Never winter Nights has got to be the greatest RPG of all time. I have never played the online version of the game (which I hear is unbelievable), but I have beat the game in single player mode. It has a great storyline with fun filled adventures. The best part is the character creation, where you get to create your character to your wanted specifications (well sort of, you can't morph the body to fit your exact specifications).
You are able to decide on your characters alignment; though it doesn't affect the way the game takes place, which I think is the only thing I would change about the game.
The storyline is excellent, with many unexpected twists and addictive action that you won't believe. It has the classic Dungeons and Dragons fighting style, which I have no problem with because I am a dungeons and dragons fanatic. The areas that you travel in this game are known to any faithful Forgotten Realms book reader, with even some familiar characters (in the third act out of four, you meet Elaith Craulnober, the notorious thief that appears in a few Forgotten realms books, among those being The City of Splendors by Elaine Cunningham and Ed Greenwood). This game will get you hooked and it will give you a good few weeks of playing time.
As your custom character goes on through the
level, he will advance. The higher level he gets the better equipment he can get, with many cool magical weapons and armor sets. You can even have a smith make magical sets of armor and weapons, though you can't choose their abilities. Some people may even choose to have their character create their own weapons and armor, which I have found to be a waste of time because of all of the ability points you have to spend just to find the items to craft them.
There is a great assortment of creatures to battle with sword, magic, stealth, or charm, from lowly rats and goblins, all the way to giants and dragons, as well as everything in between. As you progress in the game, you learn that it is not just about action and adventure and fighting, but it also use a great amount of strategy. By learning your foes weaknesses, especially with the dragons, you can learn an easier way to defeat them.
Overall, I give Never winter Nights an A. At least 9.5 out of 10, maybe even 10 out of 10.