Neverwinter Nights 2 Review

Neverwinter Nights was created by some of the biggest names in the industry

The requirements for Neverwinter Nights 2 are as follows:
OS: Windows XP
Processor: P4 2Ghz, Athlon XP2000 or equivalent (P4 3Ghz, or Athlon 64 recommended)
Memory: 512MB RAM, 1GB RAM recommended
Hard Drive Space: 5.5GB Free


The biggest flaw in the Neverwinter Nights 2 armor is the camera. There are some painful camera moments that occur fairly frequently, and they can put a serious damper on your gameplay. You can select from four stock camera angles, and can scroll the mousewheel to move the camera in and out at your leisure. The problem is that it requires constant shepherding to keep in line. No matter where you put the camera, it always feels like it is at an obtuse angle and it frequently comes to rest behind solid objects. During heavy combat, you might will see your character fall to enemy forces due to the camera suddenly deciding that something else was more interesting to watch. It does this frequently in cutscenes as well, giving you a good look at your Tieflings chest, or focusing on something completely offscreen for the whole conversation. It is a lot like training a Jack Russell Terrier to sit still

Sit up and pay attention D&D 3.5 Edition purists, this game was made for you! Obsidian has spent a great deal of time making sure that this game is a true role playing game, in the same vein as its predecessor, and using the closest following of the 3.5 ruleset that a CRPG can manage. Want an example? Well, the 177 page book that comes with the game is sure to deliver one or two, but I

The value of a game like this is hard to determine. There is a 45 to 50 hour storyline combined with an expansive character and class selection system. Toss in prestige classes, crafting, and the incredible potential within the mod community and the replay value of Neverwinter Nights 2 is virtually limitless! On the other hand, in its current state there are a great deal of bugs and minor irritations that require constant attention. Beneath these minor issues is a game that represents the best presentation of the D&D 3.5 ruleset to date. You have to give ’em points for that.

Another great option is the ability to play through the game with a friend. In fact, you can actually play with a total of three other players. The balance is supposed to ramp up with the more players you add, but in the testing I performed it just didn

Ron Burke is the Editor in Chief for Gaming Trend. Currently living in Fort Worth, Texas, Ron is an old-school gamer who enjoys CRPGs, action/adventure, platformers, music games, and has recently gotten into tabletop gaming. Ron is also a fourth degree black belt, with a Master's rank in Matsumura Seito Shōrin-ryū, Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do, Universal Tang Soo Do Alliance, and International Tang Soo Do Federation. He also holds ranks in several other styles in his search to be a well-rounded fighter. Ron has been married to Gaming Trend Editor, Laura Burke, for 21 years. They have three dogs - Pazuzu (Irish Terrier), Atë, and Calliope (both Australian Kelpie/Pit Bull mixes).
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