Witcher 2 worth it? Or should I get Dark Souls?

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#1 Posted by cboyuno (647 posts) -

Witcher 2 is $7 on steam and dark souls prepare to die is $26. But no point in buying both cause I spent $5 on the origonal witcher and did not like it. I loved Dragon Age Origins and disliked Skyrim because of poor combat mechanics. I also see that torchlight 2 is cheap ($10) but I just finished diablo 3-thought it was meh-. I so preferred d2 even though I played it for the first time last summer. Anyways is witcher 2 worth it? I can't stand poorly written dialogue.

#2 Posted by bonafidetk (3812 posts) -
Witcher 2 is probably my favourite game of all time. At $7 its an absolute steal. That is chump change for such a game. The only people who disliked it really are people who found the combat mechanics too difficult.
#3 Posted by DanielDust (15402 posts) -
Yep, Witcher 2 hands down, except story (kinda), it has nothing in common with Witcher 1, Dark Souls can't compare to a great PC game.
#4 Posted by Mr_Ditters (1905 posts) -

$7 is a steal. That is a shocking price for what you get. Most of the dialogue is good. It can be a little to political at times. A lot of it is hilarious if you do some of the optional conversations. I had a lot of lol moments.

I'll add that Dark Souls is my favorite game of all time. You need a controller and to use the graphics mod. Best game ever imo.

#5 Posted by pelvist (4568 posts) -

Dark Souls is garbage, but a lot of people seem to like it and I cant understand why. ( ...cue the hate comments for saying I dont like Dark Souls... )

The Witcher 2 is one of the best games I have ever played.

#6 Posted by kozzy1234 (35141 posts) -

Get Witcher2 and Witcher1 for the price of Dark Souls

#7 Posted by GameFan1983 (2108 posts) -

Yep, Witcher 2 hands down, except story (kinda), it has nothing in common with Witcher 1, Dark Souls can't compare to a great PC game.DanielDust
dark souls, a no brainer choice really.don't listen to this meat head, look at his avatar and you know what kind game taste he belongs. I am a PC gamer since 1999 and TW2 is not even 1/10 a game dark souls is. it's a shame to say but never was a game on PC ever came close to the polish quality of DS.let me put this way, you know a game is really something when frobe journalist Eric Kain(one of the most creditable gaming critic in the world) decdie to write a book worth article just to praise it, and even to this date dark souls is still poping out on top 10 list on gamespot even 1 year after relase, after all, we PC gamers willing to kneed down to form software to make dark souls happening on PC, which never happened before with any "top list console excluvies",only virgins with too much time on their hands, whom perfer listening(yes more than half the game you will listen to emotionless characters) over doing will even dare to recommand TW2. putting TW2's name along side DS is a stragiht up insult

#8 Posted by MBirdy88 (7367 posts) -

[QUOTE="DanielDust"]Yep, Witcher 2 hands down, except story (kinda), it has nothing in common with Witcher 1, Dark Souls can't compare to a great PC game.GameFan1983

dark souls, a no brainer choice really.

don't listen to this meat head, look at his avatar and you know what kind game taste he belongs. I am a PC gamer since 1999 and TW2 is not even 1/10 a game dark souls is. it's a shame to say but never was a game on PC ever came close to the polish qualit of DS.

let me put this way, you know a game is really something when frobe journalist Eric Kain(one of the most creditable gaming critic in the world) decdie to write a book worth article just to praise it, and even to this date dark souls is still poping out on top 10 list on gamespot even 1 year after relase, after all, we PC gamers willing to kneed down to form software to make dark souls happening on PC, which never happened before with any "top list console excluvies",

only virgins with too much times on their hands, whom perfer listening(yes more than half the game you will listen to emotionless characters) over doing will even dare to recommand TW2. putting TW2's name along side DS is a stragiht up insult

"Oh look I rolled off the edge with clunky controls and cheesely place enemies, im so hardcore, I grind souls for hours and play a broken online that is already dead on PC.". Just stop, your talking s*** I played Dark Souls in its prime on Xbox and its far from polished, one of the least polished "AAA" games ive ever played, nothing but cheapness throughout. a small game with a heavy cheap timesink.
#9 Posted by Starshine_M2A2 (4079 posts) -

Personally, I found The Witcher 2 disappointing particularly from a gameplay point of view. If you want a fantasy RPG and haven't played DA:O yet, get that instead.

But Dark Souls is a great game and will certainly offer a far more interesting experience than the TW2.

#10 Posted by DanielDust (15402 posts) -

[QUOTE="DanielDust"]Yep, Witcher 2 hands down, except story (kinda), it has nothing in common with Witcher 1, Dark Souls can't compare to a great PC game.GameFan1983

dark souls, a no brainer choice really.

don't listen to this meat head, look at his avatar and you know what kind game taste he belongs. I am a PC gamer since 1999 and TW2 is not even 1/10 a game dark souls is. it's a shame to say but never was a game on PC ever came close to the polish qualit of DS.

let me put this way, you know a game is really something when frobe journalist Eric Kain(one of the most creditable gaming critic in the world) decdie to write a book worth article just to praise it, and even to this date dark souls is still poping out on top 10 list on gamespot even 1 year after relase, after all, we PC gamers willing to kneed down to form software to make dark souls happening on PC, which never happened before with any "top list console excluvies",

only virgins with too much times on their hands, whom perfer listening(yes more than half the game you will listen to emotionless characters) over doing will even dare to recommand TW2. putting TW2's name along side DS is a stragiht up insult

I'm a PC gamer since 92, your point is invalid by your own logic.
#11 Posted by Starshine_M2A2 (4079 posts) -
[QUOTE="GameFan1983"]

[QUOTE="DanielDust"]Yep, Witcher 2 hands down, except story (kinda), it has nothing in common with Witcher 1, Dark Souls can't compare to a great PC game.DanielDust

dark souls, a no brainer choice really.

don't listen to this meat head, look at his avatar and you know what kind game taste he belongs. I am a PC gamer since 1999 and TW2 is not even 1/10 a game dark souls is. it's a shame to say but never was a game on PC ever came close to the polish qualit of DS.

let me put this way, you know a game is really something when frobe journalist Eric Kain(one of the most creditable gaming critic in the world) decdie to write a book worth article just to praise it, and even to this date dark souls is still poping out on top 10 list on gamespot even 1 year after relase, after all, we PC gamers willing to kneed down to form software to make dark souls happening on PC, which never happened before with any "top list console excluvies",

only virgins with too much times on their hands, whom perfer listening(yes more than half the game you will listen to emotionless characters) over doing will even dare to recommand TW2. putting TW2's name along side DS is a stragiht up insult

I'm a PC gamer since 92, your point is invalid by your own logic.

Are you a child of Doom? I am :)
#12 Posted by bonafidetk (3812 posts) -

[QUOTE="DanielDust"]Yep, Witcher 2 hands down, except story (kinda), it has nothing in common with Witcher 1, Dark Souls can't compare to a great PC game.GameFan1983

dark souls, a no brainer choice really.

don't listen to this meat head, look at his avatar and you know what kind game taste he belongs. I am a PC gamer since 1999 and TW2 is not even 1/10 a game dark souls is. it's a shame to say but never was a game on PC ever came close to the polish qualit of DS.

let me put this way, you know a game is really something when frobe journalist Eric Kain(one of the most creditable gaming critic in the world) decdie to write a book worth article just to praise it, and even to this date dark souls is still poping out on top 10 list on gamespot even 1 year after relase, after all, we PC gamers willing to kneed down to form software to make dark souls happening on PC, which never happened before with any "top list console excluvies",

only virgins with too much times on their hands, whom perfer listening(yes more than half the game you will listen to emotionless characters) over doing will even dare to recommand TW2. putting TW2's name along side DS is a stragiht up insult

yea bro, lets be internet hard-men and insult anyone who disagrees with us.
#13 Posted by with_teeth26 (6018 posts) -

Dark Souls is garbage, but a lot of people seem to like it and I cant understand why. ( ...cue the hate comments for saying I dont like Dark Souls... )

The Witcher 2 is one of the best games I have ever played.

pelvist

this man speaks the truth. Dark Souls is the only game I've played that manages to be both boring and frustrating at the same time

#14 Posted by DanielDust (15402 posts) -
[QUOTE="Starshine_M2A2"] Are you a child of Doom? I am :)

Doom the game or some other doom? :P It's one of the first games I ever played on PC, no idea what the first would be, I remember playing a Tyrian like game on a black and white monitor at that time, some Lemmings, Wolfenstein 3D.
#15 Posted by Postmortem123 (7614 posts) -

Witcher II, it's a much better game in my opinion.

#16 Posted by Starshine_M2A2 (4079 posts) -
[QUOTE="DanielDust"][QUOTE="Starshine_M2A2"] Are you a child of Doom? I am :)

Doom the game or some other doom? :P It's one of the first games I ever played on PC, no idea what the first would be, I remember playing a Tyrian like game on a black and white monitor at that time, some Lemmings, Wolfenstein 3D.

Doom and Duke Nukem 3D were my first forays into gaming. I didn't play Wolfenstein 3D but got to play RTCW when it came out in 2001.
#17 Posted by NaveedLife (17175 posts) -

[QUOTE="pelvist"]

Dark Souls is garbage, but a lot of people seem to like it and I cant understand why. ( ...cue the hate comments for saying I dont like Dark Souls... )

The Witcher 2 is one of the best games I have ever played.

with_teeth26

this man speaks the truth. Dark Souls is the only game I've played that manages to be both boring and frustrating at the same time

Haha you guys are starting to make me think I should be happy I skipped Dark Souls sale on Amazon. I want to give it a shot, despite not liking Demon's Souls. Maybe I would be dissapointed though.

#18 Posted by Elann2008 (32953 posts) -
The Witcher 2 for $7.49 is highway robbery. Excellent game.
#19 Posted by GameFan1983 (2108 posts) -

[QUOTE="GameFan1983"]

[QUOTE="DanielDust"]Yep, Witcher 2 hands down, except story (kinda), it has nothing in common with Witcher 1, Dark Souls can't compare to a great PC game.MBirdy88

dark souls, a no brainer choice really.

don't listen to this meat head, look at his avatar and you know what kind game taste he belongs. I am a PC gamer since 1999 and TW2 is not even 1/10 a game dark souls is. it's a shame to say but never was a game on PC ever came close to the polish qualit of DS.

let me put this way, you know a game is really something when frobe journalist Eric Kain(one of the most creditable gaming critic in the world) decdie to write a book worth article just to praise it, and even to this date dark souls is still poping out on top 10 list on gamespot even 1 year after relase, after all, we PC gamers willing to kneed down to form software to make dark souls happening on PC, which never happened before with any "top list console excluvies",

only virgins with too much times on their hands, whom perfer listening(yes more than half the game you will listen to emotionless characters) over doing will even dare to recommand TW2. putting TW2's name along side DS is a stragiht up insult

"Oh look I rolled off the edge with clunky controls and cheesely place enemies, im so hardcore, I grind souls for hours and play a broken online that is already dead on PC.". Just stop, your talking s*** I played Dark Souls in its prime on Xbox and its far from polished, one of the least polished "AAA" games ive ever played, nothing but cheapness throughout. a small game with a heavy cheap timesink.

lol, Most dark souls players never farmed in dark souls, and farming was never a part of designers' intnetion, I finished my first playthrough at lvl 68, never enjoyed a game quite like this, also the co-op and pvp elements will keep players back many month to came, only low IQ gamers who spoiled by garbage mouse spamming machine(aka the garbage combat of TW2) that require no timing or any bit of thoughts would farm their way to overcome what other smarter players would have done many lvls below.

CDP is dash out TW2 is selling at $7 like trash, but in all seriousness, buying a McDonald big mac combo is more worthy than wasting time with such garbage. (and I wasted $39.99 on that crap)

#20 Posted by with_teeth26 (6018 posts) -

lol, Most dark souls players never farmed in dark souls, and farming was never a part of designers' intnetion, I finished my first playthrough at lvl 68, never enjoyed a game quite like this, also the co-op and pvp elements will keep players back many month to came, only low IQ gamers who spoiled by garbage mouse spamming machine(aka the garbage combat of TW2) that require no timing or any bit of thoughts would farm their way to overcome what other smarter players would have done many lvls below.

CDP is dash out TW2 is selling at $7 like trash, but in all seriousness, buying a McDonald big mac combo is more worthy than wasting time with such garbage. (and I wasted $39.99 on that crap)

GameFan1983

You don't play TW 2 for the combat... you play it for the world, the story, the characters, and the choices, all of which on their own make TW 2 a more substantial game than Dark Souls. The combat in TW2 isn't bad, but it can be if you just spam quen to get through all of the battles. It isn't great either.

#21 Posted by Starshine_M2A2 (4079 posts) -
only virgins with too much time on their hands, whom perfer listening(yes more than half the game you will listen to emotionless characters) over doing will even dare to recommand TW2. putting TW2's name along side DS is a stragiht up insultGameFan1983
I don't think someone's virginity has any bearing on their game preference... I thought TW2 had great characters. It's only the gameplay that let's it down which is where Dark Souls has the advantage.
#24 Posted by nekrothing (387 posts) -

Sounds to me like the majority of people in this thread that dislike Dark Souls just flat out suck at the game. No wonder they dislike it so much.

OP, do you prefer gameplay or story? If you prefer a game with a strong story, good dialogue, and a fleshed out world, then get Witcher 2. If you're looking for a game with a deep and meaningful combat system with old-school style game mechanics, then go for Dark Souls.

Personally? I'd recommend Witcher 2 since it's cheaper (for the current price on Steam it's an absolute steal). Dark Souls goes on sale for ~$15 sometimes, so you could save yourself a bit of money by waiting for the price to drop.

#25 Posted by Gammit10 (2248 posts) -
Witcher 2 is probably my favourite game of all time. At $7 its an absolute steal. That is chump change for such a game. The only people who disliked it really are people who found the combat mechanics too difficult.bonafidetk
I may be one of those people. I just started it last night and found the combat control very console-esque. I kept forgetting which buttons did which function. I will keep trying though, the original was so phenomenal.
#26 Posted by SAGE_OF_FIRE (15587 posts) -
Get both.
#27 Posted by GameFan1983 (2108 posts) -

[QUOTE="GameFan1983"]

[QUOTE="DanielDust"]Yep, Witcher 2 hands down, except story (kinda), it has nothing in common with Witcher 1, Dark Souls can't compare to a great PC game.DanielDust

dark souls, a no brainer choice really.

don't listen to this meat head, look at his avatar and you know what kind game taste he belongs. I am a PC gamer since 1999 and TW2 is not even 1/10 a game dark souls is. it's a shame to say but never was a game on PC ever came close to the polish qualit of DS.

let me put this way, you know a game is really something when frobe journalist Eric Kain(one of the most creditable gaming critic in the world) decdie to write a book worth article just to praise it, and even to this date dark souls is still poping out on top 10 list on gamespot even 1 year after relase, after all, we PC gamers willing to kneed down to form software to make dark souls happening on PC, which never happened before with any "top list console excluvies",

only virgins with too much times on their hands, whom perfer listening(yes more than half the game you will listen to emotionless characters) over doing will even dare to recommand TW2. putting TW2's name along side DS is a stragiht up insult

I'm a PC gamer since 92, your point is invalid by your own logic.

So being older and a longer PC gamer without the ability to adapt a higher learning curve make your point vaild? lol, please don't throw the word "logic" around like you even know what it means.

#28 Posted by GamingVengeance (1838 posts) -
I'd pay $100 bucks for the witcher 2 and still be satisfied with my purchase, the choice is obvious
#29 Posted by KHAndAnime (13280 posts) -
They are two very different games. If I had to make a guess based on the original post though, I'd say that you'd like Dark Souls more. The Witcher 2's combat has nothing on Dark Souls.
#30 Posted by Byshop (11040 posts) -

[QUOTE="DanielDust"][QUOTE="GameFan1983"]

dark souls, a no brainer choice really.

don't listen to this meat head, look at his avatar and you know what kind game taste he belongs. I am a PC gamer since 1999 and TW2 is not even 1/10 a game dark souls is. it's a shame to say but never was a game on PC ever came close to the polish qualit of DS.

let me put this way, you know a game is really something when frobe journalist Eric Kain(one of the most creditable gaming critic in the world) decdie to write a book worth article just to praise it, and even to this date dark souls is still poping out on top 10 list on gamespot even 1 year after relase, after all, we PC gamers willing to kneed down to form software to make dark souls happening on PC, which never happened before with any "top list console excluvies",

only virgins with too much times on their hands, whom perfer listening(yes more than half the game you will listen to emotionless characters) over doing will even dare to recommand TW2. putting TW2's name along side DS is a stragiht up insult

GameFan1983

I'm a PC gamer since 92, your point is invalid by your own logic.

So being older and a longer PC gamer without the ability to adapt a higher learning curve make your point vaild? lol, please don't throw the word "logic" around like you even know what it means.

I've been a PC gamer since 1984, but I'm pretty sure that has nothing to do with whether the op will like The Witcher 2 or Dark Souls better. :P

As to the Ops question, Witcher 2 is a solid, story driven RPG. Dark Souls on the other hand is very story-light (but heavy on lore) but an awesome action RPG. Personally I'm not even a fan of a straight action RPGs that eschew story in favor of action but Dark Souls is the exception. Even though the PC version is a mediocre port I've put probably 150 hours into it. The online component is truly unique among RPGs.

Honestly both are good games but you'll get different things out of them. If you want a solid, story driven RPG with branching choice and a good combat system then go for Witcher 2. If you want a truly unique, terrifically challenging and atmospheric dungeon crawler that is practically a "horror" game by virtue of the atmosphere and gameplay mechanics with a compelling and unique form of online multiplayer and you don't mind using a 360 controller then go for Dark Souls.

-Byshop

#31 Posted by -Unreal- (24533 posts) -

Witcher 2 has a good story and nice graphics but Dark Souls has better gameplay and atmosphere.

#32 Posted by DanielDust (15402 posts) -

[QUOTE="DanielDust"][QUOTE="GameFan1983"]

dark souls, a no brainer choice really.

don't listen to this meat head, look at his avatar and you know what kind game taste he belongs. I am a PC gamer since 1999 and TW2 is not even 1/10 a game dark souls is. it's a shame to say but never was a game on PC ever came close to the polish qualit of DS.

let me put this way, you know a game is really something when frobe journalist Eric Kain(one of the most creditable gaming critic in the world) decdie to write a book worth article just to praise it, and even to this date dark souls is still poping out on top 10 list on gamespot even 1 year after relase, after all, we PC gamers willing to kneed down to form software to make dark souls happening on PC, which never happened before with any "top list console excluvies",

only virgins with too much times on their hands, whom perfer listening(yes more than half the game you will listen to emotionless characters) over doing will even dare to recommand TW2. putting TW2's name along side DS is a stragiht up insult

GameFan1983

I'm a PC gamer since 92, your point is invalid by your own logic.

So being older and a longer PC gamer without the ability to adapt a higher learning curve make your point vaild? lol, please don't throw the word "logic" around like you even know what it means.

That's right, when you're made a fool by your own self, there's nothing else to do than continue. Now I know, you making a fool out of yourself regularly in screenshot threads was not a "fluke".
#33 Posted by Darth_Kane (2966 posts) -

Dark Souls is a horrible port

#34 Posted by GameFan1983 (2108 posts) -

[QUOTE="GameFan1983"]

[QUOTE="DanielDust"] I'm a PC gamer since 92, your point is invalid by your own logic.Byshop

So being older and a longer PC gamer without the ability to adapt a higher learning curve make your point vaild? lol, please don't throw the word "logic" around like you even know what it means.

I've been a PC gamer since 1984, but I'm pretty sure that has nothing to do with whether the op will like The Witcher 2 or Dark Souls better. :P

As to the Ops question, Witcher 2 is a solid, story driven RPG. Dark Souls on the other hand is very story-light (but heavy on lore) but an awesome action RPG. Personally I'm not even a fan of a straight action RPGs that eschew story in favor of action but Dark Souls is the exception. Even though the PC version is a mediocre port I've put probably 150 hours into it. The online component is truly unique among RPGs.

Honestly both are good games but you'll get different things out of them. If you want a solid, story driven RPG with branching choice and a good combat system then go for Witcher 2. If you want a truly unique, terrifically challenging and atmospheric dungeon crawler that is practically a "horror" game by virtue of the atmosphere and gameplay mechanics with a compelling and unique form of online multiplayer and you don't mind using a 360 controller then go for Dark Souls.

-Byshop

Well said, note: I have nothing against TW2, played it once and never want to go back again, not a bad product, but it worth no more than a 7/10 in my book, and I understand it appeal to certain type of gamers, but when some idioits went straight out to put down dark souls, a game they have no idea about to prise a subpar game(to me) it is flat out saying "listen my opinion > your opinion" that sololy triggered my trolling mode. only if more posters would came at your mentality and being least bit objective, GS PC forum would be a much better community.

#35 Posted by Flubbbs (2897 posts) -

Dark Souls

#36 Posted by GameFan1983 (2108 posts) -

[QUOTE="GameFan1983"]

[QUOTE="DanielDust"] I'm a PC gamer since 92, your point is invalid by your own logic.DanielDust

So being older and a longer PC gamer without the ability to adapt a higher learning curve make your point vaild? lol, please don't throw the word "logic" around like you even know what it means.

That's right, when you're made a fool by your own self, there's nothing else to do than continue. Now I know, you making a fool out of yourself regularly in screenshot threads was not a "fluke".

Mad again? lol! or is it just another attemp of yours to throw another meaningless post to boost your 14k+ post count? you have been making nothing but low IQ none senscial posts ever since... you had a GS account, 90% of your topics were ended up in a fight with other memebers and you were always outsmarted, then you always come back again with more low IQ topics. and repeating the same cycle, have you ever tired?

my suggestion, time to realize how insignificant you and your opinions are in this world.

and lol @ jelly @ my screenshots, coming from a guy who occationally post some PS2 quality screenshots from his PC, how refreashing, you are the one got made fun of every time when you post something but when i do, I always got half dozen forum members PM me asking me for the mods and setting i was using, how about stop being jelly and get yourself a better PC instead when you get better paygrade? :lol:

#37 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38205 posts) -

As much as I love TW2, I'm gonna have to say DS on this one. It's one of those games you just have to play. It's sooooo good. Then again some people find it shallow and I would hate for you to think you wasted your money on it. Both are excellent choices and you would be happy with either. TW2 is one hell of a game.

#38 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38205 posts) -

Oh Jesus, Gamefan is in here? ignore that fvcking troll. He hates anything that isn't Cryengine 3 related. He also said TW2 looks like sh!t in the screenshot thread. And then gets very aggressive towards people for calling him on stuff. He insults everyone (I know I insulted him just now but I've dealt with him before) and then when people say his screenshots look bad he goes off on one telling us all why we're in the wrong and we don't know what we're talking about.

#39 Posted by Mazoch (2408 posts) -
It's interesting to see how those two games bring out peoples egos. In my own personal option, both are outstanding games. I'd personally pick the Witcher 2 over Dark Souls since it's about a quarter of the price and since Dark Souls wasn't really ported well to the PC. However if you have the money (and the time) both games are well worth the price.
#40 Posted by gt350tsc (488 posts) -
I'd think about waiting for the steam Xmas sale to pick dark souls
#41 Posted by cboyuno (647 posts) -

it sounds like Dark Souls has a better atmosphere and better gameplay, and in my opinion this means a better game. I love good stories but not at the cost of those two. thanks for the input guys

#42 Posted by NeonNinja (17318 posts) -

Get Witcher 2. It's amazing.

I bought Dark Souls, haven't played it, but let's be real here, that game's price will drop further during another Steam sale. The Witcher 2 at $7 for one of the best RPGs of this gen? The Witcher 2 is a better choice for the price at the moment.

It helps that it's one of the best-looking games available. That it's made for PC and not a poor port. And if you've played the first game you're even better off (though if you haven't, the game works as a standalone tale, you'll just miss some background story).

#43 Posted by NeonNinja (17318 posts) -

only virgins with too much time on their hands, whom perfer listening(yes more than half the game you will listen to emotionless characters) over doing will even dare to recommand TW2. putting TW2's name along side DS is a stragiht up insult

GameFan1983

What if you're not a virgin and you just happen to really enjoy a game that has excellent writing, production values, challenging combatt and far-reaching consequences based on your decisions?

....because it's one of the best available right now.

#44 Posted by NeonNinja (17318 posts) -

it sounds like Dark Souls has a better atmosphere and better gameplay, and in my opinion this means a better game. I love good stories but not at the cost of those two. thanks for the input guys

cboyuno

Who said The Witcher 2 sacrifices atmosphere and gameplay for story?

It does all of them extremely well... :/

#45 Posted by MetallicA53 (250 posts) -

In Australia, is The Witcher 2 censored?? That's been the only gripe holding me back from purchasing it. I know on gog I can bypass it, but does the same go for steam??

#46 Posted by Starshine_M2A2 (4079 posts) -

In Australia, is The Witcher 2 censored?? That's been the only gripe holding me back from purchasing it. I know on gog I can bypass it, but does the same go for steam??

MetallicA53
All of the reports I've read suggest all versions of the Australian release have been censored unfortunately.
#47 Posted by cboyuno (647 posts) -

Get Witcher 2. It's amazing.

I bought Dark Souls, haven't played it, but let's be real here, that game's price will drop further during another Steam sale. The Witcher 2 at $7 for one of the best RPGs of this gen? The Witcher 2 is a better choice for the price at the moment.

It helps that it's one of the best-looking games available. That it's made for PC and not a poor port. And if you've played the first game you're even better off (though if you haven't, the game works as a standalone tale, you'll just miss some background story).

NeonNinja

It's not the monetary cost, its the time cost. It sounds to me like Witcher 2 is a story driven game-which is fine-but I am so SO picky when it ocmes to western RPG storylines. I really can't sit through a narrative I dislike. This happens to me with books as well. I just can't put in the time if it ain't drawing me in. Maybe I'll hold off on both and finish Guild Wars 2 while I decide.

#48 Posted by LookAnDrolL (2483 posts) -
I'd think about waiting for the steam Xmas sale to pick dark soulsgt350tsc
This, I played both, but Dark Souls is the better "Game" However, The Witcher 2 for 7 its a hell of a deal, don't miss it TW2 gameplay is very different to the first game, so don't worry if you didn't like the first one
#49 Posted by Elann2008 (32953 posts) -

[QUOTE="NeonNinja"]

Get Witcher 2. It's amazing.

I bought Dark Souls, haven't played it, but let's be real here, that game's price will drop further during another Steam sale. The Witcher 2 at $7 for one of the best RPGs of this gen? The Witcher 2 is a better choice for the price at the moment.

It helps that it's one of the best-looking games available. That it's made for PC and not a poor port. And if you've played the first game you're even better off (though if you haven't, the game works as a standalone tale, you'll just miss some background story).

cboyuno

It's not the monetary cost, its the time cost. It sounds to me like Witcher 2 is a story driven game-which is fine-but I am so SO picky when it ocmes to western RPG storylines. I really can't sit through a narrative I dislike. This happens to me with books as well. I just can't put in the time if it ain't drawing me in. Maybe I'll hold off on both and finish Guild Wars 2 while I decide.

Just a quick question. How do finish Guild Wars 2, exactly? :P lol Funny you speak of stories that don't draw you in, Guild Wars 2 has a bad story. lol :P Destiny's Edge (book), terrible, especially when compared to Ghosts of Ascalon which was pretty good.
#50 Posted by Byshop (11040 posts) -

It's not the monetary cost, its the time cost. It sounds to me like Witcher 2 is a story driven game-which is fine-but I am so SO picky when it ocmes to western RPG storylines. I really can't sit through a narrative I dislike. This happens to me with books as well. I just can't put in the time if it ain't drawing me in. Maybe I'll hold off on both and finish Guild Wars 2 while I decide.

cboyuno

Dark Souls might be the way to go. Both are great games but Dark Souls is all about the gameplay and atmosphere. It has an awesome combat system that's deceptively deep and surprisingly engaging. There's not a ton of "story" that occurs within the context of the events that take place during the game but there is a great deal of lore to discover about the world and the characters within it. At it's core, though, Dark Souls is all about the gameplay.

-Byshop