Anyone have any thoughts on how this will turn out?
It's being made by the Divinity Original Sin 2 crew, and it shows in the UI in the screenshots.
One thing that scares me is how they are implementing "origin stories.". I really don't want the "here are a bunch of different potential characters to be your PC or your NPCs with various different additional quests or you can build your own without and not have those quests.". I'd much prefer a gameplay experience where I can build my own complete party, with some life path choices that lead to generating an origin story with applicable quests.
That's the one thing I hate about D:OS2, which can result in suboptimal parties if you *don't*, for example, make the Red Prince a fighter-type who can cast fire spells.
I'm hoping BG3 plays closer to the gold box series in terms of creating a party.