The Witcher Thread

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by Brother None, Nov 2, 2007.

  1. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
  2. victor

    victor Antediluvian as Feck

    Dec 12, 2003
    Umm, wasn't there a thread about it before?
  3. Tagaziel

    Tagaziel Panzerkatze Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Dec 10, 2003
    The Witcher is simply amazing, and with the newest patch, the loading times are literally cut in half.

    GameBanshee and RPGWatch said everything, except mentioning that the original, polish version is superior :)
  4. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    That thread had become so terminally stupid it forgot how to breath and it died. I put it out of its misery by vatting it.

    Please avoid critically stupiding up this thread. Kthx.
  5. Madbringer

    Madbringer What is it that crawls behind the glass? Orderite

    Apr 9, 2004
    I'm buying it tomorrow, i'll write what i think then... oh wait! As a mindless Polish fanboi drone, my opinion doesn't count! Besides, the game must suck, if it's based on such shallow, pulp fantasy books full of fail and emo goths. :lalala:
  6. slamelov

    slamelov Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Jul 29, 2006
    What are the differences with the polish version?. I'm talking about the rest of Europe release. Is the game censored?
  7. Starwars

    Starwars Mildly Dipped

    Sep 17, 2006
    I've only just played the opening area, and a short bit after that so I can't judge the game obviously.

    So far, I'm not impressed. Most people say that the game gets a lot better later on, and hopefully that's true. But... A game should be good all the way throughout.
    Still, it seems like it could be good fun.

    The biggest complaint I have is that some of the dialogues are just all over the place. One particular cutscene (just after you leave the opening area to pursue the story and where you end up in a new area) actually had me laughing out loud (and I do not think it was intended to be funny). I wish I could understand Polish, I can't help but feel that a lot has been lost in translation.

    Still, I'm definetely gonna stick with the game for now. I'm not fond of action-RPGs at all, so the fact that I still feel like playing says something for me. Though for me, I doubt it will remove MotB from the "rare good new RPG" throne though.
  8. Dracon M'Alkir

    Dracon M'Alkir Vault Senior Citizen

    Jul 19, 2004
    The Witcher's a mixture of a couple of elements, but they blend together moderately well.

    It's part - book fiction (at least it seems like by the names), part Gothic inspired (The game, not the subculture), part Thief series (graphical style of engine seems very similar), and part Diablo inspired.

    Overall, the game is just 'good enough'.

    I'm currently coping with the horrible prospect of exactly why I've been in Vizima in my dreams, several years before I've even heard of this game. I had to stop playing because of shock. It was perfectly 1:1 with what I had seen while dreaming. The Inn was the dead giveaway. Extremely surreal to be playing something that you've experienced in a dream before, much less seeing it before you..
  9. Silencer

    Silencer Night Watchman Staff Member Admin

    Nov 7, 2003
    I'n dejavuing.

    A funny from their quest dev he told me:
    There is a monster called a "bruxa" in-game (possible spoilers!) that takes the form of a vampirish woman. She is undressed and drenched in blood of her victims.

    Now, for the American narket, the in-game model was made to be drenched in blood, but conceal the titties.

    For the German market, they made one with titties exposed, but the blood removed.

    Finally, the Polish version has a bruxa with both blood and exposed titties.

    Nuff' said.
  10. slamelov

    slamelov Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Jul 29, 2006
    Understood. I have the spanish release, so, I suppose it's the same than the german release.
    I'd like the bruxa with tits and blood. Where could I find the polish release?. Any web site which sells it?.

    Note: Bruxa means Witch in galician.
  11. Wooz

    Wooz Vault Sweeper Admin Orderite

    May 18, 2003
    The Polish release is in Polish. You would be better off looking for a hack similar to FO2's children patch.
  12. Mungrul

    Mungrul First time out of the vault

    Jul 4, 2007
    Just completed it, and while I don't think I'll be doing an immediate repeat playthrough, I know I will be playing it again at some point just to try different paths and see what effect they have on the ending.
    There's a LOT of choice here with a LOT of consequences.

    Overall, poor load & save speeds, some shoddy voice-work (merely "adequate") with a lack of variety and misogynistic attitudes towards women make up the negative points, but the good points far outweigh the bad.
    Excellent graphics and performance, few to no crashes, a distinct lack of bugs and a solid story and RPG system made this worthwhile.

    Sure, it's not a "True" RPG in the sense that the combat very much depends on player skill, but it's a fuck-sight better than Oblivion in this respect. Combat feels fresh and exciting and above all has some "thump" to it. It's really satisfying to finish a pirouette in the group style and have an enemy's head fly off with the very last blow.

    Well worth the money in my eyes, and I hope this studio go on to be very successful.

    And you know what's really funny?
    This is based on a Bioware engine, and yet is sooooo much better than any of the dross that Bioware have pumped out recently.
    It even performs leaps and bounds better than NWN2, the flagship title for this engine.

    Oh, and I think it's highly likely there will be a sequel givven the ending I got and the fact that several key characters' stories haven't been completely resolved.
  13. DirtyDreamDesigner

    DirtyDreamDesigner Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 15, 2005

    Ummm, no, very unfortunate, but they are not. I find myself rather playing some other game than having to wait for the load.

    But other than that the game is quite decent.
  14. pkt-zer0

    pkt-zer0 It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Aug 31, 2007
    So, apparently we're going to get a localized version of the game hereabouts, which is fairly uncommon. Here's hoping that Polish translates better into Hungarian than English (or rather that semi-broken English re-translates into something intelligible, eh). And that they won't censor stuff (not that unlikely, Fallout 1/2 weren't chopped up, either).
  15. Tagaziel

    Tagaziel Panzerkatze Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Dec 10, 2003
    They are, at least on my system (although the Mercantile District is still a bitch).
  16. slamelov

    slamelov Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Jul 29, 2006
    You should read the books also. There is 7 books, but I don't know how many are translated into english. In spain there is 6 published.
    Very worth reading.
  17. Ausir

    Ausir Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 20, 2003
    Only the first book has been translated into English so far, and published only in the UK (and the translation isn't very good). Although I think that if the game sells well, more books are likely to be translated (and published in the US).
  18. slamelov

    slamelov Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Jul 29, 2006
    I hope so. It's a great saga.

    The spanish translation is really good, all the books I have read (6).
    The problem is now I'm hooked in the saga, but there is not 7th book published here, so, I don't know how ends the story.
  19. Ausir

    Ausir Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 20, 2003
    Want some spoilers? :P

    Anyway, the computer game is one big spoiler, since it's set after the book series.
  20. Tagaziel

    Tagaziel Panzerkatze Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Dec 10, 2003
    The 7th Black Book of Kron... errr, wrong script... the 7th book in the series is by far the weirdest.

    Although it has a few memorable quotes, e.g.: "Know that today, on castle Stygga, you pissed straight against the hurricane!"