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Posts tagged “Neverwinter-Nights-2”

Feature: Big Boss

“If you treat them as the enemy, it’s not going to be a good relationship.” Obsidian’s Feargus Urquhart on publishers

Since its foundation in 2003, Obsidian Entertainment has worked with seven different publishers. Commencing with LucasArts on Knights of the Old Republic II, Obsidian has since signed contracts with Atari, SEGA, Bethesda, Square Enix, Ubisoft and most recently, Paradox Interactive. In fact, up until Pillars of Eternity [official site], every single game Obsidian had made was funded and distributed by a different publisher. This is…

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Feature: Rolling The Dice

A Bastard In Neverwinter: Part Two – Tipping The Tables

As I replay Neverwinter Nights 2, being as horrid as possible, I've noticed how much my year of playing a table-top D&D game is affecting my experience. In the last year, I've begun playing my first ever real-life D&D game. We've the mighty Jim Rossignol as our Dungeon Master (DM), and alongside me at my dining room table sits RPS's own Graham Smith and Marsh…

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Feature: A Fucker In Forgotten Realms

A Bastard In Neverwinter: Part One – Bastardly Beginnings

When it comes to reeling off the great RPGs, names like Baldur’s Gate, Planescape: Torment and Dragon Age: Origins are likely among the first to come to mind. Ask again and you’ll likely hear Pillars Of Eternity, Diablo II, Knights Of The Old Republic, Mass Effect 2... For some reason it takes far too long before the name Neverwinter Nights 2 gets a mention. But…

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Mad Mod Recreates Baldur’s Gate in Neverwinter Nights 2

Whoops, this is insane. Completely insane. Game designer and ex-TimeGate-er Drew Rechner's been on a seven-year quest to recreate the entirety of Baldur's Gate (including expansion Tales of the Sword Coast) in Obsidian's Neverwinter Nights 2, and he's finally succeeded. With the help of a programmer and contributions from a ragtag team, he squeezed every last drop of the original's genre-defining juice into a glistening concoction of…

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Obsidian Want To Know What You Want Them To Make

Looks like Obsidian headbrain Chris Avellone's earlier talk about getting 'Kickstarter fever' based upon Double Fine's happy day (they've now passed $1.3 million in funding by the way - which, as Tim Schafer notes, is more than the budget for Day of the Tentacle and almost that of Full Throttle) wasn't idle chatter. Obsidian have just posted a forum thread asking for community suggestions as…

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Make It Stop: BioWare NWN Forums Hacked

This is a depressing year to be on the internet. And a doubly-depressing one to be a newswriter on the internet. The latest (but, let's not bloody kid ourselves, not last) game company to suffer the peculiar ire/amusement of hackers is Bioware. Fortunately, only a very specific bit of Bioware, so don't panic too much: their 10-year-old Neverwinter Nights forum. It actually happened a little…

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Ever-Win: Neverwinter Nights 2 On Steam

What happened while RPS was closed for the year? Well, I ate enough parsnips to kill a horse, got given a Nerf gun for Christmas and almost shot my girlfriend in the eye with it (I'll get her next time!). Also, Neverwinter Nights 2: Platinum Edition was released on Steam and is currently enjoying a 50% off sale. I was never 'inta Neverwinter myself, let…

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The Quest Journal: Mysteries of Westgate Interview

We've written a little about the Neverwinter Nights 2 adventure pack the Mysteries of Westgate before. But not enough. We grasped the chance to talk to Ossian's Ex-Bioware head man Alan Miranda about all things to do with the Mysteries of Westgate. Candid and expansive, he expounds about the long route from Darkness over Daggerford, the DRM situation which delayed Mysteries of Westgate's release for…

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Mysteries Of Westgate Finished. Later, Released.

This was something of a saga. Ossian studios, a team of modders gone pro, were making the first Neverwinter Nights 2 add-on pack. It's now available to buy from Atari's shop in the US for ten dollars and from DLGamer for everyone else for just shy of ten quid. Which is pretty atrocious, but not why the game's already somewhat infamous. Go read Wikipedia for…

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More Baldur & Neverwinter, Soon-Ish

Yes, fantasy RPG sequels are inbound. It's pretty much a dead cert that Bioware won't be involved, as they're busy being owned by EA these days, and Atari seem to have clung on the Dungeons & Dragons license without 'em. Infogrames-in-disguise are definitely planning to revisit these two seminal roleplaying names however, though a developer's not been announced. Neither has a release date. Maybe not…

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NWN2: Westgate Now Less Mysterious

We didn't talk much about RPGs last year, but they keep on cropping up recently. Elf-cravings are biennial, presumably. Due soon is a new Neverwinter Nights 2 premium module/expansion, Mysteries of Westgate. Scoundrel port Westgate is of course one of the Forgotten Realms' most notorious cities, and also the name of an air conditioning-bereft open-plan office I spent two sweaty years of my life in.…

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Neverwinter Nights 2: Storm of Zehir Interview

No sooner than we heard that Obsidian were at work on another NWN2 add-on, with a more party-customisation adventuring approach, we dropped 'em a line. NWN2: Storm of Zehir's producer, Kevin Saunders, took a few minutes from measuring the merit of monsters to answer our questions. Below the cut you'll find a little about what Storm of Zehir's approach allows (And what's lost), his memories…

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Neverending Nights: New NWN2 expansion

There's a new NWN2 expansion on the way, though you'd have to polish up your cross-language dictionary as well as your broadsword +4 against scarabs to be sure. NWN vault noticed that the splendid-named Spanish site Neverwinteros brings news of a new Expansion entitled "Neverwinter Nights 2: Storm of Zehir". The Vault actually translates the news, revealing that the game seems to be the Icewind…

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New NWN2 Expansion

You wait for ages for a Neverwinter 2 add-on pack, and then you get run over by a bus, meaning you can't play either of them. Someone get the cleric with the Resurrect sharpish. Anyway, following on from the recent Mask of the Betrayer, Atari have announced that there's a digital download module-pack incoming. It's Neverwinter Nights 2: Mysteries of Westgate and it's by Ossian…

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Review: NWN2: Mask of the Betrayer.

Glorious corporate paymasters Eurogamer have published my review of the first add on pack for the second Neverwinter Nights game. I have to give Mask of the Betrayer this: its qualities were enough to make me decide to restart the original Neverwinter Nights 2, so I could go all the way through the game and into the expansion pack in an enormous fantasy quest. This…

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