Friday, September 07, 2007

Two Worlds Reviews (xbox 360)


The hype was breath taking, "Oblivion on Steroids", the reality far less than expected. With a score of 49% from 14 reviews on Metacritic.com

Reviews Summary
There's a lot to Two Worlds that will take you an eternity to complete.
It's rare that a game releases that is so shockingly incompetent.
Fans of old-school PC games such as Diablo will find plenty to entertain them
This game doesn't feel rushed. It feels like it was done by amateurs AND rushed.
Epic scale and depth of content make Two Worlds worthwhile.
It's possible to get used to the random hardships and persevere, so it's not a complete failure.
Those who have been waiting for a quality role-playing will be sorely disappointed

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31 comments:

FUNNYMAN said...

After playing Oblivion on the PS 3, there is no turning back.

The Elderly said...

(poorly hides his consuming jealousy...)

a life experience I would imagine.... sigh!!!!

FUNNYMAN said...

I consider it to be the greatest RPG of all time. Over 40 hours of gameplay. Let's see Square Enix beat that.

guttertalk said...

I really liked Oblivion, too, although I think it has a lot that can be improved upon, such as the very repetitive dungeons.

Unfortunately, Two Worlds isn't the game to do it. I've been playing the PC demo, and it's really quite underwhelming, to be generous.

There were several aspects of Fable that I liked, and at times, I wished that I could combine it and Oblivion.

You know, I wonder if Darklands and Ultima had the same graphics, would we think Oblivion that great?

Actually, it'll be interesting to check out Fallout 3 which will use the Oblivion engine.

FUNNYMAN said...

Some of those Dungeons were sidequests, so you did not have to play those parts.

Spooky said...

Like you could ever compare Final Fantasy with Oblivion...it's like comparing stake and cake, it's not the same thing, you should have both.

As for Two Worlds, haven't tried it and I don't think I'm going to

gnome said...

Gnome's Warning: Steroids are bad for you kids!

Oh, and I do agree with your comment oh guttertalk! Well said.

FUNNYMAN said...

I do not see why you can't compare Oblivion to Final Fantasy. They are both in the RPG genre, so it is not like you are comparing Grand Theft Auto to the Simpsons.

guttertalk said...

I don't know . . . I put in over 60 hours playing FF III on the DS, and I wasn't mucking around. For a mostly linear game, that's a long time. I love the party aspect of Final Fantasy.

But I don't think Oblivion's openness takes anything away from FF. They're both great games.

FUNNYMAN said...

Oblivion gives gamers more than what Final Fantasy has to offer. You can follow the main storyline, or you can diverge and do a variety of other things. You are stuck to a fairly linear path in Final Fantasy.

The Elderly said...

Having been horrendously disapointed by Two Worlds (which goes back to the store tommorrow), Im afraid to look forward to Fallout, I had endless fun with the original PC game, and dallied briefly with a ps2 version... oblivion engine and fallout.. (licks lips..)

your quite right Gnome I should have warned people about the steroids.... you can stop eating them now though.... (removes plate of steroids from Gnome..) really tut!

FFXII and Oblivion rank of equal importance in my gaming library, each has there unique slant on rpg and both have transported me away from this vale of steroid eaters.... (stares at Gnome...) ...erm and FFXII has Fran....

FUNNYMAN said...

I never knew you (The Elderly) could fall in love with a rabbit?

The Elderly said...

(whispers...) promise you won't tell anyone....

fatherkrishna said...

I fell in love with Jessica Rabbit... Does that count?

FUNNYMAN said...

(whispers...) I won't tell anyone if you won't tell anyone that I'm falling in love with Nariko.

gnome said...

I'm falling in love with my right shoe...

FUNNYMAN said...

I saw a picture of her the other day, and I had this odd tingling sensation all over my body.

The Elderly said...

it only counts FK if you acted on your lust,

(whispers to Funnyman) okay we've a deal.... and well i know that tingling feeling, in fact the doctors prescribed some medicine for it, says it's something to do with circulation and drinking coffee

ahem!

Gnome!!! how could you bring yourself to such a low.. for shame!! tut!

FUNNYMAN said...

I usually go for the blonde haired woman, but I will make an exception for Nariko.

gnome said...

tut?

The Elderly said...

...and that's quite generous of you Funnyman going out of your way like that... lol...

..gnome lets face it your left shoe is never going to look after you when you get old....

FUNNYMAN said...

I have said this before, and I'll say it again. As soon as I saw the opening credits, I fell head over heels in love with Nariko.

The Elderly said...

as a hobby i recently took up assembling garage kits (resin figures).. one had captured my imagination for ages.. Rei in her white plug suit... totally irrational, but whatever makes the heart beats faster....., if there is a god I'm hoping they'll produce a nariko kit...

FUNNYMAN said...

You might have better luck with a Nariko action figure. I would not be shocked to see a Nariko blow up doll.

The Elderly said...

cough!! now theres an idea.... surely an essential part of a fan's collection.... or a Nariko Real Doll.... not that i'd ever buy one though.. certainly not... (emails Real Doll corporation...)

FUNNYMAN said...

Yes, I feel the same way. I am not much of a doll collector either.

The Elderly said...

..we could make an exception though.. erm...as a gesture of support for Heavenly Sword... cough!

FUNNYMAN said...

Don't really need the doll when I own the game. I can watch and fantasize about Nariko from the comfort of my home.

The Elderly said...

(curses under his breath....)... well there is that.... okay i admit you've got a pretty strong head start with Nariko.... tell her I was asking for her though...

FUNNYMAN said...

I doubt she will respond back to you. Nariko and I have dinner plans. She also said if I was at my best behavior, I could play with her sword.

The Elderly said...

dinner plans huh!.... fine by me.... see if I care... (mumbles.....)