According to Sven Vink, the entire first act in Baldur’s Gate 3 is one huge tutorial
The first act of Baldur’s Gate 3, for which, according to the most modest estimates, should take from 30 to 40 hours, according to Larian, is just a very long tutorial.
If you carefully look at the first act, you will see that this is actually a very long tutorial", – Said Vinka. "You are shown systems. AI shows you many things and makes you understand how they work, maybe sometimes subconsciously, but you guess. You discover more and more difficult tasks where you will always find a way out, because in any case there are always several solutions. But you can find and stumble upon something that is possible, and from that moment it becomes part of the arsenal that you can use in the game.
Vinka understands that players will skip some points, but from his point of view it is not so bad.
I mean that people spend 30 hours before they understand that they can move objects. Then they discover that – "Oh my God!" – And, perhaps, on the second passage of the game, they will learn that they can fold objects to make a staircase, and thus climb the upper objects. And suddenly the third dimension becomes much more affordable. And there are people who take Storm Sorcery and can immediately fly. This is exactly the type of game. It guarantees that you will always have several options for passing. When you are faced with a problem, you have enough ways to solve it. And, as a rule, when people solve the problem and say: "I didn’t think it was possible", They begin to get carried away with the game, because then they say: "Is it possible. Maybe then this is also possible? Oh, I really can do it?". And here the systemic nature of the game, simulations come to life. That’s where everything is really the most interesting.
Baldur’s Gate 3 is available on PC, and on September 6 will be released on PS5. Larian also works hard on the version of the game for Xbox Series X/S.