MoW Interview and Review
Friday, 22 May 2009 18:48

GameZone has an interview with Alan Miranda, talking about Mysteries of Westgate and what it takes to make a great D&D RPG.

RPG Codex, a site for RPG connoisseurs, has posted a review of Mysteries of Westgate. Reviewed by Vault Dweller, he has some very complimentary words to say about MoW. Here is a compilation of some of his highlights:

"And yet it’s one of the best NWN games and if MotB wasn’t Planescape’s distant cousin, I would have said that it’s the best NWN game. The design of the ending deserves a special praise. It is - without a doubt - the best and most brilliantly designed ending to ever grace the genre. The evil option is something that every RPG fan should experience. I kid you not. Ossian has significantly raised the bar there."

 
Week of Westgate Reviews
Thursday, 07 May 2009 17:26

It’s been a week since Mysteries of Westgate was released and we’ve received a number of great reviews! Here is a summary of some of the highlights.

Level Games Magazine (Croatia) May 2009 – 88%
"Take my advice, cough up ten euros (that’s five beers in a clean pub, or ten in a rat infested hellhole) and start playing MoW right now. I finished it twice without getting bored, and, after a "short" break, there will be a third time. I suggest you do the same. For all that it’s worth, I found it better (and cheaper) than the original NWN 2 campaign and the second addon, Storm of Zehir. In these times, when you’re required to pay thirty bucks for a three hour campaign and a questionable multiplayer, ten euros for a good twenty hour single player RPG is a real bargain, trust me."

Pelit Magazine (Finland) May 2009 – 85%
"The story is delightfully old school and focuses more on adventure and less on combat, which creates nice mystery atmosphere."

Sorcerer’s Place – 80%
"Overall, the adventure pack provides a roleplaying experience that is on par with that of Mask of the Betrayer. A high point is that many of the battles are challenging, and fun. Even experienced players may be in for a few surprises when they undertake a new battle for the first time."

RPGWatch – 80%
"You get a game that is bigger, better, deeper and more fun than the majority of new AAA releases, and you get it for $10. Mysteries of Westgate is priced like a little module but performs like a full expansion - once again Ossian Studios has delivered in a big way for the Neverwinter Nights franchise! From the engaging story to the well thought out characters and side quests to the challenging combat, I was sorry when I knew I was getting to the end. My final thought on value is just a reminder that this module costs the same as the two Fallout 3 DLC modules, yet offers more in every way - more play time, better writing, ideas and characters, and infinitely more replayability."

Absolute Games (Russia) – 77%
(The highest score they have given to a Neverwinter Nights 2 add-on.)
"The developers brought many familiar situations to Westgate, be it a treasure hunt, a theft investigation, inevitable gladiatorial fights, dialogue-driven quests or a drinking contest, and twisted them in unexpected ways. Those who take their time to explore each nook and cranny of Westgate will enjoy lots of adventures. The fights are always balanced and fun, even if you happen to play with a wimpy Bard. Ossian Studios has rich imagination, skillful hands, proven technology and almost endless Forgotten Realms universe. One more, please!"

Gamers.AT (Germany) – 76%
"Mysteries of Westgate brings many wonderful moments that are well known from the first two parts of the [NWN2] saga: great story, many plot twists and much fun regarding item collecting and bashing mean wrongdoers."

GameStar (Germany) – 72%
"There are a lot of things to do, weird characters to meet and dialogues which even surpass the quality of the main game from time to time."

 
MoW is Released!
Tuesday, 28 April 2009 21:39

Mysteries of Westgate, the first Adventure Pack for Neverwinter Nights 2, has finally been released and is now available for purchase and download! To all our fans who have been patiently waiting for the game’s release, we hope you enjoy playing it, and let us know what you think - we’re always listening to you. And to everyone who loved playing our free Neverwinter Nights cancelled Premium Module, Darkness over Daggerford, here’s your chance to support Ossian Studios by buying MoW.

To buy and download MoW in North America, you can go to the Atari US website. For buying MoW in the rest of the world, you can go to the DLgamer website. To read more about Mysteries of Westgate’s features, check out our MoW page.

 
New Ossian Studios Website!
Tuesday, 28 April 2009 21:36

Things may look a bit different today... That’s because we’ve created a whole new look for Ossian’s website! Additionally, we’re happy to invite you to our new Ossian forums, where you can talk directly with the Ossian team and other fans about our games. Welcome everyone!

 
GamePlay Magazine MoW Review
Saturday, 25 April 2009 16:00

GamePlay Magazine in Croatia (www.gameplay.hr) just released their May issue, which included a review of Mysteries of Westgate. Their executive editor, Damir Djurovic, gave MoW an 85%! Here is a compilation of his accolades for the game:

"A small studio like Ossian created what is perhaps the best title in the Neverwinter Nights 2 series. The whole game exudes a more enigmatic and mystical atmosphere than was the case with other NWN2 titles. During the more than 20 hours of playing we have done with MoW, we constantly had the feeling that we were playing an enhanced version of the urban adventures in Athkatla from Baldur's Gate 2."

 
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