There is a guy on the IGN forums that is an OBLIVION NUT. He posted so many threads about Oblivion before it came out it was ridiculous. His threads had hundreds of words of details and information... compiled over hours of work. He knew everything about the game and convinced me to buy it. He really knew the genre.
He bought the PC version of Two Worlds and has commented on the game. On IGN he goes by the handle HereIsOblivion. I trust his comments greatly:
The game is open and has a lot in common with Oblivion. But the core mechanics of the game are different.
The online multiplayer isn't just limited to an 8-player co-op game though.
The 8-player co-op is similar to Crackdown's 2-player, as in you can seperate from each other, to go anywhere and do anything.
There are also tons of other things, such as:
- 8-player death match
- Horse racing
- Betting on games such as horse racing
- Monster hunting
It's like they complied a whole list of random things to do, and put it all together in multiplayer form.
THe ONLY thing I don't like is that your singleplayer character and multiplayer character are 2 completely different things. Your singleplayer character is very limited in customization. While your multiplayer character has huge room for customizing.
The PC version will have some form of dedicated servers and can have upwards of 100 people playing together similar to a small MMO. Anyone can come and go as they please.
The 360 version will be limited to 8 people. And it's like most other games where 1 person starts a room and others join. If the person which started the room leaves, all other will be kicked as well.
On a side note. Don't go into this game expecting Oblivion caliber.
Oblivion is a AAA title. This game is a B+.
It's amazingly fun for what it is. The mechanics of the game with things such as weapon stacking and magic modifiers makes certain aspects of the game more fun than Oblivion. But as a whole, this is nothing like Oblivion.
So if you don't go in expecting AAA greatness, and you liked Oblivion as well as Morrowind, I don't know how you couldn't like it.
If you liked Oblivion and you liked Morrowind, I'm not sure how you couldn't like Two Worlds.
He made comments in another thread as well but I'm not digging that one up. I think this should suffice.
My comment: This is too "B quality" to waste my time on it. I will play Mass Effect instead.