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Interview NWN2 Q&A and preview at 1Up

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Saint_Proverbius, Nov 15, 2005.

  1. Saint_Proverbius Arcane Patron

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    Tags: Feargus Urquhart; Neverwinter Nights 2

    <a href="http://www.1up.com/">1Up</a> has a combo <A href="http://www.1up.com/do/previewPage?cId=3145707">preview and interview</a> about <A href="http://www.atari.com/nwn2">Neverwinter Nights 2</a>. The preview part is fairly lackluster, but there's fun things in the interview section like:
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    <blockquote><b>1UP: You've been working with Dungeons & Dragons on several games, for many years. Do you ever find it restrictive?
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    Feargus Urquhart:</b> I think a lot of it is...when you first start making games you're just really excited, and at some point it comes to: "I want to make the game I want to make." And then eventually you get over that, and you realize that this is your job -- you get to come in every morning and make games, and hang out with the press, and go to E3 and all those things. You get over the idea that there are things you can't do exactly the way you want to do them. Of course: there's a license and there are rules to follow. But the good thing is that if you accept the license for what it is, you can tell whatever story you want. It's almost the difference between a good fantasy movie and a bad fantasy movie: In a good fantasy movie, the fantasy is just a backdrop, and the story is the reason you watch. How we try to look at our games is...we can tell whatever story we want, or do whatever we want with the game; we're just doing it within a license. Having said that, do we get frustrated? Of course.
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    Let's say we want a monster to look or act a certain way and it's something that Wizards of the Coast doesn't feel fits in with Forgotten Realms -- then we don't get to do it. And sometimes we put time and energy and emotion into it...and it kind of blows. But you roll with it. If you're saying that the license is stopping you from making the game, maybe that's an excuse. Maybe you need to try harder. We've all played licensed games that are amazing, and we've all played licensed games that have sucked ass. It's all about how the developer goes about it. </blockquote>
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    Okay, you're a painter.. But you can only paint fruit. See, fruit paintings is what the majority of people out there are willing to buy. You may want to paint more detailed landscapes, but those only appeal to a smaller segment of the population so you can't. For you, there's fruit. Aren't you happy you became a painter?
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    Spotted at: <A HREF="http://www.bluesnews.com">Blue's News</A>
     
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  2. Volourn Pretty Princess Pretty Princess

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    I thought this was the News Section. Not the Spam Section.


    R00fles!
     
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  3. Saint_Proverbius Arcane Patron

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    Well, at least we got the labelling right on your rank.
     
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  4. Visbhume Prophet

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    Re: NWN2 Q&A and preview at 1Up

    A most unfortunate metaphor! The Still life is a honored tradition in the pictorial art.

    From Wikipedia:
     
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  5. Ellester Liturgist

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    I’ve never had a desired to create a mod, but from what I’m hearing from these articles. It seems like this will be the first time one can really create what one wants, at least when it comes to d&d games. NWN mods at first were all cookie cutter, same buildings and dungeons, etc… It looks like the mods will all have a distinctive look and feel to them. I have to admit I’m starting to get interested, as the tool set sounds pretty sweet.
     
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  6. Saint_Proverbius Arcane Patron

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    Re: NWN2 Q&A and preview at 1Up

    Which is why wikis suck. The MAN just put that in there to keep the indentured painters on a short leash.
     
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  7. dojoteef Liturgist

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    I do think Feargus' point is well articulated and spot on. Nice to hear some straight talk for a change.
     
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  8. Kuato Liturgist

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    I guess that means the best part about working with the D&D license is if the game doesn't meet expectations we can always blame WoTC or Atari :)
     
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  9. Drakron Arcane

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    Yes ... reminds me when Tomb Raider 2 bombed and they blamed the TR:AoD poor sales for the movie failure.
     
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  10. Second Chance Liturgist

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    Agreed 100%.

    I dont understand your remarks proverbius. If he's saying A, it's because he's saying A. If he's saying not-A, it's because he's saying not-A. Can't you be objective for a change? Or is that because he didn't mention the word "FALLOUT" every sentence?

    If WotC / Atari are cutting his wings then sure, let him blame them if things go wrong! ;)
     
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