Friday, April 3, 2009

Neverwinter Nights 2 : Storm of Zehir Review (RPG / 2008)

A complete ruining of a classic game.

Graphics - 7
Sound - 8
Gameplay - 5
Difficulty - 5 (Adjustable)

When you think of a expansion for a game like NWN 2 the thoughts that would generally come to your mind would be new quests, new story line and perhaps new items and classes. which was pretty much offered in its 1st expansion "Mask of Betrayer".

But alas this expansion falls short of even coming close to the greatness of the original and its first expansion.

While playing the game you cant shake the feeling that the developers were more or less experimenting with stuff. And the game it self feels more like a beta release than a final release. New concepts such as trading and the overland map system are interesting but the lack of quality quests and a extremely poor story make this game a complete disaster. It appears that the developers were more interested in testing out the new concepts than actually creating a worth while game.

Most of the quests are pretty straight forward and can be completed in a matter of minutes. The battles also a point of concern as most just last a few minutes. Leaving you wondering if this actually is a RPG game? And unlike its predecessors the locations are very small yet it takes a very long time to load the locations. The game is also filled with its fair share of bugs.

The Bottom line

This is the kind of game that you should not waste your money on. Unless you get it for free, don't play the game.

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