"This creates an involving experience that really emphasises the 'role-playing' aspect of your character within the game. The only drawback – or strength, depending on your point of view – is that the rules controlling the mechanics of the game are based on the 'official' Dungeons And Dragons board games. These rules have become increasingly complex over the years, and bombard you with a mass of statistics, skills and abilities. Hardcore Dungeons And Dragons fans will love the ability to customise their characters this way, but the less geeky among us may find the endless lists of skills and numbers somewhat baffling.
The complexity of the Dungeons And Dragons rules means that Neverwinter Nights 2 isn't a game for the casual player who just wants to dip in and out for the occasional session of monster bashing. It will take some time to fully master the game, but your efforts will be rewarded by an engaging game that really draws you into its exciting fantasy world."