So how far do you think they are really going to take this remake? Do you think its just going to end up being an HD remake? I am hoping it goes a lot further than that for such a great series.
They've basically re-written the vast majority of the infinity engine, squashing age old bugs as they go. They've firmed it up, planted a fresh UI on top, made the multiplayer more robust, added content, added dialogue, made some tweaks (checkout the revised weapon proficiency chart versus how it was in BG2) and included a load of mods.
All in all it's the original... enhanced.
for someone who is extremely disapointed with today's games this is a miracle, also I didn't get to play BG1, the low res graphics were just hurting my eyes
Those "low-res graphics" used to be top of the line. I remember when the reality of this game blew my mind! Just think, only a few years before this game graphics consisted of crude ugly attempts at 3d, or blocky indistinguishable characters.