Summary: As someone that loved the old infinity engine CRPGs (Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale, Planescape: Torment) and quite liked the original Neverwinter Nights despite its issues, I had pretty high hopes for this game. In fact I got it pretty much on the day it was released. You can probably tell by the date of this review that it rather failed to arrest my attention. NWN 2 is a game that, by all rights, should have been great.
Summary: i thought it would have better games and the games are slow and not interesting at all none of the games are anywhere near the vegas monopoly games they have and the video poker is sooo slow you get bored easily as well as the slot games i would never advise anyone to buy this game and sorry i did
Summary: Not much to cover here than what everyone else said...I got a good deal on it over the weekend being that the store I went to was going out of business...6 disks, 1.5 hrs of patching, 2 reboots and tweaking the graphics card later...the game plays like these guys are in molasses...sadly enough I got a 512 nvidia card on my board but the game looks like something from a P III from years ago.
Was excited--- now disappointed. SAVE YOUR MONEY & WAIT FOR THE CLEANUP TO COME (hopefuly) !!!
NinjahBOOKS Reviews "ninjahbooks", Amazon
4 January 2007
Summary: I am a once-a-week gamer. My buddies and I play the multiplayer option of NWN1 as much as we can. We loved this game for the past 2 years. So you can imagine that we all got excited about NWN2 and ran out and bought it. Guess what? We are now playing NWN1 again as different characters. SAVE YOUR MONEY!!! I am not going to go into all the shortcomings about NWN2 here, because that has all been done already by MANY reviewers before me...
Summary: Overall, this is an excellent game that is still in the beta stage. Therefore, 1) please do not buy this game unless your gaming computer meets the recommended requirements -- not the minimum requirements - that is almost certainly not good enough. 2) even if you can run the game smoothly, be ready for bugs.
Summary: First the system stats: Pentium 4 3.4Ghz, 2GB Ram, Video Nvidia Geforce 6800GT 256MB The game has some serious flaws that still need to be fixed before it should have been released. My system is at or better then the recommended level of the game and the game is choppy most of the time. Even with the video settings lowered. Game loading is extremely slow, going from one area to the next actually took 15 minutes to load.
Summary: I am not a hardcore gamer. NWN is the only "intense" game that I invest the time to play. I have been waiting for the 2nd version with anticipation for quite a long time. On release date, I bought two copies of the game. Sadly, I have only even bothered to open up one of them. The game, as is, only beta quality in my opinion. It is very buggy, and some of the new design decisions that were made in terms of UI and such were not good ones.
Summary: The requirements have been seriously jacked up from NWN original and you really get very little for it. The 50 hour new capmaign is decently put together but none of the view options work very well to play the game in realtime. You will spend half the game repositioning the camera. Game plays slow on my machine, which only a year old 2ghz Dell with a gig of ram and I have a reasonably new 256 meg graphics card.
THE PATRIARCHS OF cRPGs ARE STILL SLIPPING YET FURTHER DOWNHILL ...
11 October 2007
Summary: I remember watching the trailer for the first NWN and actually holding my breath. I had IMMENSELY enjoyed BALDUR's GATE I & II and all their expansions, a well as the ICEWIND DALE series. I had been enchanted by the best cRPG ever, PLANESCAPE TORMENT. Now the same game developers were delivering a 3D, cinematic version that would make total immersion inescapable! Right? Wrong, oh boy, so WRONG!
Summary: The game engine is clunky and not much of an improvement on the original NWN.
Even after completing the campaign I still didn't find the UI to be comfortable
(camera modes/following never seemed right). The campaign that comes with the game is enjoyable, but very linear and lacks
much in the way of replay value.