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  • Summary: Two Worlds combines the dynamic combat system with the meaning and freedom of exploration. The ultimate goal of the Two Worlds project is to deliver a superior Role Playing Game to the PC and Xbox 360 market where players have a real chance to shape the game world with their actions - to an extent that has yet to seen in other productions. This premise is supported with a strong, non-linear storyline and stunning combat sequences. The world comes to life as it immediately reacts to the player's actions and changes accordingly - offering new and exciting challenges. Players can shape their own story by choosing the path of conducting the main conflict and resolving meaningful side-quests. The combat system combines intuitive steering, tactical challenges and movie-like visual experiences. Players can experiment with different careers and even reverse their former choices with the help of "career changers". Players can travel and fight on various animals from horses to tamed lizards and beasts. Randomly generated pieces of equipment, thematic sets and combined items offer the space to experiment and satisfy the need to collect. [SouthPeak Interactive] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 23
  2. Negative: 3 out of 23
  1. If you've been jonesing for a return to a huge, open-ended roleplaying world with a ton of depth and a rousing storyline, you'll find yourself right at home in at least one of these Two Worlds. [Dec 2007, p.78]
  2. A decent, if uninspired fantasy RPG in the vein of the Elder Scrolls and Gothic series. Its biggest problem is the generic fantasy setting combined with general mediocrity. But in the end, it is fun to play, and there can never be too many RPGs like that. [Sept 2007]
  3. Epic scale and depth of content make Two Worlds worthwhile.
  4. To its credit, Two Worlds dares to be less conventional than Oblivion, but it's not nearly as polished in any regard. The unbalanced difficulty makes for a frustrating first few hours, and there's little incentive to return to the game after completing the main story line.
  5. 65
    Whilst not groundbreaking, Two Worlds offers some decent fantasy gaming. It's just a shame for the game that there's others out there that do the 'open world' RPG thing better.
  6. Two Worlds succeeds at what it sets out to provide – a poor man’s Oblivion and a simple, unrestrictive introduction to role playing games.
  7. Think of a bug that has annoyed you at some point throughout the videogame-playing years of your life and it’s more than likely that Two Worlds has suffered from it at some stage. [Nov 2007, p.114]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 72
  2. Negative: 22 out of 72
  1. EricP.
    May 1, 2008
    Great game, very fast at least the version 1.6 on my 8800 GTS (compared to Oblivion), a lot of action, greatly balanced, no bug so far, more variety of landscape than Oblivion. Expand
  2. DanielSaner
    Sep 9, 2008
    To be honest, I think most people who give this game mediocre or bad ratings were just overchallenged, because it is not just a simple hack & slay game, or a watered-down RPG like Oblivion. I personally couldn't play this game below Hard setting because honestly, it is too easy and lacks any kind of challenge due to automatic resurrections and no penalties. But on Hard, you have a real sense of adventure travelling this wonderful world, and the combat becomes really tactical. You'll have to carefully plan your strategies, attack and retreat, change your weapons, get your timing right... it's a great challenge, yet it never feels unfair or unbeatable. People these days seem to expect from any RPG that they can just barge through it, mow down thousands of enemies and see the ending. This is not what it's about. It's about the journey to get there. And it's about literally getting lost in the game world. The story and scenario might be a bit generic, but Two Worlds have everything else. I must add that I only played the fully patched v1.7 version. But when I see people writing about unfair difficulty, terrible graphics, bad controls, I wonder what game they have played. It's not the Two Worlds I am experiencing just now. If you're thinking about playing this game, don't care about the bull that is written about it at some places, and give it an unbiased chance. Because most of the downsides people mention are just flat out lies, probably written by players who were frustrated because this is not one of those games that you can rush through and win without any trouble. Expand
  3. Swayne
    Jul 29, 2007
    First impression is bad because of lack of graphical detail especiallyin faces - but then the experience gets richer and richer the more you travel the world - and then you realize that the atmosphere is great, there are a lot of great items, interesting plot, great sidequest and some real graphical gems at times/in parts....try it! Expand
  4. MarkS.
    Sep 13, 2007
    While the voice acting may be less than perfect, (actually it is poor), I think that this game is not getting a fair shake. If Oblivion hadn't set the bar so high last year, this game would be getting better reviews. There are issues with this game, but if you actually play it for more than an hour, you might just find yourself getting into it. Expand
  5. Oct 15, 2013
    A fairly average RPG that looks pretty solid and has a lot of potential but never really quite gets there. Similar style to others like Oblivion of the time but the poor movement and average story as well as voice acting make this a more of a miss than a hit. Expand
  6. DrewN.
    Oct 5, 2007
    Yet another european RPG with horrible voice acting, cheesy soundtrack, and inept combat animations. The long and seemingly unending dialogue in the beginning of the game had me reaching for the ESC button. I gave it a Four (and not lower) as I intend to pick it back up sometime later, and after I get over my initial anger at paying full price for what seems t be yet another POS from across the sea. As for comparisons to Oblivion, initial impression - the game doesn't even come close. Verdict? Addicts of the RPG genre, buy it when its on the bargain shelf or used. If you're not nuts about RPG's, give it a pass unless someone gives it to you, and even then only play it with you've naught else to play. Expand
  7. BillM.
    Sep 16, 2007
    No LAN support!!!! Terrible art, graphics technology, sound, voice-acting, performance, combat-mechanics, no first-person combat... If they hadn't have compared this game to Oblivion, it might have been acceptable, but they raised the bar too high and have crippled themselves. I'm so disappointed in this game that I'm blacklisting the developer. Expand

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