Posted July 03, 2016
WARNING: SPOILERS ABOUT BG 1
Dartpaw86: The issue with that is of course, missing a massive chunk of the story. Like starting Lord of the Rings at The Two Towers. Unless of course the two plots have nothing to do with each-other aside from same locations and a few continuity nods
javier0889: Baldur's Gate really doesn't have a story. Everything you need to know is explained during BG2's intro. When people say BG was a great game, they are talking about Baldur's Gate 2: Shadows of Amn.
Totally disagree about Baldur's Gate 1 story...in fact I'd say in some ways the 1st one has the best story of them all. It's pretty great how you gradually unravel a conspiracy, and there were many elements (the shapeshifters infiltrating all manner of organizations, Sarevok double-crossing the Iron Throne who only were greedy merchants...while he had other plans) I really liked. SoA's story made much less sense in my opinion and wasn't paced as well,
I will admit however that BG 1's gameplay can be very, very tedious, especially if you're coming to it only now...it's also rather limited (basically just fight, fight, fight). So if the op doesn't enjoy it, maybe he should just give it a miss.