sexta-feira, 30 de maio de 2008
The winter has a heart
Yup, I finished the Heart of Winter expansion for IWD. Wow...that was quick... Indeed this expansion is rather short, specially when compared to the main game, but at least this one left me wanting to play more. Despite the length it was really cool, as gnome pointed out here. The story is engaging, the new areas and enemies give it a refreshing new look, even if they're still made of snow or caves, and overall it was just a good way to extend the original game. About the story, I have a complaint, though. Without wanting to spoil the plot, it basically tells the story of an evil entity wanting to wage war between the barbarian tribes of the north and the Ten Towns (a group of 10 settlements of "civilized" people from the south).
As expected, it's our mission to destroy that evil entity, thus bringing peace to the land (ok, it was still at peace since the war was yet to start, but you know what I mean), but the problem is...I actually wanted to join my nemesis and drive the southern scum out of the tundra. Just think about it, the barbarian tribes lived in piece in the cold north until the fucking "civilized men" came from the south to exploit their lands and take them away from them. Why wouldn't I want to join them in their quest for revenge? I would gladly burn the Ten Towns to the ground and kick their sorry asses over the Spine of the World. ...Does that make me a bad person?... o_O
Anyway, even Black Isle realized that the expansion was just to short, so they eventually released a mini-expansion for it called Trials of the Luremaster. I'm off to play that one, so I can finally see everything IceWind Dale has to offer.