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ToEE reviewed at GameSpy

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ToEE reviewed at GameSpy

Review - posted by Ausir on Tue 16 September 2003, 13:19:27

Tags: Temple of Elemental Evil

Troika's new game (which is being released today), Temple of Elemental Evil, was reviewed by GameSpy, with a 4/5 score. He pointed many good points of the game:
    One of the more interesting twists to the game is that your choice of alignment (i.e., your moral orientation) determines how you will start and finish the game. If you're good, you may be called upon to investigate a missing elven princess and destroy the Temple of Elemental Evil. If you're evil, you may be sent to slaughter the members of a caravan and take over the operation of the same temple. Your alignment also affects the choices you'll get during the game and how it may end.

And some bad ones:
    ToEE's other major shortcoming is that its storytelling is somewhat lacking. You're given a different barebones plot at the beginning depending on your alignment, but from there on out it's just pretty much dungeon crawling. You occasionally talk with creatures you encounter in the temple, but it's rare and the story seems to progress pretty much the same way no matter what you do. ToEE has smatterings of the elements that go into good storytelling --- conversations with non-player characters, some backstory, the occasional mystery, side quests -- but it just fails to stitch all these scraps together into a richer tapestry. It's not as minimal as Diablo or Dungeon Siege, but it's definitely short of other RPGs like Baldur's Gate or Morrowind.

While it might be accurate, remember that it's GameSpy who thinks that the most disappointing part of NWN is the multiplayer/toolset, while the original campaign is excellent. I'd rather wait to play the game for myself :). You can read the rest of the review here.

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