So what's the deal with this game now? Remember playing it shortly after it came out and it was riddled with bugs. What is it like now? Worth getting for someone who loved the first one and the Baldur's Gate series?
The expansion pack isn't bad, but way buggy even now after loads of patches, there's a bug that stops you leaving the first area of the game if you have more than one character selected. It's fun when it works but it adopts more of a Baldur's Gate 2 approach than NWN. I.e. it actually has a good story and you can control your companions. BTW if you play the expansion pack, you never get a thief in your party so maybe worth being one.
Maybe I'm the oddball, but I never had any problems with this game. Admittedly, I played it some time after it came out and I understand that some major patching had been going on.
Fun game - lots of story and gameplay. Running from A to B gets a little old though...
Okay, I may be another oddball. The game seems to run okay for me.
The graphic is fantastic I must say. But for me, I am still trying to get over the fact that I can pause during combat and queue up actions for my character and the NPCs. I personally don't really like this level of micro-management. And pausing the game all the time in the middle of a battle seems so ... fake.
sometime during Act2 my rogue disappeared, Neeshka, and she wouldn't come back. Then, because of the familiar bug (i think) my game would crash every time I tried to zone. I eventually got it to work, but it took a week or so. All of that killed my interest in the game. I even have the expansion and haven't played it.
Good game. I mostly play online games because I work swing shifts. The online play is difficult. It is a hard but fun game. Havent played the MOTB campaign. Heard it was really good.
The online servers are good. A lot of hard work went into them. But it is plagued by bugs (frequent crashes when transitioning etc.) The game like NWN1 is ahead of its time. The servers are difficult to create. the online servers are built by hardcore DnD fans, but they are limited. Give the game a little while. It will be better. But unlike Guild Wars it seems to be for DnD afficionados and people who are as interested in the social aspect of pc games as well as the people who say "I have 2 hoursI want to do as much as possible...ie metagaming and treasure hunting".
By the way, the toolset is a great source of fun in NWN 2 too. It reminds me a bit of Photoshop in some respects. I bet you can make a truely stunning map that will make many jaws drop if you are a professional artist and have hundreds of hours of free time to spend on it.
Single player campaign is great but multiplayer is not nearly as good as in Neverwinter Nights 1.
And there's the problem. I still have friends who play NWN online. I gave one friend my copy of NWN2 and he loaded it and immediately went back to NWN. I bought it the day it came out and was expecting SOME servers to offer playable worlds... ha! Yeah right. I was able to connect, but that was about it. I'm sure a LOT has changed since then, but I was so disappointed based on that first impression that I never was able to get back into it.