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Friday, October 27, 2000

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First Look at Neverwinter Nights
10:36 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

RPG Planet has posted a preview of Bioware's upcoming RPG Neverwinter Nights. Even though the game won't likely be released until late next year, this 3D real-time RPG is already garnering a lot of attention from excited gamers. Bioware is hoping to accurately recreate the group experience of pen-and-paper AD&D on the computer, allowing you do play as Dungeon Master for a party of adventurers, or adventure online with a human DM shadowing your every move. Here's a clip from the preview describing the interface used in this title:

The transparent interface also promises to be slick, simple and effective. All players, non-player characters and monsters have portraits and these will appear in many of the interfaces. Besides the quick slots at the bottom and a menu on the right, the major method for interaction with the world is the radial menu that is brought up by right-clicking. When the player wants to fight, cast spells, or perform other actions, they bring this menu up and then simply drag the mouse in a certain direction to select. These menus are several layers deep and commonly used actions can be put in quick slots. The game is real-time; only the DM will be able to pause the multiplayer game, thus an intuitive, easy interface is a must. There are also two chat text boxes at the bottom so you can follow different things like the action and a conversation.
Read through the rest of the article for juicy info on this amazing (and amazingly gorgeous) title. Be sure and check out the Neverwinter Nights web site if you want to find out even more about the game.

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