Icewind Dale II Designer Diary #10

RPGVault has posted their tenth designer diary for Icewind Dale II, this time with Designer John Deiley. A snippet:

    One of the best changes for me is the new hit point bar. Rather than have your picture turn red when you are hurt, we now have this bright bar beneath your picture. As you take damage it gets smaller and changes color as well. During battle it is very eye catching and gives you immediate feedback on the health of your party. Another great feature is the new help screen. You can get lots of helpful information that is game or rules related without resorting to manuals or books. Simply pause the game and ask for help.