Baldur’s Gate 3 flings choices and options around. A certain gnome in particular gets a taste of this when you flip the wrong switch.
That’s the point: It is an absolutely exceptional release, critics and fans agree for once as very rarely. Baldur’s Gate 3 is getting one top rating after another, even in the Steam reviews. Among other things, this is due to how much freedom the role-playing game offers.
Funny situations included: As one player now discovered, a wrong button press on a mill causes a gnome to (involuntarily) learn how to fly. It’s about Barcus Wroot, who was tied to a windmill by a goblin horde in the blighted village in Act 1.
If you haven’t played this far yet, we warn you of minor spoilers at this point.
An airy ending
In Baldur’s Gate 3, after defeating the goblins in the blighted village, you’ll find the gnome Barcus Wroot chained to the wheel of a spinning windmill. He asks you to free him. To do this, you’ll have to go inside the mill and stop it by pressing a button. What sounds simple has a tricky part. Because there are two switches.
One stops the mill, the other turns it on. At least, that’s what you’d think. However, as one player on Reddit found out, pressing the start button also causes the windmill to speed up and turn even faster!
You can imagine what happens then: Poor Barcus is yeeted from the windmill in a high arc, his shrieking scream dies away somewhere in the distance. All that’s missing at the end is a quiet “poof”, and the sketch would be perfect. Poor Barcus … well, maybe he had a potion of the feather fall in his pocket? In any case, it would be nice if he did.
Best have a look yourself how this looks like in Baldur’s Gate 3. Be sure to turn on the sound:
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