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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
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  1. Positive: 22 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Mask of the Betrayer delivers on all fronts: tactical battles, exceptional story, and great characters. It’s truly remarkable how far NWN 2 has come. It’s not perfect, but as far as I’m concerned the smooth execution and excellent new content in this expansion make this the best electronic D&D experience since "Baldur’s Gate II."
  2. The addition of dark powers broadens the depth of the game and blends perfectly with the storyline.
  3. Pelit (Finland)
    85
    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. The game plays well but you should have at least a decent computer to play the game on medium settings.
  7. 70
    Even with significant flaws, it's still easily the best D&D game I've played since the power-duo of Baldur's Gate II and Planescape: Torment.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  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. ShamaL.
    Nov 1, 2007
    10
    Easily the best RPG since BG2. It's so head and shoulders above NWN2 it's ridiculous.
  3. Sep 26, 2011
    10
    One of the greatest RPGs I've played. The moral choices were excellent, and the malevolent path was very fun. Had a great ending as well, muchOne of the greatest RPGs I've played. The moral choices were excellent, and the malevolent path was very fun. Had a great ending as well, much better than the first evil ending where you just become a servant. I'd hope for a sequel, but the guy's story is pretty much achieved. He's become akin to a god, an elder evil so to say. Expand
  4. 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
  5. KevinD.
    Oct 12, 2007
    9
    While the lack of inter-party banter, the silliness of everything being scaled for epic levels, and a few annoying bugs keep this from being While the lack of inter-party banter, the silliness of everything being scaled for epic levels, and a few annoying bugs keep this from being a perfect expansion, being less than perfect is far from being bad. If you loved Planescape: Torment, chances are you will love this. If you thought Planescape: Torment was too wordy and needed more combat, chances are you will love this. If you don't know what Planescape: Torment is, find a copy of that when you go buy this. Mask of the Betrayer is much more polished than the original Neverwinter Nights 2, and includes an entirely new musical score, which is amazing, vastly improved voice acting, and a story good enough for me to say its one of the best RPG stories of all time. The engine has been optimized leading to much less lag, faster load times, and faster save times. The autosave has also been set to be more frequent, saving almost every time you enter or exit an area, but the superfast save speed means you aren't waiting for more than 1-2 seconds for the autosave to finish. I highly recommend this to anyone who loved the original Neverwinter Nights 2, and even some who didn't. If you couldn't handle the unoptimized engine, or long load times in the original, both are fixed. This is one game where the developers listened to feedback and fixed nearly every complaint. Expand
  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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