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The Witcher 2:Assasin of Kings out this Tuesday.

Discussion in 'Bar' started by Rogueleader, May 15, 2011.

  1. Rogueleader

    Rogueleader Bringer Of Rain

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    Keen to try it. Hope it's nothing like the first.

    I tried to play it again (5th attempt I think) to get ready for the sequel but just couldn't get myself through the dreary questing and poorly presented story.
     
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    Been following all the ones on Gametrailers for months. It has potential, and looks purty, but as always with games we won't know till we have at it and grind away a little.
     
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    Yeah I can understand why a lot of people didn't like it. But to me its one of the last RPGs more in the vein of older Infinity Engine games, the two modern schools of thought seem to be either the Mass Effect way or the Elder Scrolls way. I'm incredibly pysched for both Skyrim and ME3 as well of course, but The Witcher should get as much love from the mainstream gaming media IMO.
     
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    I can also see why "Find the ring in the sewer" kinds of quests are more tedious to some than ME's SAVE THE GALAXY! SAVE THE GALAXY! SAVE THE GALAXY! quests.
     
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    Yeah it's pretty much been Bioware vs Bethesda styled RPGs for a while now.

    For me, Fallout: New Vegas touched at past glories, largely because of the Obsidian crew working at it. I just couldn't get into The Witcher, no matter how hard I tried. I mean I get that they're going for the classic style of RPG, but the first just felt so tedious. The storyline felt so disjointed and oddly presented, and the fetch-quests were at an all-time high. 'Kill quota of monsters, trek through these 3 areas, then return to this guy'. I mean that was like 80% of the questing experience... blargh. They did say they were going to cut down on that stuff for the sequel though.

    Don't get me wrong... I'm no Mass Effect fan. My favourite games of all time are Fallout 2 and Planescape: Torment, so I know where you're coming from with that 'Infinity engine' comment.
     
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    Unfortunately it looks like every modern big name RPG has to be an "Action RPG". I would kill for something with the depth of Baldurs Gate II or Planescape, but that will never happen. Hell I would love to see a proper Knights of The Old Republic 3, but they are doing an MMO instead. :confused:

    The "kill ten of these and bring me their spleens" kind of quests didn't seem that bad to me in TW1 because if you just collected all the contracts at once and then went through quest areas exploring/doing the main quests it seemed natural, he is a "monster slayer" after all. Plot wise I thought the presentation/story was a great departure from the norm. I read in the PC Gamer playthrough they did a couple months ago that some of the beta testers complained about Assassin being too gritty and they were looking to tone it down a notch. Fuck the complainers, I really hope they didn't neuter it, the grittyness of the original was one of the best things about it.
     
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    New Vegas was definitely cool, I finished it before Spring semester and didn't have time to get into the DLCs yet, I'll check those out after I get done with TW2. I've heard from some they are better than the original game. Should fill the time nicely until I will have to invest 300+ hours in Skyrim this winter. :lol:
     
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    Oh man... don't get me started on Skyrim. Last Oblivion experience was standing in town for days casting spells, taking myself up to 100 stats and leveling in the most efficient way. Got ridiculous with the 100% chameleon suit and the crazy custom debuff spells. I one-shotted the end boss! One of the things I love about that series... you can turn your character into a demigod haha.

    Yes KOTOR 3 is a real shame. The more we see of it, the more we see how plain and WoW-derivative it is. It's a shame because it seems to have nothing in common with the original KOTOR games (which I thought were amazing, story-wise), where your character is at the center of some pivotal events. Having 1,000 adventurer douchebags, no different from yourself, frequenting the local cantina, teabagging each other is about as vast a departure as you can get from those origins.
     
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    The Witcher

    "Kill X amount of monster Y for lazy stationary cockhead Z(ed)" :lol:
     
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    Pretty much sums up why I have never had the desire to play an MMORPG.

    I'm building a completely new system in anticipation of Skyrim though. My current hardware could most likely run it sufficiently but I figure with the amount of time I spend on TES games dropping the cash for better hardware will be worth it.
     
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    I am pretty keen to play this but I'm knee deep in far too many other games to even consider buying this yet.
     
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    I need to see a codex playthrough first :)

    I'm still surprised I didn't ragequit Fallout 3 and destroy XBOX. Oh yeah cause it wasn't mine!
     
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    First impressions:

    -Unoptimized. Runs quite poorly even at modest graphic settings.
    -Buggy. Ran into several before the prologue had concluded.
    -Worse combat system than the original. Quite an achievement there. Plays like the Gothic games - which is to say stunted and really clunky.

    So far it's pretty much what I'd expected!
     
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    Mine should be here this afternoon. Keeping my fingers crossed that I will like it.
     
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    They did a good job rendering Merigold's ass in real-time though!
     
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    :lol:
    Also The Triss Playboy issue and the nude-calendar are pretty good, haha.

    But yeah, what you described is why I'll wait a few months and get it for half the price with a few DLCs and bugfixes ;) Do want it so badly, though.
     
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    Yeah its running like shit. :lol: Apparently there are quite a few issues ATI cards (which I am using) I got only 10 minutes in before the shit performance forced my to turn it off, so no opinions as of yet. Reinstalling drivers right now.
     

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