Most RTwP* seems to give me control of the pause button and how often I use it, if at all. Currently playing Greedfall which uses the same system and it works well enough. The only real problem is me: I'm hasty, impatient and kinda rubbish at combat in whatever form it's presented.
* that I've encountered, I mean.
Is that only a single controllable character?
I know there are people saying there is a chance BG3 will look like that (how are the graphics?), an ARPG... but I have doubts that any studio would opt for such a drastic departure from the previous games.