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Just completed The Witcher

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  1. mandelore

    mandelore New Member

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    [MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS, not many tho ;) ]

    I just finished the witcher and I have to say that was an amazing experience. Once you REALLY get into the game its depth and story line ensnare you. the ending was pretty clever too. as was the final cutscene :)

    Has any1 else completed this game and have any thoughts on whome Alvin may have been ;)
    I thought that was quite clever as there were numerous subtle hints planted throughout the game.

    Im going to play it again, this time taking a totally different path. Quite sad it was over, but thoroughly enjoyed it, and would rate it amongst the best ive played, just for its shear uniqueness and wonderful storyline. The graphics were stunning as was the way in which you influenced the path of your game.

    There is a major patch coming out soon thats going to re-write alot of things, change character models and add much larger quests.

    :toast:
     
  2. das müffin mann

    das müffin mann New Member

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    ya i beat it and i loved it, after i got to chapter two i was hooked, there were a few things i didn't like but overall it was one of the better rpg's out there
     
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    i got it, and lost it on the bus wooo

    congratzz
     
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    I am currently in chapter 4, and love it so far. One thing I do not like about it is the lack of armor upgrades. Also sword upgrades do not seem to matter much. O'well it still is fun to play, and the nudity helps to smooth out some of the wrinkles.
     
  5. das müffin mann

    das müffin mann New Member

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    that is the main problem i have with the game, is the ability to modify your armor and weapons (like oblivion)
     
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    I lost interest in the game after 8 hours :( (normally i lose interest in games within 1-2 hours)
     
  7. mandelore

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    well.. there are less opportunities for a full on upgrade, but meteorite swords you can upgrade to several combinations of red/blue/yellow. the silver swords you can upgrade with several runed blades with earth, moon ect runes, then there are blade oils, magic rune stones and blade enhancers.

    not as much as oblivion, but plenty to mod with, and its a necessity on hard level to use spectre oil, vamp oil, necro etc etc. I fully red metiorite steel sword with diamond dust goes a long way to lopping of ones opponents head ;) Lol, i even got a new finishing move when i started a new game, lols, I stunned and knocked a fat guy onto the floor pounced on him and riddled him with dagger holes lols, I wasnt expecting that

    however, there were a couple of things amiss with the game. Somethings Triss said when you woke up in merchant quarter with her ^^ did not come to fruit, especially to whome she was conversing with thru the mirror

    And I have to say I dont ever get tired of hearing in the taverns someone shouting "Your Mother sucks Dwarf c**k!" lols!
     
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    awesome game :rockout::rockout:

    i completed 2 time already :) and ready for third time ;)


    SPOILERS

    i think alvin is not........
    why in chapter 3 there a man that said .......... hate elf (he already hate elf ????)
     
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  9. Deusxmachina

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    Just finished this the other day. I got a bit tired of the Sherlock Holmes chapter, but, overall, the game kicks ass. Once I hit chapter 4, I knew I wasn't stopping until I finished it 10 or 14 hours later.

    It's obvious who Alvin is. The unknown is who the guy in the ending cutscene movie is.
     
  10. Black Panther

    Black Panther Senior Moderator™ Staff Member

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    Please keep on posting.

    I bought the Witcher, only played for like 30 minutes... :ohwell: I just couldn't get the hang of it :confused:

    I want to play the game when I quit Fallout...
     
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    i just recently got the game as well, was really cheesed off when i couldn't work out how to attack properly.

    Now though, that i am used to the camera angle (am annoyed there is no first person), i am getting immersed in the game a lot and find myself wanting to play it more and more.
     
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    white lotus your sig makes me cringe everytime is see it LOL is there really a procedure where they extract blood out of the eye like that?!?
     
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    there are methods in which they inject things into the eye to prevent bacteria growth/infection etc. They do that through the pupil or in the tear ducts.

    But no, that picture is photoshopped. at least i think it is...
     
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    Fps?
     
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    That was my problem too. I'd start hitting hitting hitting like crazy, yet can never do damage? lol
     
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    i was thinking about picking this up along with titles ive missed over the years, Red Faction, Shellshock series, Fallout. There was 1 game i was gonna get aswell and that was Shadowrun but they made it vista only and i refuse to run vista for fact there is no Motherboard Drivers in it for this machine.
     
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    Got ya..but yeah witcher is great so far I'm
    Playing this and mass effect both 10/10s to
    Me!! Glad you liked it.
     
  18. WhiteLotus

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    You have to click once to attack, then he swings three times, then attack (click) again, when the sword (attack icon) turns yellow or into a flame type thing. If you do this right you build up a chain of attacks. If you click every second, you end up canceling the attacks. And then you have the strong, quick and group attacks that make you think which is the best to use against different opponents.
     
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    if you mean first person shooter, no it is not. Its an over the shoulder RPG.
     
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    About the attacks, it'll be explained when you get a few mins into the beginning, each attack, style, weapon are for different types of enemies, (humans, and monsters). And yeah if your playing on the hard mode IIRC, the hint on the attack cursor of the mouse is not there and you have to wait for the weapon to have a flaming effect or orange glow. Whilst in the easy/normal modes you have the mouse cursor to hint you when to click. I love this game! You guys made me want to re-install and replay it. :rockout:
     
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    I tried it, didn't get hooked...only played through the first chapter (in the keep) I think I'll give it an other change and go further than that.
     
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    It gets better when you reach chapter 2. The 1st chapter at first for me was kinda so so, but I reached the 2nd chapter, I got hooked.
     
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    you are in EG? me also! im =(e)=™4870x2x2
     
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    I mentioned it in a different thread but figure I'd mention it here since people are talking about getting back into it. I played most of the game without playing with Signs or alchemy much. I used Aard some for one-shotting a lot of people, (be sure to carry a dagger in your small backpack/slot to try to get the supercool dagger "fatality" animation :)), but mostly Igni since I read so many posts in old threads around the net that said Igni is the only Sign really worth bothering with.

    Then towards the end of the game I watched some youtube videos showing off how powerful and interesting the other Signs can be, but by then more talent points were hard to come by. So if you're new to the game, I recommend looking up the Signs first on a wiki and on youtube to have some kind of plan on what you might want your character path to take.

    And while most fights didn't require alchemy so I hardly bothered with it, not only could I have been buffed up a lot if I had used it more, but it probably would have been more fun, too. So grab that Talent for figuring out plant ingredients/potions early on and stack up on your favorite potions and oils and whatnot. You'll want some Cats Eye potions on hand anyway, most likely. And you have to try Blizzard at least once for some slow (er, fast?) motion.

    One of my favorite lines from a review is something like, "Combat consists of clicking on an opponent... once. And if you're really advanced, you click on him again." :laugh: Which is true, actually. But once I got past that it's an RPG and not a shooter game, it was fun.

    Elsewhere, I also mentioned how it's been quite awhile where I've finished a 30-60 hour game and immediately considered starting it over from the beginning again. I have Mass Effect on deck, though, so may put a repeat off.

    I've seen some threads on sites where people tell newcomers to play the game "at least on Hard." I didn't want combat to annoy me in a 50-hour RPG when I started, (was just playing for the story and characters anyway), so I freely admit I played on Easy, and even that had a fight here or there that required multiple reloads and/or some luck and/or alchemy and/or some goofy tactics such as lighting them up with Igni and then running in circles while the damage over time worked them over.

    Fighting the Kochkey whatever thing in a later chapter, even buffed up with diamond dust and Blizzard and whatever other potions I had on me, he repeatedly kicked my ass, and I wondered if that was going to put a stop to the game since I couldn't get past him. Fortunately, running in circles with Igni burning him worked. (And now I wonder if using an anti-stun potion would have worked, didn't have one at the time.) So if someone plans on playing more for the story than wanting to test their mettle at tougher combat, it's something to consider at the start since you can't change the difficulty later.
     
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    good game the first version was a 6 1/2 out of 10 the extended/enhanced version a 9

    better voices better graphics less bugs everything is better including the new content
     

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