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The Witcher 2 Assassins of Kings Thread

Discussion in 'Games' started by AsRock, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. WhiteNoise

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    You know by the time I played the original Witcher (a year or so after release) I didn't really see what all the hype was about and after 10 or so hours of playing I lost interest.

    Fast forward to today and I have now enjoyed a handful of titles similar to this one (rpg) and looking at the movies and screenshots I have to say I'm quite impressed. I'm going to buy this on release day for sure.

    I'll have to read about the original witcher story first though so I know whats going on. I take it they are related right?
     
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    Story in second part continues where first ended.
     
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    Almost downloaded it (all 17GB) from our Swedish friends......the german language version which is the language I like to play RGP games in.

    I have also ordered it from Amazon.co.uk (english language) as my appreciation gesture for a brilliant piece of entertainment. Since Cod BLOPS, I have always sworn never to pay for a game until I know for sure that the product deserves to be bought.......

    ......but I am pretty confident that CD Projekt have an epic title on thier hands with Witcher 2.
     
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    My copy came today, its the premium edition. Its really good value for money as i only paid £20 for it! Has a bonus DVD and soundtrack, 2 papercrafts, a little pamphlet, a guide, a small coin and its in a nice cardboard box. The game is 2 disks and is in a regular DVD case.

    I have to say its a really nice looking game, the character textures and models are very nice and so are some of the graphics effects and the game runs decent too.

    After playing like an hour i have to say its shaping up to be one of the best games ive ever played. There arnt may games i can say that about recently apart from maybe Civ 5 and Shogun Total War 2.

    If you pirate this game your a fool because the premium edition is so dirt cheap its unreal.
     
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    What settings have you got and what performance are you getting in terms of frames per second.

    Also....how does it look running sub 60FPS.....smooth or jittery?
     
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    Downloading the game now, was weird, at 11pm last night it said 13 hours to unlock and it wouldn't let me preload. But this morning it didn't mention any pre-load just had play now in the store and allowed me to start installing, at 28% right now.
     
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    Everything is high and it runs smoothy, i guess i could run fraps or something.

    EDIT: Depends where you are but usually in the 40s, hasnt went bellow 30fps. Was 60fps in different areas i guess it just depends on the load.
     
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    is there advanced settings menu where i can manually disable options? and if there is what does it contain?
     
  9. AsRock

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    Well pretty dam impressed really and thats before i even start playing the game.. The hard copy is well worth getting.

    You get a little coin a little story about a hog a merchant ( although you can get them by doing side quests (GS only ) a 96 page guide a bounus DVD and soundtrack from the game and a 31 page manual

    Glad i did not get steams even more so for the same dam price lol.

    I all so got 10% a nvidia card code to so if some wants it feel free to ask which is done though eVGA
     
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    LOL.

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    I want a hard copy of this game, my last one was civ IV i believe LOL
     
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    Yes, there is a launcher with a ton of options.

    Did you somehow wonder into the wrong game and Ezio from Assassin's Creed.
     
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    It's an easter egg. The haystack didn't help him this time.
     
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    well it took 6 hours and 38 minutes to download now i only have to install it :D cant wait do see how it looks and runs
     
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    I'm finding it a tad awkward and difficult. I finished The Witcher and found it fun and not too hard. I'm finding this (on normal) much more annoying. The game play isn't as refined as it was on the original. Too much focus on spangletastic super detailed scenery. Plus it runs my card hotter than Metro 2033 :eek:
     
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    i had do lower my memory clocks coz i was getting artefacts :(

    anyway my 4850 can barley handle this game!, at 1680x1050 medium settings im getting between 20-35 FPS in cut scenes it drops below 20FPS :cry:
     
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    Runs fine on my system i just have to have high on the number of lights every thing else is high as possible.

    How ever i am yet to see blood and flying heads hehe. I expected as much that blood would not be in it but hopefully this will be changed by either them or a mod.

    Wait it gets worse if your left handed or use the arrow keys or plan to use the numpad forget about it unless you a keyboard that allows you to bind the keys were you want them. Luckly i do :).

    BTW how do you quick slot a health potion lol ?.. Seems to me that they made every thing more annoying than improved.

    EDIT: o yeah btw witcher 1 saved failed to work with it too.
     
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    GUYS I NEED HELP, i just bought W2 on steam, then saw that i can import save, but i didnt finish W1, should replay W1 then start W2? But i will want to play 2 so much i may rush the 1st and screw it
     
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    You can only take potion in meditation now and you could always use a free program like autohotkey to get around the key limitation ;)
     
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    I find it rather difficult facing a group of enemies, its easy to fight a single enemy you just block an attack when the little cross appears at their bar but in a group you just get back stabbed so i dunno what im doing wrong. Also i like tapping the space bar to roll away in a fight reminds me of Batman Arkham Asylum.

    I don't exactly have the best of a system so i imagine a 6950 or something would play this well as i can just about get by on high settings.
     
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    So you meditate in mid battle ?.. well thats bollocked... And were the fuck is the blood at lol...


    Shame about all the issue's there having with the forums and all like wow pretty fucked up release which was not ready for release. But i guess CD think we only use the left side of the keyboard to play our games thank fuck for keyboards that allow binding keys as this game would be a total failure as a so called PC game..
     
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    Yeah i don't understand the potion thing either, so how do you heal mid battle?

    EDIT: Really struggling with the combat, i find it hard to chain combos. I feel rushed 3 guys all attack at once and i can only face one of them to block!
     
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    You dont meditiate in combat, but before it. You also drink potions before combat.
    Like in books, and thats only logical, not like in, say, Diablo :D
     
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    I'm starting to get the hang of it. They've made it far more tactical than the first one - you really need to evade more (more rolling etc). Also, now I'm leveling up there are abilities to parry from all directions, more health etc. I'm starting to enjoy it now and have disabled 'uber sampling' and it's literally doubled my frame rates and some how looks better???
     
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    I got lucky a few times using the stun whatever it is sign, it usually makes a little cut scene appear and you do a finisher if you attack a stunned opponent. Its easy to take out big guys that way.

    I still get overwhelmed with groups so i try and hit and run but maybe i will get better at the combat, its tactical and i can appreciate the variety it offers but it is bloody hard!
     

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