Popular Gamer Shroud Compares Baldur’s Gate 3 and Starfield
While having love for both Baldur’s Gate 3 and Starfield, two of the biggest releases of the year, popular gamer Shroud affirms that the former is on a whole different scale compared to Bethesda’s space RPG. 2023 has indeed been an exceptional year for the gaming industry. Major successes keep emerging as Game of the Year contenders overflow the market.
Two Pioneers in Gaming
Two of the biggest notable games so far have been Baldur’s Gate 3 and Starfield. After years of anticipation, both games were launched amid near-unanimous critical acclaim. Larian Studios' Baldur’s Gate 3 recorded staggering commercial success, whilst Bethesda’s Starfield boasted its own impressive launch in September.
The Comparisons Begin
The glaring similarities and the close releases of these two games have naturally led to an overflowing comparison of the two. Popular streamer Shroud didn’t hold back from joining in the debate. According to him, the degree of freedom in Baldur’s Gate 3 separates it from Starfield. Shroud has spent several hours hooked on Starfield during its early access, and before moving onto this space RPG, he was fully invested in Baldur’s Gate 3 streams, thus, he's had enough experience with both games to compare them.
He proceeded to compare the two games further, voicing his thoughts on the way the games were designed. In Bethesda games like Starfield he noted there’s often an “illusion of choice rather than actual, true choice”, which he believes is pretty standard for the developer. On the other hand, Baldur’s Gate 3 provides an unrivaled degree of freedom that he felt surpassed anything he’s ever played before. Stating that it’s a truly remarkable experience that one wouldn't overlook.
In conclusion, Shroud placed Baldur’s Gate 3 over Starfield. From his elaborate comparison, he concluded that Baldur’s Gate is a game everyone should experience, even going as far as labeling it a masterpiece.