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October 30th, 2007, 15:00
If you were to simply read the feature list, Reality Pump's Two Worlds looks the perfect game for those who love free roaming action/RPGs, but the response from players and especially critics has been decidedly mixed. So, how do we see it?
Where the game shines brightest is in the overwhelming number of diverse and sometimes inter-related side quests, which are kept track of by a very well set out journal. One of the things I liked about the game is that it doesn't take itself too seriously and if you pay attention, you'll notice lots of tongue-in-cheek humour. This is frequently in evidence from the comments made by your PC when every person you talk to during a quest wants you to do something for them before they will help you out. You'll find all the standard conventions being used, but it's all part of the fun. Many of these side quests are far better constructed and offer more choices than the main one, and I could have easily played the game for another 20 hours before completing them all.
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October 30th, 2007, 15:00
Great reviews. I have been having a lot of fun with it, but have to agree with the list of flaws it has. I think the size of the world keeps me going more then the story line. I love riding my horse as well. I do get tired of meeting up with the same opponents over and over. But the xp makes me kill them all the same. There is just something about it that once I start I keep playing as long as I can.

Bart and Corwin should just admit that when it gets down to it, I will have the final say.
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October 30th, 2007, 15:05
I agree with the consensus. The game is flawed, but I found myself playing it for over 60 hours before I got tired of it. The main quest is the weakest link IMHO.
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From the end of the review:
Originally Posted by Corwin View Post
It is not an easy recommendation - unless you were able to enjoy Dungeon Lords despite the flaws I would recommend caution and waiting for a bargain price.
I'm one of the ones who absolutely loved Dungeon Lords. I waited for the "collector's" edition (don't worry I know it's not really a collector's edition in the traditional sense of the word). I know I'm a serious minority on this, but I thought that was a really good game… great, no… but really good.

I love Two Worlds even more. I don't really find that many flaws with it. It's just darn fun.

I do agree that most of the side quests are more interesting than the main quest, but so what… I'm having a blast. I also have no problems with horses… as a matter of fact I probably won't get the next update since it sounds like it's going to drastically change how horses work.

Anyway… good review Corwin.

Oh, and by the way… thanks for not telling us how terrible the game is compared to the Big O… it was nice finally reading a review that rated the game on it's own merits!

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October 30th, 2007, 19:41
Really great review. You guys don't release reviews that often, but when you do they're always top-notch!

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October 30th, 2007, 20:49
Indeed, that was an excellent review, and the followup comments from Mike and Dhruin definitely added to the read. Thanks much!
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October 30th, 2007, 20:49
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From the end of the review:
I'm one of the ones who absolutely loved Dungeon Lords.
That was actually from me - I readily admit to enjoying DL more than logic would suggest.

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That was actually from me - I readily admit to enjoying DL more than logic would suggest.
oops… I think I got confused as I was reading… sorry for quoting the wrong person there…

Anyway it's good to know there's at least one other nut out there who enjoyed DL

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oops… I think I got confused as I was reading… sorry for quoting the wrong person there…

Anyway it's good to know there's at least one other nut out there who enjoyed DL
Not a problem - I just didn't want to stick anyone else with my DL enjoyment

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make that 3 nuts.
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October 31st, 2007, 00:12
Now, where's my nutcracker!! Thanks for the kind words folks!!

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October 31st, 2007, 07:20
Yes, good work Corwin and follow ups, Dhruin and txa1265.

So, multiplayer doesn't seem to get talked about, is it just bad netcode or is it some how different than the single player game?

I plan to get this because it's multiplayer Coop and I have to support Coop games, but the demo was enough to keep me away till it was patched up.

I keep hearing about the 1.6 release soon, which would be great, I would have something till they get The Witcher patched enough for me to play, maybe I should just get started on 1.5.

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I'm not interested in MP, so I simply haven't tried it.

I don't believe the normal campaign is available as coop - they have some special MP modes instead.

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Ahh, too bad that leaves only DL with full Coop campaign.

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Cool, very informative.

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November 1st, 2007, 15:01
I think Corwin plans to try the MP aspects of the game when he gets the chance. That will finish off a the complete info we always get here.

Bart and Corwin should just admit that when it gets down to it, I will have the final say.
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November 2nd, 2007, 09:07
Looking forward to starting on Two Worlds as soon as I'm done with my current playthrough of Gothic 3, that is if I don't do The Witcher first.
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November 2nd, 2007, 14:29
Nice review, but I personally miss the remark about the Patch 1.5 - and whether the game was tested with or without the latest Patch.

Which means hat the experince might be different from the unpatched version - so if someone buys the unpatched game, he or she might be wondering if this was the same game ?

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I believe that Corwin's version - like mine - was the release with 1.5 integrated into it.

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November 2nd, 2007, 17:07
I believe so.

But if someone reads this review and a buying decision is based on that …
You know, there are still editions without that patch integrated out there …

(I'm a bit picky right now …)

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