NWN’s companions are real bears (and cats)


Love this game, haven’t used the cash shop once. I just can’t understand all the hate this game gets. Then again I’m a pretty casual gamer.

Have you ever found yourself playing Neverwinter and thinking, “This is great, but it’d be way better with an enormous bear mauling things while I cast spells”? Or perhaps you’d prefer a panther, or a hawk, or an enormous spider? Whatever your preferred flavor, the game probably has a companion to match your tastes, and each of them is on display in the new companion trailer embedded just past the cut. Although the idea of a spider companion is kind of really creepy.

This trailer comes along with the addition of a new companion to the cash shop, the Cave Bear. Your ursine companion will obligingly maul your opponents while stealing health and comes with a max rank of 20. There’s also a new dye pack, which has very little to do with companions but might help you coordinate your outfit with your feral chums. So check out the full trailer past the break for an idea of what you can do with an animal buddy.

Charming pets is one of the most fun things to do in MMOs.  Always loved my old druid in Everquest and the ability to charm animals around me and make them fight for me.   Snakes were nasty pets, and poisonous too… bears could be good tanks, briefly at least…