You know, at this point I'm hardly worried. If it were just about anyone else I'd be concerned, but Divinity: Original Sin 2 is one of the best cRPGs I've played in years. If anyone can produce a worthy sequel, it would be them.
While I thought DOS2 was great, I don't think it was 9.5/10 great though. Many months after playing it I now feel it was 'amazing' but I remember being frustrated over a lot of time wasting in the game(inventory management was terrible, lots of back and forths with walking). I guess there's just a lack of such games recently.
Part of what made BG special, was the clunky 2nd ed DnD, and the rather archaic user interface.
There's a sliding scale of realism(effort involved in something, which then feels realistic) versus convenience. BG is pretty far down on the realistic/labor-intensive side of things, by today's standards, which is something that will dissuade a new generation of players - if it's replicated.
The same goes for rules and feedback - pop ups and HUD kills the immersion, and the convoluted rules were themselves a quest of epic proportions to understand.
Ah, nostalgia is a strong feeling. I still have TuTu installed...
Managed to finish my first game of baldurs gate in 2012, after buying it on ebay in 2002. Bought BG2 in 2004. I realized I hated my ranger who had weak weapon specializations and I realized I wanted a fighter multi class to mage so I restarted.
I think I got stuck in the last fight before returning to candlekeep, the big fight in Baldurs gate. Think if I can just collect all the stat increase books I'll just export. I got tutu installed and no experience cap. Also installed BG2 but haven't done anything in the past 5 years since I got my new desktop.