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Review - posted by Spazmo on Wed 11 February 2004, 15:30:47Tags: BioWare; Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark
Computer and Video Games have their review of BioWare's Hordes of the Underdark, expansion #2 to Neverwinter Nights. They liked it quite a bit, netting the game a score of 86 out of 100, roughly on par with other reviews of the title.
This time you can take two henchmen with you, which gives the whole affair more of a party feel - but it's still not a patch on the party dynamics in Baldur's Gate II. Although they're rather static in their animation and still have a tendency to get stuck behind things, the henchmen here are more chatty and keep on giving you their opinions on what's happening, like it or not.
The option of having two henchmen just about makes up for the single-player campaign not being supported in multiplayer, likely to be a disappointment for some.
However, the focus on the single-player experience, along with Bioware's top-notch level design has created an expansion pack with great detail and atmosphere that's arguably even more immediately immersive than the original game.
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