I don't know about anyone else, but I already feel like I've gotten my $60 worth out of this game, even if they never added anything else to it. This is the best unfinished game I've ever played, and I think there's a lot of content here too if you go hunting for it. I can't believe there's still SO MUCH MORE to come, and we don't even have to pay any extra for it.
Look at the market for gaming. iphone apps with micro transactions. and you end up paying more than $60.
In addition, as a person that played BG 1, then BG 2, yes, someone working on BG 3 is worth it.
What I miss most in BG1 was the map exploration system. BG 2 did a poor job recreating it, focusing more on level content that on map content.
All the old game reference to come to thie point. BG 3... the map... this map is almost fully explorable.
I mean, there are games that, if they added the spell "fly" would be completely game AND PHYSICS breaking for how the levels are designed.
However, BG 3, I feel that, if fly were added, well, the map would be just fine.
There is so much detail to the map, and to distance, that it makes my heart skip a beat.
The devs have a huge task ahead of them, but they are putting a massive amount of effort into a environment that you can interact with. It might even be a new standard for rpgs at this point.
Really, outstanding job for the environmental work alone.
The cons - I do not think origin characters are worth the time they are putting into it. It's a red herring. no one really cares about the railroaded story lines. Well, some do, but more a passing thing. It feels like something to distract from the real meat and potatoes - more classes. more feats. more spells. more races. more area to explore.
AS LONG AS WE DON'T PAY FOR DLC, yes, 100% worth it.
if act 2 is dlc we have to shell out money for.... no. I will not pay more.