I was an active D&D / AD&D player from 1980 through about 1993. Many years ago (late 1990s?), I got hold of a multi-disk set for BG II (Bhaal and Amn) and played it quite a bit though never finished it. Have also played Icewind Dale and Neverwinter Nights (and the best of all of them Temple of Elemental Evil with the Circle of Eight mod).
A few years ago, I got Baldur's Gate TuTu all setup, and most recently I purchased BG: EE off Steam mainly just because it was on sale.
While I loved BGII, I find BG to be incredibly dreary, slow, and honestly not well balanced (XP rates seem slow). My entire party was just slaughtered in the cave with the boss at the end of the Nashkell Mines. This was about 20 days in game (probably about 8 hours of gameplay). Jaheira, Khalid, Neera, Imoen, Branwen, and my avatar a level 1 Invoker. Jaheira and Imoen were the only ones to level up to Level 2 by this point in play, and that seems rather slow to me. Slower than any other RPG I've ever played really.
I notice that BGII is referred to separately from BG:EE, and while I won't claim that any sales language had convinced me as much, I assumed that Baldur's Gate Enhanced was similar to Baldur's Gate TuTu in that it allowed the user to play through THE ENTIRE Baldur's Gate story arc from beginning to end (as long as one had copies of both BGI and BGII).
Can anyone clarify and offer any recommendations?
I notice that the game pane is reduced in size in BG TuTu compared to BGEE, and there is no zooming in TuTu, so that is definitely one selling point against TuTu.
If I want to play all the way through the entire series, does BGEE faciliate this? Will I need to buy another title?