Streamer Shroud Proclaims 'Baldur’s Gate 3' as Game of the Decade

Influential streamer 'Shroud' expressed his high regard for 'Baldur’s Gate 3', declaring it as the game of the decade over 'Starfield' due to its superior gameplay freedom.

A Spectacular Year for the Gaming Industry: 2023

The year 2023 has emerged as a spectacular year for the gaming industry, marking the releases of much-anticipated titles. In this competitive setting, two games have stood out prominently: Baldur’s Gate 3 and Starfield. For years, gamers awaited these two titles, and both have now achieved great acclaim. Baldur’s Gate 3, the new launch from Larian Studios, has received remarkable praise and impressive commercial success, closely matched by the recent launch of Bethesda's 'Starfield'.

A Clash of Titans: Baldur's Gate 3 Vs Starfield

Given the shared qualities between these two games, they have naturally become a point of comparison for many gamers. This comparison caught the eye of popular streamer and veteran FPS star Shroud, who has a definitive opinion on the matter.

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Shroud's Take on the Two Games

According to Shroud, it's the freedom offered in Baldur’s Gate 3 that makes it superior to Starfield. Having devoted numerous hours to Starfield during its early access period and to Baldur's Gate 3 prior to that, Shroud has thoroughly explored both games. During a recent broadcast, a simple Starfield fetch quest highlighted some limitations of the game for him, reinforcing his preference for Baldur's Gate 3.

Streamer Shroud Proclaims

In Starfield, Shroud explains that if a player tries to complete a task in a different way, there’s a high chance that the game will not allow them to do so. In contrast, Baldur's Gate 3 offers more flexibility. Shroud emphasizes that Baldur’s Gate 3 is truly an unrivaled experience. Players can attempt to approach tasks in creative ways and most of the time, it will allow them to do so.

The Lasting Impression of Baldur’s Gate 3

Throughout his extensive game time of around 80 hours with Baldur’s Gate 3, Shroud has found that there are very few limitations, leaving a lasting impression. In Shroud's words, 'it takes the choice of video games and surpasses everything I’ve ever played'. He describes it as a remarkable experience that is unforgettable.

In comparison, Bethesda games, according to Shroud, appear to be content with providing the “illusion of choice rather than actual, true choice”, which he claims is rather common among games. Against the backdrop of this comparison, one viewer responded to Shroud's commentary by saying, “If I’ve learned one thing this past week watching Shroud play Starfield, it’s that I should play Baldur’s Gate 3”.

Shroud replied affirmatively, emphasizing, “Absolutely, Baldur’s Gate 3 is a game everyone should experience. It’s a masterpiece.”