Originally Posted by Maximuuus
Another fact for you : it was in 1998.

BG2 companions in any modern games wouldn't be less interresting than those in BG3.
Significant side quest does not make the quality.

That's only a Larianism to ONLY have origin characters/story from the beginning to the end of the game.

They could easily add companions that have shorter but interresting and less WTF stories/quests.

Of course it was in 1998.
But you said:
BG1/2 companions were better on many points.
You are directly comparing BG1/2 companions to the ones from BG3. And you said previous were better. No, they weren't. They were good in 1998, but aren't anymore in 2021.

Which exactly companion quests from BG1 you consider as a high quality ones? Any examples?