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magerette September 12th, 2007 02:07

Two Worlds - Review & Subsite Launched @ Gamebanshee
 
Gamebanshee has launched a subsite for Reality Pump's Two Worlds, with plans for a comprehensive walkthru and other features. They also have a review of the game:
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Despite Two Worlds not having much in the way of a storyline, in the single-player campaign you’re forced to play a human male character whose skill set doesn’t match any of the game’s 12 official classes (in multiplayer, you can also be a female or an elf, and you have to pick a class). Your character is sort of an “everyman” character, with an assortment of skills for melee combat, ranged combat, and magic. Later, as you visit towns during your travels, you can learn new skills to make your character even more versatile.

Skills include abilities like “strong hand,” which increases the amount of melee damage you do, and “disarming arrow,” which disarms opponents from afar (and which is really a pain when it’s done to you). There are also thief skills for sneaking, stealing, and picking locks, and a “riding” skill for riding horses and other mounts. Magic is also considered to be a skill. There are five schools of magic, and as you put more skill points into each school, you’re allowed to cast the higher level spells in the school. The damage done by spells isn’t controlled by your skill level, though. Instead, the magic system uses “cards,” where the more cards you play, the more damage you do. There are also booster cards that you can use to reduce the mana cost of a spell, increase the duration of a spell, and more.
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Acleacius September 12th, 2007 02:07

The review seems decent though I still haven't played the game.

Is there a good reason for not allowing the choice of gender?

GB has some great walkthroughs, though within the last year (since the server upgrades?) the forums have become almost militaristically ruled.

Additionally they can't be bothered to do version for the Gothic series, so the atmosphere of late hasn't been worth visiting.

zakhal September 12th, 2007 02:33

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Originally Posted by Acleacius (Post 44831)
The review seems decent though I still haven't played the game.

Is there a good reason for not allowing the choice of gender?

There are allready several female mods. Only female voiceovers are missing but they are on the works too.

Acleacius September 12th, 2007 05:21

Excellent news, thanks zakhal. :)

txa1265 September 12th, 2007 10:33

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Originally Posted by Acleacius (Post 44831)
Is there a good reason for not allowing the choice of gender?

GB has some great walkthroughs, though within the last year (since the server upgrades?) the forums have become almost militaristically ruled.

Additionally they can't be bothered to do version for the Gothic series, so the atmosphere of late hasn't been worth visiting.

The basic reason - and I'm only ~level 50-something - seems to tie into the fact that the whole game was written around you being a guy with a sister who is also important to the game (introduced in the opening cutscene, so that isn't a spoiler). In addition, there are more than a few examples of male-centric conversations. It just seems like the story was written from a male-centric viewpoint.

As for GameBanshee, I can't view them at all from my work laptop due to the blockers, so I had to check it out from a different computer at home. As a result I've completely lost track of their forums.


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