There is a lot to do which makes the exploration worthwhile.


Baldur’s Gate 3 is a hardcore RPG at its core. There is a lot of side stuff to be done and all of it is tempting because it is good and interesting.  Quests keep the intrigue alive and keep the story interesting. You get the loot after completing side quests. The loot you get from side quests is not good but gives you XP and a good adventure.

Role-playing is the best part of the game. The RPG opportunities it offers are good and important for progression. Every other response you get is based on the background of your characters. Every replay you get will depend on your character’s background, class, and things like that.

You can make oaths and face judgment if you back off from your promise. Judgment can remove your class-specific powers. If you are a Paladin, then you can lose your power as a Paladin and things like that.

Opportunities can change depending on the background of your character. Baldur’s Gate 3 will present you with a lot of opportunities that can help you embrace your character. There is also the option of taking advantage of darkness and going down the dark path. You can go down the dark path to the end.

A World Full of Opportunities

There is always a lot of stuff happening in an area and you can spend a lot of time in the area due to the large amount of stuff happening in an area. The amount of side stuff can be so much that it can overshadow the essential stuff. You will get a lot of loot in the process.

Side quests are dense, you can forget about a quest and will be reminded about it later in the game as you progress. The side quests work along with the general progression. The amount of content you get can be overwhelming thanks to all the amazing side content.

Baldur’s Gate 3 will show you the impact of your actions. You can meet one character and then meet them later on and see what has happened to them. You will see the result of your actions. Characters will move around and will not be in the same place all the time.

There are checkpoints throughout the game and hitting these checkpoints gives you a wrap-up warning. Going beyond the checkpoint will progress the game. You can go back to the previous areas but things might be different there. Each checkpoint will create a new variation of the world.

General Gameplay

You can easily get immersed in the game. Even if you don’t progress you can just go to the camp, rest, and chat with party members and that’s when the game truly shines. It’s easy to forget quick save, the game auto saves selectively so it’s important to save from time to time. If you die then there can be a lot of wasted hours.

In the beginning, it is one story that opens branching stories in different directions. You will be doing a lot of things at the same time leaving you unable to resolve a situation since you will have forgotten about it. It is hard to keep track of things due to the amount of things available to you. Due to the large amount of options that the game presents, it can lead to confusion. You can start a quest and the final point will appear later on when you will have forgotten your selection which can lead to confusion.

Baldur’s Gate 3 can be played in coop which is a good addition to a turned base game. There is a narrator which adds something new and makes the overall experience better. Voice acting is good and does not feel out of place. The game is really immersive so anything out of place can break the immersion.


You have four party members. Combat is turn-based, quick, and brutal. Baldur’s Gate 3 does a good job of showing you the basics of combat. Every encounter is a challenge and does not feel incomplete, Even the generic encounter needs to be carefully approached as mistakes can lead to wipes. Encounters are not about killing enemies with simple attacks. You have to consider your own abilities and the abilities of enemies to succeed. Even the beginning encounters will leave an impact on you.

Aside from enemies you also need to consider environmental hazards such as fire, poison, and stuff like that. If there is a fire in your path then you have to put it out. If there is poison you have to carefully navigate through it. The environment will play an important role in your progression. It is also possible to avoid certain enemies.

Baldur’s Gate 3 has a lot of platforming. In some instances, the only way forward could be jumping. Your movement abilities also play an important role during navigation. It can help you avoid enemies and let you escape from a tight situation through long jumps or teleportation abilities. Using the right ability at the right moment can change the outcome of an encounter. Different scenarios will keep you on your toes since there are a limited number of easy scenarios.

Aspects of Combat

Spells don’t cost any mana instead your abilities have charges that can be charged through special ability usage. You can also charge them by taking long rests. Resting is not free, requires resources and the amount required is not small either. You would need food and other resources to rest. So you can’t just rest after each encounter. Such mechanics add depth to the gameplay.

All of it comes down to the build you are using and the dice score. You will be depending on the dice score for everything you do. The inclusion of the dice score takes the game close to the Dragon & Dungeons roots and does not feel lacking.


Baldur’s Gate 3 is a story-driven RPG with a lot of decisions to be made. It lets you see the result of your decisions which can have a major impact on the progression. Each decision you make has consequences and the choices presented to you are unique. All the choices you see will feel like they are made for your character. Choices you make can change the world and the consequences of your actions can change how you approach the world. It is the type of RPG that presents choices based on your character’s background, making each option unique.

Environment adds more to the RPG nature of the game. It feels like you are going along and picking stuff along the way. There is so much to explore and exploration is fun which makes it all the better. There is always a reward in finding different things while exploring which makes exploration rewarding.

It is one of the few games that you would want to keep on playing. It has that feeling of “just one more minute”. Baldur’s Gate 3 forces you to keep your mind active and engage at all times. You see something and then there will be a lot more to it which makes you want to see what happened next.  If you are looking for a fun and engaging experience then Baldur’s Gate 3 is the way to go.

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