Neverwinter Nights 2 Gold - PC with this expansion is horrid
Seven "ZeroCrates", Amazon
9 January 2014
Summary: Neverwinter Nights 2 Gold - PC with this expansion is horrid. I say this from having a bad experience from the first day of logging in. Not knowing the rules… I pulled out my shield and sword in town and got locked up by a guard (admin) without a warning or him looking that I was new to the game too. Sentence was for 1 day… logged back in 2 days later and still in jail… after 1 month wrote a ticket and was suggested that I make a new character. Wow...
Summary: Good fun---recommended for anyone who has enjoyed playing RPGs like the Baldurs Gate series installments. I bought this and the second expansion to specifically play the Baldurs Gate Reloaded game.
Summary: The idea is semi-okay, well, good, in fact: it tries to emulate a real P&P D&D experience with your party going all over the map, creating its own story. There are very good designs in this expansion such as skill checks, looting and etc. Unfortunately the execution is total The overland map just loads so slowly that it becomes very annoying to fight any kind of enemies. The economics of this game is also totally broken.
Summary: This game is what NWN2 should have been. Gone are the game breaking bugs, the ridiculously complicated crafting system, the horribly imbalanced melee weapons, the dozens of companions you have to micromanage. Basically they've either streamlined or taken out almost everything that made the game tedious or unfun. You now create your party at the start of the game, and those are your guys for the rest of the game, you tailor them to play however you want.
Summary: This expansion was almost really fun. I strongly feel that they had a high quality writing team start out with a fantastic storyboard and then either fired them or moved the deadline up, because the overall effect is moments of awesome surrounded by filler and half-completed ideas.
Summary: I tried EVERYTHING in my power to enjoy Neverwinter Nights 2, I bought both expansions, I threw myself into it both online and single player, tried my hardest to enjoy the INCREDIBLY immersive story, and interesting fleshed out characters... To no avail, the gameplay is simply annoying, and the A.I. is terrible, pathfinding is a joke for a game this new and the expansion fixes none of that.
Summary: SoZ took everything that I loved about NWN, everything that made it successful, engrossing and fun, and removed it leaving a boring husk of a loading screen ridden nightmare. I was so excited to receive this expansion and was so very sorely disappointed. There was very little about this game that actually tied it to the NWN series. It was like this sad sequel to the series that the D team got to test their chops out on.
Summary: Storm of Zehir is a great game that suffers from a sub-par engine and mediocre presentation. It simply looks inferior to other games. But this appearance is deceptive. Other than weak graphics and a clumsy engine this game gets much right. The idea behind the world map is spot-on and points other developers to a mechanism for meaningful world exploration that other games would really benefit from. This game offers RPG fans the chance to build their own party.
Finally, a TRUE Pen & Paper experience for your computer!
Josh Winters, Amazon
8 November 2012
Summary: They really did a great job eliminating a great deal of the bugs that have plagues previous NWN2 games. And the addition of the overland map and travel finally puts together the missing piece to this puzzle. It is, hands down, the best of the series and the most fun I've had with any of the Neverwinter Nights 2 products.