I have to admit, Baldur’s Gate 3 sort of took me by surprise. I played Divinity Original Sin with my husband, and I liked it but I didn’t love it. I’ve never played any of the Baldur’s Gate games before, but I do really enjoy TTRPG’s and everything they encompass. I picked up the game on a bit of a whim, and then waited until it released before actually playing – and I’m so glad I did.

This game is easily my top 5, and I’ve sunk more hours into it in a shorter time than a lot of other games I own. I’ve got two campaigns on the go, one with a group of 4 people and one that’s just a duo between myself and my husband. The moments have been hilarious, sad, and scary sometimes all at once. There’s so much creativity involved that you could play in so many different ways and have so many different outcomes. I absolutely love it.

I think by now I have over 18 hours invested into it, and I feel as though we’ve barely scratched the surface. In one campaign I play a human paladin, and in the second I’m a wood elf druid. I’ve talked to many cows, owlbears, squirrels, and dogs. I’ve done good things and some not so great things. I’ve pushed enemies off of ledges, and I’ve killed my own team mates (by accident, I swear). The story and narration is superb, and I actually care about what’s going on. I want to complete those little side quests that I typically ignore.

There has only been one case (so far) where I went back to a previous save, to be honest it was really late at night and I just wasn’t making good decisions, and then the dice decided to give me a really rough time on top of my very poor decisions. I don’t regret rolling it back, but on the same hand I also don’t want it to become the norm for my adventures. So far, I’ve held true to that.

I can’t say much without giving away spoilers, which I absolutely do not want to do, so I’ll just leave it at that. I love the game, I’m having a blast, and while combat at times has been difficult, I’ve never found it impossible. It does take a lot of creativity, and I’m glad that there are some less spontaneous members of my party so that we’re not all rushing into things all at once. I am definitely not the one who thinks things through first. As always, happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!

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