The first day of Curse of the Azure Bonds went slightly better than Pool of Radiance. I think this has a lot to do with this game shoving you right into the story rather than having you wander around in slums hoping to stumble across something. The graphics are similar, but improved in many ways and the overall feel is a lot better. I can also cast spells like Hold Person and Fireball, which go a long way. Believe me.
You can view this longish episode below. Of course, take your time. And watch out for Goatscream. He doesn’t give a shit.