Stay far, FAR away from this damn game until they fix the framerate issues. I get 10-30 FPS at 1600*1200 with everything maxed and 10-30 FPS at 800*600 with everything at the minimal level (it looks like software rendering FFS).
Weird, I'm quite happy with how the game runs on my AMD Athlon 2-something and radeon 9800 pro. Some slow downs, obviously.. but nothing below 15 fps with medium textures, most shadowing off.... generally low/medium settings.
The plot is better than NWN, but the game world generally (plot, art, characters/writing, voice acting, etc all summed together) is not up to BG 2 standards... who knows if anything ever will be. Combat is definitely better than NWN, but getting your NPCs to stop wasting spells (I still play like it takes 8 hours to rest) can be a minor hastle.
I agree about the interface, whoever decided clicking on one of your groupmates should target them, rather than select them is an idiot. The whole group control interface should mirror BG 2's, the remnants of the old NWN spirit (automatic groupmates) is not welcome
Good game so far, not sure how long I've played.. up to level 7 with my bard. Combat, as I mentioned, shows promise. Especially at higher levels as there's a great amount of character branching in terms of skills (which Oblivion was totally lacking.)
Some uninspired enemies, but that's par for the course in modern RPGs (hint to devs: if it wasn't in BG 2 it's probably a stupid, derivative idea
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