Deeper and deeper into the dungeons we go. Where we stop, nobody knows.
Bioware really managed to stuff a lot of extras into this expansion pack, and it plays and flows much better than Shadows of Undrentide. The story is great, the epic battles are truly epic and the graphics have been given a slight tweak. There are a few minor blemishes, but for the most part Hordes of the Underdark is a shiny gem. Even with all the free user-created content out there for Neverwinter Nights, Hordes of the Underdark is well worth plunking down $30 for if you like what you played in the original.
Deep and engaging story, and the same elegant, intuitive interface.
The engine is showing its age, but the new higher-polygon character and object models look nice. System requirements are higher, but still relativily low.
New music fits the mood well, and the voice acting gives the game and the characters more, uhm, character.
Some issues with henchmen AI, but overall solid. Bioware has packed a lot of new elements into this expansion.
Lasting Appeal (8/10)
Although not designed for multiplay, Hordes should offer up 20-30 hours of gameplay the first time through, and it's good enough to play again with another character.