Baldur’s Gate 3: Could The Game’s Reviews Be “Too Positive”?!

Two warnings about the critical scores of Baldur’s Gate 3 have been published, so let’s not get too excited…



Baldur’s Gate 3 has conquered the world: over 800,000 concurrent players played on Steam during the launch weekend. It received the highest overall score on Metacritic this year. Admittedly, this score dropped slightly as more reviews came in (similar to The Legend Of Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom.)

Both games have scores of 96/100 on Metacritic, now that Larian’s RPG has been brought down a notch, and both are huge video games of their kind.

But we have two warnings for gamers, whether they’re already playing or considering buying Baldur’s Gate 3.


1. No expansions are planned for Baldur’s Gate 3


This is the lesser of the two warnings, but somehow still worth mentioning. BG3 is one of those games that you really get lost in and don’t want it to end. So it’s a shame that Larian Studios has no plans to release DLCs or expansions.

Part of the problem is the high level of adventure in D&D. This means that there will be a cap at level 12. You’ll have to play the game as is rather than ever moving on to new content. This may change, of course, but it definitely feels limiting.


2. Act III is a total mess


Incredibly, players are having severe problems with the last act of the game. Baldur’s Gate 3 runs great in the first half and pretty well in the second. But the third act completely blows it. Bugs, glitches and all sorts of performance issues plague players, who have also reported losing hours to bad saves and other problems. Not everyone is affected, but many are.

With crashes, botched missions, pacing issues and other problems, Act 3 is an absolute misery, and I’m a little surprised that so many critics gave the game a 10/10 when Act 3 is in such poor condition.

Honestly, it doesn’t seem like BG3 was really ready for release. (Despite spending years in Early Access.) This game was rushed before it got the polish it needed.

Of course, it still turned out to be a fantastic game that we are enjoying very much. Long live the old-fashioned CRPGs and all that! But I wish the third act was more playable…


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