I've started Secret of the Silver Blades.

I was a bit hesitant to start the game since the reviews gave the impression that it is not on par with Pool of Radiance and Curse of the Azure Bonds, as well as being somewhat on the "grindy" side.
But so far it has been a blast
At least at the beginning the game has good pacing and provides a clear direction.

The quality and frequency of the artwork is also increased compared to the predecessors.

One thing that really irritates me is the fact that you have to select "move", both in combat and exploration, to move. In Pool and Curse moving was implicit by pressing the movement keys.
A change that I really don't understand