Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Two Worlds 2 First Impressions


First things first. Whoever said this was a combination of Assassin's Creed 2 and Oblivion was on crack. There is NOTHING of AC2 in this game whatsoever.

With that out of the way, let me start with saying this is far and away better than the first, and I've only played the first hour or two. The environments are nothing short of JAW DROPPING. Sadly, the first thing people are going to notice is the sub-standard character models living in the world. They almost have a "last generation" feel to them, especially the main character, with the hair being a little too "flippant", and the hands looking unnatural and "video gamey". I found the camera to be a little off at moments too, but not bad enough to say there is something wrong.

Musically, the game isn't perfect but is good. The voice acting is still a little bad, but far more livable. The only thing I don't truly like is the main character's gravelly voice, painfully overacted. The other characters are great and the 7th grader who is obsessed with Hamlet who wrote the first game's script has most assuredly been fired. The background music drops out sometimes on the loop. Nothing major all the same.

The controls are fine. The magic system is fine as well. I found the archery a little wonky, but I think that was more due to the camera than the control itself. The camera drops behind you and if someone is behind you as well, it doesn't fade that someone out so you can shoot properly.

All in all, new game day was fun. I enjoyed it.


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