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Zwei: The Arges Adventure

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Pokkle and Pipiro are two step-siblings living by themselves in the ho-hum village of Puck on the time-forgotten floating continent of Arges. Pokkle loves making terrible puns and wears a tail for funsies, and Pipiro loves buying fashionable clothes and has no filter whatsoever. Together, they meander through what seems to be a peaceful, monotonous existence in their sleepy little burg where nothing interesting ever happens. Until something does, anyway! A mysterious masked figure shows up one night and steals six holy idols from the local shrine. The self-proclaimed “Archduke of Arges” tenders a hefty reward for their return, and our “brave” duo jumps at the chance to go find them – Pokkle for the glory, and Pipiro strictly for the cash moneys. Their journey will take them to every last nook and cranny across the land and lead to confrontations with a wide variety of friends and foes, each more ludicrous than the last, as a sinister plot to revive an ancient “Demon Lord” unfolds and 500 years’ worth of history comes into focus. Can two 14-year-olds with limited abilities and almost no social skills truly save the day? Or is Arges just pretty much screwed? Released in Japan simply as Zwei!!, Zwei: The Arges Adventure is the direct predecessor to the previously released Nihon Falcom action RPG Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection, from the creators of the popular Ys and The Legend of Heroes franchises. Boasting a completely standalone story set on a mysterious “low fantasy” island floating amongst the clouds, Zwei: The Arges Adventure plays out as a classically styled action-oriented 2D dungeon crawler with oodles of optional content and unlockables, player-defined challenge through a unique food-based experience system, and a pervading tongue-in-cheek humor style that helps set it apart from other entries in the genre. Although released on several different platforms in Japan over the years, this is the first time it’s ever been officially released in English, and is the most feature-complete version of the game to date. So what are you waiting for? There’s no need to ask Zwei; you Arges gonna have to play this game right now!FEATURES SD Anime-Style Characters Inhabiting a Colorful Hand-Drawn 2D World Boasting beautiful painterly art rife with detail and animations, and populated with an equally colorful cast of super-deformed anime characters who are constantly on the move, the world of Arges feels perpetually alive and energetic. Fast and Chaotic Combat Featuring a Plucky Duo of Protagonists (and One Pet) Fend off merciless enemies in real time with Pokkle’s melee attacks and Pipiro’s myriad magics, and solve puzzles to progress through the game’s many dungeons, all while either flanked by a loyal pet or while monitoring said pet from afar as it goes off on its own adorable little journeys. Tongue-in-Cheek Story and Characters Providing Genuine Humor Pokkle’s terrible puns and Pipiro’s all-encompassing snark combine with quirky NPCs, self-aware dialogue, weird and unlikely locations, over-the-top situations, fourth-wall breaking, optional side-quests, and more to provide a genuinely funny and dynamic RPG experience. Food-Based Leveling System Allowing Players to Challenge the Game on Their Own Terms Eat food to level-up, or hoard your food so you can exchange it in town for even better food down the line that grants even more experience. Will you stay low-level and challenge dungeons well beyond your means for the promise of more level-ups to come, or will you engorge yourself on demand to make the road ahead a little easier? Minigames, Music, Achievements, Art, and More, Creating the Definitive Zwei Experience Play an Ys-inspired typing tutor, an adorable yet savage aeroplane shmup, or a block puzzler that rewards you for not making combos – or maybe just take the time to help guide your pet through the harsh wilderness for various spoils! If that’s not enough, why not try for one of the myriad new achievements, seek out one of the newly illustrated character bromides, or switch out the regular soundtrack for its 2008 arranged version? You can even play the game with Japanese text if you want! Add to that a bevy of control improvements and other modernizations, and you have the ultimate update to this unsung Falcom classic!
Nihon Falcom
Nihon Falcom Corporation
Marvelous USA, Inc., XSEED Games
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows XP+
  • Processor: 2GHz Single core CPU
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 128 MB VRAM
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 3 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Compatible with DirectX 9.0c
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Last Modified: Aug 28, 2019

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Zwei: The Arges Adventure reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Italian
Zwei: The Arges Adventure is a nice adventure suitable for a specific type of player. Who loves to face dungeons and explore searching for secrets without the game giving you a hand in doing anything, then this game is for you. We Add a colorful world, funny characters that, in their simplicity, are characterized well, a lot of content and many minigames and a very nice leveling system, and you will have a pleasant experience to play from start to finish. On the contrary, those who prefer fiction and a more realistic and serious game world, then Zwei does absolutely nothing for you. Of Course, the product is not free from defects: There is slight repetitiveness in level design because of its tunnel structure, the grinding a bit ' annoying in the advanced stages of play and even the combat system is a bit ' too simple and basic. It is certainly Not a masterpiece, the game being aged a bit ' bad from 2001. Yet, as a whole, it is still cute and nice to play. Not overly complex or epic, Zwei wants to capture the player's attention with its simplicity, even without excelling in any of its fields. Especially Those who appreciate the video games developed by Nihon Falcom can seize the simplicity of this work and maybe, returning even a little ' children, enjoy a classic adventure where you have to defeat the bad people on duty. http://www.gamesark.it/recensione.php?c=9220180012268770&a=0&pg=1
Translated by
Microsoft from Russian
▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ The Arges Adventure is a modified version of the game Zwei!! Support for high resolution, new mini-games, improved picture, originally released on PC in 2001 and did not leave outside of Japan. Later, in 2004 and 2008, there were console versions for the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable, respectively, but they also remained Japanese Jekskljuzivami. The Project was created by the studio Nihon Falcom, among others the famous JRPG series The Legend of Heroes and Ys. ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ Pokule and Piciro are cousins living in the village of Hog-Hook Pak on the forgotten floating continent of Arge in time. Pokle likes to joke, and Piciro loves to wear fashionable clothes. They live in a place where nothing interesting ever happens. But at some point, someone mysterious steals six holy idols from a local shrine. For the capture of the thief assigned a huge reward, and the characters are sent to his quest for fame and money. ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ Zwei: The Arges Adventure will immerse the player in the world of dungeons with a huge amount of content. In The game there is a unique system of experience, as well as a peculiar sense of humor. ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ Visually The game is made in the style of classic isometric drawn JRPG. When you look at the screenshots you might think that we are waiting for a turn-based game, but in fact we will manage two characters in real time, switching between them to combine skills and attacks. Also on their joint actions are built solutions to many puzzles. ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ Also, for those who are hard to play in English, I want to announce the news: the site gameguru.ru-took up the translation of the game. If one can believe their words, the translation will be available in March 2018. From myself I want to add-that I really liked the game. My rating 8/10
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