- Summary: Taking place shortly after the events portrayed in the first Two Worlds, The Temptation takes place in Eastern Antaloor, in the regions surrounding Oswaroh and the Drak'ar desert. Featuring as much content as the original, Two Worlds: The Temptation will feature more intricate missions, improved voice-overs and animations, retooled horseback riding, completely revamped combat, and a new game engine that delivers visuals that have to be seen to be believed.… Expand
10First off, I hate it when people don't adjust settings before they review a game. It's narrow-minded and petty to rate a game poorly before adjusting the settings to your preference. Some people may say the settings should be good to begin with, but guess what; people are different. Some people like Easy mode, some people like Hard mode, and in Two Worlds 2, some people prefer different camera sensitivity.
I dislike lobster-hand, but in all honesty I dislike small games more. The extra time and money taken out of erasing lobster-hand no doubt was channelled into making more quests, and this is a tradeoff I'm glad to make.
I'd compare this to a mix of Sacred 2 and Oblivion, both excellent games, but both with a few flaws that hold them from perfection. While Two Worlds 2 isn't perfect, nor quite as large as Oblivion it seems, it's still excellent.… Expand
Its a tough decision as to whether this game deserves a 7 or an 8 for a rating but I think it is safe to say that it should be one or the other. This game does not seem overly impressive in many respects such as voice acting and subpar graphics and the menus seem to be a little strange and cumbersome but on the other hand the game is full of customization possiblilities that it would be very difficult to not find player value in the title. It seems to have a nice vibrant world with tons of ways to evolve your character and utilizes a beautifully designed crafting/alchemy system. Overall sometimes you have to say that not all games should be about visuals but rather gameplay and rpgs cater to that style of game design and there is nothing fundamentally wrong at all with this game in that respect. It definately steps up to the plate and offers that well. Overall though I eventually feel an RPG will eventually come out which has both sides well done. (Demons souls was very close but did lack an alchemy system). Two Worlds II is a very decent game and probably will overlooked and fly under the radar of a ton of people. There are not a lot of really good action roleplaying games around anymore and this one is definately one i want in my collection. Loosely, it has the feel of some of the more recent classic action rpgs like baldurs gate and bards tale and that alone is enough reason for me to recommend it to any action rpg fan. Those who play games outside this genre will likely not be impressed too much though as i mentioned already it does not have an initial wow factor about it. Probably the more time you spend with the game the more you will appreciate it.… Expand
6As much as I disliked the first Two Worlds, you'd think I wouldn't have gotten so worked up over the constant delays and cancellations that its sequel was saddled with, yet for some reason each time its release was pushed back I became more and more aggravated. Though the first game wasn't exactly perfect it did have that authentic European CRPG feel that I've come to love and appreciate over the past decade, and it was this fact that made me anxious to play a re-tooled and properly play tested sequel. After breaking down and importing the international version through gogamer last month I finally managed to play the game that had been on European gamer's hard drives since last October...And I'm not sure the wait was really worth it.
The first Two Worlds was initially pitched to gamers as an "online Oblivion" that coupled deep singleplayer with a very rewarding cooperative multiplayer experience that the fans of Bethesda's Elder Scrolls series had been clamoring for during the past ten years. It promised so much and yet delivered so little that it's no wonder so few gamers speak positively about their experiences with it. Thanks to a very forgettable (and in my experience, mostly PvP-centered) online mode and a story that was as bland and devoid of class as a cup of tap water it was only the promise of 300 gamer points for defeating the last boss that kept me going until the end. I had hoped Two Worlds 2 would be better, and I was assured through marketing hype that it would be.
While better than the first game in several ways, Two Worlds 2 still falls short of being what I consider to be a quality CRPG.
To prove this you need look no further than the size of the game's world and compare it to the first. While the first game wasn't exceptionally large it was still big enough for me to leave large sections of it unexplored due to lack of time. This sequel, however, has a singleplayer landmass that is divided between three very small islands that when combined barely reach the same size of The Elder Scrolls 3 - Morrowind. Which is sad when you consider Morrowind is coming up on it's 9th birthday this spring.
In the 40-50 hours it took me to clear the singleplayer portion of the game I had easily (and unintentionally) filled in half of the game world by the 10 hour mark. After completing the Island of Ashos it only took me only another few hours to finish the final few miles of the game's spartan landmass, resulting in a very disappointing final rush to the end that was spurred on more by me wanting to finish it rather than actually being curious as to what I'd find or how I'd conquer it.
To say Two Worlds 2's singleplayer world is small is being extremely kind to it. The world is so small that it barely reaches early 2000 RPG standards and is about only half the size of Morrowind and about 1/10th the size of Oblivion. In today's crowded RPG marketplace it's not a good idea to be so "small".
You might have noticed I put an unusual amount of emphasis on the word "single player" in the previous two paragraphs. If you wondered why, it's due to the brunt of the game world being locked off and only made available to players engaging in the online-only "MMO" style campaign. This large online-only island, which you cannot even glitch your way into during the single player (much less sail to legally) is four times the size of the singleplayer world and plays host to a much more diverse and interesting landscape than what you'll encounter in the offline version of the game. In short, the entirety of the game is wrapped up in this blocked off island and only those with a lot of patience for lag and a fair amount of friends that live in their time zone will get to properly enjoy.
Further blemishing the game is its rather bland and unimaginative combat. While the monsters themselves can sometimes be challenging and therefore fun to do battle with, the vast majority of the game's battles can be won by "spamming" a few key moves while hitting the left mouse button during their cool-down time. Though it isn't as bad as Two Worlds 1 and its "Hit, dodge, hit, dodge" exploit that enabled even under-leveled characters to beat the last two bosses without getting hit, it is still a significant degree below what I consider standard for modern CRPGs. Granted, even most "modern" CRPGs like Fable and Oblivion fail at this but that doesn't give Two Worlds 2 permission to be shallow.… Expand
I wanted to give it a 5, but I couldn't stomach it. While I'm going to continue to play the game, I don't feel like anyone should sink 60 bucks into it. I had high hopes for this game, but after the opening it was all downhill from there. First gripe: camera. To the guy who the said the other reviewer "didn't have the smarts customize the game" in reference to setting the camera to one: Everyone should have the right to customize settings to their liking, but there really shouldn't be a reason that you get sick unless you turn the camera to one. No reason at all. We pay money for a quality product. This is not a quality product, and that is one of the reasons why. Not only are there unnecessary hand gestures, but much of the character models look like they didnt put any time into it. The NPC's all suffer from what i call "lobster hand syndrome" which if you watch any of the conversations, you'll immediately know what I mean by that. It just really doesn't feel like it should be a finished product, which is sad, because the game could have been so much more. Like was said before: It is unreasonable to give a game like this a 10. Its not on the same level as Oblivion (with all of its issues), Dragon Age, Mass Effect, or many games for that matter.… Expand
Published: October 4, 2012Mediocre reviews for a high-profile videogame? It does happen from time to time, as the new release "Resident Evil 6" demonstrates. Inside, we look at 40 games from the past decade that earned disappointing reviews despite major anticipation.