I’ve started playing the second NWN2 expansion, Storm of Zehir, on Ruben’s recommendation. It’s not strictly speaking the RPG for me as it’s more about open-ended exploration and trading than about deep character interaction and an engaging storyline, but if nothing else I’ve found that I had lots and lots of fun just creating the party:
I have a thing for playing weird types – I guess they’re just more interesting. I’ve come up with a little background story for them, and though I wish the game could somehow acknowledge that, I realize it’s completely unfeasible to implement properly between player-created characters, so I’m content with just having it all in my head. I suspect if somebody were to ever make a game consisting entirely of a very detailed character creation menu, I just might buy it. And enjoy it.
As for what the actual game is like, I’ll have to report back on that. So far it seems a little shallow but the new world map is fun, and the intro sequence sure was well executed, so I see some potential.