Baldur's Gate III: The case for a turn-based combat mode

Larian Studios announced Baldur's Gate III in June. According to an interview with Swen Vincke, the game might feature turn-based combat.

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bluefox7551805d ago (Edited 1805d ago )

Unpopular opinion: Turn based RPGs, or at least pausable real time as in the case of Baldur's Gate, will usually be better IMO. There are exceptions to this however, like the Tales Series that nails a mostly real time combat system.

CorndogBurglar1805d ago

I totally agree. And to be honest, the old D&D games probably should have been turn based. I mean, who doesn't instantly pause the game and issue commands to their party as soon as enemies appear? In fact, those games have an auto-pause function you can turn on that pauses the game for you whenever enemies show up. Might as well make it turn-based...

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Dragon Age: The Veilguard Faces A Giant In Baldur's Gate 3

Salman from Tech4Gamers writes "I am waiting for a new adventure in Thedas, but I have some worries, especially considering the huge success of Baldur's Gate 3."

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Evercade Piko Interactive Collection 4 review - Games Asylum

Games Asylum: "As Forest Gump once mumbled, “Life is a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” The same is also true for Piko Interactive collections, with Piko merely being a license holder – whenever they’re involved, you never know which games are going to appear. It’s a very different case from something like Worms Collection, or the Bitmap Brothers Collection – a five game cart with three of those being iterations of Speedball. Yeah, we’re still bitter."

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darthv7210h ago

I really like what evercade is doing with these compilation carts. I cant quite get behind their new alpha tabletop units though... maybe they will grow on me.


FromSoftware boss addresses gaming industry layoffs

'As long as this company's my responsibility, I would not let that happen.'

Hidetaka Miyazaki describes FromSoftware's relationship with parent company Kadokawa and references Satoru Iwata's perspective on layoffs.

Hofstaderman21h ago

As it should be. At this rate the Western side of the industry will crash and we may yet see the resurgence of Japanese gaming development. Really miss the PS1 days. No bloated budgets, diverse games and many IPs that exist today are from that era. Perhaps the industry does need a reset.

raWfodog12h ago

I wish more bosses in this industry would adopt these kind of views that Hidetaka Miyazaki and even Larian boss Swen Vincke have. Your employees are your greatest asset. Once you start laying them off to satisfy stockholders expected returns, you've already lost.


We need more Satoru Iwata type game CEOs in this industry. Phil Spencer that piece of shit will never be the CEO that Iwata was.

victorMaje15h ago

A real chief, unlike other tyrants.

Aphrodia11h ago

Why does this non-gaming news get approved while the attempted extortion of black myth wukong gets denied?

stupidusername10h ago

Don’t know the deal about wukong, but how is this non-gaming news?

Aphrodia8h ago

So the story with wukong is not really about the game itself, but a controversy surrounding it. Same with this article. It isn't about any particular game, but about the industry at large which isn't really what N4G is about. typically this site is about strictly the games and sometimes things around them. So I'm wondering, why the double standard?

raWfodog9h ago(Edited 9h ago)

Probably because that story hasn't been confirmed to be true at this point. If it is true, I hope that it gets the coverage it deserves. But these day, people just spread all types of rumors and innuendo just to get likes.

Aphrodia8h ago

you are correct, the extortion itself has yet to be 100% proven, but there are plenty of facts surrounding it that are perfectly factual and can be reported on.

victorMaje7h ago

I like to learn about how bosses in the industry handle situations. It’s relevant to gaming. Afaik N4G is not just about the games but news related to the industry as well.