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Toger
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Because I simply must share:

Started this a couple of weeks ago. Originally, I started playing on the PC but the combo of mouse + keyboard is overwhelming for me especially since I mouse left-handed. I'd have to re-map all the keys. Alas, there's no support for a gamepad. Plus, my sound was glitchy and cutting off the last few seconds of everyone's speech. So, I restarted on the 360. Much easier to control; except when I'm trying to transport myself from one point to another and the guy won't stand still in the transporter.

It's a 3rd person Oblivion and I'm enjoying it far more than I ever did with Oblivion. It's got the requisite ugly-as-sin character models, horses, alchemy, magicks, a Brotherhood, reputation, theivery, etc. And Taint. Mustn't forget the taint. The dialogue is laugh out loud horrendous as is the fact that I think they only used a three voice actors for all the people inhabiting the various villages. I've recognized one guy voicing a multitude of villagers.

To date, I've only seen one woman in the entire world – the protaganist's sister – everyone else appears to be male. I'm trying to figure out how on earth they populated it without any women.

I've gotten a horse and ride like a drunken sailor. The horse objects every time I run into a tree… which is often. I've been killed by wolves, bears, zombies and ghosts. I accidently fired off a fire ball in a village and was promptly killed by a moonshiner while the rest of the villagers ran screaming for their lives.

Last night, I got a quest to see a man named Ho. I hurt myself laughing.

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I believe I got through about half this game before wandering off to other realms. I played the PC version and had pretty good luck from the get go and yes, parts of the game are hilarious. My inner thirteen year-old giggled every time someone mentioned the Taint out loud. I rode the horse around a lot and into my share of trees and bears. Ultimately it was just samo samo and I quit. There is a character call Ho? Of course there is.

To completely go off topic for a sec: You know if Oblivion was a person it would be a child star turned dead drug addict by now. Everyone compares it poorly to every RPG ever made since. [Image Can Not Be Found] Someday they will find its bloated corpse on a couch in front of a TV face down in a rotting Pizza Hut double dish special. Alas poor Oblivion. [Image Can Not Be Found] Your name was your fate.

Anyway, yeah, Two Worlds is fun. Many updates please!

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Toger, I loved Two Worlds. At the beginning I died more than in all other games combined. Yet I kept playing.

Voice acting – loved the goofiness of Faux-Middle-Ages British.

Have you discovered how armor/weapons can be upgraded simply by plopping identicals on top of each other? (that's this game, right Scout [man who remembers]?)

Horses….riding mounts! First & only game where I could actually steer 'em. They get better, not all steer the same. Two-thirds of the way through, I had horses (and riding….I'm not gonna tell you) parked all over the place.

Inexplicable but most assuredly. This silly game touched most of Yap's love bones. [Image Can Not Be Found]

So much so that I preordered the (I) release of TWII back in Sept. from GoGamer. Full price! [Image Can Not Be Found] And I have it! Months before the US/UK release.

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Toger said:

To date, I've only seen one woman in the entire world – the protaganist's sister – everyone else appears to be male. I'm trying to figure out how on earth they populated it without any women.


She is the Taint

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grooowrrrr! [menace menace] rrrrowwwr!

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I loved that game! Played it all the way through, which is rare for me.

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It was a lot of fun. I'm waiting for the sequel to drop in price and will definitely buy it.

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I didn't realize so many had already played it. I knew Yap had as I remember her mentioning it a couple of times... Now that I think about it, I think I bought this for a play-along and then got distracted.

Oh yes, I've discovered the unique stacking mechanic. It's brilliant and all RPGs should do this. I don't think I've bought anything special from the merchants. Instead, I'm scouring the countryside looking for duplicates of what I have so I can stack it. Hell, stacking ordinary leather turns out better than some of the stuff I've seen offered.

I wondered about parking horses. I've got the one that I got as a quest reward and I just found another one standing near a formerly occupied campfire. Too bad Groms, I like the look of your horse and I'm taking it. [Image Can Not Be Found]

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Forsooth! What ho! I Prithee, Toger, regale us further with thy gallant exploits within that diurnal realm. Whilst in and of myself I weighed its value at little more than half a groat, thusly did I commence to scriven its many injustices, fettered though I was by a shortage, a greatest dearth, of that temporal ether and flux which flees us all. Mayhaps my impleasions will match not thine own.*

 

For the nonce, I do advow, and I prithee forget this not or thine own miseries be assured,  I found myself much a fripper in said bifurcated globe, as by gathering and through strange marriages doth thine equipment improve.**

 

*(translated from the ridiculous Olde Englishe Pomp Absurdity of TW's script): Please share more of your experiences. I thought it was mediocre, and said so. However I was on an appalling deadline (back in my print days I reviewed this for GFW) so I played through the whole thing in four or five Red-Bull fueled days broken by restricted brief naps every eight hours. Maybe the deadline tainted my impressions.

 

**Don't forget like stuff can be combined to make better like stuff. Axe + Axe = Better axe, so loot those corpses!

Life is the misery we endure between disappointments.

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::claps hands and laughs::

Oh Steerpike, that was brilliant!

Unless I get completely distracted by the Twilight Zone marathon on SciFi (I refuse to use their hideous renaming), I'll play more tonight.

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As you can tell, I got distracted by the Twilight Zone marathon. I spent a large chunk of my childhood watching that show. It makes me all warm & cuddly to watch a marathon once a year. Anyway, back to this whacked game:

Good grief there's a lot of quests in this game! Damn never everyone I've spoken to wants me to do something for them. I've taken on so many quests, I don't even bother aiming for one particular quest unless the result is in the vicinity. If it's across the map, I'll get to it when I get there. I just now managed to fulfill a quest from the beginning of the game and found out the fate of the village of Brunhilda... and had to face off against half a dozen Snow Orcs... Ice Orcs... Glacial Orcs... some cold Orcs. Whatev. My strategy was to lead them a merry chase close to a respawn point. That way, if they killed me - which they did several times - I wouldn't have to travel far. Plus, only one or two at a time would follow me back.

One questor wanted me to kill a Brotherhood commander. After agreeing, I was poking around in his camp and picked a chest open and took what was inside. Damn fool chased me and tried to kill me! And he enlisted the aid of the lazy-ass guard at the front gate! Bandits let me riffle their belongings when they're alive and don't chase me; yet the citizenry gives chase. Make up your mind, game! You can't (or shouldn't) have it both ways!

Located a third horse... but, for the life of me, I can't remember where I parked one of the others. I'm sure it's near a transport, but damned if I know which one. And I dropped stuff to sell into his saddle bags, too.

Found someone to train me in my most favorite skill ever - dual wield. One sword has spirit damage (whatever the hell that is) while the other one does fire (score!) damage. Too bad I can't have spirit + fire on the same weapon. :pout: I think the next sword I find will receive the "gift that keeps on giving" - poison.

Finally found my way into Tharbaked after wandering in and out of the main gate three times. For some reason, I never turned to the left and saw the other gate into the city. [Image Can Not Be Found]

I have absolutely no idea what's going on in this game, but it's fun! I just wish there was a way to locate people who have meaningful dialogue/quests without having to speak to everyone. At first, I thought only named characters - but everyone has a name; then I though the color of their text would clue me in - nope. All the men are orange and the women (finally found some in Tharbaked) are green.

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Have you gotten the teleport stones? I made great use of them throughout the game, and they're available in that first village. This was important for me because I gave up on mounts about ten seconds in. They're impossible to drive.

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Yes, I have the teleport stone. Truthfully, I forget that I have it as I'm more of a "Let's see what happens if I go across this open field?" type of girl. (getting attacked by a pack of wolves is usually the end result) The fact that staying on the road only opens up small bits of the map makes me crazy and I feel I absolutely, positively must uncover the entire map. Plus, I find quests out of order (if in fact there is an order) thus breaking the game. [Image Can Not Be Found]

Did anyone else have issues with lockpicking if you were holding a weapon? I seem to have better luck if I stow my weapons. Odd, although it makes sense. If you're holding swords in both hands how the hell you gonna pick a lock?

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I played with a staff as my main weapon, which was never a dual-wield thing. The teleports are great once you've revealed the map since you have to travel back and forth a ton. I always parked my horses near the teleports. The horses get easier to drive with practice, and they are the best thing about the game besides the quality dialogue.

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I do have a wicked looking staff with barbs that I use specifically for skeletons. Actually, I'm thinking it's a giant tree branch which adds a +1 to my lockpicking skills. I'm hoping it's not a one-off and I can find another to stack on it. I've found other bludgeoning weapons that do more damage, but they just don't have the panache of swinging a giant tree branch. Of course, the most recent batch of skeletons I took on seemed slightly more sentient as they disarmed me and I had a helluva time fending off the others while I tried to loot & run to pick the damned thing back up!

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"Bring me more taint!"

Cleaned out a graveyard full of zombies which was highly entertaining. I'm sure whatever the hell I picked up from their corpses will taste yummy in whatever stew I decide to brew. As an aside, I wish the inventory was a bit smarter when new things are added. Trying to figure out what I just picked up from various & sundry non-weapon/clothes wearing enemies is somewhat hit and miss, especially if it's something itty bitty.

Found the last of the three grom camps I needed to clean out and got their totems. Now I just need to trudge... er, teleport back cross country to complete the quest. Helped some whining mage in Parbaked by returning his staff and increased my rep with the mage's guild... which means more quests!

Got the key to that locked gate in the very first temple... a dwarves' key or somesuch. Need to locate someone's brother and someone else's son in some mines. And the merchant's guild has turned me into their personal postman. I've yet to go looking for a man named Ho.

With all the side-quests I'm picking up, I'll probably still be playing this when Dragon Age 2 drops in March!

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Game: "Quest completed."

Me: What? I don't even remember picking this quest up. Where do I go to get my money and xp?

Cyclops: "ROWWR!"

Me: Dead. Again.

NPC: "blah, blah, Enlightend One, blah, blah"

Me: WTF? Where is that insect buzzing and why is it so loud near this one guy? Is there rotting meat nearby? He forget to take his yearly bath?  Am I going to have to capture bugs a la NWN2 or something?

Game: "Shrine discovered."

Me: Ooo, another horse! And it's even harder to control than the other four I've found. Wonder if the wolves will take pity on a drunken rider?

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"If you're holding swords in both hands how the hell you gonna pick a lock?"

Picking most mechanical locks is a two-handed task. I may have gotten in trouble with a library book on the history of locks and practicing on a school door. [Image Can Not Be Found] Note: do not open locked doors to rooms containing relaxing authority figures. Crouching /= stealth.

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We've made friends of the Karga Clan and House Skelden... do I have to pick one or the other? Or can I continue to play both against the middle until some crucial point where I'll absolutely, positively have to choose?

I have so many pending quests, I'm not even sure what to do next. [Image Can Not Be Found]

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