Even the Giant Flesh-Hungry Spiders Look Pretty in Neverwinter

The Forgotten Realms depicted in this new trailer and screenshots for Cryptic Studios' online co-op role-playing game Neverwinter could have been torn from the scribble pad I kept next to my character sheet back in my Dungeons & Dragons days.

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This is pretty much how I imagined my adventures back then, so many years ago. I was Maximillian Hood, swashbuckling rogue and master of tumbling, spending my days dodging the hell out of Kobolds because of my tendency to run ahead of the party. Or I was Thog, the barbarian warrior with a 16 Wisdom and 3 Intelligence, thoughtfully tearing off pieces of my horse and eating them as we travelled headlong into danger.

Neverwinter for the PC gives players the tools to create their own epic azdventures in the Forgotten Realms, like Neverwinter Nights before it, only with a strong focus on customization and multiplayer. You know, the best bits. I'm amazingly depressed that I didn't make it to E3 to see it in person.

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Guess I'll just have to keep watching the website like everybody else until we get closer to the game's late 2011 release.

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I got burned badly by Champions (Bought the lifetime for that piece of shit)

I love NWN and NWN2 but I'm afraid of "OnLine" and "Cryptic" as it makes it sound like this is going to be another shitty, quick cash-in hack & slash aberration like Daggerfall and not something more turn-based and P&P friendly like the first two games.

I don't understand why no one makes a good turn-based multiplayer game where you use voice chat to communicate with everyone in your party and everyone waits for everybody else to make their move. You could even have a DM in charge of the monsters.

P&P RPing is not that hard to recreate in videogames, I'm not sure why no one does it.