So, I wonder if this game's playstyle is going to feel more similar to IE Baldur's Gate or to NWN (as in terms of "gaming dimension", if focused on the Hero or the Hero & his party). What do you think?
Probably neither, since Swen has gone on record knocking multiple things that made the originals (and especially BG2) what they were. He doesn't appear to like the way D&D was adapted for the IE games (and by proxy, NWN), which, imho is rather an essential thing to "get" when you try to make a follow up.
Then there's the little issue that BG2 was one of those games that did very little innovation but had everything come together "just right", even people working on the originals were unable to recreate that magic on multiple occasions now, so I think one should adjust one's expectations accordingly when a studio with zero ties to the originals tackles such a project.
I have honestly no clue why, given the remarks Swen has made in multiple interviews, they decided to take on the creation of a BG3, other than "because they can" (probably should have wondered whether they should have, as well). For WotC it's pretty obvious: money, for Larian, well, I like to think they're still above that.
Imho they should have just gone with Baldur's Gate: The Whatevering, if they really wanted to tackle the setting and capitalize on the name, but *not* BG3 because from everything I've seen so far they appear to have no intention of actually making what people expect a BG3 to be. Which saddens me, honestly. It might turn out a good game in its own right, but if it doesn't live up to the legacy it will just get shelved with the likes of Fallout 3 (decent enough game, terrible Fallout)
And just for the record, do not take this the wrong way, I do like Larian and I've at least played (though not finished) I think all of the PC games they've put out (including The LED Wars) but I honestly have a very uneasy feeling about this project. I do believe that, at the very least, they've bitten off more than they can chew but of course I'd love to be proven wrong. Time will tell. But I think it would be good that people set their expectations accordingly.