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made me lol re: bandits

http://i.imgur.com/Jw72AwH.jpg

😭 (am0n), Thursday, 4 June 2015 17:35 (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

since no one else is playing this we can talk about quests right. princess goat made me lol, and this guy

http://i.ytimg.com/vi/pHWKTVwnOlo/maxresdefault.jpg

😭 (am0n), Monday, 8 June 2015 18:00 (four years ago) link

^^now that's what real video game writing looks like

I think I let that guy off too easily but I've been leaning towards merciless extermination lately after a really bad thing happened as a result of me being too nice to someone earlier

Dadjokke (Sgt. Biscuits), Monday, 8 June 2015 19:12 (four years ago) link

i convinced him to take the scraps then told the 2 dudes up above there's some ruins below that they should check out. i figure its on them to take out his punishment ;). i also aggro'd keira and killed her. almost reloaded a save to re-do it then decided i didn't care

😭 (am0n), Monday, 8 June 2015 19:43 (four years ago) link

I've been leaning towards merciless extermination lately after a really bad thing happened as a result of me being too nice to someone earlier

I just got past the part with the tree dude and for the first time in this game I had the chance to be merciful to somebody and didn't, since the whole situation had a real foreboding feel to it... I'm not reading any walkthroughs or hints in this game but I'm hoping you're referring to this?

this game is the best. I can't believe a) the size of it and b) the fact that you're continually running into baddies who so outmatch you that the game seems to expect you to come BACK to these gigantic continents long after you've beat all the story elements associated with them. Must be 300 hours long or some shit.

However I am already sick of picking daisies and notice that you can't really buy what you need AND refuse payment from deserving questgivers without being broke all the time.

antexit, Wednesday, 10 June 2015 19:57 (four years ago) link

this looks like what I'll be doing with my winter if i can't find more work.

like a giraffe of nah (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 10 June 2015 20:03 (four years ago) link

antexit no, it was a much more minor sidequesty thing, a dude I decided to go easy on had murdered a load of refugees for their money later in the game and they all had heart-rendingly personal unsent letters to their loved ones strewn about etc

I did the same thing as you on the ancient tree one and prefer the overall outcome I got compared to what I heard the alternative was, although both have their...ups and downs

with how much I've been playing this that feels like a really ridiculously long time ago now, can't believe how much substantial-feeling stuff there is crammed into this and from what I can tell I'm about 60-70% of the way through the main quest

Dadjokke (Sgt. Biscuits), Wednesday, 10 June 2015 21:05 (four years ago) link

im super obsessed with this game rn

no (Lamp), Thursday, 11 June 2015 17:43 (four years ago) link

just one more quest [2hrs pass]... ok just one more

😭 (am0n), Thursday, 11 June 2015 18:21 (four years ago) link

haha yesss

i got home from work at 3am on monday and was seriously considering trying to get some witcher action in before i went to sleep

also destroying the completionist in me with all these gd quests

no (Lamp), Thursday, 11 June 2015 18:24 (four years ago) link

yeah i'm not even close to visiting all the ?'s in velen and there's 2 enormous maps after that... rip life

😭 (am0n), Thursday, 11 June 2015 18:41 (four years ago) link

I've been doing this too and I normally play games obsessively for ~20 hours then completely forget about them until their sequel's about to come out

Dadjokke (Sgt. Biscuits), Thursday, 11 June 2015 18:47 (four years ago) link

i feel like the best and worst thing about this cd-room lookin' new millenium myst is that ive spent just as much time playing gwent as i have accomplishing story stuff

no (Lamp), Thursday, 11 June 2015 19:02 (four years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/DHQeDCv.jpg

am0n, Tuesday, 23 June 2015 16:16 (four years ago) link

met a rock troll named trollolo XD

am0n, Friday, 26 June 2015 16:07 (four years ago) link

I rarely get into the card games and mini games within games but I'm enjoying Gwent. No penalty for losing, new cards to help you take down stronger opponents for winning...it's like pokemon, gotta catch em all. Someone plays a zero strength spy card on you and you suddenly must have that. How do you get it? Play every random person you come across and hope someone gives it to you.

I enjoyed the first area's story where one dialogue option makes all sorts of weird things go down, but I haven't been as interested in the second area yet. Still, worth my time after Dragon Age.

Ithlilian, Friday, 26 June 2015 19:42 (four years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/sG0IZ0Z.jpg

am0n, Thursday, 2 July 2015 15:53 (four years ago) link

this game is fun, soliciting pro tips for maximum fun

adam, Wednesday, 8 July 2015 18:46 (four years ago) link

Just wander round and soak the vibe up, if you need experience try to do quests before you're more than 5 levels above the recommended level

don't rush out of white orchard, there's lots of sidequesty stuff that teaches you the game ropes and gets you started, but it felt a bit weird going back there later to mop it up

kill the tree spirit

download the free haircut pack DLC, get the "elven rebel" style and a beard and hey presto, Geralt is Kevin Nash now

Dadjokke (Sgt. Biscuits), Wednesday, 8 July 2015 19:46 (four years ago) link

skellige > skyrim

am0n, Thursday, 9 July 2015 14:28 (four years ago) link

i have a terrible compulsion to clear zones before moving on so i did everything i could in white orchard before leaving (except there's an "abandoned site" which is just a roadside shrine that i suspect monsters show up at based on time-of-day) and am now in velen.

this is much, much better than skyrim (which is a bad game) and much, much, much, much better than dragon age inquisition (which is a terrible game). i found the previous witchers to be fun but a little embarrassing writing-wise, this is a big step forward so far.

adam, Thursday, 9 July 2015 15:10 (four years ago) link

is the ios version any good? Looks like it's based on the card game aspect?

demonic mnevice (Jon Lewis), Thursday, 9 July 2015 15:10 (four years ago) link

wha-a-a-a-a-at a Gwent ios game?!?!?!?!?

oh wait no it's a euro-style board game. that's not the same at all :(

antexit, Tuesday, 14 July 2015 21:14 (four years ago) link

keeping the leveling at pace with the main storyline is kind of tricky - my main complaint aside from graphic card glitches. i tried to skip all the crappy dandelion quests too but no luck -_-

also having to google and backtrack for formulas because you found the enhanced version but not the regular is lame.

bnw, Tuesday, 14 July 2015 21:30 (four years ago) link

Dandelion quests result in Dandelion gwent card dude, a bargain at twice the price

antexit, Tuesday, 14 July 2015 23:56 (four years ago) link

dandelion suuuucks. lambert is annoying too but at least has kind of an interesting backstory.

keep hearing npcs that sound like chris finch from the office uk but can't tell if its him. i know he did voice for ass creed pirates

am0n, Tuesday, 21 July 2015 19:36 (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, June 8, 2015 12:12 PM

going in and out of caves seamlessly is still impressing the hell out of me every time. lol @ bethesda's "you've opened a door, we'll be back in a few" engine

am0n, Tuesday, 21 July 2015 19:42 (four years ago) link

sorry for the 101 post but what game is this similar to? i love games like stalker, saboteur, alien isolation, far cry, fallout 3, dishonored, etc. am i likely to get on with this? i keep seeing it billed as an rpg, which usually puts me off, but gameplay footage makes it seem more actionny.

NI, Wednesday, 22 July 2015 21:48 (four years ago) link

Skyrim

calstars, Wednesday, 22 July 2015 22:01 (four years ago) link

yeah it depends what puts you off about rpgs. its not turn based but there are elves and magic and shit.

bnw, Thursday, 23 July 2015 18:47 (four years ago) link

is the game as sexist as it looks

polyphonic, Thursday, 23 July 2015 20:22 (four years ago) link

nah its more racist

am0n, Thursday, 23 July 2015 21:16 (four years ago) link

its got the awkward nudity/sex + every female major character is supermodel with blonde hair or supermodel with black hair or supermodel with red hair

bnw, Friday, 24 July 2015 14:42 (four years ago) link

Uh hello what about the crones/hags

but srsly there's at least the plot with Jarl's daughter Certs or whatever her name is, which is about gender inequality pretty explicitly. And the Bloody Baron plot, which doesn't even give you the option of acting sympathetic to the guy for being a shitty husband and father. Aside from the fact that all your love interests are hot and most of the major female characters are up for grabs, which is pretty bad, and all the boobs, it's not so terrible imo, especially for a) a video game and b) a narrative in the fantasy genre. If the Bloody Baron thing turns out in an all-is-forgiven way don't tell me because i'm not there yet

antexit, Saturday, 25 July 2015 21:38 (four years ago) link

one month passes...

Diving into this

Purves Grundy (kingfish), Tuesday, 8 September 2015 21:39 (three years ago) link

me too. big init? fave moment so far; slaying that massive fuck off bear outside of town - still on level 1 so pretty satisfying

jamiesummerz, Monday, 14 September 2015 10:21 (three years ago) link

I'm digging the detective aspect that they built up for this. I always read how Sapkowski wrote Geralt as a hard-boiled noir-type detective in fantasy trappings, mixing in some Hammett & Spillane with Polish/Russian/Slavic folklore mythos, and the game includes that.

Purves Grundy (kingfish), Monday, 14 September 2015 20:12 (three years ago) link

four weeks pass...

Finally finished this last night and after weeks of helping people out with their petty problems and not (often) milking them for extra cash, being humble in my (many) gwent victories and gracious in my (rare) defeats, only cheating on [selected love interest] a handful of times, chopping the legs off hundreds of possibly innocent people but otherwise being as supportive and decent as possible given the harshness of the times ... I get THE WORST OF ALL POSSIBLE ENDINGS.

I've since discovered it all hinged on a rash decision I made while not particularly paying attention and suddenly realizing there was a timer counting down on my response. RUDE.

orifex, Monday, 12 October 2015 20:02 (three years ago) link

i got whats considered the bad ending but decided the bleakness fit the game more than the other endings

am0n, Monday, 12 October 2015 20:21 (three years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/84SeDYz.jpg

am0n, Tuesday, 20 October 2015 14:30 (three years ago) link

the new patch really ups the resolution

a llove spat over a llama-keeper (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 20 October 2015 14:37 (three years ago) link

felt the card trading mechanic felt kinda shoehorned in tho

♛ LIL UNIT ♛ (thomp), Tuesday, 20 October 2015 14:47 (three years ago) link

This game is officially exhausting. I wish there was an all-gwent version.

antexit, Friday, 23 October 2015 18:15 (three years ago) link

my copy of this just arrived.

does it come with 20-sided die?

doing my Objectives, handling some intense stuff (LocalGarda), Tuesday, 27 October 2015 15:36 (three years ago) link


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