This is my first time playing any infinity engine game. I've also never played an ad&d game. I have played lots of jRPGs like Dragon Quest, Final Fantasy, Tales, Suikoden, Xenosaga, etc. My question is this: Should I use a FAQ/walkthrough? I try not to use faqs. But Baldur's Gate seems a little intimidating. I started playing it a bit ago but I basically was getting owned. But is this game best experienced without a FAQ? Will I miss anything absolutley essential if I don't use one? Thanks!
I think part of the fun in BG is the exploration involved. However, if you are inclined to find something that will help you along the way (it can be a pretty tough game), try this site
You can click on any location on the map and it'll bring up the fully explored map of the area telling you where important things are, but with no spoilers (other than the explored map). The hints on the left can give you some general help as well.