started the Witcher a few days ago..

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  1. gensix

    gensix New Member

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    theres probably been a thread about this a year ago or soemthing but i dont have a sub yet. damn, this game is fun. seemed like it slipped under the radar though. anyone play it? Lots of shit to do, interesting characters. The soundtrack is great too.
     
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    No but I was thinking of getting it. $15 on Amazon is probably a steal for this game.
     
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    Yeah if you can get it for $15, that's awesome.

    I lost my life to this game for about two weeks. I got really wrapped up in the story.

    I still haven't finished it yet. I'm afraid to continue, because I know if I start playing again, I won't get off the damned computer lol.
     
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    This game was fantastic. Disappointed they canceled porting it to consoles.
     
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    They did? :eek3:

    I was sort of waiting for this one to come out. :sad2:
     
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    didn't totally cancel, just delayed.
     
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    XaPU!M Active Member

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    :eek3:


    :bowdown:


    When I played it a year or whenever ago it was on a my shitty PC. And I don't know if it was the copy that I acquired or my PC but it looked like pure shit and was missing some random textures etc.


    Any idea on how long it's delayed for?
     
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    no, but this is the direct quote:

    So basically, it'll continue when they fix their finances.
     
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    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    best RPG in years. I wish you could buy cooler shit though. Damn near the only stuff I bought the whole game was books, and I do believe I bought everyone there is.
     
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    Yeah if I could change a few things about this game I'd change the items, for one. I just don't think there's any variation in weapons. There's no sweet 'loot' no +gear or anything. I understand why. It doesn't fit into the world or the role of a witcher. He's got his two swords and that's all he needs.

    I'd probably also change the combat system. I don't mind the current one but I'd rather have left click be an attack, right click be parry/guard. Maybe that's just me

    But i'd never touch the story, characters, environments or the soundtrack.
     
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    Funky Munky Chronic Masturbator OT Supporter

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    Downloaded this last night the Enhanced version - 10GB or so.

    Installing today. I first seen this on release and looked like I wouldn't enjoy it but it looks like a solid game.

    How does it compare to Oblivion?
     
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    In for answer
     
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    Way fucking better.
     
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    Far better story, characters, music. The world is different. Hard to say which is better. This is more gothic. The world just went through a world-war type war. There's lots of racism toward non-humans due to the war. It is a very different game. Combat is timing based, it's not click click click like Diablo 2 or Oblivion even. Parry/blocking is done on percentages. When you attack an enemy you have 3 styles. Group, fast, and strong. Hover cursor over an enemy, a sword shows up, click once, you'll attack and the cursor will change to yellow. Then click again to chain together combos. It's kidna like a quicktime event. It's different but pretty cool, and you regret missing.

    Also I've recently gotten into fistfighting and dice poker to gain money.

    Also, also, you can have sex with like every woman in the game lol.

    Oblivion is far more open, this is a bit more linear. It is a HUGE game though, I've played for hours and I've only dented it. And the story is fantastic so far. It's like playing through a book. I dunno, I'm gona go play it now, cya.
     
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    I really need to reinstall this.
     
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    Might have to get this when I am burned out and done with Oblivion.

    Thanks :wavey:
     
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    :eek3:

    Sounds awesome.

    Going to be the weekend before I get started on this.

    Watched the intro though. :bowdown:
     
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    :o Sounds interesting... I may have to check this out
     
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    It isn't anything like Oblivion so keep an open mind. Its an actual RPG, not a hack 'n slash w/ RPG parts to it like Oblivion.
     
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    That's true. You actually play the role of Geralt...you make decisions for him.

    What I find the most fun is the first 'town' you enter...all the decisions/actions/conversations eventually tie in somewhere down the story. The game is very dynamic. A LOT of moral questions. But there's not a Good/Evil meter, just a lot of decisions you get to make.
     
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    :o Good.... I hate it when games try to implement a "morality" system when you really only have a "good" and "evil" choice... dichotomy FTL. Morality is never black and white, but to show that in a game... must be pretty tough to do
     
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    Funky Munky Chronic Masturbator OT Supporter

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    Started playing last night. Like the combat system its unique.

    One gripe though is turning the game settings down even on a 2.4Ghz Dual Core/4GB DDR2 RAM/8800GTS 512MB. Thought it would run a lot better.

    Loading times can be a pain too. Apparently in the enhanced version they optimised game files for loading times but its still crazy. Still though. I'll get into it over the weekend and report back.
     
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    it was really good but too much MMO feeling with all the quests. finally dropped it about half way through
     
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    ForgottenSpiral Hope and Irony OT Supporter

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    Man, I avoided this game because of how absolutely lame the name is, but I keep hearing good shit so I guess I'll have to cave and get it.
     
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    they came out with an enhanced version that got rid of all those problems
     

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