monsters andNPCs were forced to be there on the game
To be fair, that's how I felt about Dark Souls. Sure, it's supposed to match the atmosphere and all, but good heavens, to the point where they hide in weird places? :\
@jhonMalcovich said:@seanmcloughlin said:@jhonMalcovich said:
Yep. I support that. Witcher 2 combat was good. No press x to win.
Except for the finishing moves where it literally IS press the "x" button to kill like 3 dudes?
If I remember well, those were finishing moves if you stunned your opponent and those were quite challenging to get.
Those are regular finishers. The one sean is talking about are the group finishers that activate when your Adrenaline meter is full. Fully upgrading Whirl + Combat acumen make you gain Adrenaline very quickly. Even attacks of yours that are blocked by enemies will feed the Adrenaline meter.
Once the Adrenaline meter is full, hit X to insta-kill up to 3 enemies in one go.
@SteXmaN said:@seanmcloughlin said:@Animal-Mother said:
I want to like the witcher. I just can't I've played a couple hours of one and about 5-7 hours of TW2 is something wrong with me?
It has shit combat, I love TW2 a LOT but it does have some pretty ass combat system.
I'm hoping TW3 will be better in that regard but not hoping too much. I just love the lore, the atmosphere, the visuals, the characters etc
I liked the combat in witcher 2,it was challenging.
The thing about the combat is that the mechanics are barely explained and poorly implemented.
1.Collision detection is hit or miss. There were many instances of my attacks going through enemies while doing no damage.
2.The Sign and the Traps/Bombs hotkeys require double tapping of Q and X respectively to get Geralt to do the required action.
3.The ground finishers rarely activate. Adrenaline finishers however, activate easily.
4. It is all too easy to get stuck when fighting with NPCs. The boneheaded AI can lead to many useless deaths.
5. Blocking requires Vigour. Why? Vigour is the Witcher equivalent of magic :\ It's okay for enemies to spam blocks without any penalty?
6. Armor enchantments and Mutagens are poorly explained. Both make the combat a lot easier.
7. Oils last for only 5 minutes by default vs the 10 minutes offered by potions.
8. There were many instances of Geralt not responding. In some cases, I was able to use only heavy attacks for an entire fight.
9. Rolling is more faster than walking. Thing is, you can roll only when you have your sword out :\
Though the combat system is pretty messed up, I'm in Chapter 3 of the game now and I finally understand it.
@Animal-Mother When you are in Flotsam, make it a point to farm money by arm wrestling and use the money to buy books about monsters, diagrams for traps,bombs and oils and formulas for useful potions. Read the books so as to learn the best tactics to defeat enemies. Upgrade the best possible armor you have using armor enchantments (preferably Diamond Enhancements) and upgrade your weapons using runes like Ysgith rune. Make sure you upgrade Alchemist to level 2 so as to do major damage when using Traps and Bombs. Also upgrade Fortitude to level 2 (Witcher Training path) so as to get +1 Vigour; 3 Vigour slots are more useful than 2.
Ysgith Runes are more useful than the other runes because they have +7% sword damage, and have +8% bleeding (if memory serves).
When in combat, use a combination of traps, bombs, daggers to deal major damage to enemies. Traps like Snares can be collected after battle and used again. Though you can't drink potions during combat, you can however, coat your swords with Oils. Whetstones are another useful enhancement that makes you do +20% damage for 20 minutes.When you kill enemies, you might get their "trophy" which is basically like an item that gives you a specific stat boost. I personally use the Bullvore trophy for the very high armor rating it offers.
Attacking enemies from behind or from the side does more damage than from the front. Use signs like Aard for crowd control and Quen to absorb damage. Axii is, personally speaking, too unreliable. Yrrden and Igni are useful if utilized properly.
Potions like Rook and Swallow are very useful because they have no side effects. Consider ingesting them before battles.
Things to remember : once you apply an armor enhancement, sword enhancements like runes or mutagens, you cannot remove them. Once upgraded, things stay upgraded.
In Chapter 2, make sure you arm wrestle over at the inn. Farm a lot of money and buy Dragon Skin armor instead of the Draugir Armor. This is because the Dragon Armor comes in by default with +19 armor rating and +50% trap multiplier. The resistances offered by it are only 2% less than what the Draugir Armor offers. Sure, the Draugir armor may have a +25 armor rating, but the cost of buying it and crafting it is a lot more than the Dragon Armor. Offence > Defence so get the Dragon Armor. Upgrade it using Diamond Enhancements or Dwarven enhancements. Diamond Enhancements can easily be bought from merchants or crafted.
Trust me, the game gets a lot better when you start kicking ass.
@loosingENDS said:@Sagem28 said:
Witcher 2 on PC > Witcher 2 on FailBox.
Come at me.
There is at least one scene where xbox 360 has better lighting and that destroys your argument above
It is not overall better on PC and that makes PC look even more pathetic
You do know the PC version of Witcher 2 : Enhanced Edition has the re-hauled lighting from the 360, right?
It's impressive CD Projekt RED managed to port the game to the 360 but when you compare a maxed out PC version with the 360 version, there is no argument - the PC version clearly decimates the 360 version.
I used @PredatorRules list as a rough outline in picking those parts from FlipKart. I'm pretty sure his options were limited because of Amazon and its next to useless prices. It amazes me how an FX 4100 costs around Rs.12,000 on Amazon while an FX 4300 on FlipKart costs Rs. 7250.
If he were to build you a rig solely from FlipKart, I'm sure the end result will be even better than the one I just posted.
Amazon prices are fucked up.
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It costs Rs. 3650.
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It costs Rs. 7249.
With the money that you've saved, you can get a better card instead of the weaker R7 250.
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@seanmcloughlin: Didn't Gaben once say that Half Life Episode 1 and 2 should be considered as Half Life 3?
Indie games in 2013 look like this
and games with a $100 million budget like so...
Sad indeed. Most of the development money is:
1) funneled into a bloated marketing campaign
2) wasted by shoehorning MP into games that do not require them (Arkham Origins, Spec Ops : The Line).
Why is it that so many of you want to see one or even two of the big three fail? I don't get your mind set. Do you have any idea how many jobs that would destroy and how many people would be laid off?
Not buying a system is one thing, but hoping the company fails or shuts down is completely different. Fuck your selfishness.
Because they have no idea/don't care. They also have no idea about market monopoly.
It's sad, really.
I'm currently trying out quite a few games on a 7730, and I must say I'm pleasantly surprised. As the 7790 is much faster than that, playing at 720p/30 FPS shouldn't be an issue at all for games that are currently available, even with settings cranked up.
However, who knows what Witcher 3 will be like? Witcher 2 was a really demanding game back in its day, after all. I don't think anyone knows enough about Witcher 3, except for the developers themselves, to properly comment on this.
I'm using a 7750. Games run great at 720p @ 60 FPS with most of the settings cranked up.