As I previously mentioned, Baldur's Gate 1 & 2 are being remade. If they manage to keep what made those games good, and get rid of the things that made them bad, it could be awesome.
I mean, I was playing BG2 just the other day, and I made it out of the Underdark. But combat in that game is just ... horrid. If you run into a battle blind, you probably lose. But unless you know the game by heart, or you don't mind trial and error, there are always going to be fights you can't predict. In those cases, you fight, you lose, you load, you give your party haste, bless, chaotic commands .. uhh, you know, the list goes on.
Also, mages in that game are just .. seriously imbalanced. Maybe that's a reflection of what D&D is like - I wouldn't know - but it's like ... a party with a mage is practically unstoppable. Remove the mage, and they're pathetic. But the mages always have layers upon layers of protection, so ... well, in my experience it's easier to just haste your whole party and have them attack the mage, than to remove their shields, silence, and so on.
Basically, if they improve combat, they improve the game. It doesn't have to be easier, though ... again, especially in BG1, some of the fights in the early game are ... insane. Others are dull because you're incredibly weak and your enemies are incredibly weak, so nine attacks out of ten miss, and the one that does hit ... does pathetic damage. Make it more ... "challenging", less "random".