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1UP insists that NWN2 is crap

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1UP insists that NWN2 is crap

Review - posted by Vault Dweller on Tue 14 November 2006, 16:15:03

Tags: Neverwinter Nights 2; Obsidian Entertainment

The third chapter in a new internet drama is now available:

Chapter 1: 1UP posts a really stupid NWN2 review that has nothing to do with the game, giving it 5/10.

Chapter 2: Jeff Green posts an apology, but says that he stands by the reviewer completely, which doesn't make a lot of sense.

Chapter 3: Jeff Green writes a review himself, giving the game 6/10 and stating that the game is unplayable, unfinished, and hardly enjoyable in general.

All of this is great -- and if the review ended here, we could all sing "Kumbaya" together in happy harmony. But the sad truth is that NWN2 shipped in a pretty messy state, and even after a couple patches (as of this writing), the biggest problems remain. In general, and depending on your system and your tolerance, you're going to spend a lot of time upfront basically doing the job the developers should have done before shipping the game: fixing the weak A.I., futzing around with the graphics options and camera controls, and resetting basic gameplay options until the thing is playable. And good luck with all of that, because not all of it is easily done (or even possible).

The net result of all of this -- performance, camera, A.I., interface -- severely sours the experience and tests the patience of those who simply want to boot the game and play. Who wants to work this hard to have fun?
Looks like Jeff wrote a review to support the magazine's previous position and prove that the game is crappy as 1UP claimed originally. I give Jeff Green's journalistic integrity 6/10 and wish him luck with his new magazine.


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