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1UP reviews Mask of the Betrayer - 8/10
Review - posted by Vault Dweller on Wed 10 October 2007, 14:58:22Tags: Neverwinter Nights 2; Obsidian Entertainment
1UP has posted a review of Mask of the Betrayer, giving it 8/10:
That's one of Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of the Betrayer's themes, but it's also a question for beleaguered D&D fans desperate for the original NWN2, only to discover a virtual plague of bugs and camera problems rendering it all but unplayable.I didn't like NWN2, but calling it "all but unplayable" is bullshit (and another glorious moment of professional journalism).
The good news: One year and 250 megabytes worth of patches later, the game is finally as good as promised. The better news: The new Mask of the Betrayer expansion is a stronger, more complex, and ultimately more satisfying game.I'm getting the game today, so we shall find out soon enough.
Mask is not without problems, though. Even all these patches later, with two new "modes" to play in, NWN2's still got one of the most annoying, impossible-to-use cameras ever. (Obsidian: Please ditch this engine, for all our sakes, next time out.) The new NPCs are a fine, but mostly humorless, bunch. And once again, a few bugs tripped up my game, failing to trigger events and forcing me back to an old save (save early and often, kids). Still, these issues were far less obtrusive this time and ultimately did not dampen my happy feelings that here was the kind of deep, hardcore RPG that old-school fans like me thought they just didn't make anymore.
Spotted at: RPG Watch