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Offline Veraal

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The Witcher
« on: October 24, 2007, 02:59:42 pm »
Hay, i've been watching this game for a while, but forgot it for a while, then one day it seems that it's just two days till it's released in Europe! yay! (America must wait a bit longer, mohaha)

It looks very good, seeing as it has been given a 6/6 on a review.

Discuss, what do you think of it? will you buy it?

Oh, and here's the linky   http://www.thewitcher.com/
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Re: The Witcher
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2007, 10:43:16 pm »
Oh look, its another "B" grade summer action-visual effects movie. :D

I am not getting any "this is going to be great" vibes from what I see on the website. :-\

EDIT: Haha, apparently the main character has amnesia! How original and unexpected! :P
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Re: The Witcher
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2007, 01:34:02 am »
I remember this. Some kind of dark RPG based on an obscure Eastern European novel, yes?

I may...look into this.
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Re: The Witcher
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2007, 04:58:48 am »
I will definatively give some of my precious time for this game, i hunger for some new games...
Besides i like that dark feel.

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Re: The Witcher
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2007, 03:50:06 am »
So, how is the Witcher? :D

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Re: The Witcher
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2007, 04:11:09 am »
EDIT: Haha, apparently the main character has amnesia! How original and unexpected! :P

And silver hair. And an eye-scar.

This seriously just seems like not only is it going to be Oblivion II, but it WANTS to be Oblivion II. A mostdoubleplusungood thought-crime, to be certain.

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Re: The Witcher
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2007, 06:17:13 am »
Well i will probably test it. Not my kind of RPG but then again some games are fun even if they do not follow your idea of the ideal game.

And would it not be TES V or did we forget Arena, Daggerfall and Morrowind that was before Oblvion?
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Re: The Witcher
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2007, 06:55:22 am »
No I did not forget Morrowind.

(I'm still trying though. :D)

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« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2007, 06:58:44 am »
So, i bought it. It's fun, but doesn't really have that "oooh..." and "aaah..." that other games like oblivion have. But since there are so few that have that factor, i don't think it matters.

The game has a nifty combat thing, you click at an enemy and click again at a certain point to continue a combo. The finishing moves are gory and cool. Slicing off heads and stabbing n' stuff. You start with one steel sword, which is (in my oppinion) your standard and most used weapon. You'll get other weapons later on, like maces(awesome finishing blows.) and daggers( which i have yet to find any good use for.) but you keep your steel sword. there is a silver sword that works good on creatures, i heard, but i have yet to find it.

The graphics are cool.

The characters in dialogues do not seem lifelike, only moving their lips for a few milimeters when speaking....

It's got sex in it, if you have sex with women you get an awesome card with soft porn... and a cat... at least thats what i got the first time.You cant see the sex itself, only blurred vision of their faces humping up and down.

The inventory system is cluttered, but works..

The quest system is cluttered, but works. I took a quest to get some ghoul blood on a billboard, and it said that i needed basic knowledge about the creature. But where the hell to find that?? i asked the guy who is the questgiver, but he doesn't have any thing about it. but since i haven't played too much, i'm sure it'll show up sooner or later.

There are some times though, for example in fistfights, i'll tell: I was asking a really disgusting and obese dude to fight him, and he agreed to fight. when we got in, i landed him a hard uppercut, he staggered backwards. I prepeared another punch, but he smacked me hard in the face, i tried blocking the following attack, but the block button wouldnt respond. then i sent a hard fist towards him, but he just smack'd me, alot. Until i fainted.
I was completely unable to attack him, since Geralt wouldnt respond to my attacks. Horrid images from Gothic 3 combat appeared in my head, and i shut the game off.

Later i got back and played, i went back to the fighting ring to fight another opponent, this one was a rather big fellow, but certain i would beat him better than the obese dude, i fought him, and won. This time without any difficoulties.

I have yet to find out what caused my attack lock.

I haven't played too much, since i found another game(typical...) called Galactic Civ 2. But i will play agains sooner or later.

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Re: The Witcher
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2007, 01:54:17 pm »
No I did not forget Morrowind.

(I'm still trying though. :D)

You do not like Morrowind? I think Morrowind was in many ways better then Oblivion. But then again Oblivion toke away some of my favorite weapons (Staffs and Crossbows) and some of my favorite spells (Like levitate and Damage Stat spells (Though the effect is still in the game.))
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« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2007, 03:11:58 pm »
you can get staves with mods.
Dunno about crossbows.

anything else, comes from the console.
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« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2007, 07:45:16 pm »
I pretty much know you can mod in anything you want but who is doing the job then? Bethesda or the Community? Mods are not a good excuse for missing features.
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Re: The Witcher
« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2007, 11:13:37 am »
Well...
i think i remember them saying that the reason they made the construction set for the public is that they can make new things to the game...

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Re: The Witcher
« Reply #13 on: November 04, 2007, 12:45:07 pm »
Considering when Morrowind came out it was a better game. It was a more hardcore RPG aswell, you didnt have an arrow that pointed exactly were you should go and such. Morrowind felt more free since you had to discover sone things on your own. And I prefer the Silt Striders and boats before the Fast Travel system. Despite this Oblivion is still a great game, its the game I keep getting back to, like I did with morrowind.
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Re: The Witcher
« Reply #14 on: November 04, 2007, 01:33:40 pm »
Well...
i think i remember them saying that the reason they made the construction set for the public is that they can make new things to the game...

Remember Morrowind also got a construction set ;)

(And so does Vampire: the masquerade: Redemption and NWN to name a few.)

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