Author Topic: So I just finished this mod..  (Read 2946 times)

Rethal

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So I just finished this mod..
« on: January 04, 2010, 08:26:05 PM »
And I gotta say it was a really nice mod, one that I had given up on seeing completed but was surprised one day when I meandered to this site and saw it was completed.

It was written well, and I mean both narratively and code-wise. I only ran across one bug which may have been my fault since I did not install the mods I am using in the recommended order at first.

Although I had not done a full SoA clear with Nalia before so I was not overly familiar with her personality, the dialogue that was written for this mod did seem to fit into her personality well. I enjoyed having another choice from elf priestesses for a romance option for my CG Thief, Rethal.

I'd like to offer some criticism and observations and I hope they will not be taken too personally, they're rather minor to be honest.

Firstly, I don't recall seeing an entry in Rethal's journal regarding Nalia's capture by Bodhi. It's been a long time since I played through BG2 so I don't know if an entry is added for any of the romances, but I thought I'd point that out all the same, just in case.

Another thing I noticed is that some of Nalia's romance dialogue seemed to be quite long compared to other dialogues in the game. I'm not sure if this is even worth mentioning seeing as I like lots of dialogue, it just seemed a little out of place.

Some of Nalia's initiated flirts seemed a little out of place when you compare them to the flirts my own character was able to initiate. For example, there was a time when Nalia grabbed my character in a bear hug and said "Thank you for everything".
Well I wanted to reciprocate so I chose the option to hug her in return, and received a polite smile and nothing more. I guess we know who's wearing the pants in that relationship, haha.

On a similar note, her initiated flirt where she picks your pocket kind of bothered me seeing as my main character was a Thief, and if anyone would catch someone trying to pick their pocket it's a Thief. But that's a pretty minor thing, just kind've bugged me. :P

The final fight with Isaea was disappointing in it's difficulty, I rolled over him with no effort.

And lastly, (perhaps most importantly) I felt the pace of the romance was a little bit slow. To my shame, I found myself using the CLUAConsole:AdvanceRealTime command a few times, since I was outside of Suldanesselar and I knew the last talk had to do with gambling and I hadn't seen it yet.

I went through perhaps 2 more lovetalks before reaching that one, and I made an effort to go through the game slowly, I did most of the major side quests in the game before moving on to Sulda. The pace might be a little more suitable for BG newbies, but since the game is what, 9 years old? I'm willing to bet most people that play BG are well versed with the game.


Whew, well I think that's the end of any critique I have. I want to stress not to take it personally since I really enjoyed this mod, I have been anticipating it for literally years.

I hope that some time in the not too distant future you may find time to work on the ToB portion, because it will feel strange to move on to ToB with Rethal with Nalia being quiet and unaffective, but I won't hold my breath as I'm sure you, dear modder(s), are busy with your own endeavors.
But seeing as I haven't seen a large amount of reviews for this mod yet I thought I'd try my hand at writing a half-assed one. If you've any further questions on what I think of this mod I would be happy to attempt to answer them.

And finally, thank you again for making this mod, I know you don't get paid to do it but I can personally say there are people out there that do appreciate it.

Regards,

Rethal

 

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