Witcher 1 & 2 SALE

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#1 Posted by PredatorRules (7815 posts) -
#2 Edited by R4gn4r0k (16463 posts) -

Couldn't pass up on the Witcher 1 for that price. Bought it with the money I got from selling trading cards, lol.

Gonna try and finish them both before getting The Witcher 3.

#3 Posted by Arthas045 (5175 posts) -

I have some money on my Steam account that I was thinking about using for DayZ. I have never played these games, so its worth the purchase.

#4 Posted by Sweetbackhair (1926 posts) -

I'm really tempted!

#5 Posted by NaveedLife (17179 posts) -

lol, I buy TW2 about 3 weeks ago, thinking that it wont drop back down to 5 dollars in months. Now it is cheaper than ever. Whatever, It was worth it!

Seriously, I beat TW1 and TW2 in the past month and love them both. Now I am clamoring for more, and I just started a new character in Skyrim to see if that scratches the itch. Honestly, not going so hot. Does melee combat ever get fun? I did magic first, which I liked, but melee is so disconnected and boring (at least at first). And I really wish the game was third person (and well done, not how the current 3rd person looks).

Anyway, if you are interested in TW1 and 2 at all, buy them now! Great games, more than worth that measly price. 1 takes some time to get into, but once it picks up it is a blast.

#6 Edited by bussinrounds (2129 posts) -

@NaveedLife said:I just started a new character in Skyrim to see if that scratches the itch. Honestly, not going so hot. Does melee combat ever get fun? I did magic first, which I liked, but melee is so disconnected and boring (at least at first). And I really wish the game was third person (and well done, not how the current 3rd person looks).

Nah...Combat (especially melee) in Skyrim is just plain bad. I knew it would be very similar to Oblivion when they tried bs-ing ppl with the whole "brand new creation engine" nonsense, when obviously it still was the Gamybro.

Try Dark/Demons Souls or Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen if you haven't. MUCH better and more fun combat in those games.

#7 Posted by NaveedLife (17179 posts) -

@NaveedLife said:I just started a new character in Skyrim to see if that scratches the itch. Honestly, not going so hot. Does melee combat ever get fun? I did magic first, which I liked, but melee is so disconnected and boring (at least at first). And I really wish the game was third person (and well done, not how the current 3rd person looks).

Nah...Combat (especially melee) in Skyrim is just plain bad. I knew it would be very similar to Oblivion when they tried bs-ing ppl with the whole "brand new creation engine" nonsense, when obviously it still was the Gamybro.

Try Dark/Demons Souls or Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen if you haven't. MUCH better and more fun combat in those games.

I beat Demons Souls years ago and was not as impressed as others. I own Dark Souls and got probably 25% through it, but then got stuck (think I went a really difficult way according to other members here). I would be playing that, but i need to find some AA batteries for my 360 controller :P.

Never played Dragons Dogma. I don't know what to make of that game.

I guess the answer for me is to find AA batteries and play Dark Souls. I just cannot wait for The Witcher 3!

#8 Edited by Elann2008 (32953 posts) -
#9 Edited by UssjTrunks (10034 posts) -

Word of advice:

Keep in mind that these are two VERY different games. The Witcher 1 is more of an interactive story (the combat system is just a simple point-and-click). The Witcher 2 has an actual combat system (it's a hack-and-slash game).

I bought both during the last sale (same prices), but literally pumped just 15 minutes into the first one before never touching it again.

#10 Posted by Horgen (110079 posts) -

Fine, you got me. Witcher 1 bought...

#11 Edited by UssjTrunks (10034 posts) -

@bussinrounds said:

@NaveedLife said:I just started a new character in Skyrim to see if that scratches the itch. Honestly, not going so hot. Does melee combat ever get fun? I did magic first, which I liked, but melee is so disconnected and boring (at least at first). And I really wish the game was third person (and well done, not how the current 3rd person looks).

Nah...Combat (especially melee) in Skyrim is just plain bad. I knew it would be very similar to Oblivion when they tried bs-ing ppl with the whole "brand new creation engine" nonsense, when obviously it still was the Gamybro.

Try Dark/Demons Souls or Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen if you haven't. MUCH better and more fun combat in those games.

Funny enough, I beat Dark Souls right before jumping into the Witcher 2. Suffice to say I was quite disappointed by the drop-off in combat quality. Dark Souls has the best combat system I've ever used in an action game (it's like an old school fighting game transposed into a third person action game, that's how tight it is). The Witcher 2 is fine, but the combat is very generic and "out of your hands" (at the continuous press of a single button you'll have Geralt leaping around the map linking together absurd combos). That's not to say it isn't a fun game, it is.

#12 Posted by Sweetbackhair (1926 posts) -
#13 Posted by Daian (1658 posts) -

I have a Diablo 3 Reaper of Souls beta key (playable all the way except final boss, character can be saved) that I want to trade for a Witcher 2 Steam code (just 4$ right now). I can't use it because I don't own Diablo 3.

If anyone is interested please private message me asap (so you can catch the 4$ price for W2). I would really appreciate it.

#14 Posted by Elann2008 (32953 posts) -

@Elann2008 said:

@Sweetbackhair said:

I'm really tempted!

Get on it, brother!

I have so many games to play still!!

The majority of those "other" games are unimportant. The Witcher 1 and 2 shouldn't be missed!

#15 Posted by PredatorRules (7815 posts) -

@Sweetbackhair said:

@Elann2008 said:

@Sweetbackhair said:

I'm really tempted!

Get on it, brother!

I have so many games to play still!!

The majority of those "other" games are unimportant. The Witcher 1 and 2 shouldn't be missed!

I agree, they'll probably be lower in price next year or migh be simillar sale on those games when Witcher 3 is going to be released but it's not 100%, they might sell Witcher 1 and 2 in original price to make more profit when 3 will be out.

#16 Posted by Kh1ndjal (2460 posts) -

I didn't like the combat system of w1 much, would i like Witcher 2? On top of that, the interface looked tiny on my 1080p 24", couldn't get into potion making, and I didn't get phat loot (i really like loot). The story, characters, lore, and atmosphere are unrivaled and I loved them, as well as the choice - consequence System. Basically, I prefer hack n slash games but am willing to deviate If the other stuff is really good. Is the Witcher 2 for me?

#17 Posted by agux987 (234 posts) -

I bought The WItcher 2 on the Christmas sale. Is the first one important to fully enjoy The Witcher 2 story?

#18 Posted by Arthas045 (5175 posts) -

Went ahead and pulled the trigger on both.

Bang Bang!

#19 Edited by NaveedLife (17179 posts) -

@agux987 said:

I bought The WItcher 2 on the Christmas sale. Is the first one important to fully enjoy The Witcher 2 story?

A lot of people would tell you no, but I say yes. But I am very picky about my stories, and I love to know all the details and even beyond that, the feel of the characters.

#20 Posted by NaveedLife (17179 posts) -

@Kh1ndjal said:

I didn't like the combat system of w1 much, would i like Witcher 2? On top of that, the interface looked tiny on my 1080p 24", couldn't get into potion making, and I didn't get phat loot (i really like loot). The story, characters, lore, and atmosphere are unrivaled and I loved them, as well as the choice - consequence System. Basically, I prefer hack n slash games but am willing to deviate If the other stuff is really good. Is the Witcher 2 for me?

I think you will like TW2 more. I think TW2 is a better game, BUT TW1 has its strong points, and is very imersive. TW2 has more gear, better combat (though not perfect), better graphics, and better choices. With that said, It has flaws and there is a certain imerssion TW1 has.

Both amazing games. If i am being fair, I would say TW1 is an 8.5 and TW2 is a 9. Both feel like more than that, because I was hopelessly addicted to them and overlooked their flaws.

#21 Edited by agux987 (234 posts) -

@NaveedLife: Thanks! It's way too cheap to let it go :p

#22 Posted by Kh1ndjal (2460 posts) -

@NaveedLife: i grabbed it, it only cost 4 USD. i'm never able to complete these epic RPG's but for four dollars it'd be worth it even if i really enjoy just 5 hours of it.

#23 Posted by NaveedLife (17179 posts) -

@Kh1ndjal: Good idea, though to be honest, my least favorite part is the beginning. Same with The Witcher 1. It gets so much better when it opens up more. If you want to enjoy it and get most of the story, just do the main quest. I did almost all the sidequests and I did it on Dark Mode. If you do it on an easier mode and dont do all the sidequests I think you can make it through at a decent time. Though some of the sidequests are awesome ;).

#24 Posted by Sweetbackhair (1926 posts) -

@Elann2008 said:

@Sweetbackhair said:

@Elann2008 said:

@Sweetbackhair said:

I'm really tempted!

Get on it, brother!

I have so many games to play still!!

The majority of those "other" games are unimportant. The Witcher 1 and 2 shouldn't be missed!

I agree, they'll probably be lower in price next year or migh be simillar sale on those games when Witcher 3 is going to be released but it's not 100%, they might sell Witcher 1 and 2 in original price to make more profit when 3 will be out.

I'll probably purchase it once I go back to school. I'm just adding more games to my list that'll take a year to complete!!!

#25 Posted by Kh1ndjal (2460 posts) -

@NaveedLife: actually, it's the side quests that side track me in such RPGs. in skyrim i did all the sidequests i found interesting, then took a break and came back after a month and forgot who most of the characters were, what the items in my inventory were, and quite frankly, why my character was where he was. it took so much effort to get re accustomed to everything i just gave up. same thing in fallout 3... and new vegas.

tbh, some of the side quests in these games have better stories than many full blown games, so it's not a total loss. i think i might just rush through the main story main story in the witcher 1, i did finish act 1 though.

#26 Edited by NaveedLife (17179 posts) -

@Kh1ndjal said:

@NaveedLife: actually, it's the side quests that side track me in such RPGs. in skyrim i did all the sidequests i found interesting, then took a break and came back after a month and forgot who most of the characters were, what the items in my inventory were, and quite frankly, why my character was where he was. it took so much effort to get re accustomed to everything i just gave up. same thing in fallout 3... and new vegas.

tbh, some of the side quests in these games have better stories than many full blown games, so it's not a total loss. i think i might just rush through the main story main story in the witcher 1, i did finish act 1 though.

Oh, you have not beat The Witcher 1?

I fully agree with you about Skyrim (and the other games, but especially skyrim). Bethesda's games sorely lack in the appeal of the main questline. And while The Witcher series has some good sidequests, the main story always feels very compelling. Not only that, but often times the sidequests weave into the main story and sometimes effect it. I hardly touched the main story in Skyrim in the 50 hours I played it. I had a blast with the game, but I got bored then, and going back to it now, I feel just as you do. Who is this? What is that? Who am I? The main story is boring beyond belief and honestly, as good as parts of the game are, I just feel it is so aged and broken in ways, when compared to games like The Witcher (which as I said is not perfect either).

Good luck, and I hope you have the time to enjoy them! Even with all their flaws, they are two of my favorite games last gen. I hated TW1 at first and it took me a few tries to get into it. But once I did I found myself not only wanting to beat it for the story, but actually wanting to do all the sidestuff too. I had planned to just get through it as fast as I could to get to The Witcher 2.