Dungeons & Dragons: Neverwinter First Impressions Review

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Introduction

Dungeons & Dragons: Neverwinter is a free-to-play MMORPG modeled after the old Neverwinter Nights games and, of course, D&D overall. The game takes its title from BioWare's 2002 title Neverwinter Nights, which in turn got its title from an even older game (also called Neverwinter Nights): the world's first graphical MMORPG which ran from 1991 to 1997 on AOL. Feeling a little confused? We were too; it's much easier to simply approach the game as its own inclusive product.

Dungeons & Dragons: Neverwinter borrows its name and classic D&D elements from the Neverwinter games of olden times, but Perfect World's upcoming 2012 MMORPG is definitely not a remake of those earlier games. While we only had a brief time to demo the game at PAX East, it feels more like WoW or Guild Wars right off the bat, with some unexpected hack/slash tendencies. How and whether it sets itself apart from the slew of free-to-play MMOs available in the WASD/click/cooldown format will remain to be seen.

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Sections

  1. Page
  2. Gameplay
  3. Graphics, Storytelling, & Atmosphere
  4. Conclusion

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