Neverwinter Nights 2: Storm of Zehir Review

The folks over at have conjured up the first online review of Neverwinter Nights 2: Storm of Zehir, in which they point out a few flaws before chalking the expansion pack up as "a lot of fun to play."
Obsidian has simply done an outstanding job with the Overland Map, revamped crafting system, improved AI and the new death and resting systems. Everything fits together seamlessly and runs with virtually no problems. If you are looking for a game that features more open ended exploration, with challenging combat then Storm of Zehir is definitely the game for you.

However, if you are looking for some depth to the interactions with your companions, you might want to think twice. In my opinion, the interactions with the cohorts are sadly lacking and the game suffers for that. Admittedly I wasn't able to finish the game so perhaps things get better later on but my initial impression of the cohort interactions was not favorable.

Some of the changes do require a little getting used to. Once you get over that hurdle, this is definitely a lot fun to play.