Baldur's Gate 3
Baldur’s Gate 3’s buggy third act and general lack of polish has left many players disappointed, but not me. I’ve taken my time with the RPG game since its release in August, and while many finished the game on opening weekend, I’m just starting Act 2. Despite its bugs, I’m enjoying my time with Baldur’s Gate 3, but it’s not what I expected. While the experience hasn’t been perfect, I’m finding the best way to play Baldur’s Gate 3 is to take it slowly.
I’ve put about 20 hours into the D&D game so far, taking my time as I explore the world of Baldur’s Gate 3. While many of my friends are now finding Act 3 to be full of bugs and lacking polish compared to the rest of the game, I’m still enjoying Baldur’s Gate 3, albeit in a different way.
Baldur’s Gate 3 released on August 22, and while the game got off to a great start, players are now finding Act 3 to be a buggy mess, with over 1000 bugs and other issues still unaddressed by Larian Studios. Endings in Act 3 have also been criticized as lacking and incomplete, despite what appears to be a very emotional pay-off to your time with the RPG game.
This led to Larian releasing a huge patch addressing over 1000 bugs and other issues, with a second, smaller patch focusing on performance improvements coming soon. However, Act 3 remains broken, and the patches haven’t fully improved the experience.
Larian has apologized for the issues, and the player base is generally sympathetic, given the game’s overall depth and the quality of its characters. But the state of Act 3 has left a bad taste in the mouth of many players, especially if they rushed through the game.
Personally, however, I’m taking my time. I’ve got no rush to finish the game, and playing slowly has helped ensure I’m not overwhelmed by bugs. As such, I’m looking forward to seeing how Act 3 improves over time as more patches are released.
I’m also playing slowly to ensure I can balance Starfield and Baldur’s Gate 3 next month. While it’s possible Starfield may launch broken, I’m willing to take my time and wait for patches to fix any issues. But I’m also going slow with BG3 to ensure I’ve got time to play both games.
So far, I’ve played through the opening parts of Throne of Bhaal, traveled to and explored the Sword Coast, and completed the game’s first main Act, The Grand Tour.