Of course you need methagame knowledge to solo-play all I.E. games,
Ok, so it sounds like we agree about that -
... Baldur's Gate I and II are such a cakewalk if you know and understand AD&D, that you can easily solo-play both games, with or without a preliminary playthrough.
and this statement, specifically that the BG games are such a cakewalk that " if you know and understand AD&D, that you can easily solo-play both games, ...without a preliminary playthrough." was a bit of an exaggeration, yes?
...., and of course you're gonna die during your solo-play. .... (BTW, multi-classes are preferable during solo-plays, and IWD2 is the esiest game of the pack to soloplay, if you wanna try)
Thanks for the advice but, like many people here, I've solo played BG 1 and 2 multiple times (including several 'no-reload challenge' plays).