On Xmas, I said fuck you, NWN2, and removed it from my hard drive. I came very close to snapping the dvd in two, and tossing the whole thing away.
First, the unholy difficulty spike during the city watch portion of the game was so frustrating that it caused me to drop the difficulty level to easy, and even then the game kicked my ass (respawning thieves, anyone). After much running past the mobs and restarting dozens of times, I made it past that spike, only to find that Qara’s AI had stopped working, never to start again. She just fucking stood there as my party was wiped out by respawing thieves from hell.
Yeah, the interface kind of sucks, and the camera works against you, and the story is subpar and the voice acting is bad and the spell effects are overdone, obscurring your party as the respawing baddies appear out of the thin air, but after fifty patches, you’d think the party AI would at least work ok.
So, I’ve gone back to BG2. No camera, no 3d, no missing AI. Lots of fun.
Now if only it were turn-based…