I've been playing tabletop D&D since the white box days and CRPGs since Temple of Apshai came out on cassette for the C64. I've played all the SSI gold box games and still have some of my original diskettes, rule books, hint books and decoder wheels. Played and own all the Bioware Infinity engine games, as well as the more recent enhanced editions of same. Also have and played NWN 1 & 2, and the enhanced edition. Played a bit of DDO and Neverwinter, but I'm not a big fan of MMOs.

So far, I find BG3 to be okay, but not earth-shattering. I realize there is a lot of work yet to be done here, but it just seems like it should have been a bit further along before they opened 'pay to beta test'. Not being able to scroll the camera in combat is a big deal for me, as I like to take out enemies as far away from me as possible. This is especially irksome when the enemies do not suffer from the same limitation to targeting that I do.

The graphics are really good, though, as is the sound quality. Vulkan sends my PC into thermal shutdown after an hour or so, while DX11 causes no noticeable system strain. I'm running an FX 8350 Black Edition and a Radian RX Vega 64, so Vulkan shouldn't be causing heat issues. I'm guessing that there are some method calls being handled by the CPU that ought to go to the GPU, but that's only a guess. I write application for desktops for a living, not video games, so I could be completely off there.