I loved my time with Baldur’s Gate 3. It reminded me of just how good cRPG titles are, and it is easily the most open and engaging one I’ve played all year. As it is in early access and with the type of game it is, I doubt I’ll be heading back into the world until completion now. The episodic release in my opinion is a real pace killer for the genre and Act 1 ends as it is really heating up. While I have all the faith in the world and Larian has a fantastic track record, Baldur’s Gate 3 has taught me that not everything is certain and the high asking price for full access does dissuade me from saying that as of this moment it is an essential purchase. If the game continues the path it currently treads, at full release time this will be an easy GOTY contender. As it currently stands, it is a really good pitch with a long way to go.