i loved witcher 1, didn't like the 360 version of witcher 2 (for technical reasons) but people love the pc version and i could see why.
it is dumb and grim and dark and grim.
― adam, Sunday, 24 February 2013 02:36 (six years ago) link
witcher 2 takes awhile to get going. it has maybe the worst prologue i have ever seen. a ton of dialogue and random game mechanics that have nothing to do with the game. spends a lot more time on boring backstory then showing you how to play.
its good enough that i am still playing but
- quests that you can either google or spend 6 hours trying to solve are bullshit- the target lock system of fighting makes fighting vs groups stupidly difficult- no fast travel gets really old really fast i.e. you end up running the same path probably 20 times per "chapter".
if you like dragon age games, you'll probably be on its level.
― bnw, Wednesday, 27 February 2013 21:19 (six years ago) link
hmm thx for the responses everybody but i think i'll pass
i'm kind of burned out on engrossing but mechanically/narratively frustrating rpgs (read: rpgs) right now
― goole, Wednesday, 27 February 2013 21:25 (six years ago) link
n e 1 played witcher 1 enhanced edition? i know i can't run 2 on my lolmacbook but apparently i meet the specs for 1. the one for mac is a wineskin which i didn't realize steam was in the habit of selling
― am0n, Friday, 24 May 2013 20:45 (six years ago) link
― joe bogus (am0n), Friday, 31 May 2013 14:54 (six years ago) link
i loved witcher 1 for a while but never finished it. lots of hokey problems and i set the voice acting to russian so the performances wouldn't bother me as much, but if you're into classic late-90s rpgs (fallout, torment, etc) it's an acceptable substitute. i still love the corrupt decaying slavic fantasy world even if some of its Look! Racism! moments are heavyhanded, and i dig the idea of your being a professional monster-hunter in an age when the really dangerous monsters are less slavering-fangs-in-the-woods and more well-dressed-diplomats-at-parties. be sure to download the TITTIES PATCH (it does other things too, i guess): http://witcher.wikia.com/wiki/The_Witcher:_Enhanced_Edition_Director%27s_Cut
― the white queen and her caustic judgments (difficult listening hour), Friday, 31 May 2013 15:09 (six years ago) link
combat is diablo with one extra mechanic, so dumb fun until it isn't.
― the white queen and her caustic judgments (difficult listening hour), Friday, 31 May 2013 15:19 (six years ago) link
lol ( @ Y @ ) patch. did you play 2 at all
― joe bogus (am0n), Friday, 31 May 2013 15:51 (six years ago) link
i did not.
looking upthread i found a post of mine that sums up why w1 was hard to resist for me:
"they wore long grey coats over their armor and thought they had fooled me," a girl said to me in her apartment, "but i learned to spot their kind in university." later we had sex, of course.
― the white queen and her caustic judgments (difficult listening hour), Friday, 31 May 2013 15:54 (six years ago) link
haha. i'm not sure whether that makes me want to play it more or less
― Nhex, Friday, 31 May 2013 18:10 (six years ago) link
Tried playing 1 in Polish, but the language was so harsh I didn't enjoy it. Didn't try Russian.
― Hockey Drunk (kingfish), Friday, 31 May 2013 18:22 (six years ago) link
i might go back and try the polish trick.
what got me was, i put it in hard so the combat wasn't trivial, but it was not-trivial in such a boring way i wished i'd put it on easy so i could basically skip it
― the bitcoin comic (thomp), Saturday, 1 June 2013 22:12 (six years ago) link
― am0n, Tuesday, 11 June 2013 19:32 (six years ago) link
uh wait thats not even the trailer
― am0n, Tuesday, 11 June 2013 19:36 (six years ago) link
$3.39 on steam
― am0n, Saturday, 15 June 2013 20:15 (six years ago) link
so witcher 1 sux. o well.
― am0n, Monday, 17 June 2013 17:14 (six years ago) link
fiddly tactical gritty fantasy rpg seems like it wd be right up my alley but i couldn't get thru the tutorial areas of this. looks really labored and unenjoyable.
― goole, Monday, 17 June 2013 17:27 (six years ago) link
witcher 2 i mean
silly ass intro movie too.
― am0n, Thursday, 15 August 2013 17:09 (five years ago) link
― ͡ᵒಠಠ ͜ʖ ͡ಠಠᵒ (am0n), Wednesday, 20 August 2014 01:18 (four years ago) link
― 😂 (am0n), Wednesday, 6 May 2015 19:18 (four years ago) link
i think i'm going to skip this. Souls games have ruined me, i don't have the patience anymore for rpg conventions like "dialogue" (also endless quests/objectives, maps, etc).
― lil urbane (Jordan), Tuesday, 19 May 2015 15:52 (four years ago) link
holy shit @ this game tbh
there is an absurd amount of dialogue and very little combat compared to most of these games but the red dead-style 5am wilderness trekking with random little vignettes to stumble on seems to be the real star of the show
I got it yesterday and got as far as Charles Dance, between staring at moving foliage and sunsets
― Dadjokke (Sgt. Biscuits), Tuesday, 19 May 2015 16:02 (four years ago) link
true, the video i watched was surprisingly reminiscent of Red Dead. would love a next-gen sequel to that.
― lil urbane (Jordan), Tuesday, 19 May 2015 16:06 (four years ago) link
speaking of Souls games, pretty sure the ol' Crestfallen Warrior turns up about 0:02 in to this
― Dadjokke (Sgt. Biscuits), Tuesday, 19 May 2015 17:53 (four years ago) link
can u skip cutscenes in this
― 😂 (am0n), Tuesday, 19 May 2015 21:09 (four years ago) link
i've heard the controls suck like just walking around and picking up stuff is a pain in the ass
― 😂 (am0n), Tuesday, 19 May 2015 21:10 (four years ago) link
This thing is getting insanely good scores.
I tried to play Witcher 2 but couldn't get a handle on the controls.
― polyphonic, Tuesday, 19 May 2015 22:22 (four years ago) link
This seems like a good deal btw
― polyphonic, Wednesday, 20 May 2015 21:08 (four years ago) link
16 social media avatars you say?!?!?!?!?
― “audience participation” otherwise known as “touching” (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 21 May 2015 15:55 (four years ago) link
i think i'm 10 hours in and still in the beginning area. a peasant walked by and said "welcome to our shithole." :D
― 😂 (am0n), Monday, 25 May 2015 18:07 (four years ago) link
this game is pretty much one of the greats, no time for the people inventing flimsy reasons to dislike it
c.70% of the people in the first act are from Birmingham
― Dadjokke (Sgt. Biscuits), Monday, 25 May 2015 18:29 (four years ago) link
the bandits def sound like it
― 😂 (am0n), Tuesday, 26 May 2015 01:12 (four years ago) link
i got to charles dance. this game is hueg
― 😂 (am0n), Tuesday, 26 May 2015 01:14 (four years ago) link
― 😂 (am0n), Tuesday, 26 May 2015 16:08 (four years ago) link
This game is great. In addition to everything noted elsewhere, how is it possible that I'm 10 hours into an open-world(ish) game and have yet to encounter a single side-mission that sucks/is boring/feels like a make-work project. Also, that trading-card minigame is so good--am I wrong that winning doesn't seem to give you any real reward in the overall game? It's like your character has a (super nerdy) hobby. And that sounds TERRIBLE but the card game itself is so good it seems like genius that they don't force you or even encourage you to play.
(I have been giggling at that goose gif for like 10 mins.)
― antexit, Thursday, 28 May 2015 14:39 (four years ago) link
the apparent confused pause as the goose overtakes him slays me)
Feel like the immersiveness of the world means they can get away with more missions that are set-piece clue-finding trails or rudimentary choose your own adventure things where you just talk to people or decide an outcome without dismembering anybody; in LA Noire that was pretty much the whole game but it's just a tool in the box here
Conversely, yesterday a small child lured me into an ambush by vengeful bandits, and I immediately hit one of them with one of those critical animations that grotesequely severs their head, shoulder and arm in one chunk, and I thought oh this is really pretty terrible behaviour
is anyone bothering to play this on one of the top two difficulties? After a particularly arduous escort mission I bumped it down to the highest difficulty where meditating will still restore your health, not fancying 70 more hours of having to fund, purchase and eat ten onions everytime I carelessly vault off a slightly too high balcony and lose half my health
― Dadjokke (Sgt. Biscuits), Thursday, 28 May 2015 18:30 (four years ago) link
do you have to saute the onions first or just eat them raw
― lil urbane (Jordan), Thursday, 28 May 2015 18:58 (four years ago) link
No you can't sleep in a bed or cook raw food in this game although you can incinerate beehives with magic
― Dadjokke (Sgt. Biscuits), Thursday, 28 May 2015 20:18 (four years ago) link
i haven't quite figured out the card game. whats the penalty for losing, does the winner take your cards?? anyway it is cool that in this massive game is a pretty deep mini-game. also made me laugh when i was helping some guy one of the dialogue options was "game of gwent?". its like fuck your side-quest for the moment, play me!
had a guard call me "shiteater" and "you're paler than oaty shite"
― 😂 (am0n), Friday, 29 May 2015 15:48 (four years ago) link
i'm playing on blood & broken bones which is 2nd highest difficulty. hasn't been too bad so far, i think you still regen health in daytime or i just grabbed a perk that does that? i keep forgetting to buy food though which fucks me over occasionally
― 😂 (am0n), Friday, 29 May 2015 15:53 (four years ago) link
― 😂 (am0n), Tuesday, 2 June 2015 14:12 (four years ago) link
― bizarro gazzara, Tuesday, 2 June 2015 14:15 (four years ago) link
I'm playing on second-hardest difficulty as well and the health thing hasn't much bothered me so far. I've never bought food once. You just use the vitality-regen buff and eat some dogmeat every once in awhile. I don't think I'd want the combat to be much easier than it is, though I wish there was a quicksave hotkey on ps4.
― antexit, Tuesday, 2 June 2015 19:31 (four years ago) link
made me lol re: bandits
― 😭 (am0n), Thursday, 4 June 2015 17:35 (four years ago) link
― like a giraffe of nah (forksclovetofu), Friday, 5 June 2015 18:39 (four years ago) link
This game makes Skyrim look like such an unbelievable turd
The next Elder Scrolls game announcement is in danger of being on some all-new hotmail level of pitiful obsolete desperation
― Dadjokke (Sgt. Biscuits), Monday, 8 June 2015 14:10 (four years ago) link
ha. i think they'll be ok. new ES game is likely a few years from being announced anyway.
i really want to play this, but no way do i have the time for it right now.
― circa1916, Monday, 8 June 2015 15:17 (four years ago) link
its a huge timesink but its great. if anything i hope this sends bethesda back to the drawing board on a lot of shit
― 😭 (am0n), Monday, 8 June 2015 16:03 (four years ago) link
I am a grown man and I will no longer accept loading screens when I go into a building
― Dadjokke (Sgt. Biscuits), Monday, 8 June 2015 16:12 (four years ago) link
I think that Geralt's general lack of affect may be why I'm connecting to him, but that doesn't explain why I'm not connecting with other, more colorful/expressive characters.
― Abercromb Metrion Finchos (Leee), Monday, 6 August 2018 23:10 (eleven months ago) link
Is the story supposed to be good or merely good for an open-world RPG? I haven't been impressed, and I'm in Act II now.
― Gwent Stefani (Leee), Monday, 20 August 2018 19:28 (eleven months ago) link
the overall story did not strike me as a strength at the time and i can barely remember anything about it now. i don't think that the main storyline/plot is ever done well in open world games, and the smaller stories you discover (or sometimes create) as you go about the world are where narrative elements can actually shine.
― Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 20 August 2018 19:42 (eleven months ago) link
What prompted me was actually a secondary quest, the one where you help the Irish viking princess help free a local chieftain from a demon tormenting him by...
... throwing his newborn infant into an oven -- basically, the demon needs to find a new host who genuinely has intense feelings of guilt, but the outlines of the plan were already described by Geralt so why would he feel real remorse?
― Gwent Stefani (Leee), Monday, 20 August 2018 19:55 (eleven months ago) link
yeah people mostly like it for all the weirdo side stories and world building. i never finished the main quest, same as all open world games
― ciderpress, Monday, 20 August 2018 19:56 (eleven months ago) link
I finished it on accident
― officer sonny bonds, lytton pd (mayor jingleberries), Thursday, 23 August 2018 22:03 (ten months ago) link
i find the story more amusing than necessarily good but it still has some sense of character to it and a consistency within its own world. some of the skeillige scenes were hilarious, as an irish person. the acting and the diff accents from diff parts of ireland.
it's weird reading the diff reactions to it. i never played a single hand of gwent after the first 10-minute foray, and i was a magic the gathering nerd in my teens. just couldn't get into it.
prob be surprised if i ever enjoy a game as much as this tho i am already looking forward to their cyberpunk game.
― FernandoHierro, Thursday, 23 August 2018 22:21 (ten months ago) link
in a world
― Karl Malone, Sunday, 21 July 2019 18:49 (yesterday) link
where you have to change your sword to suit your enemy
one butt is
*slow motion shot of butt muscles gently breathing in and out*
― Karl Malone, Sunday, 21 July 2019 18:50 (yesterday) link
I just started this today ! I mean III. I hate starting games though and this one seems massive but I will try.
― L'assie (Euler), Sunday, 21 July 2019 19:53 (yesterday) link
One butt cheek is for human enemies, the other butt cheek is for monsters.
― just another country (snoball), Sunday, 21 July 2019 20:27 (yesterday) link
that explains the unbalanced tingling when the witcher walks through the woods
― Karl Malone, Sunday, 21 July 2019 20:32 (yesterday) link
henry cavill sucks and is bad, therefore this show will suck and be bad
― A man offers an inverted bottle of water to the Techno Viking. (bizarro gazzara), Sunday, 21 July 2019 21:03 (yesterday) link
― Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 21 July 2019 23:06 (yesterday) link
Also the game is bad.
― Coelacanth Green (Leee), Sunday, 21 July 2019 23:27 (yesterday) link