Summary: It has some serious control issues. The three chapters seem like completely different games. There's no real continuity between chapters and the gameplay is radically different between each chapter. I think these were three contenders for the Neverwinter Nights sequel that were never really finished and just lumped together.
Summary: Let me say this; I've been playing computer games since the very beginning when the only game out there was something called "pong". I've built and programmed computers and my very 1st personal PC was the Apple IIc. I grew up on the SSI Gold Box series of games which were based on the original pen and paper Dungeons & Dragons tabletop games. Neverwinter Nights 2 is true to its roots and the Wizards of the Coast.
Summary: One of the best D&D games ever produced. I distinctly remember playing this game for months on end, getting pretty high level, and fighting the 'final boss'. The cutscene happened, and the screen faded black and I said to myself, "That was a fun game!" And then the screen changed and a big "ACT II" appeared. I was in shock. That was only Act I. Eventually I'll play the rest.
Summary: Please see my review of the Platinum edition of this game for my thoughts about the game itself. The one advantage to buying this copy of the Gold is that it comes with a printed manual. The hardcopy manual is far more convenient to use as you do not have to drop the game screen to open and read the electonic pdf file that comes with the Platinum one. Probably would be different if I had a 2 screen set up for my PC.