I had that problem with the latest remake
Posted by Paul C on 4/20/2017, 3:11 am, in reply to "If it's not clear, by "they look confusing" "
Though it got better when I scaled down the resolution. The default made everything so tiny I could barely tell what was going on. I got a little way into that one but I find these games such a time-sink these days.
I didn't mind the Avernum style but there was definitely a loss of clarity compared to the originals.