Two Worlds II
Being a fan of open world RPGs like Oblivion, Fallout, Baldur's gate, i knew what to expect when i bought Two Worlds 2. The previews had me worrying, though, with reports of bugs and bad voiceovers. That, plus the bad reputation of the first game, had me expecting a lot less from it than what i have experienced so far. I have not found any bugs to date, save for the usual *force an enemy into a corner and keep hacking away and you might not be able to target his loot 'cause its inside the wall* that i've experienced everywhere. The voiceovers weren't bad, and most complaints have been that the animation in cutscenes don't align with the voices. Luckily, i prefer to have subtitles on so i can read the text faster anyways, so i didnt really mind it that much. The levelling and skill system is pretty well balanced, and the magic system offers a lot of possibilities. Overall, compared to what i was expecting to what my experience of this game is, i am quite happy with my purchase.
Its good in ways
Ok 1st off I like how everyone says its a knock off of oblivion(its not). If anything its a Morrowind knock off (and yes i know its made by the same ppl). Oblivion dumbed things down in the creative crafting of items and spells this game does not. Sure the voice acting is Poor and the sound is ok but if you get off your high horse about how this is junk compared to Oblivion you will like this game. People dont give this game a fair chance cause they think everything should be perfect in a game. Combat in this game is diffferent but still fun. It doesn't rip off warcrafts combat system nor Oblivions. There is a mages guild assassins guild and etc. side quests WAY WAY MORE open world things ( like wild life and such). I am having more fun with this game than i did with Oblivion by far. IF you play games for Voice acting and in depth plot i wouldn't get this game if i were you,. If you play games to play and be creative pick this one up you may enjoy it, I know i am.
Waste of time and money
I have never played a game that has so many gliches in it. Walking through locked doors and walls. Also walking through a mountain. On top of that when your character is talking to a NPC, and it has something to do with the story line, he gets cut off in middle of the sentence. And while playing the game all of my quest just stopped. I was in the middle of find evidence for a high ranking gaurd, did everything I was suppose to do, and even started working for the man the gaurd wanted me to investigate and it cut my quest off. I have been all over the area trying to find anything and nothing worked. Another issue was witha a quest were I killed a guy for the Orc archer cause he was killing his friends off and it wouldn't let me complete it for some unknown reason. I didn't play the first Two Worlds, but from what I understand it was really bad. Well, this one is right next to it. I have never had this many issues with a game in my life. This is a game that I would totaly tell my friends not to waste thier money on.
Hit or Miss, it kinda hit???
So I guess I'm the first one to review this for the PS3 since it got released. I gotta say this game was a gamble like I'm sure all of you out there are aware because of the first one. Let me start by saying that this is not going to be a polished game but after a couple of hours into it, you'll find yourself addicted somehow. Yea, there will be times you want to throw your controller at the screen because of the lags from time to time, but you'll also find yourself staying up till the sun comes up the next day playing this and still not even scratching the surface. Graphics are amazing! So surprised on that one as I had the 2nd lowest expectations on that next to gameplay. To wrap it up, get this game if you like Oblivion type of games, or if you're a casual gamer that wants to get caught up in a massive open world RPG to escape the troubles of life for a few hours. Hope this helps! I was waiting all day for someone to post before I bought it but nobody did :( It's ok, it's a gamble I took that I am happy with.
Not as I thought..
I figured TW2 would be a bigger improving comeback from the first TW that came out years back. But I was wrong. I got this game 2days after release and after some hours playing, I did not like what I was experiencing. It appears they did not finish up the game in terms of cinematic, voice work, and game play. I ran into a bunch of lag, which I got pretty tired of, and the cut scenes was a bit off. I can get use to the usual lips not moving right with the voices..but this one was not even to that point of tolerable. As for the rest, I noticed a lot of neat little things you can do like the whole magic and crafting, but if they took their time on making this game instead of rushing it..as I believe they did..maybe TW2 would of been a good game for the new year. I should of known better than to think this would work, but I wanted to at least play it for myself before turning a blind eye. Graphics good, but they should have ironed out everything else.
Not nearly as bad as expected
The game, while not close to perfect, is far better than people are claiming. This game in no way deserves a 1 from somebody. The animation is wonky, as is the camera sometimes. The story is meh. The graphics are decent at best. But what lies underneath all that is a pretty fun RPG. If you like casting spells, this game is for you, if not, I dunno. The magic system is hands down the most inventive and rewarding experience in an RPG I've seen. You combine different spells and different tiers of spells to create all new spells. It is very fun and rewarding.
Is this game amazing? No. Did it have Skyrim like money backing it? Also, no. Take a game for what it is. This game was a darn good attempt at breaking some typical RPG mechanics and I think they did a fine job.
If you're like me and ran out of RPGs to play and started sifting through the "bad" ones, just try 'em yourself. I'd be missing out if I didn't play this game or Alpha Protocol.
Not For Me
I got this game based on reviews I've read online. Just about all of them were positive. I got the game cheap and when I played it, I just couldn't get into it. The story lacks well.....story. It points you in one direction and hopes you can get there. Voice acting was bad. The hero lacked any emotions whatsoever and eveybody else just didn't seem into it. Gameplay wise the mechanics are pretty solid. You have a button assignment system to designate what each button does. The problem here is combat. Fighting just looks bad. Graphics are a combination of nice and bad. Cinematics are beautiful, but gamplay graphics lack a lot and can freeze up at times. Customization of weapons and armor was by far the best feature of the game, but it just wasn't enough to keep me going.
This is a game for people who mainly like games like World Of Warcraft and Elder Scrolls. So if you don't like games like those, keep away from this.
Great Game! I have it
This is a great open world RPG. Single player is great and it has tons of quest to do, ton of weapons an loot. There is an easy and addictive crafting system to upgrade your gear constantly. The continents are pretty big for single player and the continent for multiplayer is big too. Having single player and mulitplayer as alot of variety to the game and genre, There is deathmatches and co-op to choose from. Your Single player and multiplayer characters are different, and there is more customization on the multiplayer character creator. This is definately a great game and worth the money. Tons of gameplay time. If there was something keeping it from being a classic it would be the combat, it's tolerable is all I will say. Also after playing games like Mass Effect 2, Dragon Age, Fallout, & Oblivion it's weird hardly ever haing a choice in what you say. And more back story for the main character would have been nice so you could care about the character. Enjoy this fantastic RPG. Just be ready for Dragon Age 2 and Mass Effect 3 which will be 2 of the greatest games ever made.
dont listen to the trolls
first, if u traded a game like two worlds in for little big planet than this game wasnt for you in the first place. is it a perfect game? no, i wouldnt say that, but in its core it is a great game. its was made by a small budget company and ppl need to keep that in mind. minor lag and glitches... yes. but even with major titles nowadays its standard. (i.e. fallout: new vegas). the world of two worlds looks amazing. those compaining about graphics probably are not using a 1080 hd tv. the voice acting isnt up to par, but hey, its not a movie and it doesnt take away from the game play. story is short, but just going through the story ur not enjoying the full potentcial of the game. plenty of sidequest to keep u entertained as well as single player and multiplayer modes to bash and zap enemies with friends. the spell and armor/weapon crafting system will keep u farming to max out ur characters potential. if u liked rpgs like elder scrolls then u will love this game, its just a bit more hack and slash. dont listen to the trolls. armor up and experience this gaming world for yourself.
This Game Will Surely Come Out On Top...
of the worst games to come out in 2010 (if it actually releases this year). I bought Two Worlds used (for $14.99) about 6 months ago and played it for probably 10 hours. After 5 minutes into the game I found I had to mute the dialog. They were speaking in the worst old english I have ever heard! It was utter crap! The graphics sucked. That's all they talked about on the back of the case was how beautiful the lands were and how awesome the graphics would look. It was so frickin' bad it probably could have come out for the original X Box. The sound was also bad and so was the gameplay. The controls straight out sucked too. If you want to spent $60 on this crap go right ahead. I URGE everyone considering to buy this game to wait for a review and not just go off of what other people are saying. BTW: FF13 owns Two Worlds ten times over. That's a GIVEN!