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Neverwinter Nights & HotU

TressetTresset Member, Moderator Posts: 7,746
While I am sure that there are quite a few of us here that are fans of NWN, I noticed that several people here which I have seen mention their appreciation for the game have said something very similar about it which has made me a little puzzled. I recall seeing several people single out the Hordes of the Underdark expansion as being their favorite part or even the only part of the game they really care about. While I can easily understand why people would enjoy HotU the most, I am a bit puzzled as to why they would almost dislike the other parts of the game. I personally have found that I most enjoy the Shadows of Undrentide module and by the time I get to HotU I tend to get a little bored with my character. I would be curious to know more about what people think about this.

@Cuv‌ I know for sure has said this about NWN so I would be curious to hear what he has to say, but anyone is welcome to comment on this of course.

Cuv

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  • iKrivetkoiKrivetko Member Posts: 934
    I think that you get a little bored by the time you get to HotU because SoU is bloody boring.

    Cuv
  • FinneousPJFinneousPJ Member Posts: 6,456
    I like SoU as well, but I like HotU better. I think even the OC had its moments, so I don't really dislike any part of the game.

  • deltagodeltago Member Posts: 7,042
    I think ot has to do with the higher levels and not having to grind to get to a build template allowing the player to focus and immerse themselves in the story more than their character.

    iKrivetko
  • CuvCuv Member, Developer Posts: 2,535
    Don't remember if I said that I didn't like the other portions of the game or not, heh. To clarify - I did like the whole series - but not love. Guess I single out HotU because the game mechanics (and art) by that time were much better and that its like a gigantic dungeon crawl!! (which I love) Also it seemed to me that the story sections in HotU were better written and executed than the other expansion.

    I was really disappointed that I could not import my BG2 character into NWN, LOL.

    TressetJuliusBorisoviKrivetko
  • DrHappyAngryDrHappyAngry Member Posts: 1,322
    I liked HotU more, as well. The 2 henchmen instead of 1 just makes things seem more interesting. You have a stronghold to build up, and allies to collect, that does affect a major battle. The stronghold battle was probably my favorite high level fight out of any D&D PC game I've played. Waves and waves of relatively weak enemies, that make you feel like a badass chewing through them. But it's a real endurance test, since the enemies get stronger as you go, and eventually you have to get through a boss fight, without a chance to rest. It was just so much fun to be a mage up on the walls, unleashing chain lightning and fireballs, and wiping out an army. It ends pretty epically as well, with the entire last chapter taking place the Hells.

    FinneousPJiKrivetkoTresset
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