Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection

Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection is an action RPG developed by Nihon Falcom and XSEED Games, initially released in 2008 in Japan and nine years laters on the western markets. The game takes place in a fantasy world where, as a result of the war between demons and humans (aided by dragons), magic is not as strong and present as it once was. Instead of magical portals, people use planes as means of intercontinental transportation. We play as a treasure hunter who was saved from death by a lamia and is forever bonded with her by a blood contract. As we play, we will spend most of our time on exploration and combat. Our protagonist uses cold steel weapons and his companion relies on combat spells. Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection has a rather uncommon progression system - we use food to increase our characters' stats. The game is based on the Zwei II Plus version from 2009.

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PC / Windows
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Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection

Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection | PC

RPG, TPP, fantasy, action RPG

Companies responsible for Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection

Nihon Falcom Corp | game developer

XSEED Games | publisher   Official website

Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection release date for PC:

game language:
English

December 2017 | Worldwide

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 5.0 / 10 calculated out of 2 players' votes.  

Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection for PC / Windows is an action RPG developed by Nihon Falcon, creators of game series like The Legend of Heroes or Ys. Initially, the game was released in Japan in 2008. The Ilvard Insurrection is based on Zwei II Plus, an improved and extended version of Zwei that was released in Japan in 2009.

Plot

The game takes place in a fantasy world where, as a result of the war between demons and humans (aided by dragons), magic is not as strong and present as it once was. Because of that, inhabitants of the continents of this world that are floating in the clouds can no longer communicate because one could only get from one of them to another through magical portals. However, thanks to the fast technological advancement, people soon solved the problem. When we start our adventure, planes are becoming more and more popular in the world of Zwei.

The story begins when a treasure hunter named Ragna Valentine crashes his plane and gets badly wounded. Alwen Du Moonbria, a vampire, saves him from death. It results in a blood contract between the two of them that will forever bind their fates together.

Mechanics

Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection for PC / Windows is an action RPG where we will spend most of our time on exploration and combat. The game has a rather arade combat system, but its mechanics are rather uncommon. Ragna uses cold steel weapons and Alwen relies on combat spells. We activate physical and magical attacks with different buttons. When we do so, we are almost instantly given control over a character assigned to that given type of attack.

The progression system is also not what we are accustomed to. We won’t find any experience points here. Instead, our fallen enemies leave food behind. We can eat it to restore HP or use to increase our character’s stats. In addition to that, we will find restaurants in towns where we can combine our ingredients into more complicated dishes that will give us more points to spend on stats than consuming those exact ingredients one by one.

Technical Aspects

Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection for PC / Windows has 3D visuals inspired by Japanese cartoons. Despite the fact that the game was originally released almost a decade ago, it still looks quite good thanks to its colourful art style.