Neverwinter Nights 2 Preview

Eurogamer continues their Neverwinter Nights 2 coverage with the game's first major online preview, after receiving a demonstration of the game and its editor from Obsidian Entertainment's Ferret Baudoin. An excerpt to follow:
The Neverwinter Nights 2 editor is a complicated-looking tool, but a quick demonstration suggests it won't be off-limits to anybody who's ever dabbled in MS Access or any other multi-paned utility - and it has the same kind of layout flexibility as Photoshop, allowing you to position panes where you want them. Navigation's tabbed between areas, conversations and scripts, so you can edit them simultaneously instead of, for example, having to remember a lot of specifics from one when it comes to sorting out another. Selecting a simple building, Baudoin demonstrates how easily it can be rotated at any angle on the terrain, and actually overlapped with other similar buildings to form unusual layouts. Placing curbs, crates, barrels and benches is point-and-click, and the same goes for things like creatures and trees.