Witcher 2

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by Ravager69, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    The first time I have read some comments I really hvae been already worried. The things they said really gave me the impression they overextend them self eventually like with "Combat done like never before" or even "the best ever seen". What I have seen from the combat in that video doesnt impress me but it also doesnt look "shit" to speak so. Average.

    But I think I will wait till it's really finished with a final judgment.
     
  2. AskWazzup

    AskWazzup Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 21, 2008
  3. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    its kinda like in real life though. Boobs alone dont make a better game.
     
  4. 34thcell

    34thcell Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    333
    Sep 22, 2008
    It also has arse and alternate methods.
     
  5. aenemic

    aenemic Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jun 4, 2008
    what the hell are you talking about? in real life, boobs make everything better.

    I'm psyched about The Witcher 2, loved the first game. I just hope they make this one a bit more challenging. and combat in general, while good in the first game, could use some tweaking. can't comment much on what I've seen so far, but I'm open for new ideas. let's just hope they don't make it more streamlined.
     
  6. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    Maybe when you just want fast sex for small money. But are youreally looking in a relationship just for the boobs ?

    As said. It needs a bit more then that.
     
  7. Ravager69

    Ravager69 Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 21, 2007
    I like the direction they go with Witcher 2, it reminds me of how the book went - much more tense than how the first game felt. Don't really care for streamlining, it will still be a good game.
     
  8. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    yes, streamlining is the new god in the RPG buisness. Letz streamline everything till we have games with only 2 choices in the menue "leave game" or "start interactive movie".
     
  9. PainlessDocM

    PainlessDocM Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 5, 2010
  10. SkuLL

    SkuLL Chad McRealman Orderite

    Sep 6, 2009
    I hate how extremely 'shiny' all these new games are. Don't know which technology is responsible for it, but it's too much, IMO.



    In some cases it looks OK, but mostly it looks pretty weird (like Singularity, that was shiny as hell and looked awful).
     
  11. Edmond Dantès

    Edmond Dantès It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Jul 15, 2008
    Its bloom the poor man's HDR lighting. Usually a game offers an option to shut bloom off, but that often doesn't improve visuals either as then you'll suddenly have a game with entirely inadequate lighting.

    There are probably some instances where bloom has been handled correctly, but more often than not it makes objects look like they themselves emit light rather than whatever light source it supposedly available. I usually associate the effect with Bethesda.

    Edit: Actually, now that I think about it, I associate it with a lot of big budget titles I really don't care about. I remember DX:IW having horrible bloom as well, and I think it looked quite quirky at first in Thief 3 as well.
     
  12. SkuLL

    SkuLL Chad McRealman Orderite

    Sep 6, 2009
    Yeah bloom, that's the one. In most games I prefer to mess around with the settings until the bloom looks less offensive.

    It used to be that if I wanted a visually pleasing game I'd just turn everything to max. Nowadays, I find myself tweaking graphics to lower settings, not because my hardware couldn't run it, but because it just doesn't look good anymore :(

    Let's hope this glowy, shiny, bloomy trend will pass and be replaced by quality physics and animations instead!
     
  13. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    So the Witcher 2's normal release is going to be "premium", a 2-DVD 1-CD release with feelies (map, pamphlet, coin, guide), for the normal retail price. Pretty swank. The CE is swank too but hella expensive outside of Eastern Europe (it is 70 bucks there but 130 bucs for the US).

    What's more, it's getting a release through GOG: DRM-free, plus one GOG game free if you pre-order, plus an extra goodie (art book) and immediate access to goodies if you pre-order.

    All details here
     
  14. PlanHex

    PlanHex Legislative Senator oTO Admin Orderite Board Cop oTO

    Nov 4, 2007
    Wow. That's pretty awesome of them. It would be better if the price was just lower, but I'm guessing the publisher would take offense.


    Any suggestions as to which of the free games to choose? Never played any of them.
     
  15. maximaz

    maximaz Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Apr 2, 2006
    Yes, the bloom. I was just playing Gears of War and thinking how much I hate it. Some games have so much of it that they look freaking blurry, Gears being one of them, others being Metal Gear Solid 4 and Fallout 3.
     
  16. Ausir

    Ausir Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 20, 2003
    It's what the regular edition of the first game looked like in Poland as well.
     
  17. Ravager69

    Ravager69 Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 21, 2007
    The CE is tempting to me due to the set of dice and cards, as lately I developed a habit of playing both. Perhaps if CE will be considerably more expensive than PE, I'll just buy these two things via some internet auction and go with the PE.
     
  18. silverburst

    silverburst First time out of the vault

    18
    Apr 10, 2010
    I do believe that I'll go with the GOG version. I recently played through the director's cut of The Witcher, and I thought the game was really great. It's the best new RPG I've played since Bloodlines. I've seen all the talk about making things a bit more accesible in the new game, and this worries me a bit, but I'm not too concerned overall. The writing, characters, ambience, style, and choice & consequence is what made me fall in love with the first game, and I have faith that most of those things should be in tact for number two.

    There is a prison break-out trailer I watched on Rock, Paper, Shotgun that showed how tasks could be approached and completed in different ways, and how npc's and the environment could be used to the players advantage. Also, it had conversation between Zoltan Chivay and Triss Merigold that was just damn funny and reminded of the superb combinatoin of dark and serious mixed with humourous style that I liked so much.
     
  19. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    They're all good. Gothic II Gold is probably the easiest to recommend, it's probably my favorite actionish-RPG of all time. Good exploration, multiple ways to resolve quests, the action is fluent. Realms of Arkania 1+2 or 3 are also good, some of the best RPGs ever made, but hard to get into unless you're used to Gold Box-era cRPGs.
     
  20. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    I enjoyed that one too.

    I don't know whether it's on the list you're choosing from, but there's a Gothic compilation release out with I, II, and III all in the same package. That's what I bought.

    The first one is quite a good game too, but the second one improves on almost everything while making very few things worse. With the exception of a few bright spots the third one is pretty horrible, IMO. Interesting to try it though, just to see all the mistakes they made.