Originally Posted by Ztalker
PS: He told me the game was b*tch ass difficult. Even at normal for him. And he's a Baldur's Gate veteran. *gulp*
I can attest to this, the game is difficult and most reviewers acknowledge it. It requires a lot of pausing and strategy-making. I think the difficulty could use some tweaking because the Easy mode feels too easy, and the Normal mode feels a little too tough. It's been addressed in the latest patch, though.
Ultimately, I don't think the difficulty is too much of a hindrance because if you see a fight you just can't get through, you only need to switch to Easy difficulty, get through and move to Normal. Most of the grunt fights are manageable, it's only in some of the boss fights that things get too tough.