Neverwinter Nights 2 is pretty good. I’m enjoying it, anyway. They added some neat stuff, and overall, it’s the same NWN that we know and love, only with more party members (the dwarven fighter’s a particular favorite of mine, but then, y’know me.)
It does serve to reinforce a point of mine, though–I am just incapable of being bad in these games. Anything where your alignment is under your control–Fable, Jade Empire, whatever, I am so damn nice it’s almost obnoxious. I’m playing a rogue, and I went and joined the city watch. I just can’t bring myself to take people’s money and eat puppies and whatnot.
This is ironic, granted the constant kerfluffle about video games teaching you to engage in unsocial behaviors. Fear me! I am locating lost children and refusing any reward! Lock up your daughters!
Also ironically, in actual tabletop games, I am much more of a bastard. Possibly this is because I have so much more chance to be annoyed by people in tabletop gaming, possibly it’s because when everyone else in the party is dismembering goblins and chewing on their severed arms to terrify the enemy, it just seems like the thing to do, possibly it’s that Mouse was ALWAYS the one who had to seduce the contact, and jeez, for once couldn’t somebody else do it? The rigger, maybe? or maybe it’s just that there’s a sheer visceral thrill to beheading the enemy with dice that doesn’t actually translate to watching pixels fill down that spurs one to greater heights of mayhem–I don’t know what it is. All I know is that I could start a game of NWN as Chaotic Evil and wind up Lawful Good by the end boss.
Hmm, maybe I should try that…
Oh, and this is pretty damn cool news about “Black Dogs,” too!