Originally Posted by dwig
Originally Posted by Topgoon
I must jump in here and give NWN2 a shoutout (which used 3.5E). The base game was merely decent, but I personally think the expansion (Mask of the Betrayer) is a work of art. One of the best DnD stories to date, and by far my most favorite epic level campaign. You should try it out if you haven't had a chance to play it. The other expansion, Mysteries of Westgate is also worth a play IMO.

I agree that Mask of the Betrayer was a work of art. But it wasn't because of 3.5... it was because the writing was amazing. DnD 3.5 did its job I suppose, but the combat was just "okay" and probably would not have been worth the hassle if the story had not been so exceptional.
Still better than 5E combat though which is much too dependent on the D20 RNG.