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Offline Ravenholme

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I just thought I'd get a thread started for this.

Anyone played it? I've played the first 15 minutes, as I'm busy revising for exams, but so far it really blows DA2 out of the water. DA2 was abysmal, this has RPG excellence (albeit with slight flaws) stamped all over it.
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Offline Ace

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Act 3 seems a bit short, compared to Witcher 1 which had a very long end/epilogue sequence. But overall this game actually has decisions/consequences unlike every recent Bioware RPG.
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After watching Giant Bomb's hour-and-a-half Quick Look, I rapidly jumped from 'not interested' to 'do want'.  It looks very much like the developers built a world and a ruleset and refused to dumb down either.

 

Offline mxlm

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Offline Pred the Penguin

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It looks awesome... but I don't I'll be able to run it. I'll try out the first game though.

 

Offline Fury

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How's combat in Witcher 2, particularly controls? I hated controls in the first game so much I haven't gotten further than the first town after the castle siege.

 
Act 3 seems a bit short, compared to Witcher 1 which had a very long end/epilogue sequence. But overall this game actually has decisions/consequences unlike every recent Bioware RPG.


You mean unlike any Bioware RPG. I can hardly think of anything where the outcome was decided by your choices made before the end (as opposed to... at the end) (The only one I ... think it does (never finished it) is KOTOR).

 
Witcher 2s controls are /similar/ but not the same as Witchers controls, there is a combo system but it's not as strict, however, it's also not as obvious when you're making a stance (there are no stances persay) based mistake.

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Forgot to add.
This is as good as portal 2 for me, which is making my game of the year decisions harder!
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Offline Ravenholme

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How's combat in Witcher 2, particularly controls? I hated controls in the first game so much I haven't gotten further than the first town after the castle siege.

More structured, if that makes sense. Best way to describe it from my little play of it. I might cave and play some more tonight so I'll let you know what I mean by that once I've formed more of an impression on the combat.
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Offline starbug

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I havent got it yet, really enjoyed the first one, and from what i am hearing the second is just as good. Will pick it up when i get some money
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Playing it right now, first impression is more than amazing. That picture above didnt even show half of the amazing setting at that scene. ;)

Also, if you do decide to buy it, buy it from GOG.com . Makes sure the makers get more money, AND, especially in Europe, you get a total of 3 GOG games for free with it. Amazing offer.

EDIT: also, 5 euro off for pre-ordering, much like Steam.
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Offline Pred the Penguin

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heh, I'll probably end up buying it 2 years... like a I usually do. Don't feel like buying this one for the 360.

 
I still haven't played the first Witcher, and ended up getting this randomly as a gift from a friend. Should I go splurge on the first one for the sake of Story or are the two not connected that well, ala Dragon age 2?

 

Offline Ransom

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They're connected directly - the sequel's story is derived from a cliffhanger at the end of the first game - but they're both fairly self-contained. All the first game's major plot threads were resolved and the cliffhanger in question was an unrelated sequel-tease. Playing the first would give you more background on the characters and your choices can be imported into the sequel, but the two games tell distinct stories.

heh, I'll probably end up buying it 2 years... like a I usually do. Don't feel like buying this one for the 360.

It's not out for the 360.

How's combat in Witcher 2, particularly controls? I hated controls in the first game so much I haven't gotten further than the first town after the castle siege.

Nothing like the first game's. It brings to mind the combat of Demon's Souls, if not with its exact mechanics then with its intent. It's quite dynamic: there's lots of dodging around, discreet swordplay and spell usage to alter a battle's shape. The game rewards mindful play and is merciless towards recklessness. Position is crucial and your ability to manage your location relative to opponents has a lot of sway.

I could just barely tolerate the first game's combat. This, though, is good. Great, at times. There's some rough edges - it's not as responsive as it probably should be, for one - but after conquering the harsh learning curve I've been having a blast with it.

 

Offline Fury

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Harsh learning curve? That's what they said about W1 too, and it still sucked.

 

Offline Ransom

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Way to make me regret writing that post for you, Dismissive McDismisspants. Go watch the Giant Bomb quicklook or something.

Here, I'll even link it for you: http://www.giantbomb.com/quick-look-the-witcher-2-assassins-of-kings/17-4139/

 
So, does it run on slower computers?

 
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Offline Pred the Penguin

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So, does it run on slower computers?
I have a huge list of games I need to play when I have a better computer...

 

Offline mxlm

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Having now played through the prologue, I think Bioware ought to be ashamed. There are more soldiers in one goddamn siege tower than there were NPCs in all of [Bioware Game's Capital City Name Here].

And hell, it only took CDP:Red two iterations to get damn good action/RPG gameplay, whereas Bioware, which started trying to figure that out back with Jade Empire, didn't get it down until Mass Effect 2. And DA2 wasn't exactly well done in that respect either.
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