A little disappointed
I have to say that I am a little disappointed. Not much, just a little.
One of the things I really enjoy about Morrowind is the ability to change each article of clothing/armour/weapon and then to be able to see it up close - both in-game(with TAB) and on a paper doll in the inventory.
Perhaps I just haven't found the proper paperdoll command for the inventory.
In fact, the inventory/clothing selector looks less like BG2 (which was at least trying) and more like Pool of Radiance. I was not a fan of PoR. At all.
The camera 3D thing is neat; but, I can only seem to increase/decrease distance and spin around the centered character. The angle - 3/4 down - remains the same -> Thus, I have a bit of a problem-in close-up camera view...seeing striaght ahead is not possible (I'm always looking 3/4 down).
I like the multiple layers of inventory...would've been nice to include some sort of inventory sorter -> armour goes into 3rd slot, weapons into 2nd, potions into 5th, etc.
A little disappointed that the bodies of the slain disappear - again, a little too much like PoR.
Another lovely feature of Morrowind is that if you see some schmo running at you with a spear, you then kill said schmo, he has a spear on him - when you start taking his stuff, it removes them from his body which you see graphically. And then you have the option to dispose of the corpse. Or, like me, leave a trail of corpses so I know where I've been. Nothing like leaving the dead chap's sword pointing down the direction I take at a crossroads or forking corridor.
I think I am really going to enjoy NwN as I progress through the next few chapters and familiarize myself with the little doo-dads; but I cannot help but feel I would have enjoyed this game a little more without a
The haunting memory of PoR casting it's ugly head at anything that even remotely resembles a similiarity between the two b
Less hype c
Far freaken less hype.
Maybe it's because I'm not a skilled gamer reviewer, but I find myself not judging NwN on it's merits, but rather on where it has failed my expectations.