|Post Date: 15:15 23-05-2013
Comment: There are a big number of massive-multiplayer online games on the market, available to play. Many of them are quite similar to World of Warcraft. The graphics, story and characters might change from game to game, but many of them are still similar to each other. Hotkeys and a screen full of action bars have become the normal way to play MMOs, but there are a few games like TERA that have tried to break away and bring more action into the mix.Cryptic is trying to do the same and is stepping in to the ”Action MMOs” with Neverwinter, that’s somewhat a sequel to the Neverwinter Nights games. Based on the popular Forgotten Realms setting from Dungeons & Dragons and the Fourth Edition ruleset, Neverwinter definitely has the potential to be an interesting free-to-play title. I have tried the game a couple of times now, and from what I have seen, this definitely have the potential to give a lot of people a good time.
The biggest feature of Neverwinter, that makes it stand out from other MMO’s is the abilities bar on the bottom of the screen. It’s quite tiny, if you compare to other games. It’s a bit similar to other abilities systems frmo other action-RPG’s but it’s also easy to use, with just a single button press you use your skills. In total, eleven abilities can be hotkeyed, including both of the mouse buttons.
The abilities that you decide to use as hotkeys, can easily be swapped to another ability anytime, just like for example Diablo 3. The combat in Neverwinter is quite similar to a hack-n-slash RPG. It’s like Diablo 3 and Everquest combined and had a baby. The combat works by clicking a lot while pointing at the monsters that you want to attack and dodging their attacks. It’s as simple as that. It’s probably something that you have seen before, because it isn’t new. But it’s still a nice point of differentiation for an MMO. It’s very responsive and I barely noticed any lag even though it’s still in Beta.
Cryptic have used the earlier foundry system from other games that they have developed, like Star Trek Online.The players will be able to create your own quests and are easily accessed from a bulletin board in the game. Any user-created content can be rated so you don’t have to worry about wading through piles of garbage to find anything worthwhile. It won’t cost anything to access the Foundry, but it will have to be unlocked in the game somehow.
There are currently 5 classes in Neverwinter. Trickster Rogue, Great Weapon Fighter, Guardian Fighter, Control Wizard, and Devoted Cleric. There are still plans to ass more classes, but it’s unknown if these classes will have to be bought to unlock. The developers have said before that they don’t want to make any content available for only some people, but special classes and races might be offered to only premium players.
Some of you might wonder what’s the difference between this and Dungeons & Dragons Online. For the first, it plays a lot differently. DDO is a classically-structured MMO that is strongly based on the 3.5 edition of D&D’s rules, which is a long way of saying that it’s slower paced and a lot like EverQuest and World of Warcraft.
Neverwinter is built on its own rules and is more built as an action game than DDO. It’s also based on the Forgotten Realms as opposed to the Eberron setting and is also being developed as an free-to play game from the beginning. I still like DDO though, but I can definitely see many DDO players switching to Neverwinter because of the more action packed combat. Since both are free, you don’t really have to choose between them though.
I’ve really enjoyed my time in the world of Neverwinter and I’m looking forward to see how it will continue. Will it procceed as an exceptional that is friendly for both F2P users and P2P users, or will it turn out that the P2P users will have a huge advantage over the F2P users? Only time will tell. Even though Neverwinter’s quest system isn’t exactly something new, as it might remind of some other games, the entertaining combat should be enough to attract many players. Even though the combat isn’t the first of its kind, it’s still fun and fun is the most important of a game isn’t it?
Thought I would really enjoy this mmorpg but developers didn’t do nothing when few important bugs and exploits where used(no server rollbacks,economy was destroyed) and I decided to give up on this game.
I dont know at what state this game is now I played it at the start of open beta.
Still game has good graphics and interesting combat system.
I love this type of game, and also all mmorpg, it’s fun to play…
I played Neverwinter long time ago.That Zen thing remins me on Battle of the Immortals,if someone have played it,he knows what I’m talking about. Combas is good,pve is solid.If they put a new maps,it would be great.
For me this is one of the better MMORPG games, graphic and gameplay are rly good. Like part where u dont have so much spells like in WOW, Smooth gameplay is one of things that i like the best, also faster movement is good thing. I see attacks “sloppy” a but, simple dont respond like i want. Overall, nice game
Neverwinter is a free to play mmorpg video game,it is developed by Cryptic Studios.It has interesting gameplay especially when you are in some dungeons and combats with much action.Graphic is great so I recommend this game everybody
One of the best games i have ever played. good graphic and good gameplay, i think everything is perfect about this game..
I recommend it.
The game is good.. like real good awesome gameplay and graphic the artwork is coo awesome dungeons though the character slot is limited for free players can’t use all the classes. :(l
The game is kinda great. It has similar story line like Dungeons and Dragons and the graphics is good too. Your time will surely not be wasted in this game. The downside is the limited access of free to play gamers. You should really invest some money for the game to be more considerable.
The game looks cool… Very nice.. the graphics also looks awesome… feels bad i havent tried it… 🙁
The game is actually a good mmorpg that has greate stories and solid gameplay and also has an awesome quality graphics 4/5
I love Neverwinter it is a great 3rd person game and i am glad it’s free to play. The only downside is sometimes when i get to the Cryptic loading screen it sometimes not responds and it will not stop but other then that it is awesome
Neverwinter is such a great MMORPG, probably one of the best MMORPGs out there. If you like Dungeons & Dragons Online, then Neverwinter is probably the game for you, and I think it’s even better since its more modern, especially since it has better graphics. Customization is bountiful, giving you plenty of options for race (various elf races, dwarf, drow, halfling, etc.), a handful of classes to choose from, and the ability to customize your character’s look (going as far as letting you customize facial hair, tattoos, body shape, and much more). Gameplay is as you’d expect for any Dungeons & Dragons style game. Overall, I’d give this game a 4.95/5.