Neverwinter Nights 2 – PC
Neverwinter Nights 2 returns you to the Forgotten Realms, one of the popular campaign settings of Dungeons and Dragons. Emerge from the tiniest of villages into a sweeping tale of danger and war, chronicling your rise from a peasant to a full-fledged hero of the Realms. The story takes place several years after the original
Neverwinter Nights 2 returns you to the Forgotten Realms, one of the popular campaign settings of Dungeons and Dragons. Emerge from the tiniest of villages into a sweeping tale of danger and war, chronicling your rise from a peasant to a full-fledged hero of the Realms. The story takes place several years after the original Neverwinter Nights, and reintroduces popular characters and NPCs in a new storyline with new challenges.For those of you unfortunate enough not to be familiar with the first Neverwinter Nights, Neverwinter Nights 2 is a massive D&D (Dungeons and Dragons) style role-playing game set in the fantasy world of the Forgotten Realms. Neverwinter Nights 2 combines an epic single-player campaign that makes you work through three complete stories and features online play and a robust module-making editor. As a single player, you’ll be swept from the tiniest of villages into a tale of danger and war, where you’ll eventually rise from a peasant to a full-fledged Hero-of-the-Realms.
In this epic sequel, character development has improved dramatically. View larger.
The new graphics engine is absolutely amazing. View larger.
If you are interested in having adventures, look no further than Neverwinter Nights 2. View larger. One of the biggest areas of improvement in Neverwinter Nights 2 is with character development. Armor is made up of many different segments, allowing for an impressive assortment of characters that let you make better use of more available graphics. Build whatever character best suits your style of play — good or evil, chaotic or lawful — with any number of skills, feats and professions. Whether you like lobbing fireballs and researching forgotten spells as a powerful Wizard, hacking head-on through innumerable orcs as a Fighter, or slipping unnoticed through the shadows as a Rogue, you’ll be able to create a character that’s perfect for you. What’s more, the races of Neverwinter Nights all have sub-races as well, which will add a great deal of replay value as you progress. You can also choose character histories now, each of which provide different bonuses and change how others interact with you in the game world. And while you may already have an idea of what kind of character you want to play, Neverwinter Nights 2 includes a handy “recommended” option for those players who would rather let the game customize a character just for them.
Another major enhancement is with the addition of companions. In Neverwinter Nights, you just hired henchman, and they did things for you that you didn’t really have any control over. You’ll have complete control over the companions you attain in Neverwinter Nights 2, and they’ll remain integral to the story — they will travel and fight with you, and some may even fall in love with you or betray you.
The game follows standard D&D alignment conventions, keeping track of your morality throughout the game. Depending on whether the actions you perform are good or bad, how those around you relate to you will gradually shift, which is especially significant where the members of your party are concerned. There is even an influence system similar to the one in Knights of the Old Republic 2 that allows you to gradually redeem, or corrupt, your party members through your actions. Design the character you want and choose your alignment, your allies, your companions, and how you want your character to develop, and then carry the battle to your enemies. Without spoiling the ending, the whole experience leads up to a cool plot twist and a massive battle that sets up the third and final act.
The new graphics engine is absolutely amazing, depicting all the fancy worlds, beautiful mapping, dynamic lighting, per-pixel lighting and more. And the multiplayer characters have been given an increase in their ways of communication with one another. And when you cast a spell effect, the other players won’t have to read something to find out what you just cast — they’ll know right away and will know how to react. Neverwinter Nights 2 also gives you the tools you need to build your own modules, campaigns, and adventures for your friends. You can move buildings, alter terrain, script encounters, write dialogues, or create quests and items in order to create an epic adventure for you, or any other worldbuilder, to use. So if you are interested in having adventures, or building adventures of your own, you need look no further than Neverwinter Nights 2.
- Massive D&D-style role-playing game set in the fantasy world of the Forgotten Realms
- Epic single-player campaign that makes you work through three complete stories
- Character designs allow for different types, races, alignments, and even histories
- More communicative multiplayer mode with features such as emotes
- Build your own campaigns and adventures, creating new quests and items with a more robust module maker