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Re: The Witcher
« Reply #60 on: December 20, 2007, 10:12:15 am »
Patch 1.2 is out, get it here and say goodbye to long load times!

Note that you need an account on their forum to get this patch... yeah I know, what the hell?

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Re: The Witcher
« Reply #61 on: December 20, 2007, 10:13:47 am »
You can get it from Gamershell too.

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Re: The Witcher
« Reply #62 on: December 20, 2007, 03:43:27 pm »
my loading times arnt that long...but i know a friend who brought back the game because it didnt load AT ALL

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Re: The Witcher
« Reply #63 on: December 20, 2007, 05:01:15 pm »
;D;D;D this was a serious problem which really sucked the fun out of it.

I will definatively try this out now.

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Re: The Witcher
« Reply #64 on: January 02, 2008, 05:08:44 pm »
I'd pretty much shelved the game too in light of the disasterous load times. It feels noticeably nippier and more playable now, so much so that I finally cracked Chapter 2 after 30 odd hours of play (am I slow?).

Still can't believe some of the language this thing spits out ;)
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Re: The Witcher
« Reply #65 on: January 02, 2008, 05:11:20 pm »
"A Witcher! Hide the women!"  ;D

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Re: The Witcher
« Reply #66 on: January 02, 2008, 06:20:31 pm »
I doubt my computer could run it. Hopefully it comes out on the Xbox360.
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Re: The Witcher
« Reply #67 on: January 09, 2008, 09:25:50 pm »
I doubt my computer could run it. Hopefully it comes out on the Xbox360.

I thought that but have since found mine can run this at 1280x1024 on medium settings :) And thank god it can because the little bit I've played so far has me hooked. I'm really enjoying this and that is a surprise as I never really got on with Oblivion and have never been a PC RPG fan before.

The only problem is that my girlfriend is struggling to find me the first book of the series in English and she's Polish :p
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Re: The Witcher
« Reply #68 on: January 13, 2008, 01:52:21 am »
MINOR EARLY GAME SPOILER:

How do I get into vizima?

END SPOILER


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Re: The Witcher
« Reply #69 on: January 13, 2008, 02:49:35 am »
just follow the main quest line and you will get there

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Re: The Witcher
« Reply #70 on: January 13, 2008, 03:42:57 am »
But how? because I've asked the priest for his pass and he won't give it to me.

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Re: The Witcher
« Reply #71 on: January 13, 2008, 03:44:24 am »
well just talk to him more then

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Re: The Witcher
« Reply #72 on: January 13, 2008, 04:07:32 am »
Finally managed to finish this off the other day. Chapter 5 really is amazing, no? The sense of being catapulted into a *SPOILER*warzone*SPOILER* was suitably epic, and the final home straight was incredibly well done. Loved the end cinematic too.

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Re: The Witcher
« Reply #73 on: January 13, 2008, 09:39:56 am »
Hey guys i really liked this game and even wrote an review:

The Witcher
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Intro
The Witcher is a RPG game from a new Polish studio called CD Projekt RED STUDIO and published by Atari.
The Witcher is based on a book series of an Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski.

Story
The Witcher takes places in a medieval setting in a land that looks like an eastern European land (ie: Polen, Russia etc.)
The Witcher is about an Witcher called Gerald and because of you die at the end of the books you have memory loss and you cant remember allot.
Lucky you get found by some friendly Witchers (who you might know?) but after getting attacked by assaisans you travel alone to the north.
After that you'll meet more Characters you knew (but not anymore) and you ofcourse need to help the citizens from there problems.
The game  is separated in 6 Act + an Epilogue and an Intro.
But the cool thing about the story is that in the begin/middle/end of every Act you have to make a choice and this will change the story and the quest you need to do, but most of the time you wont even know this is a Story related choice because you are always making choices so it well blended in.

Gameplay
The Gameplay in The Witcher is something new: you can play the game with alone your mouse you attack with an click on a enemy and at and of your attack you need to click again to begin the next attack if you don't the enemy will attack you.
This is quite a hard combat system in the beginning but once you get the hang of it you'll be killing enemies in no time.
You also have 3 stances: Fast (for fast enemies) Heavy (for strong slow enemies) Group (for if your surrounded by enemies) this is quite a neat addition not only does it make the combat less boring but you can also see when you need to use a stance (ie: if a you see a big slow enemy you know you'll need to use the Heavy stance)
There also 2 sword types: steel (for human) and silver (for beasts).
There also 3 camera views 2 from from above and 1 from after the back this will also change how you play the game.

Quests
The quest in The Wither are very fun you mostly have 2 choices: the more work choice or the less work more money spending choice.
There also quest that will give you the choice to change the story (ie: you or need to kill the witch or help her) and mostly these quest are choosing between 2 bads and you don't know which was is the really evil one, so replaying is recommended.

Graphics
The Graphics in The Witcher are very good looking and are powered by Bioware's Neverwinter Nights 2 engine, the look good but can be demanding on your PC.

Replay Value
With already 60+/- gameplay hours and allot of choices to make that really change your environment and maybe even mods on the horizon the replay value is solid

Glitches/Bugs
The only Bugs in The Witcher are the loading times there very long and you need to reload everytime you enter a house and go outside again hopefully these loading times will get fixed because now the game is almost unplayable.


Verdict
I can say with out (hopefully) getting killed: The Witcher is the Best RPG for the PC of 2007

Score: Thumbs Up 9/10

Information
Official Site: http://www.thewitcher.com/
Forums: http://www.thewitcher.com/forum/
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Witcher_%28computer_game%29
Metacritic: 81/100 ( http://www.metacritic.com/games/platforms/pc/witcher?q=the%20witcher )

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Re: The Witcher
« Reply #74 on: January 14, 2008, 01:08:23 pm »
made it to chapter 4...where the hell am i  :P

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