Both Baldur’s Gate 3 and Diablo 4 are great fantasy role-playing games, so which one should you play?
There are a lot of great fantasy RPGs you can play to pass the time. Even if you are interested in the subject for a different reason, there are a few mainstays to look for. Both the Diablo series and the Baldur’s Gate series have been important parts of the RPG world for a long time, and both have a good number of fans.
Now that the fourth game in the Diablo series and the third game in the Baldur’s Gate series are out, it can be hard to decide which one to play. Here is a list of all the things that both Baldur’s Gate 3 and Diablo 4 do well.
Graphics – Tie
For many people, graphics may not be the most important thing, but good graphics do make a difference. Both games show the world around you from above, with the attention on your character. This makes it a little more interesting to think about images. The camera in Diablo 4 is farther away, and the images are a bit simpler. But the game’s images are at their best during the cutscenes. You’ll want to watch them over and over again because they’re so beautiful.
Baldur’s Gate 3 has a closer camera view, so you can see a lot more detail from minute to minute. This helps you understand what’s going on in terms of how the game works. The cutscenes are good, but not as sharp as those in Diablo 4. Overall, it’s a pretty even match, so don’t let the images change your mind.
Storyline – Diablo 4
In both of these games, the call to adventure is an epic quest, but one is a bit more exciting than the other. Baldur’s Gate 3 has a classic Dungeons & Dragons story that will keep you interested no matter what character you play. It has everything: cults, Illithids, and family problems. But compared to Diablo 4, it feels less epic, and you’ll often get distracted by other quests and romances.
The main plot of Diablo 4 is pretty great. An invasion of demons, a war, and the safety of the whole world depending on you. That’s a hard thing to mess up. Every moment and boss fight in the game makes you feel like all of Diablo is against you, which is how it should be. Both stories are interesting, but the one in Diablo 4 is much better.
Content – Baldur’s Gate 3
The way people make games right now is kind of split, and each of these games takes a very clear side. Diablo 4 goes in the direction that a lot of producers of today have gone. Microtransactions, material that changes with the seasons, and a story arc that will end in a paid DLC that will come out later. You can’t help but think that the whole point of the game is to make money.
The other side of that gap is where Baldur’s Gate 3 is. There are no microtransactions, and the story is complete and long. It’s a lot like games in the “good old days,” when you really got what you paid for. Since both games are the same price or close to it, Baldur’s Gate 3 is the clear winner in terms of what it has to offer.
Gameplay – Baldur’s Gate 3
A game can be as long as the developer wants, but it doesn’t make sense to play for days if the whole thing is boring. Both games are lots of fun. The way they are played is very different, which is a good thing. Diablo 4 has kept what has made the series a popular choice for fantasy role-playing games. It knows why it’s here and enjoys doing what it’s supposed to do. Especially when fighting bosses, the game really shines.
Diablo 4 is not a bad game to spend a lot of time on, but Baldur’s Gate 3 has a different feel to it. A lot of the time, you’ll be able to solve a problem in a way that no other player could have thought of, thanks to your creativity and your character’s unique skills. This game has a lot of “wow” moments that can only be found in it.
Replayability – Baldur’s Gate 3
When deciding what game to buy, it’s important to be able to play one you’ve just finished. Character customization and class themes give both games a lot of ways to play again. Whether you fight mind flayers or demons, each character you make will feel different from the others. Finding out which one lets you play it more times comes down to a numbers game.
Diablo 4 has five possible classes right out of the box, and there are many ways to customize them after that. Baldur’s Gate 3 has 11 races and 31 subraces, as well as 12 possible classes and 46 subclasses for each race. You can make so many different figures in Skibidi Toilet that it’s crazy.
RPG Elements – Diablo 4
RPGs have been a mainstay of the sport for almost as long as there have been video games, and it’s easy to see why. Baldur’s Gate 3 takes a lot of inspiration from Dungeons & Dragons, which can make it strange for people who aren’t big fans of the board game. It still has many RPG elements, especially fantasy RPG elements, but some people may get tired of the dice-rolling system and other things.
Diablo has been making fantasy RPGs for a long time, and they have gotten really good at it. Diablo 4 is as much a part of its genre as any other game. If you’ve liked this type of game for a long time and want to stick with it, this is the game for you.
Winner – Baldur’s Gate 3
One of these games is better than the other one. Even though Baldur’s Gate 3 doesn’t blow everyone away, it’s still the better game. At any level of the game, you can tell that the people who made it really wanted to have fun while making it.
Even though Diablo 4 isn’t a bad game—in fact, it’s still well worth your time—it can’t compare to Baldur’s Gate in terms of content and excitement. Baldur’s Gate 3 is the game to get if you have a choice, whether you’ve played the other games or not.