Review by fatalframe202

""A great RPG that does not recieve the attention it deserves""

Icewind Dale 2 is a RPG and a Dungeon and Dragon game. It is also a game that did not deserve all the attention that it should have had but did not.

The graphics in the game are done well for the type of game it is. The terrain, buildings, and scenery are probably the best part about the game. The character models are done well, but in my opinion they could have been better. The monsters and demons you will fight have lots of detail and the best looking ones for this type of game. A big improvement in graphics since the first game.

The gameplay is something that most RPG or dungeon and dragon fans should be familiar with, but just in case you are not familiar, here is a simple piece of information about the gameplay. You get to choose your characters race from a list of different races, each have their own unique abilities. You then get to choose their class from a list of classes, again each with their own unique abilities. You get to choose their feats, and then you can power up your character with points that can be spent on strength, charisma, dexterity and much more.

The storyline in the game is simple, but very long. You start the game off as a group of mercenaries that have to save the town of Targos, but after doing that, you set off on an adventure that will keep you playing for hours and hours.

There is a lot of replay value, depending on how you look at it. If you are a new fan to this kind of game or genre, then you might be focused on just beating the game. So there is no real replay value for you. If you are a fan of the series and are looking to beat the game with different classes and races, then there is tons of replay value, for there will never be the same game twice. Unless you pick the exact same cast of characters.

Overall, Icewind Dale 2 is a game that should have had more fame and glory, but did not. The multiplayer mode is alright, but I would stay with single player. The game can take very long or very short, depending on if you know the type of game very well, or if you are new to the game series. The game can be purchased for about $10, so I recommend getting this game even if you have not tried the first game or another game with this type of engine.

Reviewer's Rating:   5.0 - Flawless

Originally Posted: 08/02/06

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