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First impressions of Two worlds 2,
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This review is from: Two Worlds 2 - Playstation 3 (Video Game)
Generally i don't believe in writing reviews untill fully playing the game to its full extent. But as i get further i will update the details in this review. Been playing the game for around 7-8 hrs so far.
This game has a very elder scrolls feel to it. The world is all open ended. The graphics are NOT ps2, for the love of god, learn what ps2 graphics are before stating that in your review. I see that so many times in people's reviews. It just gets so annoying. The graphics might not be to par with some other games like God of war 3 or Black ops. But i would say its very similar to oblivion's graphics, if not better. The back ground visuals are beautifully rendered. As your looking over a cliff off into the distance, you can see a huge ocean that just seems to spread for miles and the sun reflecting of the water. So the lightening and reflection effects are done pretty well.
The world as a whole is just MASSIVE and i mean HUGE. I would probably go so far as to say it might be as large as elder scrolls morrowind. But who knows. All i can say is there is bout 4 area's on the starting zone, on a tiny island. One of those area's is a village with npcs. If i go to the main map. i can zoom all the way out and that tiny island becomes no more then a speck on the map and you can't even see your character any more. This island lies off of the shore of another large continent and on the map there is around 7 different large continents that construct the world of this game with alot of other tiny islands surrounding the continents. So far i spent around 5 hrs just exploring this little island that i am apparently trapped on until i get further into the game.
The battle system could use some work, as this reviewer stated, it is kind of stale and there is no weight behind the strikes. its like slicing air so hopefully they work things like that out. particularly they need to add more sound effects for the different attack animations. It feels as though your not hitting anything. My guess is, they probably will in a later patch or something.
The customization details is pretty neat, you can pretty much shape your own character to be a magic user, a ranger, a rogue, or a warrior. its kind of similar to dragon age's style of customization.
One of the major faults though is clearly the battle system if they fine tune the mechanics of the battle system to be more motion active and more fluid, then i think the game would be amazing. Lets hope they fix those parts.
Anyways i have played around 7 hrs so far and im loving it so far. The game has its own ecosystem as well, everything in the world seems very alive, you can also go hunting for animals to get meat and stuff like that. The game also has an AI NPC system similar to elder scrolls where you pretty much have freedom to do what you want, you can slap npcs around, get your kicks out of tormenting the civilians if you so please but no that the guards will be on your ass.
Anyways i plan to play more and uncover deeper parts of the world and ill post more bout the game as i get further.
It might not be as well crafted as the new Elder scrolls V skyrim coming soon. But well your waiting for that game, you can sink well over 100 hrs into this one, thats for sure.
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Initial post: Jan 26, 2011 6:40:10 PM PST
Good impressions, a couple of questions. How is the loading? Is it like the first one, where as you walk up to a city the gates just open and you walk through without a loading screen? Also, can weapons and armor be combined with identical pieces to create more powerful weapons and armor again, like in the first? I'm jealous that you have this game, and I might have to just suck it up and order it from amazon before the week is out. I really don't know how much longer I can wait.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 26, 2011 7:03:28 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 26, 2011 7:14:12 PM PST
Well im playing the ps3 version. it seems they really created this game to play alot more fluidly on the console versions then its predecessor which had numerous bugs, lag issues and all kinds of problems on console versions. Thankfully thats not the case with the console version that im playing. it plays very smooth, there are loading times in between area's of course, but so far i haven't noticed any sort of lag issues, drops in frames or anything of the sort like fable 3 had for example.
There is always going to be loading times between area's but its no more then like 5 seconds or so, which isn't bothersome to me at all.
Yes there is a pretty well developed crafting system in the game where you can combine certain materials, items or armor pieces to create more powerful equipment. There is also an alchemy type system where you can use certain types of "cards" that act as the spell's core functionality, rather it be missile, enchantments or trap based spells. You are able to add all these different kind of effects to your repertoire or magic through the use of alchemy.
There also alot of Monetary lucrative opportunities to gain gold, like black jack, dice tables and other such entertainment in some cities.
This game is not just a single playing campaign. There are various multiplayer modes you can use to play against online players like , deathmatch, duel, adventure where two people can team together in your own adventure. So i think that's a nice addition if you want some one that is of higher caliber then you, to help you out on certain quests. You have that option to invite that person into your game world.
As for the bad things, yes they are definitely present and things that i think should deffinity be worked on. This is no "fallout" experience or "elder scrolls oblivion" Don't expect it to be up to those standards. It has its share of problems, one in particular is the voice acting is pretty bad and just uninspiring, you really don't feel like your drawn into a cinematic story experience like dragon age for example. Another problem is the battle system is kind of clunky. They really need to work on these two main aspects of the game. The battle system just feels as though there is no power or weight behind any spell attack animation or physical strike. The animations for the attacks are really bland and just not that cool looking. Despite the flaws, i don't expect it to match up to powerhouses like bioware and bethasda, who have been in game development for years and years. But i will still play it, im not going to quit after a few hrs like some people on here.
I wish i had more detailed information but unfortunately the strategy guide is a VERY rare item apparently and every where i look, its sold out. I manage to find it at one place for like 26 dollars, and they should be sending me it with in two days so then ill report back and you give you alot more in depth information once i glance over the strategy guide. I am basically taking all this information from the little time that i have played and also the small manual that comes with the game.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 27, 2011 11:28:36 AM PST
Hello. Is this game more of an action game (God of War) or is it more of a rpg (Final Fantasy). I'm thinking about getting it if it's more of an action game. Thanks.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 27, 2011 2:25:17 PM PST
With out getting to techincal, i know what your saying when you ask that question. its for sure not like any of those two games. But yeah the battle system is free roam action based and not turn based like final fantasy.
It is kind of similar to Elder scrolls acccept in 3rd person mode. But if you look at a game like nier, god of war, its not a hack and slash game like those two are. It is an rpg.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 27, 2011 2:49:28 PM PST
Thank you for responding Jeffrey, that really cleared things up for me! It's gonna be a different kind of game for me. I'm leaning towards trying it!
Posted on Jan 30, 2011 2:48:08 PM PST
T. Snyder says:
Good review Jeffrey - how does it compare to Dragon Age in terms of gameplay? I loved Dragon Age btw, esp since I"m older now and more of a casual gamer.
Posted on Jan 31, 2011 6:00:15 PM PST
LOL i liked your comment on the ps2 graphics, kids must be writing reviews because games on the ps3 or 360 look 1000 times better then most ps2 games especially 4 years into the ps3, they are top notch.
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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 10, 2011 12:45:17 AM PDT
Correct, yeah. its a sandbox game and not a story driven game with hub area's like dragon age. Also the battle system is much different, it doesn't involve strategic group dynamics and a party based system. You are essentially on your own like the elder scrolls series and you have your own arsenal of skills to use at your own leisure. You can customize and build your character anyway you want. I am actually alot farther in the game now and i have to say its ok. But the world as a whole isn't exactly what i imagined. Its kind of bland looking. Definitely not as beautiful as the new skyrim game. Also world just kind of feels a little empty at times. Like ill be walking for a long distance and not see any mobs or any npcs any where. It some times gives me the impression that the world is not complete. Like the developers created this huge expansive world but just didn't add enough detail to it. In any case, i still enjoyed it for what is. But it doesn't live up to other power house sandbox games like Grand theft auto, fall out or Elder scrolls, thats for sure.