Scen, I’d suggest Pillars of Eternity then. I’m only a couple hours in, but it is very much in the spirit of BG and others. I’ve heard pretty much glowing reviews about it across the board, particularly from fans of those series.[/quote]
I also started Pillars of Eternity and thought of Matt.
It’s definitely an old school game in spirit, though it has a handful of modern trappings (like, a good UI.)
Although there are plenty of story-driven companions, you can also create your whole party from scratch as hired adventurers – sort of like FFT, except so far as I know none of the story driven companions are so powerful that they break the game.