NWN2 - Reviews @ IGN & Eurogamer
Both IGN and Eurogamer have published their reviews for NWN2. Let's kick off with IGN, who scored it at 8.5/10:
From the starting town of West Harbor, it'll be a little while before you reach the city of Neverwinter. Once there, the plot picks up as your various adversaries are unmasked and you can choose a number of paths to move the story forward. The plot manages to stay interesting, buoyed by generally strong writing for conversations and the occasional witty quip. Neverwinter Nights 2 features a large amount of voiced dialogue, most of which will pass over your eardrums without inducing a cringe, and occasionally make you laugh along.
Kieron Gillen takes over the keyboard for Eurogamer's critique, with a score of 8/10. Here's a late snip:
Seven or an eight, seven or an eight...
There's a nagging sense that - perhaps - we're reaching the end of the road of the Black-Isle/Bioware model western-style role-playing game. Jade Empire reviewed well, but disappeared almost immediately from public discourse, dismissed as a Knights of the Old Republic in wushu clothing. Yeah, it was good, but it was good in the same old way. Whatever Bioware do with Dragon Age will be very interesting. In that way, while hugely improved over the original Neverwinter Nights' campaign, this is essentially Baldur's Gate. Shouldn't we be looking for...
Rewind that. This is essentially Baldur's Gate.
SP/MP: Single + MP