Zero Punctuation: Two Worlds II

Denamic

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Onyx Oblivion said:
That magic system sounds interesting to me. I'll pick this up after the inevitable, and hopefully swift, price drop.
It looks interesting on paper, but it's actually really ...drab.
The customization is basically just an illusion.
You'll just end up combining element+bolt/spray and spam the same spell while backpedaling all the time.
And actually using magic is kind of a pain.
It's often less powerful than melee, enemies often are resistant to your main element, it's slower than melee, and it's limited by mana.
The main use of magic that I can think of is to buff your stats by a percentage, which is actually pretty nice.
Still, alchemy is more powerful, lasts longer, is quicker, requires much fewer points to be useful, and ingredients are abundant.
 

wtfclowns

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I don't know, the magic system was pretty good once you got into it. Any game that lets me fire a fireball that explodes and summons 6 stone golems on contact is okay in my book. :p
 

unnamedsos

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it was a fine game ; i enjoyed playing it :D
there was some new stuff in it and playing with magic cards and find combination was fun!
although magic was support class for me and end up healing and boosting :D also making chest high walls so that NPC get stuk behind it ;-)
loved water walk spel was pretty good for dark dungeons :D " search it up"
 

Neferius

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Wow, that inventory system sounds terrible- didn't anyone playtest it?

And is it strange that the bit that turns me off fantasy games is the whole... fantasy part? Give me a good medieval Robin Hood game and I'd be in seventh heaven, but ohhh... you just had to put spells in it, didn't you... It's like post apocalyptic games feeling that they just have to have mutants for some arbitrary reason. Did Mad Max 2 need mutants to be the best post apocalypse film ever made? No it bloody well didn't!
What are you talking about! They had a midget mounted on top of a braindead giant.

And the mutagen agent was organic methane derived from pig-dung D:
So they had somehow managed to make Cars that could run on the stuff, and the movie appropriately ends with a chase-scene ...at least they'd stopped exploiting those poor wallabies for means of transportation :p
 

vato_loco

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Awesome, Yahtzee reads Cracked.com too.

Also, what is this game? I haven't even heard of it.

Also, Yahtzee, congrats on that Battlefield mention!
 

MaxRaine

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I find it odd you had to lower your settings so much, granted you were on a laptop but even my bad computer could play 2W2 on high setting without having FPS drops. I was actually utterly amazed with how well coded that engine was.

I did find it funny how I played the good guy, who didn't minds petting puppies and walking old ladies across the street, yet sounded like I'd rather rip the throat off of people at any given moment =P

Never got through the game though, found other games more interesting after a while. Though mostly it was due to a glitch in a quest that forced me to reload way back, before I had done a ton of things, because the guy I had to talk to refused to spawn.
 

Gaming King

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Another piece of crap nobody cares about. That wasn't even really a review. He didn't really say whether he liked it or not.

YAHTZEE. REVIEW SONIC COLORS FOR THE Wii! IT'S MERCIFULLY SHORT AND SOMEONE needs to thrash that overrated TURD.
 

Buck Wilde

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Good man, appreciated the Cracked reference at the end. I disagree with the point about sidequests though. He does bring up good points but I see it more of a matter of how enjoyable the gameplay is. Sidequests by nature don't relate to the main plot and serve mainly to lengthen a game but as a whole it comes down to the how good the game itself is, if it leaves you wanting to do sidequests because you enjoyed the whole experience and want to prolong it.
 

YodaUnleashed

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That was one of the funniest Zero Punctuations I have ever watched. The combination of his critical dry humour and somewhat befuddled commentary on the games events really merged to create a creamy stream of goodness.
 

Yahtzee Croshaw

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I am surprised at anyone being surprised that he was going to review this, given that he said he was playing it a couple of extra punctuations ago, and being that he seems to be arguing a fair deal about how smaller companies are doomed to failure in the face of the AAA industry.

This game is the perfect example. The game engine is actually very pretty, but one only needs to play a little bit to find out that that's where half the time and budget went. Once you get past that, you see numerous little flaws (ok, incredibly glaring ones), whether it's the animations or the voice acting, or the general lack of polish to what are some fairly good ideas. It's a game that seems to show exactly how hard it is for a small company to fine tune its ideas to compete with the big ones. Even Fallout New Vegas (which is by and large buggier and way uglier than this) manages to outshine it while running on a ten year old engine simply because the developers had a lot more time to hone the ideas and make them enjoyable.

As it stands and as a RPG fan I actually dig this game, but I do it despite its many, many flaws. It might be my "root for the underdogs" tendency shining through.
 

FallenMessiah88

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Man I have enough trouble getting into RPG's as is. That also means GOOD games like Mass Effect 1 & 2. If all the stories I hear about this game being filled with bugs, glitches and bad design choices are true, then this is probably not going to be the game to finally turn me over.

On another note: Does anyone know the name of the music that plays during those ads for Drive Thru RPG that somestimes play after you've watched a video?
 

Iskaminien

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That Cracked reference blew my mind (I created this account right now only so I could say that).

But I'm just a little freaked out by the thought that I'm completely predictable. I mean, how did he know his audience would know about the cross from no other place than that very Cracked article?
Very, very impressive, mr. Yahtzee.
 

Yahtzee Croshaw

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Hmmm. Yahtzee made some pretty big mistakes in this review. The game isn't nearly as bad as he suggests.

For example. You can change the voice when you create your character, your not forced to use the one voice. I ran everything on full settings with the latest DX and had no issues. Not even one slowdown. Which leads me to believe yahtzee is full of shit.

The only part of this review he got right was the inventory system. The stories extremely easy to follow, and I never lost sight of the overarching storyline, or how things connect. I'd suggest that Yahtzee is suffering from some disease thats eating away at his mind.

I'm pretty disappointed with this video. The games actually VERY good. Its not amazing, but it's certaintly above average. Getting 7-8's from most review sites. So yes, disappointing Yahtzee. Seems like all you did was screw around with the game for a bit, then pick out random points to ***** about without seeing if they where actually broken.

Buy a new computer.
 

Yahtzee Croshaw

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It was a very long week waiting for Bulletstorm (or Marvel vs. Capcom 3) (or Killzone 3) (or LittleBigPlanet 2) to be reviewed and I was entirely disappointed when I saw he would review Two Worlds 2. Not that Yahtzee isn't funny when he does 'mediocre' games like this, it's just that he's practically the only good critic (some Users are nice but Users aren't very schedule-y or reliable) I follow (no one else despises Modern Warfare 2 and thinks Dead Rising 2 and Just Cause 2 are hordes better than Grand Theft Auto IV and Bad Company 2 is OK but not the best shooter and Crysis is WAY overrated and he games primarily on the PC and I can go on and on about how Yahtzee shares so many opinions about gaming with me) I follow and I was awaiting for him to review a more... popularized game than this. That said a game's release and Yahtzee's review of it usually involves an achingly long lapse, but I'd expect at least LittleBigPlanet 2 to be reviewed by now? Please, Yahtzee?

To get on topic, this review is really funny. I think I'm gonna have to suspend using a bow and arrow when I play Dragon Age 2 (or any WRPG in that case) because I'd be laughing too hard imagining the enemy go 'OH, LUUUCY! SPROUTED NUTHER ARROW!'.