Summary: Reality Pump had perhaps one of the most enviably easy jobs in videogame history -- create a game that was better than Two Worlds . When Naughty Dog needs to make an Uncharted sequel, it has an increasingly tough act to follow -- all Reality Pump needed to do was to be better than the worst roleplaying game created this generation. Without further ado, it is my privilege and honor to confirm to you that yes ... Two Worlds II is better than Two Worlds ! I know ...
Summary: Two Worlds II shows that the developers tried to learn from their mistakes and improve on them. The plot isn’t anything particularly new or engrossing, but it’s servicable and doesn’t require any prior knowledge of the first game’s story. The graphics are mostly fine, but are obscured by a near ever present haze. The alchemy and spellcrafting systems allow for experimentation via throwing random items in a pot and spell card in a spell amulet.
Conclusion: Two Worlds II Two Worlds II surprised us to such a degree that we found ourselves thinking about the clever concepts well after play. With plenty to see and do, not to mention some great multiplayer offerings, this is a sequel worth checking out.
Excerpt: New Rule: If you make a sequel that picks up immediately following the events of the first game, or shortly thereafter, you must provide a recap of the storyline so far. I don’t know, a cinematic or something. Anything. Two Worlds II isn’t the only culprit here – almost all sequels assume players remember everything that occurred in the original game – but this is the first time the franchise is making its appearance on the PlayStation 3, and like myself I imagine there...
Excerpt: The original Two Worlds didn’t stand much of a chance. Not only did it have the misfortune of being compared to The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, having been released just over a year after Bethesda’s epic role-playing game, more importantly it shipped in a nearly unplayable state, with an unstable framerate and game crushing – and sometimes crashing – bugs. Patches were released and some issues addressed, but it was too little too late, the damage had been done.
Summary: Two Worlds II is one of the most broken games that we actually enjoyed. There are heaps of problems, including shoddy controls, dreadful graphics, stiff animations, and atrocious voice acting, but RPG buffs will enjoy the addicting loot system and superb character development.
Pros: The ability to break down and modify loot, The superb spell creation system, The neat lock-picking mini-game
Cons: Lousy graphics, animations, and voice acting, Unresponsive controls and poor button mapping, The utterly pointless story
Excerpt: Two Worlds II is the second attempt by developer Reality Pump to deliver a wide-open fantasy environment that's defined by its great scale and the freedom it affords you to develop your character's talents as you see fit. Like the first attempt, the game sometimes struggles under the weight of its great potential. Is the amplified power of two enough to hold this sprawling fantasy world together?