Check out my review of the game here: Baldur’s Gate review
Baldur’s Gate 1 isn’t a fun game anymore. Yes, it may have helped make computer RPGs more popular when it was released, but that doesn’t mean that it’s a good game; it’s filled with poor pathfinding, poor combat, poor writing (complete with spelling errors), poorly written characters, and tons of bugs. The whole thing feels like an attempt to showcase every flaw of the Infinity engine, honestly, and it does so spectacularly. Truly, the only real reason to play the original Baldur’s Gate anymore is to have something to import into the vastly superior Baldur’s Gate 2.
I wound up so bored and sick of this game that I eventually just cheated through it (though it should be mentioned that I’ve played through it before).