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NWN - Netbook Gamer Reto

by Dhruin, 2010-02-03 21:40:42

Mike Anderson looks at NWN from the perspective of a netbook gamer in his column at Gear Diary:

I have talked about the story – but not commented on whether or not I like it as of yet. This is a tricky area with RPG fans. Most people – even fans of NWN – consider the original campaign of NWN to be weak and boring. Personally, I never shared that opinion. Certainly it is not a ground-breaking tale, but there is plenty to do and it is highly entertaining, and the experience is varied enough to be enjoyable for multiple player classes taking different role-playing approaches.

My criticisms of the core story elements are that the game is often uneven, varying between exciting and boring tasks that feel like drudgery. This actually had little to do with the story as told by Bioware, and more to do with the fact that I like to work through all of the henchmen tales. This involves taking each one on initially, playing some amount with them, talking to them until no more options were available, and completing each of their side-quests.

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SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released