D'Wayne   Steamboat Springs, Colorado, United States
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It's only awkward if you make it awkward.

I'm not like most people. I am confused on a much higher level, and about more important things.

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2024 Completion Log
If you're interested in what I've finished in years past, they can be seen here:

2024 Completion Log


Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered (Steam Deck)
The Button by Elendow (Steam Deck)
VOYAGER (Steam Deck)
The Bookwalker: Thief of Tales (Steam Deck)
Beacon Pines (Steam Deck)
Cult of the Lamb (Steam Deck)
Portal (Steam Deck)
Sunland Town (Steam Deck)
Nothing (Steam Deck)
RoboCop: Rogue City (Steam Deck)
Title_Pending (Steam Deck)
Tails of Iron (Steam Deck)
Tails of Iron: Bright Fir Forest (Steam Deck)
Rock 'n' Roll Will Never Die! (Steam Deck)
Tourist Trap (Steam Deck)
If On A Winter's Night, Four Travelers (Steam Deck)
Education (Steam Deck)
Beyond Blue (Steam Deck)
Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion (Steam Deck)
Cleo - a pirate's tale (Steam Deck)


The Invincible [Road to the Alliance Base] (Steam Deck)
Brotato (Steam Deck)
INFRA [Party Like It’s 2011 and Winds of Change Endings] (Steam Deck)
Spring Falls (Steam Deck)
A Night on the Farm [Endings A, C, E] (Steam Deck)
Last Train Home (Steam Deck)
BOOKS (Steam Deck)
The Invincible [Road to the Landing Zone] (Steam Deck)
Little Brother Jim (Steam Deck)
Snail Simulator (Steam Deck)
Cions of Vega (Steam Deck)
Basements n' Basilisks: Storms of Sorcery (Steam Deck)
Star Shift Rebellion (Steam Deck)
GUTTER: The Cursed (Steam Deck)
The Night Fisherman (Steam Deck)
Our way down (Steam Deck)


Mosaic (Steam Deck)
Jusant (Steam Deck)
Sea of Dreams (Steam Deck)
Scampr (Steam Deck)
Forest Fantasy (Steam Deck)
Answer Knot (Steam Deck)
Something (Steam Deck)
Chained Echoes (Steam Deck)
The Thaumaturge (Steam Deck)


Helldivers 2 (Steam Deck)
Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition - Operation: Anchorage (Steam Deck)
Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition - The Pitt (Steam Deck)
Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition - Mothership Zeta (Steam Deck)
Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition - Point Lookout (Steam Deck)
Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition (Steam Deck)
Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition - Broken Steel (Steam Deck)
Purpose 1951 (Steam Deck)
Great North Shelter 2 (Steam Deck)
Fallout New Vegas: Dead Money (Steam Deck)
Fallout New Vegas: Honest Hearts (Steam Deck)
Fallout New Vegas: Old World Blues (Steam Deck)


Fallout New Vegas: Lonesome Road (Steam Deck)
Fallout New Vegas (Steam Deck)
Lucid Cycle (Steam)
Sunlight (Steam)
The Whisperer (Steam)
A Living Room (Steam)
Balatro (Steam)
The Darkness Below Prelude (Steam)
Some Distant Memory (Steam)
The Light Remake (Steam)
Dread Delusion (Steam)
Under the Sand REDUX - a road trip simulator (Steam)
The Quiet Apocalypse (Steam)
Cubic Light (Steam)
2024 Retired Games Log
2024 Retired Games Log


System Shock [2023]
Gordian Rooms 1: A Curious Heritage
Paper Ghost Stories: 7PM
Bad Rats Show


Sky Sojourn
Ice Nosfe
Songs of Skydale
Fragmented Mind
The First Friend


Elevator Experience
Ant-Gravity: Tiny's Adventure


Kill It With Fire 2


Clock Simulator
Mystery Solitaire Cthulhu Mythos
Time on Frog Island
SKYHILL: Black Mist
Hi-Fi Rush
The Long Drive
Review Showcase
143 Hours played
Alright, my first playthrough of Baldur's Gate 3 is done and dusted. This run weighed in at about 143 hours being very thorough overall. This is a game that benefits from playing it a couple times, so there is definitely still a lot of meat on the bone, as it were. For this initial playthrough, I rolled with a *Silver Dragonborn Warlock*. Future runs will include playing the **Dark Urge** arc and probably a more neutral run beyond that.

There is definitely so much that can be said about the game, that narrowing it all down into a reviewable format can be a challenge. So, I think I'll begin like this: **Baldur's Gate 3** is the epitome of a full tabletop D&D campaign, in video game form. It's a sweeping adventure, taking your party through a variety of locations with myriad side quests and a very high degree of cause and effect. Almost every action has real consequences and the story shapes itself based on your decisions.

The adventure takes you from level one to level twelve. This effectively means that much like the tabletop experience, things can be very challenging until you gain some experience. In my experience, this means that things really start to open up for you around party level four, when you've started to stack both abilities and equipment. By the time you get to 12th level, your group will be pretty OP. Lae'zal and Karlach on their own were taking down bosses in one to two turns in my playthrough.

Fortunately, your party shares experience, so the inactive party members keep pace with your active members, level-wise. You also have a camp storage chest for equipment, making it easier to gear up characters as you swap them in and out of your active group. You have four active party members, but your complete adventuring party is substantially larger and very diverse.

The writing was exceptional. Dialogue was on point, quests all made sense, and everything wraps up well. Similarly, the world building was both vast and intricate. There is real life breathed into all the different locations. Graphically, this game is a stunner that never stops giving, from locations to battle effects and everything in between.

Similarly, the voice acting was excellence bar none. I can't think of any duds. Everybody was believable and evocative. **Larian** did a great job of maximizing their VA talent. A lot of work also went into the OST. It's incredibly atmospheric and appropriate.

The turn based gameplay was straight up fun. Not only does the game offer a ton of ways to approach each battle, but it does so in a way that allows for a lot of planning, which allows you to apply so many strategies that it actually makes the game more impressive. The environment plays a roll, there is interactivity between elemental effects, and that's just scratching the surface. The possibilities are nearly limitless in how combat plays out.

Really, I could go on and on and on and on about this game. My favorite location in the game was the Undercity Ruins, my favorite boss was Orin, and my favorite party member was Karlach, although Lae'zal was just barely behind her in my ranking.

I played on the Steam Deck. It functioned very well, deserves the verified rating being playable out of box, and based on what I'm seeing of experiences on other rigs, it seems like the streamlined specs for the Steam Deck actually made it perform better in many instances.

So, game issues. The main issue I encountered were FPS drops, although I noticed that this improved as patches were released throughout my several weeks long playthrough. I had one hard crash. There were a couple weird instances of turns not ending properly in combat. I also never did figure out how to adjust party order on the Steam Deck outside of removing and re-adding party members. It seemed to happen randomly otherwise. There were also a few instances of poor pathing leading to clipping and NPCs/summons getting stuck on things like walls and chests.

I will note that while there is a lot of talk about canon vs non canon story, I found that by simply not rush clicking dialogue, you realize BG3 is fully canon. It is however set 100+ years after the events of BG2, and I realize that creates a disconnect for some people.

For me, **Baldur's Gate 3** was everything I'd hoped it would be and more. Is it perfect? No. Is it a fantastic and amazing experience? Absolutely. It's an easy recommendation. For completionists, this game will easily give you 400+ hours of fun. If you only intend to play it once, you'll still easily get over 100 hours out of it. It's a must play for CRPG fans and a should play for anyone else.

If you found this review helpful and would be interested in supporting my Curator group, it would be appreciated. Cheers.
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Tinkerballa__ May 16 @ 12:37am 
Hey! Even though we might not chat or play together often, I just wanted to take a moment to appreciate having you as a fellow gamer on my friends list. Your presence adds to the fun of the gaming community, and I'm grateful for that. Here's to more adventures in the virtual realm! Hope the rest of your week is amazing.

"Remember, licking doorknobs is illegal on other planets." - SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom
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Ace -=666=- Apr 27 @ 4:08am 
Have a nice weekend :whfbutterfly::WLYellowCat:
robilar5500 Apr 26 @ 3:19pm 
You as well! Have a great weekend!
Ozzette78 Apr 26 @ 2:03pm 
Hello, DWayne!!! Thanks so much for the FR!!! It's a pleasure to meet you! Have a great weekend!!! :steamhappy::gonheart: