Baldur's Gate 3 Players Have Seemingly Had So Much Fun with the Romance System

Baldur's Gate 3 studio head says players have sacrificed many moral scruples in the game for some extra pleasure.

By Mehrdad Khayyat

November 12, 2020

According to Larian Studios, so many players in Baldur’s Gate 3 have had a romance with Minthara so far, which is a character that you have to be very evil to sleep with.

Baldur’s Gate 3 is still in the early access phase and there’s no release date for the final version of the game, but so many fans of the game have already started their career in Larian’s most recent fantasy world. As you may know, Baldur’s Gate 3 features a romance system and it’s pretty detailed. In a recent interview with IGN, Swen Vincke, the founder of Larian Studios, described the whole community of the game in a nutshell:

They’re all horny, I can tell you that.

It sounds like a pretty impressive achievement for the developers with their romance system. According to Vincke, players have gone through a lot of evil paths in order to be able to romance with Minthara, a dark elf, who is actually a villain in the plot. Apparently many people have had a night with this elf so far.

Providing some evil options in RPG or narrative-driven games for players isn’t something new, but Vincke revealed in his interview that the writers wouldn’t actually like to put those options in the game, but they were pushed a little bit by directors as it’s a thing in the DNA of the Baldur’s Gate series. He said:

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The writers have a tendency of being good and not putting in the evil options. We had to actually force them to go through everything and put in more contrasting options so that they could put the evil ones in there. For choice to be there, you need to have the ability to do good and evil and things in between, and edge cases, and stuff like that.

Vincke also clarified that currently there are only Evil and Neutral companions available in the game, which might somehow push players through the evil paths, but he promised that the game will be balanced by adding some ‘good’ characters to the game in the future.

Baldur’s Gate 3 is now available on PC.

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Mehrdad Khayyat

Mehrdad is a Senior Staff Writer at DualShockers. He started writing about video games since he was a high-school student. He's probably one of those rare Rainbow Six Siege fans that have the game installed and updated on every available platform.

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