Baldur's Gate III

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by SquidWard, May 30, 2019.

  1. Risewild

    Risewild Carbon Dated and Proud
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    Jun 14, 2014
    "Requirements:
    Storage: 150 GB available space"

    We need 150GB of disk space for this?
    :jawdrop:
     
  2. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish Snug Rubber

    Sep 11, 2010
    That's fucking absurd.
    I haven't been too interested in BG3 because Baldurs Gate, while fun, was never my favorite cRPG series and I am tired of all this fantasy shit and if they're gonna do basically Divinity Original Sin 3 then do it for your own universe and expand upon it rather than jump shit to another series. So there's a bunch of reasons for why I haven't been keeping up with it. But... It doesn't mean I have no interest in it. But this? I want a uglier version of the game that doesn't take up 150 fucking gig because there is no way I'm bothering downloading something like that. Whatever the fuck is in that game that requires that much space, it isn't worth it.
     
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  3. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Nov 26, 2007
    Probably unoptimized files. —actually it's probably uncompressed normal maps.
     
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  4. Risewild

    Risewild Carbon Dated and Proud
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    Jun 14, 2014
    On GOG, it says that the Early Access version (that doesn't contain most of the game) download size is 67GB. This is damn huge...
     
  5. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    I think the finished game most probably won't be 150 gb. They said what you download right now are just place holders for future content they probably went a bit overboard on it. As gizmo said unoptimised files. I find it anyway strange to complain about this in an early access game where most of it can change in the finished product. But to be honest I never understand why anyone would buy an early access game either ...
     
  6. Risewild

    Risewild Carbon Dated and Proud
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    Jun 14, 2014
    Apparently the game will be around 80GB. They just put 150GB because "having 150GB free is good for u"... I'm not joking:
     
  7. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Okay, I am ignorant. In what way is this good for me?
     
  8. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish Snug Rubber

    Sep 11, 2010
    ...Planned DLC?
     
  9. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Well they could have mentioned that at least.
    Anyone psyched for this game?

    Thinking about Baldur's Gate makes me wish for a traditional Fallout game again.
     
  10. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    I think it will be a decent RPG but not really much of a Baldurs Gate game like the previous ones have been. What I have seen from the companions for example it will be your typical DO:S II Formula.
     
  11. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Yeah there is something about the companions that I just can't put into words.
    I would not say "generic" but I have the feeling that the designers are going to try hard but fail at making them interesting.
     
  12. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Nov 26, 2007
    Or... The 80GB compressed installer expands to 150GB when installed.
     
  13. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    Or... they just want to mess with everyone.
     
  14. Hulk'O'Saurus

    Hulk'O'Saurus Still Mildly Glowing

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    Jul 10, 2018
    N-n-n-nope.
     
  15. FearMonkey

    FearMonkey Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 12, 2011
    I'm psyched for the full release. Won't be buying it until it's a 50% discount at the very least on Steam though. I'm a patient person.

    They let you play as a Lolth-Sworn Drow Warlock which tickles my fancy a bit at the very least.
     
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  16. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    I think it will be a good RPG to buy once it's on gog. Just like the other games from Larian. However I am not expecting a "true" Baldurs Gate game here and I think it would be naive to do that. I am expecting a Larian game with Baldurs Gate paint thrown over it. Which ... is good enough I guess. But hyped? No. If the original team which created BG1 and BG2 would have made a BG3? Then I might be. But as far as I remember when they sarted work on Baldurs Gate 3 and it was canceled a lot of the ideas of it ended up in the expansion Throne of Bhaal. So this is pretty much what BG3 would have been like and I guess we pretty much got it with BG : ToB already. Which is more than what you can say about Van Buren for Fallout.
     
  17. Aurelius Of Phoenix

    Aurelius Of Phoenix Psued.

    Mar 9, 2018
    You can criticize their characters all you want, but how many have fucked the goblin girls?


    I feel a lot of new developers don't have a care for efficiency when it comes to the size of their games, it probably comes from the quick advancement of technology and having so much space to work with. Not always a good thing as we see with theses monstrous file sizes AAA games have these days.

    A few interesting points I've found:
    https://www.pcgamer.com/why-are-game-install-sizes-getting-so-big/
    https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/256790-game-installation-sizes-still-exploding-upwards

     
  18. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    Goblin girls? Dude. Kobolds are the shit! Screw your goblins.
     
  19. Aurelius Of Phoenix

    Aurelius Of Phoenix Psued.

    Mar 9, 2018
    Kobolds are just manlet Dragonborn, with Dragon-mommy issues, pathetic.
     
  20. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    Just kinda funny :

     
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