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One of the best RPGs ever with online play and expansion modules galore.

Total Rating: 8.59
Reviews: 17

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Post Date: 12:00 27-06-2010
Rating: 10
Author: superfly2000
Comment: Best game ever. Players have been using it for like 9 years straight now. This is the best online RPG experience you can get. This is what MMO's should have taken after.

Post Date: 12:27 21-04-2008
Rating: 9
Author: DivineSaint
Comment: The "do it yourself" mod system is pleasantly refeshing. Althought it may be considered obsolete it still holds interesting concepts which i would love to see harnessed into other mmos not just of this kind but many others. Still a treasure to play despite it's age a fun adventure awaits players.

Post Date: 00:40 14-03-2008
Rating: 10
Author: Aaddron
Comment: One of the best rpgs to date with a good replay value free online and tools to make your own mods for a cheap price. This game could use more voice overs but who care with a well done 30-40 hour story line. The games online play is good but it can be hard to find a good sever but once you do you'll be hooked buy this game if you dont have it

Post Date: 03:06 07-08-2007
Rating: 9
Author: runel
Comment: for none vetrens to D&d. it can be slow however with it's story line you can keep your self steadly into it. The game gets even better with all the expansions. becasue of it's D&d background you can always come up with a new cahracter concept and if you get bored and have the right tools you can always create maps with godly weapons and epic duels. like take this concept a war of dragons with you in the mist of it as a level 40 epic character. Not to mention for those of you who have been with it since Baldur's gate 1 you import your character to 2 and then neverwinter and the story will continue with NVN 2

Post Date: 17:20 12-06-2007
Rating: 8
Author: philonus
Comment: Neverwinter nights, i should say, is one of the best games I"d played in a life time. Sadly enough, I see a great potential in this game because unlike other games you can create a world of your own for artistic reason or to entertain your fellow players in the community. However I feel as if this game hasn"t reached it"s peak, most MODS are poorly made and almost empty. Not only are they poorly made, they seem to place too much emphasis on leveling and making the best builds rather than adventure, quests, exploration like Guild Wars. Most (bioware MODs are simply single player based, I was hoping that they would someday make a Multiplaying-MOD of thier own professionally so everyone would play it.) MODS are also very difficult to build for an average joe like me, it requires experience with codes, scripting, and others.

For graphics- 9/10 it is considered decent in its times but now it is considered obselete. However unlike other games your character and opponents are highly animated. You can see them block anything with a sword or shield, you can see them dodge attacks, you can see them skilfully use thier weapons such as a double sword. The animation is very advanced in contrast with other RPG games, and I would love to see this being adopted in other games.

Gameplay- 9/10 It really depends on what mod you play online, I highly encourage people, who never played nwn but wanted to, to play online rather than on single player. Single players, made by bioware, to me didn"t really caught my attention. Online you can see various choices of MODS and meet players around the world. The unique part about this is that each mod is different, it has its own system, its own rules, its own gameplay. However the setback is this, gameplays can highly vary in all mods. Gameplay in some mods are terrible while as in other mod it is decent or excellent. So measuring gameplay for NWN as a whole is hard to do, unless you are measuring a particular kind of Mod. However this is only if you try to measure the gameplay online, measuring how the character develop is different. You have varriety of classes you can choose, there are also variety of skills, feats, and spells. If you play the expansion, which furthers your leveling to 40, there are countless of possibilities of how to make a strong or weak characters. Making a strong character, or ledgendary, is very hard, to blend and manipulate D&D rules along with classes, skills, feats, and spells takes a long time and it may require a form of ingenious to make a complicated but powerful build. When it comes to making/experimenting a powerful character this game is highly reccomended for those who are highly ambitious. If you are a type who is an impulsive hack/slash fan, this game may not be for you.

Sound/Music- 10/10 The Sound is great, it sounds very realistic (compare to dungeon and siege). you can hear a sound of a parrying sword to a piercing arrow. Everythign is in detail when it comes to sounds. The Music is fantastic, the music is beautiful and serene and thrilling. I wouldn"t mind buying a NWN soundtrack, it"s that great. If your a modder and you use the right music theme for a certain setting, the music is flawless in this game. In my opinion the Music in NWN is the best of the best, probably next to or above Baldur"s Gate.

Storyline- (doesn"t count) There really isn"t a storyline unless your playing a single player mode, it isn"t that good or captivating. Storyline is almost non-existent online, unless you play a Story MOD.

Online MOD running and MOD making 7/10 - Mod is one of the most unique aspects of NWN. You can make a MOD for over 60 players and become and Dungeon Master (DM) to control and manipulate the world of yoru own like a GOD. If your MOD is well made more players will attend your MOD and play more oftenly, if not then you"ll recieve less players. Making a MOD sounds fun but when it comes to making it it"s very difficult. It requires scripting, coding, making countless of conversations, programming NPC, ect. You get the picture? I hope you do, if you want to make a perfect MOD it"s very difficult, it require time and committment. I don"t think anyone in the real world has time for that unless you have a group who is dedicated to do this. Also running a MOD online is another aspect of MOD Making which makes it difficult. You require a very advanced or a decent computer to run a MOD that supposedly hold from 20-60 players. You may also require a Cabel or broadway connection, so that players who play your mod do not lag as much. This is the problem, if you do not have a good computer and a good connection you can"t run a huge MOD. You simply can"t. If you have all those things, then it"s a good thing, but you still need to reboot your MOD now and then or restart (or clean) it so that your MOD will continue on to exist. This is all required to prevent server crash, which is highly inconvinient. Also, do not run a MOD by yourself if it"s a huge one. You need other DMs working under you to help enforce MOD rules. For those of you who are willing to do this, I give you luck, only a few people are able to do this. I highly discourage you to download great MODs for online playing, most of them are not very good unless you decide to revisit it or re-edit it. Overall MOD Making and Online MOD running is a difficult subject, If your an average Joes like me I don"t suggest you to do this.

Online MOD 8/10- This is another aspect, this time for players, which makes NWN special. Now let me start with this: Finding a perfect MOD for you to play is difficult. Actually it depends on people, some people it takes time while others it doesn"t. There"s variety of choices there for you to choose but sometimes choosing is difficult. To break this huge subject for you let me give you PRos and Cons

1) There are variety of choices for you to choose
2) Each Mod has its own unique gameplay and rules, you can choose any of them that fits your taste
3)Playing with friends is fun online, you can make guilds as well depending on the MOD, and you can create a party and level up together.
4)Competing with players based on who makes the best build is a creative and stimulating aspect of the game. It requires commitment.
5)Leveling system varies in MODs, if you are a fast leveler you can join MOD that can take you to the highest level in a day.
1)Most MODs are poorly made. About 20-30% of them are popular and decent. It"s hard to choose which MOD to play when you see countless of them in your list.
2)Server Crash, something when a MOD disappears due to overload of lagging and players, can be very inconvinient. You have to wait for 10 minutes to about a week, but it really depends on who runs the MOD.
3)Sometimes its hard to get into the server when its full, and you have to wait for a while
4)There"s a lot of PKing (player killing) and PPing (Pick Poketing) in certain MODs, so if your faint-hearted noob stay away from those MODS.
5) Idea of community varies in servers. Some servers are nice others are not. The most popular ones are usually non-friendly, so overall the community is poor in NWN.

conclusion- NWN is a great game, it has a great amount of potential. It has the gameplay, the graphics, the sound/music, and the MOD-making. However Online MODs have been doing poorly in making fun MODS. Most MODs are boring and Cliche. There"s barely anyone living in there. I would say taht the economy is bad in online MOD. It"s like an extreme capitalism, only a few MODs are dominating the whole server. Since not many are professionals, MODs tend to be low-quality such as a poor xp system or poor gameplay. Dont" expect too much from online MOD. The only way I can give this game a perfect score is if the online MOD is doing great, if more MODS are well made by hired proffesionals who know how to make a decent MOD for all players. Since Modding is entirely in the hands of the common people, it"ll be difficult to find a decent MOD. This is why I rate this game an 8.

Post Date: 04:17 10-06-2007
Rating: 9
Author: rob619
Comment: This game helps beginners out a ton in the beginning. I found it very easy to catch onto and a very fun game overall.

Post Date: 20:46 11-05-2007
Rating: 8
Author: Nightfall5
Comment: Good graphics, good fighting, good storyline, good gameplay, but I found cheats so that kinda ruined the game for me, but it's still a really good game!

Post Date: 00:56 11-02-2007
Rating: 10
Author: agentbassil
Comment: Spectacular game. I'd have to say this game is on the top of the list of top rpg games right along with baldurs gate

Post Date: 01:58 31-12-2006
Rating: 7
Author: oddone65
Comment: a good game, a must have for extreme roleplayers, great story line, great spells and weapons, u can get henchmen that will follow u and fight whatever ur fighting...the AI isnt great..because ur henchmen set off traps ALOT

Post Date: 18:54 10-12-2006
Rating: 4
Author: shell
Comment: hmm, decent gameplay, but really tough to get started. Once you, you're hooked!

Post Date: 19:56 26-11-2006
Rating: 10
Author: LufisMcCormick
Comment: This game. Oh, man. This game. If you ever wondered, at any point, if you might ever be a D&D fanatic if given half the chance, and you can read these words on the internet, you should probably buy this game. If you consider yourself a D&D fanatic already, then you don't need me to tell you to by this game. You should already have a copy.

Post Date: 02:16 16-09-2006
Rating: 10
Author: fargothciA
Comment: after i find my cd key ill b able to play my AA(arcane archer) and help peeps once more and this game is worth whatever price u pay for it so just buy the platinum version of it so u dont have to look for the expansions the multiplayer will be hard to shift into if ur new and below lvl 15 with no second class but just play thru the first game then play the expansions over and over online to get ur lvl maxed on ur fav classes and umm i would reccommend AA strongly as a final class because u can get some serioulsy cool pets like a giant spider and a wolf and a badger to name a few(i like the giant spider) u can name ur pet too and he gets stats or druid is good to start with if u r gonna be RDD(red dragon deciple) they can get pets too so thats cool if ur nature druid warrior is pretty cool if u r a weapon master warrior cause u start with master exotic so u can use that katana in the chest behind u when u start the original NWN. strongly recommend it to any1 who wants a great multi and single player expirence and u dont need a beast of a machine to run it just make sure u have 4gb free of memory. go buy it today

Post Date: 12:54 19-06-2006
Rating: 10
Author: Turtlefuzz
Comment: I have Finally gotten back into this game. It is targeted towards D&D nerd like myself. I am very impressed with the fan base still! It is a huge game and is awesome. First off I love creating modules. It is just so fun to sit there and create gian worlds. I am currently working on one. The game has a great campaign, all 3 of them are great. I love all of the quests. The multiplayer mode of choice here is Role-playing or Arena PvP. I love the Role-playing servers because you can socialize with other plyers and make friends easily. Now the only thing you have to pay for aside from the game it self is premium modules, which basicly 10$ expansion packs. Neverwinter Nights is deffenetly the most solid RPG out there. Custimization is abit linear but not really. Buy this game, you really should.
+Great Multiplayer
+You Do Not need a great computer to play this game
+Great Single Player
+One Major Flaw:
-Can Seem very hard for new players to get into the multiplayer aspect. Give it some time new guys! ;)

Post Date: 10:57 16-06-2006
Rating: 4
Author: Ouchie
Comment: Had fun with it for years, but now it is no longer supported due to NWN 2. Sequel or not, i dont like the move of dropping support for a game that had should a huge module community. This is a perfect example of wanting to make more money instead of focusing on its community.

Post Date: 02:23 12-06-2006
Rating: 8
Author: haRpSy_kId
Comment: Brilliant Role PLaying Game! This game is a lot like Diablo except not 1 great monster to destroy but 4! ive killed 3 of the monsters and 2 have been extremely challenging. a game for guys who love to be challenged.

Post Date: 22:06 29-01-2006
Rating: 10
Author: elitepaladin
Comment: Simply the best Rpg game ever made. Seriously this game is so good its beyond words honestly there is so much to do from designing your own creatures, weapons, armour , items and even you can make your own adventures using the extremly powerful aurora toolset. Unlimited gameplay and the actual game story is so good there is so much to do make sure you play this game.....really

Post Date: 16:50 19-10-2005
Rating: 10
Author: Mr. Peel
Comment: My favorite Online RPG. I still play some of the modules like Avatarship.

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