BTW spoilers if no one wants to get spoiled don't read further
Balduran, the founder of Baldur's Gate, literal namesake of Baldur's Gate, the game and by extension the franchise, is a GAY FAGGOT WHO WANTS TO FUCK YOU and he's been turned into a mindflayer and that's who the secret dream person is. He killed Ansur the dragon because Ansur rightfully realized Balduran was a GAY SQUID FAGGOT WITH AIDS and Balduran killed him for xenophobia. Sarevok is in the game if you cared. So is Jaheira and Minsc. They're ok. Jaheira is a grandma, I don't know if you can fuck her.
The game constantly struggles to put up playable frames. It's not a computer issue, the optimization in certain areas just sucks. It's like playing a skipping DVD. There are a lot of bugs, think new Bethesda game with no patches. KEEP A LOT OF ALTERNATE SAVES HANDY the game will be retarded, for example with Minsc I knocked him out non lethal, talked to him for the quest. One of the cult members he was with was still alive so I killed them. Minsc turned enemy for some reason. Knocked him out again but e may as well have been petrified because I couldn't continue the mission, couldn't wake him up, couldn't interact with him. Just keep manual saves and quick saves if you don't want to re-do hours of gameplay because of stupid bugs.
5e shows its bullshit in that you'll basically be savescumming ALOT because your guy will have 8+ to a skill and roll a 1 anyway and fail a basic check. You'll be missing a lot. Xcom tier enraging on the sand-attack pidgey tier accuracy bullshit.
Every second piece of treasure you get is for unarmed attacks since one of the devs exclusively plays monks.
At the very end fight there is a series of skill checks, one at the end is 99 so it literally expects you to savescum to hit it. if you hit it the final enemy has less HP when it's vulnerable