That is literally the opposite of the case as is obvious from the screenshots (and holds true over a larger sample too). BG3 is using a vastly smaller colour range than BG1/2, particularly 2, and has a weird washed-out look to the palette.
What weirds me out about this whole thing is that I expected Larian to be a giant bunch of nerds who loved the BG games and were keen to replicate what made them great, whilst putting their own spin on it. I assumed too that they were all D&D-player-types.
But… there’s absolutely no sign of that whatsoever. There’s no sign they’re even D&D players (maybe they were all Das Schwarze Auge’ing up instead of playing D&D, like some Euros), let alone fans of BG1/2 or the FR. I mean not a single attempt to firmly place this in the FR? Not even one in the very lengthy demo they did? That’s downright weird.
What it puts me very much in mind of, is Civ: Beyond Earth, which was literally set on Alpha Centauri, and followed the same basic plot conceit as Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri, including the hostile, living planet, but where the lead devs had never played SMAC, and point-blank refused to play SMAC or learn anything from (literally they said they had no intention of playing SMAC, after admitting they never had).
And how did that turn out? It was the height of mediocrity. It’s was so profoundly mediocre, that it was actually significantly worse than if they’d tried something clever, but had fucked it up. It played like a bad total conversion mod of Civ.
I suspect BG3 won’t be that bad, but nothing we’ve seen speaks of love, respect or care for the setting, for the series, for anything from the previous games.
It seems like they’re really into the whole Illithid thing, which isn’t even really primarily an FR thing, it’s a Greyhawk thing (they certainly exist and have spelljammers and stuff in the FR but they’re not a major player outside the Underdark). Also I find it a bit weird that they made their Githyanki all chubby-cheeked and cute when the defining characteristic of Githyanki (and she is Yanki, not Zerai, it says so on her character screen) is their mummified-type appearance with sunken cheeks and projecting cheekbones.
That 2H she has better at least be a Silver Sword (or she should have a quest to recover hers if it’s been nicked).
I know these seem like small discrepancies to non-D&D players, but it’s like if there was a Star Trek movie, and wookies were suddenly short-furred, or a Star Trek show and Vulcans just looked exactly like humans in all ways or something.