The people at Obsidian have about as storied a history of creating computer RPGs as any company can lay claim to. Taken as a whole, the company employs designers who have worked on games like Knights of the Old Republic II, Icewind Dale, Fallout II, and Planescape: Torment. The game that Obsidian itself is most well known for, however, is Neverwinter Nights 2, the sequel to BioWare's original Neverwinter Nights. The game was a critical success when it was released in 2006, featuring an epic and lengthy adventure, with mechanics that hearkened back to the good old days of Baldur's Gate. A full party could be created and directly controlled by the player (as opposed to Neverwinter Nights, where only one character could be directly controlled at a time).
Although the game had its rough spots, many of them were polished after patching, allowing Obsidian to focus on loads of new content for the expansion pack, Mask of the Betrayer. After the events at the end of Neverwinter Nights 2, your character finds him or herself transported thousands of miles from where you finished that game, with a dark and terrible curse brewing within you. It's up to you to find new friends, explore the new portion of the world that has been opened to you, and attempt to find the reason you've been cursed, and hopefully eliminate it before it overwhelms you.
GameSpot's Game Guide to Mask of the Betrayer offers up the following exclusive features:
Follower DetailsCurious about how best to use your followers, or where to find them? Check out this section of the guide.
Spirit-Eating TipsThe new spirit-eating mechanic is tough to control, but this section will help you out.
WalkthroughA detailed walkthrough for proceeding through the game's three-act campaign.