developer: Reality Pump
publisher : TopWare Interactive / Zuxxez
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: local network / Internet
Two Worlds II for PC, X360 and PS3 is the second installment in a series of RPGs created by Reality Pump. The creators focused mainly on improving the combat system and the visuals. Although the gameplay formula remains unchanged, a set of innovative concepts was introduced into the game.
In Two Worlds II for PC, X360 and PS3, the story begins five years after the events from the original game. The world of Antaloor is ruled by Gandohar – a dark lord extremely fond of conducting experiments involving black magic. He drains his power from the soul of Kira, who is the sister of the protagonist. Being gradually deprived of her energy, she is getting weaker each day. The protagonist is unable to rescue her any more, for the last attempt was unsuccessful, and he was locked in a dungeon. Since then, he remains incarcerated and is regularly tortured.
When all hope is lost, a group of orcs led by the Dragon Queen attack the prison and rescue the protagonist, offering an alliance on the spot. The former enemies wish that the protagonist joined them in order to defeat Gandohar and liberate Antaloor. In so doing, the player is given a chance to deal with the evil forces and perhaps save his sister, who is running out of vital powers.
In Two Worlds II for PC, X360 and PS3, the player explores many kinds of new environments, such as tropical jungles or hot savannas inhabited by new species of virtual animals of course, such as rhinos or ostriches. The game also features reptiles and many other wild animals that were not included in the original game. Apart from exploring the game world on foot, the player can also go by horse or a boat. Teleports can be used as well.
The combat system was improved, giving the player an ability to actively block enemy strikes, which extends the number of possible combat tactics which can be applied. It is worth mentioning that a completely new system of magic was introduced into the game. The player can combine their favourite spells together in order to defeat particular enemies. Apart from the single-player story mode, Two Worlds II offers a few different kinds of multiplayer.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Pentium IV 2.6 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 256 MB (Geforce 8800 GTX or better), 8 GB HDD, Windows XP/Vista/7
Microsoft Xbox 360
Uses: Xbox Live