Excerpt: Introduction Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of the Betrayer is the first of what is likely to be a long list of expansion packs and adventure packs for Neverwinter Nights 2 . Since it's an actual expansion pack, Mask of the Betrayer includes a whole host of additions: new classes, races, feats and spells, a higher level cap, subtle improvements to the interface, a 20+ hour campaign, and more.
Pros: More of everything, improvements to the interface, a solid campaign
Cons: Easy combat, stodgy companions, still no secret doors
Excerpt: Obsidian?s Neverwinter Nights 2 was a sprawling story whose wonderfully grand moments were undermined by some major technical issues: a fussy camera, poor interface choices and curiously inept patching to name three. The promise of new mods and adventures via the toolset never quite materialized because of the steep learning curve and broken Dungeon Master tools. It was still a great adventure with rich characters and certainly good enough to earn an expansion.
Conclusion: An eerie, enthralling role-playing game that never settles for a cliché.
Pros: Mask Of The Betrayer
Cons: Early on, your character is cursed with a "hunger" mechanic that has to be managed throughout the game. This has annoyed many players, but it's easy to deal with once you get the hang of it—so ultimately, it's kind of pointless.
Excerpt: The Neverwinter Nights series is one of the classic computer role playing games, that without its loyal fanbase could risk getting lost in the mass of excellent RPG's that are being released at the moment.
PC Review - 'Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of the Betrayer'
8 December 2007
Summary: In Mask of the Betrayer, players are transported back to the Forgotten Realms shortly after the events detailed in the original NwN 2. Following the climactic battle against the King of Shadows, the player awakens alone and stranded deep beneath the earth. Surrounded by a horde of evil spirits, the player embarks on an epic adventure that reveals his true destiny.
Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of the Betrayer by Drizzt
8 December 2007
Excerpt: An expansion pack is a funny thing. Much of the time, it simply consists of new maps, new monsters to kill (or cities to destroy -- take your pick) and new means to do so. However, some expansion packs seem to set the goal of immersing the player in a new story, where the more simplistic add-ons are simply a bonus and the focus lies in developing something more “magical”.