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Neverwinter Nights 2 ships next week

updated 03:35 pm EST, Tue February 19, 2008

Neverwinter Nights 2 ships

Aspyr is shipping the long-awaited sequel to Neverwinter Nights next week, a massive role-playing game based on the Forgotten Realms Dungeons and Dragons campaign setting. Players can completely configure their game experience, choosing from a variety of alignments, friends, and enemies, As well as classes and races. Starting as a fledgling peasant, players fight their way to become the hero of the realms. Neverwinter Nights 2 will be available for $50.

In addition to character creation and gameplay, Neverwinter Nights 2 will also include a campaign editor, allowing users to create their own stories, encounters, cities, and quests.




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  1. panjandrum

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    A word of caution...

    While a new game is the Mac market is nearly always good news, I suggest reading some user forums dedicated to Neverwinter Nights II before you purchase. To keep a long story short, this game has been a tremendous disappointment to most people, especially fans of the original Neverwinter Nights (and even the older Baldur's Gate) games.

  1. Rapscallion

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    50 bucks...

    Big surprise that they are trying to gouge mac users once again. How long has it been since the title was released? You can get it for $10 on the bargain shelf some stores, $20 at others.

    In fact many Mac users have already bought the Windows version for less than $50, installed it, (because it's just game files) played and like others have stated were severely disappointed with the game.

    So as another word of caution, go read the NWN Forums before you buy, and keep in mind paying $50 for a game with last years (or longer really) quality is rather absurd in my opinion.

  1. ViktorCode

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    I have a key

    I have NWN 2 key from inexpensive localized version which I successfully used for full english-language game. I wonder if this key will work for Mac edition as well...

    Generally I liked the game, though the first part certainly was a huge hit with its graphics in the time, and the second wasn't. If Aspyre did solve slow graphics problem then I'm all for it.

  1. ShadowKatana

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    NWN2

    NWN2 has been enjoyable game to play. It's no Baldur's Gate but in its own right (as a multiplayer game and to some measure as a single player game, especially with the much-praised expansion) it is enjoyable game. You can see good production values in its design and story.

    I especially enjoyed making different characters mixing and matching different classes (and their commensurate feats and skills) honing them to my heart contents.

    I miss the more strategy-based Baldur's Gate/IWD games. They had great production values in spite of their static (painstakingly-made) backgrounds and isometric p.o.v.

    I have yet to install the recently-released expansion for Temple of Elemental Evil (by the Co8) - *that* game had the best combat system.

  1. ShadowKatana

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    erratum

    *an* enjoyable game x 2

  1. techguysteve

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    re:aspyr - slow graphics

    I wouldn't hold your breath viktorcode. After the graphics c*** that is GH3 (it plays incredibly fine on a Wii but not a macbook..WTF??_.. I'm beginning to doubt there will ever be good games for the mac. If they can't optimize graphics and we never get the top of the line video card... that equates to a mess.

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