It's a topic that came up in another discussion where it didn't fit, but it still interests me. Moderators, please delete if there is a similar thread already that I overlooked.
I'm genuinely interested if it's true that many, or most, NWN players don't like the OC, and why. Or if they do like it, also why.
I ask anyone to be respectful of different opinions. Discussing points of view is welcome, attacking or insulting them is not.
I'd also like people to include in their post if they usually play single or multiplayer or prefer POW, and if that explains or influences their opinion. And I would ask people to say if they have completed the OC once or more often, and if not, why.
So, let me start with my opinion: I've played the OC only once, finished last week or something, and I liked it. I like the variety of approaches you can take to solve different issues, and that your choices have consequences, whether you like them and intended them or not. (I have to say that I played "no reload, only respawn on character death" with a roleplayed paladin, so I couldn't reload when I failed the innocent Uthgardt's defense and had to see him executed and his whole tribe named me "Oathbreaker" for example).
I like that there are many optional sidequests, and that you don't have only "kill them all" solutions. You can play your alignment and avoid quests that don't agree with it (unless you want to destroy the city instead of saving it). I like the random loot, although it worked against me many times. I like that more than always knowing from which opponent or which chest you get a powerful item. So, even playing again with the same character I might end up with different equipment.
I also liked the story, especially as a paladin, because it contains many warnings about human failure in times of crisis, and I would play it again.
I don't do multiplayer or POW, no time for that.
Now, I'd like to hear what you people think.