Is this game worth playing?

#1 Posted by triple07 (1196 posts) -

So lately I've been itching for an open world RPG and since I've played all the top-tier ones I can find, and Skyrim isn't out until November I started looking at this and Divinity 2. I tried to demo for Divinity 2 and I don't think I can get past the really janky animation. So that leaves me with Two Worlds 2. I've looked around for some reviews and people some kinda meh on the game but I'm looking for some fellow bombers opinions on the game. Now i'm not looking for an amazing game or anything all I'm looking for is a reasonably good open world RPG to spend some time messing around. Also I can deal with quite a bit of open world jank, and jank in general for that matter (I played through Alpha Protocol and didn't think it was that janky). 
 
So what do you guys think about the game? Is it worth it to give the game a try? Or can you think of another lesser known open world RPG thats better?

#2 Posted by pweidman (2325 posts) -

TWII is a good rpg well worth playing. Tons of content w/campaign and online mp modes equals plenty of value. DLC is coming in Oct. or Nov. I believe also. And the game runs great w/very little 'jank' actually, and just a few inconsequential bugs and minor glitchiness.

Did you like Oblivion tc? If you did, you'll prolly like this game.

Pretty amazing how much this game evolved and improved from TW, especially considering the very small dev team by today's standards.

#3 Posted by triple07 (1196 posts) -
@pweidman: Yep I love Oblivion. It and Morrowind are some of my favorite games which is what lead me to start looking at Two Worlds 2.
#4 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5816 posts) -

I enjoyed the few hours I played, however after a while I noticed that the framerate was really bad. It got the point that I didn't want to play anymore.
 
This was on the PS3 version by the way.

#5 Posted by Marz (5648 posts) -

All i know is i bought Two Worlds 2 for like 17$ during the Steam Summer sale....  If you do like open world games,  Risen is a pretty decent one.   Two Worlds 2 is probably worth checking out first though.

#6 Posted by MaximusArtimus (41 posts) -

I've heard terrible things about it, but if you want to take the chance.......

#7 Edited by Questionable (619 posts) -
@MaximusArtimus said:

I've heard terrible things about it, but if you want to take the chance.......

You must be confusing it with gothic4:arcania 
 
Two Worlds 2 got good response pretty much every where, even on rpgcodex that royaly hates oblivion 
#8 Posted by MaximusArtimus (41 posts) -
#9 Posted by Questionable (619 posts) -

@ MaximusArtimus   
Interesting, to be fair all the reviews ive read were for the PC version and most flaws pointed out in that review stems can be specific consoles, i atleast have not run into half the trouble they express and thats without any mods

#10 Posted by CptBedlam (4449 posts) -

It's not bad but it's also not very good. I say wait for Skyrim or buy Witcher 2 (even though it's not open-world).

#11 Posted by Thor (25 posts) -

I enjoyed it thoroughly. It has its quirks and shortcomings and probably won't appease most folks but there are worse options out there.

#12 Posted by triple07 (1196 posts) -

I ended up picking this game up for $20 used for 360 so I'll see if its any good. Even if its not I won't feel too bad since I only paid $20.  I would totally get the Witcher 2 if I had a PC that could run it but since I don't I'll have to wait for the console version.

#13 Posted by Marokai (2898 posts) -
@triple07: I bought it full price when it came out earlier in the year and thought it was well worth it. I'm one of the weirdos that actually enjoyed the first Two Worlds in a "laughing at it" sort of way, but I still think Two Worlds II is a legitimately good game with alot of content for the price. (Though I did encounter a bug that broke a questline and subsequently a couple of my achievements. Be careful.)
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#14 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

Yes, it's great.

#15 Posted by MightyDuck (1521 posts) -

I was just thinking about picking this game up as well.  Something to hold me over until the "Fall Rush" of games.

#16 Posted by ikaruga (192 posts) -

did you try the new ed. of divinity 2? I haven't play mine yet but from the review it seems like they fixed a lot of jank and make the graphic better

#17 Posted by ShadowSkill11 (1783 posts) -

@triple07 said:

So lately I've been itching for an open world RPG and since I've played all the top-tier ones I can find, and Skyrim isn't out until November I started looking at this and Divinity 2. I tried to demo for Divinity 2 and I don't think I can get past the really janky animation. So that leaves me with Two Worlds 2. I've looked around for some reviews and people some kinda meh on the game but I'm looking for some fellow bombers opinions on the game. Now i'm not looking for an amazing game or anything all I'm looking for is a reasonably good open world RPG to spend some time messing around. Also I can deal with quite a bit of open world jank, and jank in general for that matter (I played through Alpha Protocol and didn't think it was that janky). So what do you guys think about the game? Is it worth it to give the game a try? Or can you think of another lesser known open world RPG thats better?

It's a shame that there isn't some type of critic for video games out there that could give you a professional opinion on what they thought of the games. Man... if there was only some type of video game reviewers out there. To put the cherry on that sundae wouldn't it be great if people could find and read/watch those reviews on a type of Information Superhighway by merely telling their computer what they want to look for? I know, I know... I'm dreaming. But what if that future came true? Wow....

#18 Posted by Yummylee (21498 posts) -
@ShadowSkill11:  
Who pissed in your coffee? He already said that he's checked out some professional reviews and wanted to also round up some opinions from GB users. 
 
Anywhoo I haven't played it myself. While it looks alright, I haven't been willing to give it a chance when there's so many other games I have more confidence in saving my monies up for.
#19 Posted by Xtrminatr (261 posts) -

@ShadowSkill11 said:

@triple07 said:

So lately I've been itching for an open world RPG and since I've played all the top-tier ones I can find, and Skyrim isn't out until November I started looking at this and Divinity 2. I tried to demo for Divinity 2 and I don't think I can get past the really janky animation. So that leaves me with Two Worlds 2. I've looked around for some reviews and people some kinda meh on the game but I'm looking for some fellow bombers opinions on the game. Now i'm not looking for an amazing game or anything all I'm looking for is a reasonably good open world RPG to spend some time messing around. Also I can deal with quite a bit of open world jank, and jank in general for that matter (I played through Alpha Protocol and didn't think it was that janky). So what do you guys think about the game? Is it worth it to give the game a try? Or can you think of another lesser known open world RPG thats better?

It's a shame that there isn't some type of critic for video games out there that could give you a professional opinion on what they thought of the games. Man... if there was only some type of video game reviewers out there. To put the cherry on that sundae wouldn't it be great if people could find and read/watch those reviews on a type of Information Superhighway by merely telling their computer what they want to look for? I know, I know... I'm dreaming. But what if that future came true? Wow....

It's a shame there isn't something that someone can do about reading the text that's inside the topic before they post. Oh man that would be great if someone read the entire post before trying to be a jerkoff about it... I know, I know.... I'm dreaming. But what if that future came true? Wow....

#20 Posted by triple07 (1196 posts) -
@Abyssfull@Xtrminatr: Thanks guys. Its always nice to see people being kind on the internet. And thanks to everyone for the advice.  
 
I've played the game for a couple hours now and from what I've played I'm liking it. Sure its not the best game out there and it has its share a problems but it seems like a good open world RPG so far.
#21 Posted by Xtrminatr (261 posts) -

@triple07 said:

@Abyssfull: @Xtrminatr: Thanks guys. Its always nice to see people being kind on the internet. And thanks to everyone for the advice. I've played the game for a couple hours now and from what I've played I'm liking it. Sure its not the best game out there and it has its share a problems but it seems like a good open world RPG so far.

I came to your post originally to see what the other GB members thought too, and seeing a couple people say it was alright made me buy 2 copies, one for me and one for a friend. I hope the coop lasts more than a few hours, really trying to find a good coop game to play.

#22 Posted by cancerdancer (314 posts) -

Game is so bad. Voice acting gets cut off by other lines, NPC's hand you phantom items, interface is clunky and forces you to use the left analog stick to move in menus, and the camera has a sea-sick inducing wobble whenever you move it. No thanks. Thank God for GameFly.

#23 Posted by LazerGum (6 posts) -

wobbling camera sounds bad. that really bothered me in gears of war. Does anybody have other specifics about shortcomings? I'm interested in checking out this game. Thanks!

#24 Posted by Darkstorn (464 posts) -

I'm also interested, even a year later. Just curious how it holds up.

#25 Posted by Bobby_The_Great (1004 posts) -

I love the game.

#26 Posted by JasonR86 (9657 posts) -

@triple07:

I didn't play it for very long but I didn't enjoy it. It seemed like a budget RPG with fanfare. I didn't like the mechanics, the controls felt clunky, it didn't look very good, the universe was uninteresting, and I didn't feel like playing through mindless sidequests and an uninteresting main quest. But some people adore it. If you can get into it, I'm sure it will be a lot of fun. It just wasn't for me.

#27 Posted by DrPockets000 (2859 posts) -
@ShadowSkill11: Don't be a dick.  Read the whole fucking post before you try to get snarky.  
 
@triple07: TWII is....okay. The game is not a painful experience, but it's not amazing. The voice acting and animations are hilarious. Combat actually doesn't feel bad. If you've got the extra scratch, pick it up, but if you are trying to be frugal, there are probably better open-world RPGs out there. 
#28 Posted by project343 (2817 posts) -

@Darkstorn said:

I'm also interested, even a year later. Just curious how it holds up.

On sale at that price, yes, yes it is worth it. I'd just grab the $10 package with the expansion.

I bought this game at $60 and farking loved it. And this comes from someone who hates the Gothic games (but loves the Elder Scrolls games).

#29 Posted by ShadowSkill11 (1783 posts) -

@DrPockets000 said:

@ShadowSkill11: Don't be a dick. Read the whole fucking post before you try to get snarky.

@triple07: TWII is....okay. The game is not a painful experience, but it's not amazing. The voice acting and animations are hilarious. Combat actually doesn't feel bad. If you've got the extra scratch, pick it up, but if you are trying to be frugal, there are probably better open-world RPGs out there.

Congrats on making a comment about something from almost a year ago. Are you happy to finally get that well crafted response you've been working on for 11 months out?

#30 Posted by Morrow (1829 posts) -

@Darkstorn said:

I'm also interested, even a year later. Just curious how it holds up.

You necro! Anyways.

I love fantasy RPGs in general, I love the Elder Scrolls franchise (played through Morrowind, Oblivion and Skyrim), but I was rather disappointed by TW II. Especially the combat feels slow and clunky. And it's rather short. I did all the main and faction quests as well as most of the minor side-quests and been through in about 22 hours. The plot and atmosphere also didn't really grab me.

So, if you're desperate for a fantasy RPG and already been through most of what's out, give it a try if it's low priced. Otherwise... you can safely skip it.

#31 Posted by Divina_Rex (351 posts) -

@ikaruga said:

did you try the new ed. of divinity 2? I haven't play mine yet but from the review it seems like they fixed a lot of jank and make the graphic better

I've tried the demo and it's great. Nothing like the Quicklook of the older version GB did.

#32 Posted by Tennmuerti (8072 posts) -

It's allright, on the cheap. Definately would not recomend it at full price tho. On sale and nothing else to play? Go for it.

It's not an agressively bad game per se, but neither has it anything much going for it. Pretty by the book open world RPG with some missteps. Such as severely broken economy, silly main plot, terrible ending bossfight, barely passable graphics/artstyle. But it not bad. The spell system was kind of interesting for a while and some of the side quests are quite well done and interesting from time to time.

#33 Posted by Largo6661 (333 posts) -

@triple07: If you couldn't deal with divinity 2 jank your probably gonna hate two worlds 2 :) but ifs its cheap go for it whats the worst that could happen? If it helps the magic system is pretty fun and in depth. hope this helps.

#34 Posted by project343 (2817 posts) -

@Morrow: @Divina_Rex: @Tennmuerti: I think I'm starting to understand why the Two Worlds II jank didn't bother me so much: I played significant amounts of the original game (and sort of enjoyed it... as broken and horrible as it was). In contrast to that original game, TWII is a revelation in polish and butter-smooth gameplay experiences.

#35 Posted by DrPockets000 (2859 posts) -
@ShadowSkill11 said:

@DrPockets000 said:

@ShadowSkill11: Don't be a dick. Read the whole fucking post before you try to get snarky.

@triple07: TWII is....okay. The game is not a painful experience, but it's not amazing. The voice acting and animations are hilarious. Combat actually doesn't feel bad. If you've got the extra scratch, pick it up, but if you are trying to be frugal, there are probably better open-world RPGs out there.

Congrats on making a comment about something from almost a year ago. Are you happy to finally get that well crafted response you've been working on for 11 months out?

Obviously, it was important enough for you to have to make a retort. So, yes, I am happy. 
#36 Posted by brc2000 (11 posts) -

An improvement over the first Two Worlds, on PC at least. Not awesome by any stretch, but fun enough. Not sure about consoles, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was horribly ported, though there is that one positive review by Angry Joe for the Xbox 360.

#37 Edited by AngeTheDude (665 posts) -

@brc2000: I'm installing this on Steam right now. I've been in the mood for some medieval madness.

EDIT: amd now I've uninstalled it because the combat is pure ass. Oh well.

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