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Nerdrage 101: Neverwinter Nights 2

Let me start by saying that I was going to do a review of this. I really was. Sadly I can't finish the damn game. But I'll get to that. There are 3 huge problems with this game.

1: The fucking plot-doors. Especially the big one. If you've played the game you know the one. You need to get into a district where some horrific murders-by-demon have happened, so naturally the city-watch seal it off the main-gate and nothing else, despite the demons being able to basically show up inside any non-warded building. This of course being common knowledge. So, you have to join the city watch to get in. Fair enough. Of course, first you have to deal with this band of assassins, some robbers, restore the city's watersupply that has been taken over by Orcs, save an ambassador and generally solve all the crime and troubles to ever grace the streets of Neverwinter ever! After that they might let you in. Actually, no, after those 15-ish hours follows another 5-6 quests at 1h each.
Even though in any other rpg you could just bribe the guards at the gate to let you in, saving you all this trouble. But no, "Shut up and do as you're told you silly person who payed money for this game.".
Naturally once you get to go in(escorted no less) to talk to the guy you needed to talk to, he says he needs a book to learn more about the Maguffin, so it's off to the library with you!
That's where I quit.

2: The bugs! 
So many fucking bugs...
The most game-breaking for me was in that library where you have to read 4 books and solve 4 riddles to get through a door(that looks exactly like the doors I can smash). When you get to this point you should be at about the 30-hour mark which is fair enough. Sadly, those 30 hours of mine were completely wasted, because book nr.4 Did not spawn!! As you can imagine, this pissed me off enough to just uninstall the game, and good riddance.
Besides that there are severe camera-issues, including not being able to change it if you play in Windowed mode. Oh and random "Oh crap the game froze"-moments. And any number of other fun stuff.

3: The characters.
I'm just gonna focus on one character here. The elf-druid! I... hate her so much. Mostly because: she's bugged! And a whiny bitch. But for the first parts of the game, she is the only one who can heal, meaning you're pretty much stuck with her if you didn't roll a cleric/Druid/whatever.
Biggest problem is this one bug she has. No matter what script you select for her, she will always cancel any commands you give her and turn into a fucking badger! 

"Heal me!"
"Fuck you, I'm a badger!"

"Turn into a bear!"
"Fuck you, I'm a badger!"

So yeah... I hate her. Quite alot.

Oh and the plot itself only works because everyone who's not evil is a fucking moron. It's really that simple.
I really do hate this game.
And that's a shame because I wanted to like it. I really did. It's just either unplayable or annoying the hell out of me.
I hear the expansions improve alot though, and who knows, I might give them a go. But frankly I probably won't.

/Panda out.


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Apr. 13th, 2011 08:37 am (UTC)
I’ve been into blogging for quite some time and this is definitely a great post.Cheers!

Apr. 14th, 2011 06:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Always nice to be appreciated.
Apr. 13th, 2011 10:55 pm (UTC)
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