This game is desinged and fitted around a fighter class (Fighter, Fighter/Rogue Combo, Paladin, Barbarian, etc.) and all the gear and upgrades will support this class. It is considered Hack-N-Slash but uses unique encounters throughout the game that hack-n-slash alone will not solve. There are a multitude of original puzzles to solve (kind of like the old Zelda games). Each of these challenges or puzzles helps you in your progression throughout the game.This game is a serious game and will take 60 to 80 hours to complete if not using the complete walk-through. It is broken down into two parts.The first half: Takes place in the city of HeavensGate where you will begin a mission to improve your fighting skills and self-defense. This allows you to learn your character and define their skills before taking on the harder, second half. You embark on a multitude of quests that you must solve for the Prince and citizens of HeavensGate. You will build up to 6 or 7 levels of experience before you take the trip over to the island of St. Lorion to start the investigations of the Undead invasion.The first half ends with a mind blowing and challenging event that you must enter, known as The Great Arena Challenge. You will have to win each trial in order to move on to the next one. You will have to win twelve different and unique events in total in order to pass the trials. It ends with a twisting, plot driven scenario that leads to the second half of the game. This challenge is meant to be tough and is the climax to the first half of the game. The second half: Starts when you sail over to the island of St. Lorion to investigate the Undead Invasion that took place. The Undead Army stole 12 ancient scrolls that you will enventually need to get back for the people of St. Lorion. You will also be driven to find out what happened to your Father who went missing. You will dive deeper and deeper into the hidden world of the Undead Legion until you and your eventual army take on their top leaders. The second half: will allow you to build resources and eventually purchase god-like gear which you will need in order to defeat the end-game. So keep your eyes out at the weapon shops, armor shops, and magic shops to get your shopping list going. You will also gain valuable items throughout the game by doing the vast amounts of quests and mini-quests. Expect to be level 19 or 20 when the game is over.The game comes with a COMPLETE 31 page walk-through that takes the player step-by-step on how to complete every zone in order to win the game (SPOILERS). I recommend that you ONLY use this if you are absolutely stuck and do not know what to do. I also offer my email to answer any other questions you may have about the game. I know there are not a lot of NWN original players left out there, but for those that are, I hope you find this game fun and challenging.
For those wanting an easier trip, level a character to 2 or 3, strip them of all their gear, then use that character to play this game. A level or two ahead makes it a lot easier for those not wanting the full challenge of this game.