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  • Summary: In Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of the Betrayer, players are transported back to the Forgotten Realms shortly after the events detailed in the original Neverwinter Nights 2. Following the climactic battle against the King of Shadows, the player awakens alone and stranded deep beneath the earth. Surrounded by a horde of evil spirits, the player embarks on an epic adventure that reveals his true destiny. Set in harsh, spirit-rich Rashemen, near the powerful nation of Thay, Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of the Betrayer presents players with an exciting new campaign; epic levels; dozens of new feats and spells; new races, base classes and prestige classes; new companions; new weapons, armor and crafting options; hordes of new monsters; and enhanced modding tools. [Atari] Expand
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  1. Positive: 22 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. You know in the pit of your soul that this is a power the likes of which you have never felt before. In time, you will find out what you have become - and, more importantly, what you will become.
  2. The addition of dark powers broadens the depth of the game and blends perfectly with the storyline.
  3. Shares most of the same flaws and virtues than its predecessor. The story starts off a bit too slow and the constant need for spirit energy can be a pain at times, but the pace picks up nicely towards the end. There's tons of stuff to do and in that regard Mask feels more like a completely new sequel than just a normal expansion pack. [Nov 2007]
  4. An eerie, enthralling role-playing game that never settles for a cliché.
  5. 81
    Unfortunately, the camera problems from NWN 2 are still here.
  6. 80
    The new Mask of the Betrayer expansion is a stronger, more complex, and ultimately more satisfying game.
  7. 70
    The new modding tools are an excellent addition to any homebrew RPG designer's bag of tricks and the single-player campaign is worth playing simply for the terrific story.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Mar 23, 2011
    This direct sequel to Neverwinter Nights 2 is everything I've wanted since Planescape: Torment. The comparison to Black Isle's masterpiece is entirely justified. Expand
  2. Mar 9, 2011
    Long, engaging story, multitude of new abilities and choices that actually have an impact on the plot and the character progression. Loved every minute of it, great expansion pack. Expand
  3. Jun 15, 2012
    Even better than the game it's based on.
    A darker story and especially the black-and white aesthetics to signify the shadow realm make this
    one even more fun to play. Expand
  4. mc
    Apr 26, 2009
    RPGs are at their strongest when they create a world of wonder and intrigue with strong and interesting characters to discover and explore, and Mask of the Betrayer does this with a mastery that is seen in only a handful of the genre's best games. From shadow planes to dream walking to soul eating to dead gods, Mask of the Betrayer is enthralling. Expand
  5. MatthewW.
    Oct 26, 2007
    This is how NWN2 should have ran and looked like when it was released. They have polished the game to a beautiful level and the new graphics are beautiful. The extremely upgraded influence system is fantastic, it actually gives you stat and feat bonuses from your companions, It also has a huge influence on the game as well. The only thing I wish they would have gotten better is the camera, it's still clunky and broken, not as bad as when the first game came out but it's still pretty aweful. But if you can get past that there is a wonderful game here. It turely does feel epic. When you consider lvl 20 in d&d is nearly god -like then you can see how powerful these 20-30 levels are, but trust me, the game is challenging and you'll need the extra power, every battle is a hail of magic and steel it's almost surreal the amount of power your characters release, and the new graphics engine was specifically designed to improve the look and effects of magic spells. The story is fabulous as well. I recommend this to d&d fans or anyone who just loves RG's. Expand
  6. Scott
    Nov 30, 2007
    I think its a great edition to nwn2 and smooths out some things. I still hate the camera and the lack of it really following you character correctly. I have played D&D online and the camera is perfect for me there, i wish the camera was better. And the new way cameras work to me made it all worse. But if you can get past that its awesome. The new races and classes make it that more enjoyable that i will be playing through the main story line again with the new options! Expand
  7. EdS.
    Dec 27, 2007
    This is a difficult, burdensome NWN module, due to the gameplay-stilting "spirit eater" aspect. Thankfully I found the "cheat" to turn this feature off. Expand

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