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Neverwinter Nights 2: Storm of Zehir (Windows)

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Description

Neverwinter Nights 2: Storm of Zehir is the second add-on to Neverwinter Nights 2 and tells the events following the defeat of the King of Shadows with a mercantile group's effort to establish itself at all costs. But instead of a linear storyline like in Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of the Betrayer, the player can roam around freely in the regions of Samarach and the Sword Coast with the help of the new "Overland Map". On this map the player sees the world from an isometric view and can travel faster through the world while still seeing where enemies are or uncovering secrets. The overland map also increases the importance of previously less useful Dungeons & Dragons skills like "Survival" or "Search" to help the party avoid some of the many dangers roaming the land and help them find the hidden treasures.

The player can also now create his whole group of four adventurers (and two NPC cohorts) by themselves instead of picking up whoever the story tells them to. There are also two new races (the Grey Orcs and the Yuan-ti Purebloods) and three new classes (Swashbuckler, Doomguide and the Hellfire Warlock) to choose from upon character creation. The choices the player makes there are especially important this time around because in conversations the player can now switch quickly between speakers allowing them to influence the dialogue further.

The add-on also revamps the crafting system, now allowing the player to harness the skills, materials and spells from every member in their adventuring party when it's time to use the collected recipes to either create a new item or enchant an existing one. And in correspondence to the story, which focuses on a group of traders, trading has also been expanded, allowing the player to reap economic rewards and expand a modest merchant company into a massive trade empire by trading resources and goods and setting up trade caravans and such.

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Neverwinter Nights 2: Storm of Zehir Windows Just an ordinary graveyard
Neverwinter Nights 2: Storm of Zehir Windows Low level party facing enemy
Neverwinter Nights 2: Storm of Zehir Windows I hope she is only bluffing...
Neverwinter Nights 2: Storm of Zehir Windows Title screen (NWN 2 with Storm of Zehir installed)

Alternate Titles

  • "絕冬城之夜2:邪神降臨(資料片)" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "Neverwinter Nights 2: Gniew Zehira" -- Polish title

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User Reviews

Both a nostalgia trip and a visionary experiment András Gregorik (65) 4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars

The Press Says

IGN Dec 01, 2008 8.3 out of 10 83
IGN Australia Dec 02, 2008 8.2 out of 10 82
GameStar (Germany) Nov, 2008 81 out of 100 81
Game Captain Dec 30, 2008 72 out of 100 72
Blend Games Nov 30, 2008 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Valhalla Jul 14, 2009 6.8 out of 10 68
JeuxVideoPC.com Dec 02, 2008 13 out of 20 65
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Dec 03, 2008 60 out of 100 60
GameSpy Dec 09, 2008 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Gamekult Nov 26, 2008 5 out of 10 50

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Sicarius (61021) added Neverwinter Nights 2: Storm of Zehir (Windows) on Nov 25, 2008