Never Winter Night I was the first of the old but excellent Bioware games that went full 3D. The first installation tried to be some kind of Isewind dale (more action/less story) but at the same time have a slight story to follow. Problem was the story line was the kind of: The plot is so obvious everybody know what happens next except the ingame characters. Except for that it was pretty good.This is now quite a while ago.
NWN2 looks and feel much like it first. There is not much that screems out that a lot happened to gameplay and gfx since that. We have the same problem with camera angels. The same problems with AI including pathfinding. It looks old. And the GUI is problem ridden like before.So it would mean that NWN2 is a dead end? Not really. Remember that this is a game coming from the same people that gave us Star Wars KOTOR. People that knows what gamings is all about.
The story line – while not as interactive as one would wish is still so captivating that before you know it you’ll be hooked. The settings and the moods also used by the gfx is so well done you easily forget that the gfx is not up to date.
In fact its like this: The more you play – the more you get hooked – the more you forget about all the games weaknesses. And this one is way better than the first time around.
Go and get it!