People are losing their minds in Baldur's Gate 3. It's been quite a while since such an open-ended, well-written game sucked in a massive section of the PC gaming community at once, and that has given rise to a remarkable amount of memes, goofiness, and general tomfoolery. Also some touching, heartfelt moments. Also a lot of footage of ambushes involving explosive barrels, cliffs, and someone being on the receiving end of a gentle shove.
Which is not to disrespect its position as an incredible entry in a deeply beloved RPG series—one that helped define what a digital RPG could be. If you want to know more about that, check out this video from Day.
After all, why not?
Some people are dedicated to playing their own way. A lot of people, and I do mean a lot, are playing Baldur's Gate 3 like it's actually Hitman or Dishonored or some other stealth assassination game: manipulating the rules laid out in front of them and socially engineering NPCs into dangerous situations where they just happen to die. Badly.
[ baldur's gate 3 ]Good work, 47. Now find a way out of the goblin camp pic.twitter.com/meAMgahH3kAugust 6, 2023
Some folks roll deep, using the respec option to turn everyone into a druid and getting the most out of conjured woodland beings and elementals.
And then there's PC Gamer's Chris Livingston, who decided to play Baldur's Gate 3 as a team of four bears.
Step 1: Respec every character into a ranger. Step 2: Have every ranger summon a bear. Step 3: Play Baldur's Gate 3 as four bears. https://t.co/azvKdkHw0m pic.twitter.com/Bk59IiHx4GAugust 7, 2023
Some of us are just meming
Me after playing Baldur's Gate 3 for 36 hours straight this weekend pic.twitter.com/faema7QGOWAugust 7, 2023
Players have made plenty of mistakes in Baldur's Gate 3—especially while playing in co-op. For example, say you find a gnome tied to a windmill. You begin to loosen his bonds. Meanwhile, your co-op partner removes the brakes.
There's something underneath here.
Down to get dirty
Everyone's down to get dirty in Baldur's Gate 3. Sometimes by accident.
Anyway, that's enough memes for today. Here are some Steam reviews.
I hid these at the end so I get less hatemail from people about their most favorite little meow meow.