Baldur’s Gate 3 might be one of 2023’s best RPGs but the most recent update may have tarnished its reputation a bit. Patch 3 has made a number of odd decisions that have made gameplay more tedious, while also ruining the camera angles for some cutscenes.
One fan on the game’s subreddit has listed down a number of changes that have proven to be rather unpopular with the fanbase. While the changes won’t ruin this game’s contention for Game of the Year, Patch 3 has left a bad taste in the mouths of many gamers.
For starters, all of the inventory is now shared with the player. On paper, that should be a good idea but it also means more items to sort through and gearing up for the next quest or two. It’s not the worst, but this change has made the equipment screen more of an eyesore.
The weirdest change Baldur’s Gate 3 Patch 3 made was deciding to focus cutscenes on the player’s character. That decision should make sense, but previous camera angles gave us the reactions of our party members, which made each scene more interesting. Now, it’s just a bit of a bore.
Worst of all, it seems that the facial reactions of this RPG have taken a turn for the worse. Many fans have pointed out how they just lack some of the expressiveness that was there during the game’s launch. This actually might be a bug, as players have also reported missing animations and NPCs not being able to finish their dialogue.
All of these issues don’t make Baldur’s Gate 3 a bad game, as many still consider it to be a stellar RPG. There are actually 17,000 endings in the RPG, making replayability a huge part of the game’s appeal. It’s easy to see why Larian Studios didn’t initially plan for another expansion.
Baldur’s Gate 3 is available now on PS5 and PC, though players may want to wait for another update.