Summary: Simply a different platform from the other games I know and love, such as Icewind Dale, Baldur's Gate or Diablos 1 and 2. This game still runs on my Windows 7 netbook, to my surprise, and the graphics actually seem to transition better than my old PC and laptop computers. It really is a game that can be played for years to come. You start by creating a character much like table top D&D.
Summary: This was a pretty good game to play. It is fairly complex, but there are some drawbacks. First, the game is structured into four chapters, with some major quests in each. However, the first time you play, it is pretty gripping (the game is fun to replay as well...). Another drawback was the AI for enemies - way too easy (even on the hardest setting). All in all, a very fun game for those into the Forgotten Realms.
Excerpt: "...just by downloading off the neverwinter nights vault, or you could have a go at creatign your own adventure by using the Toolset and the great thing is that the Toolset is so easy to use, i myself have spent hours just plannign an adventure on it and then spent most of the time tryign to fugure out just what to put into it as there are many different NPC's and items and terrain to choose from and it doesnt stop there you can even choose exactly what ...
Pros: A Classic RPG, Simple Yet Excellent Map/ Mod Creator .
Summary: From my point of view, the game is entertaining, but I don't think it's for everyone. It's a hardcore RPG that may seem a bit overwhelming when getting started. I suggest reading the manual if you're not a D&D player, although it's long and monotonous and gets confusing at times; it helped me a lot. The first half hour in the game you get a series of mini tutorials which are extremely boring, but as soon as you are out of the training fascilities, the game speeds up.
Excerpt: "...the first official expansion for Neverwinter Nights, Shadows of Undrentide, was a solid effort and a good deal of fun, it lacked any real challenge and seemed a bit by-the-book and predictable. With the second expansion, Hordes of the Underdark, Bioware addresses those issues with a simple change of setting. The world of the Underdark, with its foul beasts and the cunning Drow, is fascinating. Bioware even added a few new tile-sets for the dungeons, ...
Conclusion: Yes this is an old game, but its one that has matured with age. Given the number and size of the final patch, the massive CEP community built mod and so many fan based additions it retains such an epic scope, that there are few games that to this day can claim to match it.
Great Game which provides months of entertainment!
6 March 2004
Conclusion: This game amazed me when i first played it as i had never played a game like it before. The amount of time it could take you to complete this game is hard to say. There is so much to do and roam around the different towns, with small missions to do. You get to choose what your character is whether it is an elf, barbarian, bard, dwarf, human or many more.