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Average User Score: 5.5Jun 27, 2015addictive and keeps me busy on the bog. Great fan service and mithril earning is fair, not needed to buy gems yet and got most content doneaddictive and keeps me busy on the bog. Great fan service and mithril earning is fair, not needed to buy gems yet and got most content done and been lucky with loot. Enjoying… Expand
Average User Score: 8.3Apr 1, 2015After 40 odd hours of play time and extensive experience with the old Iso Infinity Engine games; There was a real hype surrounding this title.After 40 odd hours of play time and extensive experience with the old Iso Infinity Engine games; There was a real hype surrounding this title. Thankfully the wait has not been a dissapointment for me. Since Launch I took the weekend to play through the campaign and currently 40 hours in I have not even scratched the surface yet, so a short experience in gametime is not an issue.
The story is 100% worth experiencing and is pretty close to Planescapes Experience if you enjoyed that classic. The sidequests can be engrossing and feel as detailed as the main campaign at times. Tasks are your fetch/kill/item quests for extra xp, so the three tiers of quest types cover all the usual ground.
I am loving the companions, Obsidian have always made well written characters. Durance is probably my favourite so far. WHORES!!!
Combat is fairly clunky but provides a challenge and a lot of patience late in the game on normal to hard difficulty. I played for a good 10 hours or so on hard but switched down to normal to experience the game over the engine issues that need fixing. No doubt various balance patches will come out for this. Obsidian are hardly known for their clean bugless games on launch..historically their QA department are a bunch of clowns, which is a shame considering how good their game design can be.
I would say the only flaw (albeit a subjective one) is that Obsidian did make some progressive choices with NWN2 with regards to game performance (faster loading or no loading when moving upstairs in a building etc. For some reason they have regressed to having a loading screen for every map change similar to Baldurs and Icewind Dale engines. While I realise this is a nostalgia trip for some, to completley dismiss advances of modern tech to cater to some purists is an oversight in the long term now you're marketing to people beyond the backers.
Eitherway, I am loving my experience of this game and purposefully have said nothing about the plot.
Reccomended if you enjoy detailed, lore rich, micromanagement, tabletop inspired, story driven CRPG's… Expand