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Discussion in 'GMD Social Forum' started by Jimmy... Dead., May 13, 2007.

  1. TechnicalBarbarity

    TechnicalBarbarity -TheNightsBane-

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    It's been 20 years already...

    man i miss my dreamcast
     
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    i finally completed the witcher 3 the other day. i say 'completed' but i still have a ton of side-quests and the expansions etc, which i plan to complete 'cause i love this game. it's comparable to game of thrones in some ways but more melancholy and nightmarish, maybe due to the east-european influence, and its medieval world feels more lived in and detailed although that's probably just down to the medium. the combat isn't anything special, it's definitely more for lovers of fantasy novels than h/c gamers, but i'm in that camp obviously. the writing is really good although not quite top tier (arkham knight is probably the only open world game of recent times that i'd label such), but the atmosphere is fucking fantastic and the quests are really multi-faceted and well conceived. love how you can just stumble across a random poverty-stricken village in bumfuck nowhere and someone will collar you to go hunt down some vague horrific sounding beast that's been taking children, and sometimes they're just folks in need but other times they're trying to fuck you or someone else over, or they're just too superstitious/religious to see what's actually going on, and what you decide to do can impact the whole place.

    the soundtrack is pretty great too:


     
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    Would love to play this game.
     
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    Vegard Pompey ALLY TO GOOD, NIGHTMARE TO YOU

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    Did you play Witchers 1/2 beforehand? Is it at all necessary to?
     
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    i didn't. i think the second one provides some context but it wasn't a big problem for me to pick things up.
     
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    Vegard Pompey ALLY TO GOOD, NIGHTMARE TO YOU

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    I think I'll give the second one a shot though, that one actually seems good unlike the first one which I tried and found basically unplayable.
     
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    started season 2 of the walking dead and inside 15 minutes i already had to
    put down an impaled and writhing dog i'd just been playing fetch with 5 minutes earlier

    fml do i really want to put myself through this shit again
     
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    ive been wanting to play The Witcher 3 for a while now. Will eventually pick up the complete/GOTY version.
     
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    Ion Fury is good stuff.
     
  11. TechnicalBarbarity

    TechnicalBarbarity -TheNightsBane-

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    that's what i ask myself every time i start up a new telltale "game".
     
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    Why would you ever start one to begin with?
     
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    if you don’t like interactive movie type games then i wouldn’t bother with the witcher 3 either tbh, gameplay isn’t really its forte
     
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    oh i really enjoyed(and platted) games like Heavy Rain and Until Dawn and am actually a huge fan of the OG interactive games like Day of the Tentacle and Grim Fandango. I just dont consider the telltale releases to be "games" at all. I usually just try them out because they're either free with PS+ or i got them for super cheap(a few bucks each seasons/game). And being a completionist doesn't help either lol.

    I know The Witcher 3 has a nice deep and layered story, but i always thought it was rather gameplay heavy too. Guess i was wrong.
     
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    Yeah I don't really agree with comparing Witcher 3 to those interactive movie games myself.
     
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    Aren't the Witcher games basically hack and slash RPGs, just with a lot more story and openness? Never played one tbh, had interest in the original before it came out but the whole collectable-cards-of-waifus-you-fuck thing seemed cringy and it seemed a bit too open-world for my tastes anyways, I remember the hype being that it would be like the second coming of the Gothic games but the delivery didn't look like that to me.
     
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    all i'm saying is it isn't particularly noteworthy in terms of combat or gameplay mechanics, it's hardly bloodborne or w/e. there's the cool world-exploring aspect that you don't get with the telltale games, granted, but what they have in common is they're both about atmosphere/mood more than anything else.

    i'm happy to accept the telltale series aren't games and shouldn't be treated as such btw. they're more like interactive comic books, and i think a ton of shows and movies and RPG-leaning games and novels etc try and fail at many of the same things those series excel in.
     
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    I loved The Witcher 3. I never got around to playing the expansion but I should definitely do that. One of my favourite things about the game was the morally ambiguous decisions you had to make for some of the quests - it felt like there was no obviously correct answer. The Baron/hags quest-line was one of my highlights for this reason.

    While the combat isn’t as great as something like the Souls series/Bloodborne, I don’t think it’s a weak point either. It’s leagues ahead of Skyrim which is awful by modern gaming standards.

    Anyway, the most important question is Yennefer or Trist?
     
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    only chainmail wearing cheeto snaffling furries pick triss, triss fucking sucks
     
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    Combat in Witcher 3 is definitely about as dodge and slash as you can get, but I think it makes up for that simplicity with a halfway decent crafting system.
     

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