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Hi. Although an aging gamer I've never played BG in my life before yesterday. After seeing the enhanced edition by chance, I took the plunge and I'm really excited to finally experience this iconic game. I want to get the most out of it as an immersive RPG but I'm battling modern gaming habits, most specifically the one I'm about to describe:
After spending a few hours yesterday with the tutorial and carefully generating my character I finally took my first steps outside of Candlekeep. Initially I set off in the direction of the Friendly Inn broadly exploring the area on the way. I soon worked out that the first map is a fairly small square. As soon as I found that out my Ubisoft-tainted instinct took over and I uncovered the whole area to see what was in that square.
I immediately felt I'd broken the immersion and turned the game into Minesweeper. So I have 2 questions.
I realise this is a really old game - are all the maps that small? And secondly I'd just like some confirmation on what I think is the best way to play, which is to forget about exposing as much of the map as possible and only explore those areas my character would be inclined to visit in that moment. I realise I might be missing potential quests and opportunities playing that way, but it feels more natural and immersive than doing a full scale sweep of each area. Is this the best way to play or will I be dangerously disadvantaging my character by missing too many quests and encounters?
Any thoughts and advice would be greatly appreciated.