I'm cautiously optimistic about this. The last Star Wars game to come out that I thought was any good was The Old Republic, so it's not like Star Wars games can get any worse. And the thought of Dice making Battlefront 3, or Visceral making a bounty hunter action game, well, it's all very interesting to think about. Not saying it will happen, but it could. Here's hoping something cool will come out of this.
Remember to use your Perfect World handle name that you create with your account, not your user name. I made that mistake. If you don't remember what it is, you can check by logging in on the Neverwinter site.
I've found the story to be pretty bad so far, mostly due to the voice acting. It's very grating to listen to. If there weren't any voice acting I wouldn't mind it so much, but the story and writing itself isn't too interesting so I would end up skipping it anyways. It's mostly there to get you to run around and kill stuff. The player created missions are where you'll find the good stuff. I've found that the player created missions often give you multiple dialogue choices in conversations and they generally give you more things to do besides murder everything. I would say that, because it's free, you should give it shot just to try out the player created stuff. It's pretty interesting.
Downloading now. I played it the last time they did a beta weekend thingy. I thought the combat was pretty monotonous, and the quests were very grindy, but compared the the other piles of crap that I've played in the free-to-play market Neverwinter seemed pretty solid. And I'm a sucker for anything in the D&D universe, so it has that going for it.
According to Steam I have 235, but I think a decent chunk of that number is made up of DLC. I'm gonna go against the grain here and say that I've actually played every single one of the games I own on Steam, though some of them I've only played for 10 minutes or so. I don't really understand the logic behind buying hundreds of games and then not playing them at all. Maybe it's because I only buy a game when I want to play it at that moment and I actually have time to play it. Or maybe I'm just weird.