Spent another day playing BG3 like it's my job. Except I usually try to stop working after 8 hours in a day.
I'm nearing the end of Act I: the only big thing left to do is the Underdark bit which I've just started exploring.
Among other things, I did the Auntie Ethel bit today and I found it pretty frustrating. With all of the spells and abilities and things, you have so many tools at your disposal...but Ethel's lair really just allowed for one or two solutions. Everything else was just an expensive no-op.
I definitely think I'm starting to see the seams where it's no longer an amazing world full of possibility and is actually a C++ program (at least, I assume there's some C++ in there).
It's still a good game! But...the bloom has definitely started to fall off the rose.
Or maybe I just need to get out of Act I.
Is Act I the Hinterlands of BG3?
I'm curious to find out. I should definitely move on tomorrow unless the Underdark portion becomes terrible.