Публикувани: 14 април
This game was amazeballs. Graphics aside, what really got me this time around was the writing.
One of the things that always bothered me with regards to the PC in BG1 compared to the one in BG2 was that they were, for lack of a better word, a jackass. Seriously, the dialogue was laced with this incredibly snarky, deadpan sarcastic sense of humour that had me cracking up any number of times. That was absent in BG2... until now. It's a real laugh a minute with the PC in BG2 EE, which is just as it should be.
With regards to the characters, I do have to say I liked all of them. Call me shallow and easily pleased, but Neera was the first female NPC I've actually romanced because I too have that wild, rather unpredictable sense of humour (feel free to psychoanalyze me). Dorn and to a lesser extent Rasaad were also very well written, although I never really grew to like Hexxat.
The quests are decent, and in Neera and Dorn's case excellent, if a bit rushed. But then again BG2EE is merely an expansion and a large one at that, as opposed to a standalone game. There wasn't nearly enough meat in vanilla BG2 compared to BG1, which had dozens of wilderness areas, and BG2EE goes a long way towards rectifiying that.
All in all I'll give this game 9 hamsters out of 10, because there was a whole lot more they could have done with Hexxat beyond the "I'm a vampire" trope. The character is closemouthed by nature, but one thing with NPCs is that they're *supposed* to open up to eachother, and certainly to the player (especially if said NPC is romanceable). Hexxat never quite gets there.