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Windows 7: The Witcher 2

19 May 2011   #1
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
The Witcher 2

If you liked The Witcher 1 ,, if you have not played Witcher, you can get it cheap at GOG.com, drm free.
Then You should get Witcher 2 ,,, yes it is worth it.

While I do have some minor gripes about the game, over all, really good game, good story, played about 18 hours I guess and just got to Act 2. Take your time and you can enjoy the game. One Tip, and won't be a spoiler,,, when you go for a ride, hit the space bar, you will know when that time comes, it is quite a ways into the game. There is a bug that doesn't show the space bar when needed. Just start hitting it at the appropriate time and it will work.

I advise getting it straight from GOG.com as it is DRM Free.


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19 May 2011   #2
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I just now purchased it, but I got it through STEAM.

Still waiting for the download. Over 16GB ....


Since you've been playing it, I have 1 question please.

I really liked the Witcher.
But 1 little gripe I always had with it. While it wasn't a game breaker, as the game itself was good, it was a bit annoying to me.

Aside from the "Main" characters, everyone else in the game was all the same.
It felt like there were only 5 models that just kept getting recycled over and over. Just a different name, & color scheme.

Is it still the same in Witcher 2, or are all the characters a bit more unique?
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19 May 2011   #3
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Yes it is, maybe a bit worse? as this is (unfortunately) a console port.
However, i do over look it, but every so often I say, "WTF, geez, really, come on man, again?"
However, that was through ACT1. It's about the same in Act2.

Yes, they do, and in those areas, they say the same things over and over again, but it does change from one area to the next.
Fortunately, Dialog changes from area to the next, and the areas are small that I speak of.
So, you don't really hear the same dialog from one area to the next.

Not as dynamic as they said i don't think.

However, no, not a game breaker at all.

One big annoyance (but livable) though is your Items cache, it's not very well organized, it should have, could have been done better, it is not apparent till you have reached your weight limit.

Yes, the game is slightly buggy, you may have crash to desktop, you may need to close out and open again from time to time, but that is hours between.

Still love it, can't wait to get home and play more. Over all they did a decent enough job on game play, story is good (for me). There can, (hopefully will) be improvements through patches, but we will see I guess.

If you have problems and need answers, a good place to go is gog.com community.

The other reason I bought it on GOG is that I believe they get 100% of the profits. They don't really share as much. GOG is their site.


Tip #2: save your money for Act 2. Upgrade and buy only what you need to, there are better things in Act2 that you will need money for. However, money and items don't really seem to be a big issue.

I do think it has been dumbed down for console. Oh yes, I am saying dumbed down for console.
That is unfortunately the epic flaw in this game.
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19 May 2011   #4
vierasniper

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Did you just call The Witcher 2 a port? Please Elaborate.
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19 May 2011   #5
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

First off,, let me say that the game does look great. Even at low settings.

Maybe I am a bit wrong on that, But the game looks very much like a Console Port,
and is rumored that it will be released on PS3 and Xbox360, that is the desire.
It uses what are called QTE's for some things. WASD in a timed sequence, very consolesque.
You can see the system loading like it will have load screens, that are only slightly apparent from time to time on PC.
They (CD Projekt Red) have also expressed the desire to put it on Console, so, the only way to do that is by coding to prepare for a console release that does not need much tweaking between the PC and console. They spent a lot of time on the controls to be compatible for PC (as I understood it from a couple videos I watched).
And rumor has it that all the DLC for PC will be free, hinting at the notion that it will be on Console also.

There are many indicators that point to this game going to Console.
Not strictly coded for PC, but optimized to run on all platforms, hence it is a console port.
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19 May 2011   #6
vierasniper

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

They are considering console ports, but its a PC exclusive. its has been since Witcher 1, the fact that it has loading screen's, "QTE's", and has a "consolesque" feeling doesn't make it a port.
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19 May 2011   #7
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote:
They are considering console ports, but its a PC exclusive.
You can not have a PC Exclusive that is expected/desired to be ported elsewhere on the intent of exporting it elsewhere.

Then it is no longer Exclusive.

It may be that it was exclusively released to PC First, but that is as far as Exclusive goes.

That in no way means they did not code it for multiple platforms, making it feel and look like it is for multiple platforms. The Exclusiveness is then moot.
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19 May 2011   #8
vierasniper

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Ok, your right the exclusiveness is moot. Not like the ports are confirmed or anything.
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20 May 2011   #9
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

The Witcher 2 is currently a PC exclusive game. There's a possibility that it might be released on consoles at a later date.

Quote:
The game was released on May 17, 2011, PC exclusive. The developers have hinted that there could be some possibility of a console release after the game is released first for the PC, but for now the game is a PC title.
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sort of like the possbility of Halo 3: ODST coming to PC

Anyway from what I've been reading Witcher 2 is far from console - Rage3D Discussion Area - View Single Post - The Witcher 2

Never played Witcher, but this game might grab me later on down the line.
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20 May 2011   #10
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

So far I like it. But, Im not very far at all into the game.


The combat took a bit to get used to. More action oriented than Witcher 1, and a bit more difficult. I died a few times at the very start on normal difficulty

But one thing that seems clear to me.
This game is far easier to play w/a Xbox 360 controller.

Im usually a Keyboard+Mouse person, especially on FPS games.

But certain games I find Keyboard+Mouse to be a total pain. For example, games like Darksiders, Tomb raider etc are, IMHO, much more enjoyable and easier to play w/a controller.
Witcher 2 falls into this category for me as well.

Once I tried playing w/the 360 controller it was a bit easier. Well, at least for me. Others may disagree.


As far as the game itself .. all I can say at this point is it plays well, and looks really good. Ill give my thoughts on it later, once Ive played enough to get a better feel for it.
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