But what I wanted to point out here is that having zero nostalgia in a game that rides on the tsunami wave of the original games is a mistake.
That would be mistake only if Larian weâ€™re trying to ride in the tsunami wave of the nostalgia. I think it is clear, that unlike PoEs which tried to appeal to peopleâ€™s memory of IE games, BG3 is not interested in that. Itâ€™s their RPG set after events of BG3 around the city of BG. Presumably even if it wonâ€™t appeal to many original BG fans, it will find its own audience.
I do not understand how someone who pays attention to this can think that Larian *isnt* trying to ride the "THE NEXT BALDURS GATE GAME!" hypetrain. But you're right about one thing and thats that the core audience for a game in 2020 wont be players who were adolescents in 2000. And I'm fine with that, I was just hoping I would see a glimmer of the good old days, you know?