Dave Jones, the voice actor whose dulcet tones bring Baldur’s Gate 3’s shapeshifting druid to life, didn’t think many players would actually be willing to meet uglies with Halsin’s bear form.
That’s what Jones said during a panel discussion at EGX with members of the game’s cast (thanks TheGamer), after revealing that one of the lines from the raunchy love scene where Halsin gets a little too excited and activates bear mode is his favorite dialogue from that Game. “I didn’t think many players would actually choose this path,” the actor mused, before delivering the unforgettable line “Do you like it…?” in the Druid’s voice.
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This joke is, of course, a response to the player character’s casual statement, “Don’t apologize, I like that,” as Halsin outdoes himself a bit and transforms during the encounter, before quickly and timidly reverting to his muscular guy form excuse.
Given that the entire scene begins with the words “You’ve come” from the Grove’s top boss and contains a number of other hilarious references, it’s probably surprising that Jones was able to limit his choice to the three words quoted above.
Since he didn’t expect BG3 players to go for the most outlandish and interesting choice in their little moment of passion with the druid, if only to see how weird things would get, I bet he would he also did I can’t foresee how popular sex% speedruns the game would become once it’s released.
Speedrun.com has even created a Bear % category specifically dedicated to runs where the player goes down with Halsin in bear form, although unfortunately there don’t appear to be any entries at the time of writing.
If you’re interested in learning more about Baldur’s Gate 3, be sure to check out our series of guides on it, including some that will tell you exactly how to romance some of your party members.
You might also be in luck soon if you’re looking for game-related merchandise, as Larian recently put out a call for BG3-obsessed clothing designers to contact the studio.