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What does NPC stand for?

NPC stands for Non-Player Character

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Perhaps the most often complained-about issue with the first game was the lack of freedom, branching storylines and towns full of non-player characters (NCPs) to explore.
Another nice addition are the morality situations, where you are presented with options to kill or walk away from non-player characters in-game.
In terms of new content, significant steps have been taken to improve the payability of a popular Hazard Zone, called the Hollows, and Non-Player Character encounters have been rebalanced, including improved rates of respawning, new villain groups and the inclusion of a new mobile hospital at the entrance to the zone.
It makes non-player characters react to what is happening, rather than run through a repeated, scripted performance.