Judging by your avatar, I assume that it shouldn't be that much of a culture shock for you...
You plan on multiclassing, right? It's pretty much a fact that in any D&D game ever, there is no need for a pure thief unless you are really into stealth or something, and in games where you don't create your entire party there is always a competent NPC rouge available.I'll probably touch on the topic of multiclassing in my next post. yikes.
I've been wanting to get back into it. I'm wondering if there's some ultimate cosmetic mod pack in a torrent somewhere I can download to make the game look a bit better.
NWN2 itself was a long and fun game, the story, while ,full of cliches, was somewhat interesting and fun.
Mask Of The Betrayer is where it's at though. One of the best WRPG's in a long time.
You plan on multiclassing, right? It's pretty much a fact that in any D&D game ever, there is no need for a pure thief unless you are really into stealth or something, and in games where you don't create your entire party there is always a competent NPC rouge available.
" @Jimbo: I've heard Zehir is unique for allowing you to select which party member is talking to an NPC at any given moment by clicking on their portrait, the dialog then changing to them taking over the conversation instead of the hero. "That sounds pretty neat. How much of that actually changes the flow of the conversation?
I never did finish the game, always meant to play it. I do remember it took a few hours for me to really get into the game and even then a few more hours until I was having actual fun.
I did really enjoy getting to make a bio since I tend to roleplay like that and that sunk a lot of time before the game even started.
Stick with it, it does actually have a couple of neat ideas later on which freshen things up a bit (which Bioware borrowed heavily from when they made DA: Awakening). The narrative never goes anywhere incredibly original, but it executes pretty well on where it does go, and overall it develops into a very enjoyable campaign imo.
Mask of the Bertrayer is even better and has quite an interesting premise - also, you can have a Bear God in your party.
I haven't played Zehir (it doesn't really have a story as I understand it), but Mysteries of Westgate is worth checking out. It isn't made by Obsidian and is quite low budget, but it has a certain charm to it.
You mention patching. How did you find getting the game up and running on Win7?
I'm asking because I was entertaining the idea of getting back in myself. I was a big fan of the first one, and as a result I got NWN2 at launch. Sadly, my computer wasn't up to task with all the spell effects and rather heavy graphics that fill the screen at later stages, so I never finished all the expansions. Now I've moved on to better hardware and win7, but some googling gave me the impression that the game wasn't really compatible with my new OS
On the other hand, reading your blog reminded me of several issues I'd forgotten about the game, mainly the lackluster origin story you mention. Maybe I should just get Dragon Age back from my friend who borrowed it a while ago, and just go through the different origins and DLC there.
Last. I'm enjoying your blog. Being in the same age bracket and with much of the same taste in games, I'm looking forward to continue reading your stuff