Neverwinter Nights 2 Review

Ace Gamez has kicked up their review of Neverwinter Nights 2, giving the RPG sequel an overall score of 9/10.
...there are very few 'traditional' role-playing games made anymore - most are action RPGs, hack-and-slash adventures that look like Diablo or Oblivion, with simple quests spoon-fed to players and explicit map systems making completion as simple as killing everything between point A and B. Neverwinter Nights 2 can play like an action RPG in some ways - a characteristic that brought the original game simultaneous praise and criticism - but underneath the hood there is a fully implemented turn-based party system RPG that shares much with games like Baldur's Gate 2. These games ask you to actually play a role - to be good or evil, lawful or chaotic - in other words, they expect you to become a person within the game world and assume a full set of moral and behavioural characteristics that you will strive to maintain throughout the game - even if it means skipping quests, losing experience and being unable to make use of a particularly cool bit of 'phat lewt'.