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
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.
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.
Conclusion: Bugs once again return as an issue, though not nearly to the extent of the origi-nal NWN2. In my only playthrough I encountered several bugs that forced me to revert to an earlier save, and even one that completely prevented me from completing an al-ready overly ambiguous sidequest. To be honest, I never did determine whether I fi-nished it or whether it just broke.