GoG.com Continues D&D Releases with Neverwinter Nights Diamond
Bioware has moved on to other series like Mass Effect and Dragon Age, but not too long ago the crown jewel in their technology collection ( not necessarily the best story they produced) was Neverwinter Nights. The company’s last licensed D&D game served as more of a bridging project on the road to creating a full-fledged MMO because it allowed players to create their own adventures and run personal servers for friends, even emulating a part of the D&D tabletop experience thanks to a Dungeon Master client.
Well, Neverwinter Nights Diamond is now available on GoG.com for $10. The version available includes the two official expansions – Shadows of Undrentide and Hordes of the Underdark as well as the first digital expansion – Kingmaker. It’s a bit unfortunate this is not the complete version of NWN since Atari actually released a few more digital modules (Pirates of the Sword-Coast, Infinite Dungeons and Wyvern Crown of Cormyr as examples) before moving on to the sequel, but it’s a great gaming value for $10.
You can still load up NWN and find an active mod and module community. People continue to run persistent game servers as well. While the graphics are definitely showing their age, well the play’s the thing right??