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About two years ago I picked up Neverwinter Nights Platinum edition… - Melodramatic, corsetted mistress of the obscure
April 27th, 2011
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About two years ago I picked up Neverwinter Nights Platinum edition and Neverwinter Nights 2 (with two expansions), thinking I had somehow missed them when they came out.

Then I started playing NWN and found it really familiar. I quit playing after finishing chapter 1 and moved on to NWN2.


But then, in the Bioware forums I came across mention of a character in NWN that I didn't remember at all and got curious. Turns out, he's from one of the two expansion with NWN, which just happen to be part of the platinum edition.

Okay, fine, I can just go play that.

But it looked like I had to play through NWN main game to get there (I don't, as it turns out. Not sure how I missed that.) so I picked up where I left off.

After a very short amount of time, nothing seemed familiar, so I figured I never got all the way through chapter 2. Not hard to believe because that took FOREVER.

Now I am in chapter 3 and most things are unfamiliar... except this 'Creator Ruins' I just stepped in. This looks familiar. But I have no idea how I could have gotten here without getting through all the rest.

Oh well, I am very sure I never played the expansions, so that's good.

Slogging through two more chapters here in NWN might not be quite so good.


And people today complain that games are too short. Yes, compared to Planescape: Torment (which I know I never finished, for all I started at least twice) and this NWN, today's games are VERY short. But at least I don't get tired of them halfway through.

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From:jdack
Date:April 27th, 2011 06:50 pm (UTC)
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I probably put several weeks into Planescape and barely scratched the surface. I wouldn't have the attention span for that now days.

I think the problem with new games being short is that for one, they half ass the single player because they know most people will jump straight to the online e-peen stroking, and two, there's a disparity between a good SP length, say 10 hours, and an insulting one like the 5-6 you get now. Even shorter when games like CoD Black Ops basically play the game for you.

Then again most of my favorite games were ones like KOTOR where I clocked 40 hours or Oblivion where I did over 90 on both PC and Xbox.
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From:solan_t
Date:April 27th, 2011 07:05 pm (UTC)
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I don't play games with multiplayer much unless it's like WoW and there is no single player. I was a little miffed to learn that Portal 2 would have co-op, but that turned out mostly okay. I don't expect that will be much of a trend, personally.

But people complain that Dragon Age 2 is too short, and that's what I was referring to. I tend to replay those and get many, many more hours of play time out of them than some.

Edited at 2011-04-27 07:07 pm (UTC)
From:jdack
Date:April 27th, 2011 07:08 pm (UTC)
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Yeah I like co-op, just hate anything competitive.
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