From VG247: "It’s a staple of the RPG genre that you don’t start in a position of strength – instead beginning as a lowly cowherd or vault dweller and letting the blows of adventure shape you into a deadly weapon, as if beneath the hammer in a forge.
So it was that when Baldur’s Gate came out in 1997, Larian Studios wasn’t a household name in the genre. It was an unknown Belgian developer working on an RPG doomed to cancellation – The Lady, the Mage and the Knight. Meanwhile, Bioware was making its name with an RPG that combined the high fantasy freedom of Dungeons & Dragons with the immediacy of real-time strategy."
Good. It should be Baldur's Gate 2 with another name: Baldur's Gate 3.