Icewind Dale II Review @ Game Industry

The latest review of Icewind Dale II can be found over at Game Industry News, where they've scored the game 4.5 of 5 gems. Their conclusion:

    If you like role-playing games, but don't like having to write a book just to keep track of what is going on, then the linear nature of Icewind Dale II should show great appeal. At times hardcore RPGers like myself may feel a bit frustrated by the constant combat, but this is easily balanced by interesting tactical puzzles and a surprisingly rich storyline. Plus, epic-sized battles that would make Baldur's Gate characters give a double take are a ton of fun to tackle. Wading through a seemingly hopeless situation to the light at the end of the tunnel is wonderfully satisfying, and you do it so very often here. Icewind Dale II earns 4 and 1/2 GiN Gems for its rapidly accumulating treasure trove of awards.