How can you even review something that is not finished yet?
Don't understand the hate of the review tbh, its a meh score now, he'll review it again later and give it a better score, big deal....?
IGN stop this is dumb
Thank you very much, for reviewing this early access game and being honest about the fact that it's buggy, I will now wait to purchase this game until it is polished! We need people putting out reviews like this so that developers do not get our money before they have earned it. Thank you.
looks like tedious crap imo
Tedious for those who don’t enjoy the strategic style gameplay, other wise it is a blast
I like the review but am confused by "the most basic classes". Warlock is probably the most unique complex class in D&D
There is cracked version out already for free & Cheat trainer for it.
@Stephanie Crest Agreed half of it, u can just download the update patch and replace. Don't need to download the whole things
Considering how often this game gets updated it’s prolly better to just buy it instead of having to download the update manually every week or so. But up to preference I guess.
This guy legit sounds like kermit. Is this kermit?
Does it have a game engine like NWN did? Can you build your own adventures and launch them on a server much like a DM would?
BG3 has the worst camera behaviour in history of gaming, both in and out of combat. I love the graphics, the setting, the voice acting etc., but camera is absolutely preventing me from playing it.
IGN is like the CNN/Fox News of video game reviews
No, it's just you that's dumb.
I have played single player for a couple hours and I am playing multiplayer with a friend now on Stadia, I am having a lot of fun, I cannot way for the final version! I have no idea what's going to happen next in the story!
Speedrunner already beat it in under 6 minutes
watching the cutscenes got me worried, they look off somehow. the gameplay looks fun not BG though, that DOS template.
As aways IGN proves to be incompetent
Don't buy the game, it's a scam. It wont launch.
they are trying to fix that for people who can't launch the game.
From what I've played so far this game makes me truly feel like I'm playing DND with my friends, it's incredible especially in multiplayer exploring the world with friends strategizing your next moves. I'm truly blown away by the freedom this game provides, and how closely it feels to playing tabletop dnd. If you can't get a group together for dnd I would highly recommend you check this out
Love divinity 2 but always wished it looked more realistically rather than WoW-esque. Enter Baldurs Gate 3! I’m looking fwd to play it.
I think if a game is for sale, it's appropriate to have a review for it. "but it's early access! Of course is buggy as hell and lacks basic features!" well they shouldn't charge people big bucks for it then!
Just as I thought, best for me to wait for full release!
This a pre-alpha at best NOT an Early Access. The game was never tested at all. Reeks of bugs, memory leaks, and the rest. It was a quick cash grab and people are too blind to see it.
@MamboJambo I mean they actively told people to not buy it if they didn't want to deal with bugs and to wait for full release. I'm sure people enough to think for themselves larian also listens so to feedback pretty well.
@Stephanie Crest Probably. But that doesn't make the intent any different. It's just a dirty company tactic.
Knowing larian they'll make it a masterpiece like they did for the dos series
Does anyone know if Larian plans to update Early Acces with new classes and story elements once they are finished? or are they keeping Early Access as is and doing the full game release next year?
@miendudeplays Ok, that sounds fair. Thanks.
Yes, they plan to keep updating the game and adding classes/characters until full 1.0 release. I'm not sure if they are going to allow access to the other acts in the future, but for now it's only act 1. I think they just want to iron out the core mechanics and balance first. Their track record with early access has been great since DoS 1 and DoS2, so I would personally have faith.
ign said that this game is not finished, but then proceeded to be disappointed that the game is unfinished. It's in early access, calm ur tidds ign.
This game for me is already 10/10. Yes,it's EA, with technical issues and it's only ACT 1...BUT in spite of this...it is amazing. I wish the last two Dragon Age had been like this .
@kast Depends 10/10 means close to perfect nothing can be perfect obviously considering its also an opinion, 10/10 would mean closest to someones ideal game if anything
Guys chill. IGN is known for such stupidity, heck they have been doing these kinda things for well over a decade now, so do you all think they are going to change now..hmm
I feel like maybe 90% of the comments here didn't actually watch the review at all. Leana is well aware of the game being early access, and if your argument is "you shouldnt review things in early access I would kindly tell you to sit and spin. If you charge full price for a product, it can and should be reviewed.
@Jacob Richardson I’m one of those “sane rational people that never comment”, if that’s true then why has the guy only 1 like? And probably even from Himself. why do you have only 1 like? Most sane rational people would disagree with you and the guy. Nobody is forced with a gun to the head to buy this early acces game, they buy this because they want to support the devs, joining the community of people who give feedback etc and ofcourse hardcore fans of the series. And no, i never played any baldurs gate game...in fact, i dont even have a gaming pc. I’m not even a gamer, cause the last time i touched my ps4 was in 2019 when resident evil 2 remake came out. I’m only here because it ‘s 1:55am and i can’t sleep and to tell you you’re wrong.
Ya pretty much. But what do you expect. It's youtube comments. One of the single worst places on earth. Just figured I'd let you know that sane rational people agree with you. But just never comment
So this is BG3? Bugs are irrelevant, they will be fixed but... This game is Divinity 3. Sigh...
Divinity objectively revitalising the CRPG genre so i wouldn't say all bad, and for those of us who loved baldurs gate 1 & 2 grateful to see a return
LISTEN TO YOUR VIEWERS!
Heeey The Faculty alien worm anyone?
ADVICE: we want subtitles, thank you.
iss all the gameplay along one main narrative? seems like you should have talked about what the hell the game actually is for those who arent familiar with the series
7 is quite harsh for an early access review.
Giving a rating to an early access game? That's not fair. Two thumbs down from me
Did it escape your notice that that they charge money for their "unfinished game". Can't find a better reason to review a game than that.
Complains about the classes, thats what tradition epic D&D is. The whole foundation of RPG games were built by these classes. This is what you get when a millennial reviews an old school RPG haha.
Complaining about the lack of content while saying multiple times that it's early access is laughable. That they give us THAT MUCH (instead of JUST THAT like in the video) is incredible: 5 companions with an already pretty fleshed out backstory and a budding development in just the first act/prologue (though I must say I find some of them rather similar in personality, half of them are stuck-up a-holes with Astarion, Gale and Lae'Zel being the prime examples), the classes are really complex and faithful to their DnD 5e counterparts, the character creation is amazing already... My only complaints are that the companions come at you too fast (Gale literally pops into existence): having them all be on the ship - while giving them a reason to travel together - feels very restrictive in meeting conditions and thrusts the story at you without giving you time to get to know one character before the next one already tries to stab you on the road. My second and last complaint is more tied to the game feeling like a Divinity game with a Baldur's Gate skin, but it's a tricky one to fix. Larian studios are obviously playing to their strengths (and there's nothing wrong with that! I'd rather have that than them trying and failing miserably, although that's what the early access is for), but apart from the bonus actions like the amazing jump and push I feel very little manages to make the game feel different from their flagship franchise. Regardless, I and my father are glad Baldur's Gate is getting resurrected and we'll happily report all the game-breaking bugs we find!
Reviewing an early access game is like eating a cake before its baked.
Releasing an early access game for full price is like serving a cake before it is baked. The reviews are just judging what is presented to them.
*Does a review on an early access *Complains the game is in early access
When reviewers are so used to EA being the actual 'release' of a game and forget to notice that it's actually eh... Early access for once not 'we're trying to sell you something on a promise of bugfixes that will never come'
I watch IGN reviews purely to laugh at the idiocy.
Larian: "Hey, here's the game, its NOT finished." Review: "I was disappointed to discover that THE GAME'S NOT FINISHED."
it's 60 bucks, I think it's fair
I mean, it's not like this is an official final review. He did say that he was incredibly optimistic EVEN in current form, and that essentially this was the truest form to D&D gaming that exists in the modern market. IGN Reviewer: "This is an early review, we know that the game is not finished." IGN Hater: "OMGUH, Can't you guyz see the contradiction when you're reviewing an early access and say it's an early access?!?!?!"
Best way to work out all the bugs. Now they’ll know exactly what they need to fix.
I guess he could have worded it differently, but he did say it was because of early access.
I’m loving it
First IGN video I’ve watched in a year plus. Last video of IGN I will watch
People who are arguing and commenting Tell me people Where is the review for starcitizen?????
@Qlicky exactly Same with here It's a early access build
LOL. There is nothing to review.
This would have been better suited as a preview than a review.
They actually reviewed early access like a full release? :D
Ofc, why not?
Just give 9 rating kids
Feels absolutely misplaced to have a full review and score for an early acces game... impressions ok but why put a score on it?
Why just score a 7, when all your complaints are based on the game beeing in early access? That´s the whole point of early access. Even the developers said that most people should just wait until full release and they made clear that this game is buggy and glichy. So your score is just unfair and gives a totally false impression of the game.
Think they will ever do the dark alliance version? I passed that game so many times over.
Your dumb ign. Why did you have an early access review? Nobody was expecting one.
I think the full release will be amazing
For those who have played Divinity 2 and this early access, does it feel like the same game with same mechanics ? My biggest concern is not feeling like it's a continuity of BG 1 and 2 but rather a Divinity 3 under a different name
reviewing an early access and saying " buggy and unfinished", you guys are clowns.....
full price for a game still a year from completion??? I want my money back... this crap is just a cash grab plain and simple!
"Excellent dialogue and writing". Lol. The game's dialogue is as if written by a 15 years old aspiring fantasy author. All characters are an exact manifestation of their alignment and a complete whitebox. Other than the gith character all of them have the classic "secret I can't talk about!"-background as well. It's covered in layers of cliches and hammy writing.
@The Real Will Howard No, just someone who occasionally reads literature and has some understanding of character depth.
I don't think so but ok. I guess you must be a master best selling writer
did this guy say divinity original sin 1 beginning was slow? lol
The fact that they reviewed it itself is equivalent to an high rating, because it means that so many people talk about the game and downloaded the Early Access.
How can you even give a rating to a game at this stage? Seems disrespectful to Larian who are letting people play test the game.
They're not "letting" people test the game, they're charging them $60 to do so. And here you are simping for companies.
i bought it because i was going to buy it anyway. been having fun fooling around with it, and when i get bored with that i just have a game i want to play that i will already own when it gets released.
7/10 really ???? If that would be a full game, yeah but not this.
Why didn't they call it Divinity 3??? It is so similar to Divinity that it hurts. Have you heard the music for Christ sake! It is Divinity! And please, don't get me started about barrels... please. I am so disappointed. I expected a Baldur's Gate game... so sad...
How do you review an incomplete game?
IGN: Reviewing an early access game Also IGN give it a low score because of unfinished and bugs
Quite right sir, quite right.
Imagine reviewing a game in alpha
So many people oblivious to the way Larian's ways of making games 🤔 They did the same Early Access thingy with Divinity Original sin 2, took a full year for the game to be released from the beginning of EA (*wich was a massive success*) but expect to wait way longer as the scope of this game is so much more than their previous game. Trust me Larian Studios have about the same passion and quality as CD Projekt Red
Okay I get that it's easy to hate on IGN, but this gave me exactly what I needed to know. Early Access can mean anything these days. When I watch an early Access review, my main question is whether or not it's playable/enjoyable in current state. That question was answered. Why all this hate?
Why am I watching this! this guy has no idea what he is talking about. . . I completely lost it when I saw the score roll! please hire smarter reviews?
The way the review is organized has more of an 'early access' quality to it than the BG3 game does... IGN always tries their best to take the spotlight by publishing reviews as soon as possible without much care given to the writing itself. If you want insightful and exquisitely written reviews, definitely go for Easy Allies instead of this.
People in the comments section are reviewing this review.
I hope larian hire some comedians to help with certain characters and their humor...so dry and nerdy its painful to listen to....so far the old games humor is in front by a long shot on that department
7/10 wtf it's early access IGN i will rate you 5/10 useless review channel
Just being a pessimist
IGN should delete their channel
How are they gonna give the game an actual review when it's still in early access, unless ofcourse they plan on updating consistently which I doubt they will. It would be one thing if they were just recommending if you should buy it now or wait, but to give it a score now feels wrong.
I hope so but its IGN so u never know what to expect from them
Someone who buys early access won’t be bothered with it being unfinished because they will play through more than once or too hyped for the story. Bug are understandable especially in the early access.
I think they didn't want to look bought by the system with this early "review". 7.0 is way wrong. This is the best RPG I've played since Neverwinter Nights. And this is still very early access!