About this product
|The long-awaited full sequel to Bioware's series based on Dungeons & Dragons rules. Neverwinter Nights 2 continues the tradition with an even deeper and more engrossing storyline, tremendously immersive character development, stunning graphics, and, an expansive multiplayer experience. The player's journey not only expands their personal power, but also their political power, as he rises through the ranks of Neverwinter society and can even becomes a lesser noble of Neverwinter Cities are alive in the game, teeming with the life of children play through the street, farmers lead their animals around, and passersby walk on their mysterious business. In addition, frequented locations change rather dramatically between chapters. Past the campaign included with the game itself, Neverwinter Nights 2 also gives you all the tools you need to build your own modules, campaigns, and adventures.|
|Game||Neverwinter Nights 2|
|ESRB Rating||T - Teen|
|ESRB Descriptor||Alcohol Reference, Blood, Mild Language, Sexual Themes, Violence|
|Control Elements||Keyboard, Mouse|
|Number of Players||1|
|Game Special Features|
|Support Elements||EAX, Net Support|
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- paefujiMar 18, 2007by
I brought this three weeks ago, I really liked it. I love the toolset because it allows you to create your own world.
- lgm53Mar 6, 2007by
nwn2 get used to it
running p4 3 gig 1024 ddr2700 ram radeon 9500 128 meg sdfx card zera surround sound w/ 4 tweeters and a woofer...game runs great in 1024 res. like any new rpg game you got to get used to the setup,once you get that down pat you'll love the game.everybody thought bauldersgate suxed when it 1st came out ,but seems they love the game now...don't be to harsh on bioware they are bringing us new tecnolegy every time they release a game....
- 79877326@delete...Jan 7, 2007by
Never Winter Nights 2
I bought the game as a Christmas gift for my son, who requested it. The graphics are much better than the 1st game, however he did have to buy more ram for his computer in order to play it. This is something you might take into consideration before buying it. I bought it on ebay because every store in our vicinity was sold out several weeks before Christmas.
- smc69Jul 19, 2007by
It leaves a few things to be desired.
The system requirements have been majorly increased when compared to the original NWN, although your gaming experience will not be very fun if you meet the basic requirements...NWN 2 is a resource hog. Quite odd, when one considers that the graphics, though of better quality than the original game (not including some of the player-generated material), is not what one would expect from a game requiring a 2.4 GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM and a 256 MB graphics card (my system exceeds all of these requirements, yet still has slow frame-rates and hangs at times).
Independent reviews at Gamespot confirm what countless users on Atari and Black Isle support forums are reporting: In order to achieve a playable framerate ( 30 FPS) in this game you will require significantly better hardware than that which is "recommended" (as mentioned above) by the box.
The campaign itself is decently put together and an entertaining storyline, however the view options do not work very well to play the game in real-time. You will spend a lot of time in the game repositioning the camera.
It is a fun story, with more depth to it than the original, that is unfortunately swallowed alive by its own technical limitations. The technical flaws, though not as significant as of version 1.06, still tend to take some of the fun of playing through the story.
Among the technical flaws, the user interface, and particularly the camera control, is horrendous. Any time you enter one of the game's many tight, curvy dungeons, you can count on stopping to adjust the camera angle regularly as it gets hung up on seemingly every wall, building, or chunk of rock nearby (plants tend to fade out more often than not, so they are not as big an issue). You may miss much of the game's more impressive eye candy depending on what you have to modify the graphic settings to. For those who remember the radial menu in NWN...now you must hold the shift key when right-clicking and the menu is now more similar to a drop-down style (which is the one part I do like).
For those who had hoped that NWN2 would be supported on Linux or Mac OSs, the bad news remains that they will not. Obsidian and Atari seem to have originally intended to make the game available for the X-Box 360 and decided to rely on DirectX instead of OpenGL.
For those interested in playing NWN2 in Multiplayer mode...well, the DM-Client is said to be released with the 1.07 update (Obsidian had bigger bugs to squash). The Toolset is much more powerful, yet a serious pain to learn...it is not very user-friendly. The client allows multiple windows to be opened at once, unlike NWN. Some game content, including NWScript and dialogs can be directly imported from NWN, however exterior locations use a heightmap instead of tilesets, and for this reason, the module itself cannot be imported. You will also not be seeing modules as big or detailed as those made with NWN due to various issues, one of them being memory.
Note that that as a rough estimate, you can expect your server to require about three fourths the amount of ram compared to the actual physical size of the module, though this statistic can vary greatly. For a Persistent World of about 70 zones, you need at least 1.5 gigabytes of ram, preferably 2 gigabytes.
All in all NWN2 is a good game, however not the great game it had the potential to be. I still consider it worthwhile and hope that upcoming patches will support my recommendation.Read full review
- jbravo2411Jan 11, 2013by
I have played Dungeons and Dragons for much of my life and this game reflects the rules well. Character alignments have an effect on how the game is played and the story line is a good one also.