Does that go the same for the original fallout games and The elder scrolls games? Or how about the grand theft auto games that were top down. Should we go back to Mario when it was a flat platformer but is now a bigger wider genre of it own. BG2 is over 20 years old, its gameplay is not antiquated, but its future can be bright, and is in the hands of Larian. I personally think it's gonna be a good future.
But to being it back to baldur's gate specifically. What about baldur's gate, makes baldurs gate?
Nuclear fallout in the 1950's makes fallout. Tamirel and all its races make The elder scrolls. Rise to riches in the criminal world makes GTA.
Whats makes Baldur's Gate, Baldur's Gate?
I don't think there's an easy way to summarise BG other than that it is set in The Forgotten Realms but having said that there are plenty of things absent from BG3 that were a part of the original games; off the top of my head:
-6 Person Party -Day/Night/Weather Cycle -Calendar/Clock -Random Encounters -Classes feeling specialised (rather than any class can use lock picks, scrolls, etc.)
On the flip side, there are many obvious similarities or copycat mechanics/design from DOS incorporated in BG3 which further remove the sensation of it being a Baldurs Gate game.