Two Worlds succumbs to Temptation

Once-expansion, now-sequel follow-up to SouthPeak and Reality Pump's 2007 action RPG arriving for Xbox 360, PC this fall.

In November, SouthPeak and Reality Pump confirmed retail listings that an extension to its action role-playing game Two Worlds was in the pipe. At that time, however, Two Worlds: The Temptation was billed merely as an expansion to the original Xbox 360 and PC title, with Reality Pump promising a bevy of new story points, environments, and combat mechanic tweaks.

Two Worlds, one dinosaur.

It now appears those tweaks have outgrown the term "expansion." SouthPeak today announced Two Worlds: The Temptation will, in fact, be a sequel proper to the original game, and will be available on the Xbox 360 and PC this fall. As initially stated, The Temptation will continue Two World's storyline, with the game taking place in Easter Antaloor, which is in proximity to the Oswaroh and Drak'ar Desert.

Aside from what has already been said about The Temptation, SouthPeak provided little new information about the upcoming sequel. The publisher did make several promises, however, saying the missions will be more involved, voice-overs and animations will be improved, horseback riding has been revamped, combat mechanics have been completely reworked, and the game's engine has been completely replaced.

For more on Two Worlds: The Temptation, head over to SouthPeak and Reality Pump's Web site.

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Isundir
Isundir

I enjoyed the first few hours of Two Worlds but being that I am compulsive gatherer I ended up spending at least 70% of my time selling equipment taken from dead enemies.

roosteraxe1
roosteraxe1

I picked the first one up for like 10$ used. Considering how horrible everyone said it was I thought it'd be a time killer and nothing else. COnsidering I wasn't expecting much it was actually a pretty decent game. Ambitious as heck for a first crack at the genre. I'm very interested to see how these guys do on the sequel now that they're a little more seasoned.

green_dominator
green_dominator

I beat the heck out of the original, It's one of those games..... It's not great but it's not bad either, it could have been better or worse......The new game looks good.......

waterdragon222
waterdragon222

The first was ... well... a little worse than decent, this looks better, but looks can be decieving.

Khatjal
Khatjal

The only way i'll pick up this game is if it is NOTHING like the original. Two Worlds was by far the worst RPG i've seen on the XBOX. When competing with gems like KOTOR, Mass Effect, Jade Empire and Dragon Age, how does South Peak have the guts to put out a POS like this? Southpeak - Do us all a favour and either strart from square one, or don't bother insulting the gaming community by putting out a title similar to the first Two Worlds.

LT-Voltaire
LT-Voltaire

I have played the first one but never finished it yet i have this problem with Huge free roaming RPG's i play and play and for get what day it is and bam three weeks go by and im still left feeling like will this game ever end or what then i stack it away with my other RPG's that I have left unfinished only to come back to them months later load an old game and start playing ill spend the first hour reading my notes and looking at my inventory and the go wtf ill just start over. I start a new Avatar and the whole process starts all over its a deadly cycle but at least I get money worth of game time. I loved two worlds it was fun and the main character aptitude was hard and solely driven to find his sister no mater the cost it was a different story line but i liked what i played through wish i could have finished the game though damn this ADD.

Heshertonfist
Heshertonfist

Hopefully they fix some of the controls and animations with this one.looking forward to it though.

MasterOfSprites
MasterOfSprites

I actually really enjoyed the first one despite it's frame rate issues.

cloud_kai
cloud_kai

i dont know about some of you but the first one was actually better than most critics made it sound, i mean it wasnt horrible, but playable

SandboxAddict
SandboxAddict

At first i didn't play this game because of the bad reviews (mostly by users). Then one rainy day i decided to buy a downpriced copy, just becasue i was in the mood for some rpg-ing. And man, what a sweet surpise this game was. The world was HUGE, the graphics better then i expected, with lots of missions to do, and i really liked the inventory system. Very old school, but sweet. I really got hooked on this game. (despite the horrible 'nay? way leigh pray? YAY!'-speak... and the uninvolved voice acting) I am really looking forward to part II.

sammydreams
sammydreams

guys .. you didnt even give the first game a chance .. i mean yea it didnt start as we all expected and all , but after like 2-3 hours into the game i was already hooked .. Oblivion was boring .. i didnt feel any major story spark all i did was just roamed the lands and towns and did shiat all .. in Two worlds , despite its mechanical issues the game took me in. the Story is awsome how they kidnapped your sister and tried to get you to help them in order to save your sister and how i meet her at that special mode and talk to here here and there , basicly the story was Awsome .. the game is a True 100% a Free roaming RPG i absolutely LOVED when i went to that ruined castle and cleared it all from the remaining Orcs as a part of one of the missions i had , i liked the main character's attitude and voice , its abit of a different dialogue .. the Music is AWSOME!!!!!!!!! especially that one song i always listen to in Tharbakin lol i just stop there and listen to it cuzz its soo awsome :) :) its a catchy tune ... basicly the game inspired me i like it ALOT more than that boring oblivion .. .. and gamespot STILL gave Two worlds an OK score for a reason ... im Definetly getting Two Worlds2 .. im sure they are gonna improve performance and fighting and follow up with an amazing story :)

eddroach
eddroach

as long as the story in this one is better than the first one i might pick it up, maybe.

Plaidboy1
Plaidboy1

I didn't play the original Two Worlds until well after it was patched several times. By the the game was mostly fixed so I enjoyed the game. It had it's faults but there were some good times as well. It didn't fulfill it's promise to be an "Oblivion killer" but I didn't really expect it would. Regardless, I'll keep an open mind to the sequel.

Froce712
Froce712

It's amazing, after the train wreck that was the first Two Worlds, they would even attempt another game.

khornedeadra
khornedeadra

and speaking of your character the character cusomization is pretty horrible. the very first cutsceen does not even show the person that you made! just some generic person then he transforms into your guy once you start playing. the monsters not respawning is stupid. they should have atleast tried to simulate a real environment by having the wolfs and bears having babys and you could go in there nest and kill them all or something. from what i have read so far about this game it seems like there trying to make it play like assasins creed, and there making the story even more god awful. people are better off waiting for oblivion 5 or dragon age instead of this game.

khornedeadra
khornedeadra

@GodDemon how is oblivion not an rpg? yes you and go around and do whatever you want but how does that mean its not an rpg? just because the monsters level with you means its not an rpg? that makes about as much sense as a screen door on a submarine. at least oblivion has a solid story with some good lore, not the pile of crap that is two worlds storyline. it has loads of things to do so you will be playing for atleast 70 hours before you get done with it( not counting the extra gameplay the expansions deliver) while i beat two worlds 100% around 10 and in that same amount of time i was practically unbeatable. the whole upgrading thing was weird. i mean how can you combine two swords? if they had a magic forge you went to then okay it would make some sense put just putting them on top of one another and having them combine is pretty stupid. the voice acting is pretty much horrible. everyones a clone. the cities are pretty small even the capital of the human nation and the capital of the orcs are both smaller than the cities in oblivion. the law system is very very stupid. i mean you kill a guy and the whole town attacks you. the same thing happen in oblivion but before that they give you the option of paying money(which they also give you the option to do in two worlds, sometimes) or going to jail(and there are no jails in two worlds). two worlds combat animation was pretty stupid. you attack and you guy is trying to do all this fancy fighting but just looks stupid.

bennae66
bennae66

two worlds was terrible the 1st hour i played it. it sat at home for 6 months i diddnt touch it even though my girlfriend had knocked it off within 2 to 3 weeks. (nay? way leigh pray? YAY!) it was jerky, graphics were sub par, the false enthusiasm of the protagonist and the terrible menu interface served enough to sign its death warrant to me. but then id finished oblivion, halo etc and two worlds was sitting there. after deliberatley making myself sit in front of it for 3 hours something magical happened: i got rid of the horse, i learnt some spells, i shut down some skelden scum then i liked it. i hate to admit it to this day but i enjoyed that jerky, buggy, freezy, glitchy, terribly laid out game and i diddnt know why i liked it. like a few have said: if they can iron out the rough edges (and MAN theres some rough edges!) i will be immensely happy. im just not getting my hopes up too high... dragon age is the latest rpg on my radar for now... and wheres elveon?

GodDemon
GodDemon

It's better than oblivion because it's more of an RPG, where as oblivion is just a free roamer not an RPG in anyway, as it diden't feel as you improved in combat and enemys where still big threats to you even while at LV 50! So they can't compare.An RPG to me is where you can feel that those hours of play have payed of and you can go around killing everyone with one hit, as well as the ability to upgrade more than 8 things! Two worlds was one such game and there where 50 things to upgrade in, you could also upgrade your armor and you could upgrade spells and feel like a GOD! If in this game they fix the grapics,voice and camara then we have a masterpiece here.

Alex_09
Alex_09

Even though the first was absolutely horrible, I will check this one out. If they can fix the frame rate issues, and make the game have a bit more direction, then I will love it. Still I am surprised one guy said he only liked it because he played Oblivion. You should check out Morrowind.

masterfarticus
masterfarticus

Sweet! I was one of the few who loved Two Worlds! I am jumping up and down right now!

Peach100
Peach100

I must say I'm looking forward to this game. Hopefully it will prove better than the original. The screenshots look awesome. Let's hope the gameplay proves to be just as good as the screenshots are.

Evenios
Evenios

yay! moar fantasy News: Nintendo plans to buy rights to The elder scrolls series. Elder Scrolls V plan to be a Wii Exclusive Mario may play main role. (yeah right)

Vampiro_HuntT3R
Vampiro_HuntT3R

Awesome! I liked Two World just because it was more or less like my favorite The Elder Scroll: 4 Oblivion. :D

punkdsk8erdude
punkdsk8erdude

the first looked awesome and i was stoked for it when it came out but it was a dissapointement. the gamespot reveiew warned me and the demo proved it. ill be weary of this one. it had such potential, but it didnt come through. hopefully this will.

vampireGamer246
vampireGamer246

i liked Two Worlds quite a bit but i was not really expecting any thing ground breaking, the graphics were not that bad at all, the combat was ok, and the vioce acting did not bother me that much, controling the horse was a problem and became fairly frustrating at times..the main thing was the story seemed kinda weak and honestly i did all the side missions i could because the main missions just were not that great. i think the best part of the game was the actual rpg elements, making potions, poisens, traps, weapons, and armor .... so i am excited to play the next one

martianrobot
martianrobot

I really quite liked Two Worlds for various reasons (see my review) ESPECIALLY because it wasn't as polished as Oblivion, the horse was difficult to control and it had the cheesiest main menu theme song ever - so 80's fantasy power pop! All these things added to its fun. Don't get me wrong, I've put in over 300 hours on Oblivion (I consider it more important and work-like than my real job!) but TW was a nice diversion. I think I'll probably give the sequel a go, but only once I've done all the quests in Oblivion with one character (so far I've done all Fighters & Mages guild quests, all the city and location quests, almost completed main quest and half-way through Thieves guild). Plus I want to have finished off the main quest in Morrowind, and completed Jade Empire, Star Wars KOTOR 1 and 2, Paper Mario, Eternal Sonata and Lost Odyssey. Oh, and Fable 2 and Fallout 3. I'm really behind with my RPGs you see.

MrGordons
MrGordons

it had its bugs...but i still liked it

david60639
david60639

The game is good, isn't great or terrible. Just mediocre.

Un4givingAsault
Un4givingAsault

Daviddooo - There was lag, during combat, an it was quite frequent.

Un4givingAsault
Un4givingAsault

A new franchise which had promise but the first game had some cool things, but had some huge drawbacks, poor story, terrible voice acting, and very little to do besides the main quest. This game could be good if they drasticltly improve on all the let downs of the first one.

someweirdo
someweirdo

Two Worlds is an awesome game. You losers are just **** because it didn't hold your hand and coddle you like Oblivion does.

Davidooooo
Davidooooo

I dont join these the game sucked/was good fights, but here, I must make an exeption - Two Worlds IS worth playing, I dont understand, what the game has done to ppl that they have the almost fundamental need to flame it.Graphics?What kind of a nerd, would say the graphics werent good-looking?Or Ill ask in a different way, whats SO screwed up there?Does it lag? NO, it doesnt, its well optimized for pcs.Run it on max and u must like, that it lags, sorry, not the game- its ur rig :s Voice-acting - this sucked in vanila game, but have u actually bothered getting the patches(one point though - the game patches in total went to xy gigabites to download, which SUCKS, but they work, so get over it) + the game, developers didnt take the whole game so seriously, I mean the acting WAS ment to be funny, easy-going, with sometimes hillarious comments.Horse riding was.. and if u didnt spend time learning how to ride the bloody thing, bad.. simple as that.U had the teleports though +3 u carry with u, so this luckily cancels this flaw in the end.

wurn
wurn

I really liked the first one, and this looks it could be good. But i first want to know more about the story, graphics and physics to really make up my mind

Chickasaw87
Chickasaw87

With an open mind the first game wasn't all that bad. Hopefully this one will fix the bugs and be a hit.

Teebown24
Teebown24

hopefully they fix the problems the first game had. oh wait, THE ENTIRE GAME WAS A PROBLEM!!!! this game has alot of ground to cover to catch up with the likes of Oblivion.

tyneburn
tyneburn

yay updated voice overs! the original games sucked huge balls

Lance_Kalzas
Lance_Kalzas

I thought Crysis hasn't been out as long as Two Worlds? Please correct me if I'm mistaken as I don't have the time to look up the release dates. lol. :)

gevans1989
gevans1989

the first game was a total waste of money, i got it, got pissed with its countless cock ups and glitches not to mention the **** frame rate, and just recently got rid of it. oblivion is a much better game, even now i am drawn to oblivion, if im not playin forza that is

BloodStorm2262
BloodStorm2262

Can't wait. Sorry to the Two Worlds haters out there, I enjoyed it :-D. And anyone who had/has the game... You should check out the online its just recieved updates making it completely worth your while!

SixSigma1978
SixSigma1978

I liked the first game..the suckiest part was the horseback riding ... combat was okie dokie..nothing impressive...somehow..i found it much more engrossing than Gothic ....

Scullyy
Scullyy

New engine? Hmm... The first game had potential, but turned out to be a huge pile of steamy **** Can't believe I actually bought it :(

Dryker
Dryker

I had always felt that the announced expansion sounded too extensive. I was very interested in the first game, but after horrible reviews, never picked it up. I'm glad this is going to be a complete sequel, so if it's any good I don't have to worry about picking up the first game.Then again, there are some pretty promising RPGs coming later this year, so I may not have the time.

Hvac0120
Hvac0120

I think a lot of people bought Two Worlds expecting it to be a hit. Then they realized that it was a broken game. Those initial sales tell the publisher and the developer that people are very interested in the game. The reviews tell them that it was a mess and that it was not a good game. The sales provoke the sequel. Let's just hope that they can fix everything that went wrong with the first one. I am guessing that this sequel will be a lot less successful unless they pull some tricks and display some good progress during this years trade shows.

Humorguy_basic
Humorguy_basic

Funny how we have messages saying the game didn't sell, so why an expansion, right next to messages saying #6 rank for 360 and #12 rank on PC, and also the fact it has sold, on PC, as many copies as Bioshock and more copies than Crysis. So just based on sales and nothing else, TW kicks Crysis's butt and can hold it's head high next to Bioshock. So complain (or praise!) all you want, and give your personal opinion, but this game sold very well, thank you very much, and the developers official forums have more people invested in this game in a good way than a bad way! :)

VenomRitual
VenomRitual

how about an expansion set to a better game?

Jerian
Jerian

wasn't even an oblivion clone the game sucked so hardcore i couldn't play past an hour and then destroyed the cd by lighting it on fire and snapping it half. needless to say i hated the game

skateboard1587
skateboard1587

if a game was originally supposed to be an expansion pack, that can't be good news.

feartrain999
feartrain999

To add to that, I noticed 'bad buzz' can sometimes make a game versus break. Like hype. Which proves to manufactures that people will eat just about anything they dish out either way. Pushing them further away from quality and closer to release dates/quotas... It's companies like Blizzard (that holds onto games until they make it perfect, before releasing it) that we should praise and support, whether or not you like their games, their formula is the one that every game company should follow. Then we wouldn't have to deal with mediocre games anymore. It would be a difference in taste or opinion instead.

feartrain999
feartrain999

Yeah I agree that TW wasn't the greatest of RPG's. Their making a sequel cause they know (good game or not) their going to make the big bucks! Just look, rank #8 for the 360 and rank #47 of all consoles! (As of Today for this game)