+ Hard, grueling, Adventerous; true to the D&D format of adventure.
+ Expandable and immersive; you morph your being and will
+ Atmosphere works well, you'll feel accomplished
+ Incredible meta possibilites for those with a sick twisted mind (game's deep)
- Below-average controls and AI issues, it'll be hard to simply open a door
- Uninformative at times, you'll get hit by a trap but, it might not make sense how it did
Baldur's Gate was known to be one of the single best adventure RPG's out there, and is revered by plenty who play it, it is however very daunting and scary for those with little to no experience in anything similar to it. The closest thing you'd probably ever play next to this would be something like NWN or maybe other games using the same engine like Icewind Dale or Planescape. The game is handled through dice rolls, just like D&D so if it seems like you just keep losing fights and chances because of luck, well, that might just be the factor. The controls that weren't improved and the AI-pathing issues etc. don't ultimately kill the game, it handles as well as the first versions did.
This is a game for those who want to test their mettle in almost every way, and if you ever do beat the game, you can probably consider yourself to be one of the most baller people out there. Many would say NOT to get this version of the game compared to getting the older ones, but I personally don't see any fault in it. If you were gonna get the game either way, you wouldn't lose anything by getting this.
(I had not tried the extra content all the way through yet, so I might continue the review if I ever do, that stuff was extra in this version so I don't fully count it as factoring into the score)