Summary: First, the most annoying thing - your lovely AI friends get stuck all over the place. You are in a cave, and the developers have decided to place a bunch of glowing mushrooms in the middle of a tunnel... which said mushrooms defeat your whole party, as they get stuck there. You must now double back to get them, or control them yourself to try to get them unstuck. I have had the game "teleport" me back to a certain place where I walked too far from my allies.
Summary: "Mask of the Betrayer" is great, good story which I was actually amused with.. The next version after that is crap, it got no story whatsoever. Hopefully neverwinter 3 will actually have a compelling story. Don't preorder it yet, wait for the reviews.
Summary: This was a very fun game overall. It has a great story, it was cheap to buy, you have a lot of great character customization, and as far as these semi-strategy type RPGs go it has decent gameplay. Unfortunately, it was clearly very rushed in production. The graphics are rather terrible, but it manages to run very poorly with high system requirements at the same time due to a near absence of any optimization. It is also -riddled- with bugs.
Summary: I enjoyed playing through all of the origanl nwn2 and its expansions. The games are fun and will provide you with many hours of gameplay. Thats the good news. The technical issues with these games however are many which is probably more to do with a rushed release than bad games themselves.
Summary: If you're expecting an action rpg along the lines of Knights of the Old Republic, Dragon Age or Elder Scrolls, you will be disappointed. Instead of a long review I'm going to point out some features. The cons: -Combat takes place in rounds. Although control of your character is real time, each character can only attack once per round so combat feels extremely slow, almost like you are playing old final fantasy tactics or something.
Capable of great things, but needs a bit more work
20 February 2010
Summary: First of all, I'm a huge fan of the whole Forgotten Realms series. I loved the Baldur's Gate series and I really enjoyed the original NWN. Therefore, I was eager to play this game and I had high hopes that it would be as good as its predecessors. Overall, I enjoyed this game, but there are some major flaws that detracted from its potential. First, the good: -- I thought that the graphics were quite nice.
Decent game, but for all of the issues you would think you just bought a beta
Chutzpuh "The last PC gamer", Amazon
1 September 2007
Summary: In seeing the other reviews I'm sure you are aware of the huge machine requirements and the equally large amount of bugs in this game. While I didn't find either to be a game stopping problem, I have to admit that it was aggravating at times. More notably, the patch caused so many other bugs that I had to play the original install errors and all. The storyline is better than the previous game, and it does look a bit nicer.
Summary: I played nwn 1 for years both single player and on persistant worlds. I downloaded coutless mods with it and overall thought it was one of the best games made. why then does nwn2 score so horribly on my list? well for one they released a game that wouldn't run without lag even on a machine that would easily play Oblivion.
Summary: This game is resource and diskspace hog, and it is at times hard to see why. Graphics are better than NWN1, but not great. Game play is good, but the player interface is totally different from NWN1, and that appears to annoy a lot of people. Over all, a decent game, but not great. If you like the D&D dungeon crawl (which lets be honest, that is what a D&D game IS), it is a good game. The current patch was over 100 MBs, and solves many problems.