Hihi everyone! I've just bought Neverwinter Nights, but I'm a little disappointed - it's not as fun as I had hoped. I was a big big fan of Baldur's Gate 1 and 2. I also like Morrowind, but I don't think NWN is as good. I think the problem is its made for multiplayer, not singleplayer. I should go play it online.
I think the problem is that the story is not exciting, and also that the game is not so "designed" as BG 1 and 2. What I mean is, in the BGs, every weapon, every character, every tiny part of every map, had been thought about and deliberatley contrived, while in NWN things are repeated from rules and tile sets.
-The areas often look the same, the same trees and cliffs or dungeons. I dont think there was "tile sets" in the BGs. Even BG chests and cupboards were there for a reason, NWN has endless pointless treasure.
-BG shops had specially designed weapons - "King Gonnorhea's Fire Axe", "The Blade of Saladfork the Mighty" etc, etc, in NWN there is always Basic Sword, Sword +1, Sowrd +2, etc.
-BGs had so many interesting stories and characters, NWN doesnt. I like guiding characters through a story, like a good book or movie, not just fighting monsters like in Diablo.
Should I keep playing NWN? Does it get better? Can characters get special "bases" like the Thieves' Guild and Ranger's cabin in BG2?
~~~~~Also, what do people think about Paladins? Technically, they are good - good armour (unlike the Barbarian and the Ranger) and they can cast spells and resist magic and traps (unlike the Fighter). But their personalities always seem so tragic. When you meet NPC paladins they seem so pathetic (except Keldorn, he's cool). I think I must be "chaotic" in real life, "lawful" characters remind me of Conservatives and the super-religious.