I must admit at this point I do see BG3 - without at least significant changes to the combat - to be just a 7.5/10 game for me. Overall its a disappointment (mainly because of the unbalanced combat, but also the questionable appeal of the NPCs and the DOS2 world structure - going through hubs on a very linar path). I don't think its a DOS3, but all the things I dislike about it are artefacts from DOS2, a game that for me was a (surprisingly) unmemorable and mediocre experience.