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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 theIn 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
Score distribution:
  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: 26 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Mar 23, 2011
    10
    This direct sequel to Neverwinter Nights 2 is everything I've wanted since Planescape: Torment. The comparison to Black Isle's masterpiece isThis 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
    10
    Long, engaging story, multitude of new abilities and choices that actually have an impact on the plot and the character progression. LovedLong, 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. Oct 5, 2014
    10
    A true classic RPG in its own. Any serious RPG fan should play this game.
    Not any single RPG has achieved this level of mastery over epic
    A true classic RPG in its own. Any serious RPG fan should play this game.
    Not any single RPG has achieved this level of mastery over epic story, not even Planescape (because PS is not really an RPG, but an adventure) has.

    While combat is not really balanced, it's far better than expected, considering how broken D&D 3.5 mechanic is.
    In real D&D 3.5 pen and paper RPG, high level gaming is so broken that you cannot play at all.
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  4. mc
    Apr 26, 2009
    10
    RPGs are at their strongest when they create a world of wonder and intrigue with strong and interesting characters to discover and explore, 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. Oct 23, 2014
    9
    This isn't easy to figure out. You'll also like it best if you can carry over your character from the base game. Mask of the Betrayer has aThis isn't easy to figure out. You'll also like it best if you can carry over your character from the base game. Mask of the Betrayer has a constant background noise of you dying outright if you don't manipulate the confounding problem right. You survived the endgame of the first installment, but only at a price. That said, you can finally ascend into epic levels, not a common thing in D&D e-games.

    PROS:
    -D&D 3.5 character creation/play
    -the story
    -the turmoil/tension
    -companions
    -epic levels for an already well-worn character (or try something new, your choice)

    CONS:
    -figuring out how to manipulate the potentially lethal problem you wake up with can be a challenge
    -listening to the hag in the maze on repeat (you'll understand when you get there)
    -companions from the first game are gone, no they cannot join your party again
    -finding a rogue is difficult unless you are one
    -it ends here, the other game releases under the NWN2 title are crap, especially SoZ
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  6. SuzieF.
    Oct 10, 2007
    9
    Deep and engaging, Mask of the Betrayer is a role-player's delight.
  7. EdS.
    Dec 27, 2007
    5
    This is a difficult, burdensome NWN module, due to the gameplay-stilting "spirit eater" aspect. Thankfully I found the "cheat" to turn this 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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