Shadows of Undrentide starts you out as a powerful Dwarvish mage's apprentice, searching for the culprits behind an elaborate artifact heist. There are evil wizards who deserve a good smiting, dragons to deceive and malevolent mummies residing in deep, dark crypts just begging to be annihilated. Sure, it's a bit cliché and generic, but it works. What is more problematic is the pacing of the story and the tempo of the game. You find some relatively powerful magic items pretty early in the first dungeon in the game -- at least powerful for your level -- and it's slow going from there until the end of chapter one.