The Kotaku Review of Baldur's Gate 3

Baldur's Gate 3 has been marketed as a high-budget, digital recreation of a tabletop role-playing game,

But this isn't entirely accurate. Baldur's Gate 3 is an embarrassment of riches for the sickest of roleplaying sickos,

As an RPG rooted in Dungeons & Dragons' Fifth Edition ruleset, complete with dice rolls,

Big decisions, and enough customization options for your build, appearance, and backstory to fill a million character sheets.

However, as a video game that must be programmed by humans and thus limited

To the finite possibilities that Larian Studios' creators were able to account for,

It can't quite match the expansive breadth of possibility that comes from a group of friends gathered around a table,

Riffing on each other's ideas and "yes-anding" into different scenarios that completely derail the original plan.

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