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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: 44 out of 73
  2. Negative: 22 out of 73
  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. AlexV.
    Nov 11, 2007
    I liked it, free-roaming round an interesting world and plenty of quests. The dialogue is hilarious, particularly your guy. Gotta use a horse as it is fast for travel and can tip the odds in your favour if the bandits are tough. Traps work well as well in large quantities. I didn't like the scarcity of horses and the controls for horses being a bit ropey. Didn't like helping a town and then having to cause it's destruction either. But on the whole I got good value out of it and many features I prefered to Oblivion (the levelling up scheme, and fewer, more detailed dungeons etc. amongst others) Expand
  5. Sep 17, 2010
    A world of chaos infested by the taint. Uncertain truths await at every turn. Your sister kidnapped by unknown assailants. You
    embark on an epic quest to find and save your sister from an ancient curse. Orcs seek to raise their god and somehow your family is connected. Why? How? With only your trusted weapon at your side, you seek to find the answers. Whether it be eternal glory or an oblivion of darkness awaiting youâ Expand
  6. BruceM.
    Jun 24, 2008
    Probably one of the worst RPGs I've played. The graphics are below average and the sound quality is very poor. Character generation? What character generation? Combat is about the only thing I did like in this game. Especially when you are on horseback, not to many games offer this method of combat. 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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