Two Worlds Epic Edition
More ACTUAL fun than oblivion
I played and finished oblivion many months before two worlds. The only real similarity between the two is that they are both large game worlds. To me I found oblivion mostly boring because everything leveld with you. Two worlds has better: models, sounds, monsters, storyline, spells and weapons... IMO. To me oblivion felt empty and a lot of the quests were anticlimatic and illogical. Two worlds is classic fantasy with classic fantasy monsters and setting to explore. In oblivion no matter where I went on the map it felt like the same thing over and over. In two worlds when you go to a different part of the map you feel like you have gone somewhere different. Oblivion is prettier than two worlds and unfortunately runs much smoother. That is two worlds only downfall, in single player it can lag and become a slideshow at times. I have a good computer that beats the specs and I have things turned down and it still does it. It if wasn't for this I'd say two worlds would beat the pants off of oblivion.
Why is everyone dogging this cool game?
I've never played Oblivion. But I loved this game. I have played through it like 5 times and it's like one of my favorite RPGs ever. Been playing them for 10 years too. Bad voice acting I agree with it, but to the people giving it a 1 rating did you really play through the game or quit 15 minutes into it? I think people expect this to be something else and dump it too fast. I recommend it to any RPG lover. Try it yourself. Once you have played the game for a few hours and really get a feel for it you'll be hooked. The exploration is so intense you can do whatever you want. You can even annihilate a village and repopulate it with another faction you are allied with. Just can't say enough good stuff. Even the main story ends up not being what you would expect. Good work guys, look forward to the expansion in May! I played it on the PC. Not sure if that matters. Sweet mounts too!
This game is a descrace to the xbox 360
Two Worlds was a poor excuse for an RPG. If I'm correct it came out after The Elder Scrolls 4 Oblivion. and if so, the creators should have known that a game of this quality could never stand up to Oblivion. and because of that not many people have bought and that i know of, most of the people that did, returned or at least sold it back for store credit. or like i did, i tricked my friend into buying it for almost face value at a garage sail. because honestly there are only two good things, its long, and has plenty to do. and the controls are easy to learn, other than that, its horrible. Now, if they took the time too actually make graphics a little better, I mean for god sakes when you're actually running around in the world playing your character you can barely see his/or her features, the only time you can even get a semi-decent look at your character is in the inventory/equipment area, where you can change what he's wearing and what not.
Excellent game with great controls
I've played other RPGs and MMOs like Gothic 3, Oblivion, Vanguard, Everquest, Wow, etc.. However, I didn't care for Oblivion as the controls were awkward, same with Gothic 3. I like the open ended gameplay, but also like the quests. The graphics in this game are great, no stutters, the sound is excellent, the opening music is awesome, there is a lot of challenge here.. You can run around and die a lot.. It's because it isn't like Oblivion. You can run around and run into really tough stuff, it doesn't just spawn stuff your level like in Oblivion. So, there is plenty of reason to buy better gear, etc. I also read that there is 1000s of armor/weapon options, and you can add say fire damage or whatever to your armor and weapons. This is definitely a fun game. Also the fact that the world is huge makes this a game to keep playing.
Fun adventuring and questing
Overall Two Worlds has a good classic feel of how a RP game should be or at least in my opinion. Some bugs here and there for the PC and a lacking online mode gave it some negative reviews and they haven't really made it any better since its release. Lots of items, combinations you can explore for potion making, questing (there is LOTS of quests) and epic exploring. I wouldn't go as far to say it's better then Oblivion though although it is a GREAT game and I would be sure pick this game up if you like games like Oblivion though.
Liked it more than Oblivion, great bargain.
I bought the gold PC Edition a couple of days ago. The game was a pleasant surprise. I wish I hadn't read the not so good reviews about it and picked it up earlier. The fighting system takes some time to get into but once you do- it's rewarding. The storyline is good. Graphics are good. I actually like this game more than Oblivion. You don't need an O.O.O. mod to make the game what it needs to be- for example monsters don't scale with your level. So gaining levels, weapons and armor give you a real sense of advancement. There is a great variety of weapons and armor and they look great. It's fun to kill enemies just to see what they have on them. I also like that you can combine weapons and armor- something I haven't seen before. I actually like the voice acting too. I don't know if they changed it for the gold edition but they sound alright, actually very RPG-ish and kind of medieval-fantasyish.
Good but short
This game was good until i finished most of the quests. Then it became boring. I would only say it is better than oblivion because they at least made an attempt at online. But i only tried online on the 360 which was terrible. Only because of lag and lack of players, But it gives out generic quests which are fun. At least on the 360. I don't know about the computer. I'm considering getting it on the computer since its only 10$. All in all good game it just needs more things to do in general.
I thought it was awesome
The NPC voice acting is awful. I was horrified by how bad some of it was. I also didn't use the mounts in the game unless I was traveling because I found them to be difficult to fight on. You can zap around the world using teleports anyway so it's not a big deal. (Some cool looking mounts tho!) But the game was fun. Combat was awesome. Some super cool spells I really enjoyed. No it's no Oblivion. They compare it to Oblivion because it's a free world you can go in any direction you want and do whatever you want. You can work on the main story or go off on your own and do side quests. It's a huge game. If you like to explore and collect weapons, armor, and spells then you should really love the game. Just wish they would redo all the voice acting. But you CAN turn that off. It's the main character that annoys me the most the sister did a decent job as did some of the main evil characters. It's a fun game and I am replaying it again. People were really hard on this game for some reason and I don't see why. Probably all those Oblviion comparisons. But for the price you won't regret the game, just give it a chance and ignore some of the people giving it a 1 out of 10?? I mean for that the game REALLY would have to be horrible and it's just not at all.
People need to stop comparing this to Oblivion. It's not Oblivion. It's not meant to be. But it IS a really fun RPG with some new elements not seen before. I played the original many times thru, the sheer size of the world and all the exploration make it worth while for an RPG fan. Instead of the carrying around 300 longswords from enemies you can use magically unite them together creating one very powerful sword that is also worth more then the 500 swords you were lugging around. You can also do this with equal peices of armor, making for some awesome stats and AC. Customize how ever you want your character to be or go with a hybrid. I really enjoyed the magic system and the pets you could summon to take out enemies. You have typical archetypes like warrior, rogue, wizard, archer or combine a little but of all.The mounts in the game look good, but I found them a little difficult to control at times, this edition improves that. My only real complaint was that the voice acting for most of the characters was awful, so I just turned it off and read the dialogue. I think too many people read a few bad review and didn't bother to see what this game really offered. At the current price it's well worth it for the many hours of entertainment. I have to admit, at first glance I wasn't sure what to think, but after I sat down and started running the quests and exploring I was hooked. Don't let the basic storyline put you off, it ends up getting really interesting. Hope this review inspires a few people to take a chance on a game that really is a ton of fun.
Just a Horrid Game
All the people who keep saying not to compare it to Oblivion, look it's hard not to compare it with Oblivion when the publishers and developers compare this lackluster title against it. On the back of the case it says Oblivion on steroids so a lot of comparisons are going to be made between the two. Between the horrid voice acting and clunky controls there is not much this game does right besides the inventory interface, which was very innovative. It lets you combine weapons and armor to create more powerful weapons and armor. Other that there really isn't anyother bright light about this game. The dragons don't fly even the ones with wings and consist of them raising thier front legs up and spitting a tiny fireball at you. I do not recommend at all, you've been warned.