Today Baldur’s Gate 3 is available for purchase on Steam, entering Early Access for $60. The poors are already crying about the price, but poors will poor, so not surprising. That’s not why I’m passing on it though.
I’m passing because I don’t see a game like BG being something I replay many times, and with BG3 EA being only the first section of the game, it means either playing that and then starting over at full release, or having a very delayed overall experience. Plus I’m sure there will be plenty of bugs and patches.
Make no mistake, BG3 is a game I am dying to play eventually, because I have a lot of faith in Larian Studios coming off how great Divinity 2 was, and I’m also a big fan of the previous BG games.
Note: I’m in a similar spot with Cyberpunk 2077, another RPG coming soon. That one won’t be in EA at release, but it’s almost a guarantee that it will be buggy and the patches will come early and often. As I have a graphics card upgrade coming soon as card prices dip a little, I might as well wait on that one as well and play it when both it and I am ready.