So You Wanna Be a Witcher?

Stray yourself from the path of a monster lest you want to find your throat occupied with the blade of a Witcher!

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urayanya
urayanya

Witcher? Does that mean a Male Witch?... you know widow is a woman and widower is a man then Witcher is a man...hehehe* waiting for this....

brainiac1988
brainiac1988

the final boss in witcher 2, the dragon, was ridiculoussly hard, even on normal.  Took me like 30 minutes.

Not counting the 100 times I failed and died.

Warsilver
Warsilver

Maxwell, you need a haircut. lol.

Moun7ainMan
Moun7ainMan

The Witcher for me, is what Fable 2 and 3 should have been. 


kohle36
kohle36

Just got the first 2 on GoG, somehow I had neglected to play these before. Time to go marathon.

Sushiglutton
Sushiglutton

One of my most anticipated games, that's for sure!

hornspiller
hornspiller

Will be interesting. It seems the europeans generally have a more interesting approach to the fantasy genre. Maybe it comes from actually having had a medieval period in history. I have been to a medieval town in the southern part of france called Entrevaux which had drawbridge, narrow passages etc. Quite fantastic, and there must be places like that as well in Poland.

Thumbs up to CDPR

Blanka13
Blanka13

are this masterpiece and dark souls2 gonna release at the same month? omg!!!

benelori
benelori

So we have rolling afterall? Hmm...in one of the articles(before E3 I think) the devs said they will be ditching it and replacing it with pirouettes...I want both:p  

ggregd
ggregd

I played Witcher 2 through the castle siege and dragon until you get t the town where the hanging is taking place.  It didn't grab me because it was very linear.  I don't know if the game opened up after that, does it?  I look at Skyrim and MMO's as good examples of open worlds.  I don't like it when games lead you along a path in order to tell their story.

quickshooterMk2
quickshooterMk2

THEY NERFED THE DIFFICULTY 

or those guys played on easy 

Sun-Tzu-GE
Sun-Tzu-GE

I know I'm gonna get shit for this but I hope they make a stupid easy mode for people like me who don't like challenging games...I like RPG's and I would really love to experience the story but I hate dying.

ValHazzard
ValHazzard

I hope they improve on a lot of things because I personally thought Witcher 2 was a clunky,buggy, unfinished mess, almost unplayable at times. I loved the story and the world and Geralt is a bad mother****** but the actual gameplay was disappointing to say the least. So far so good ... 

JulyAeon
JulyAeon

Seen some negative responses playing the witcher 2 on pc, don't really know why, but i let myself influence that way and bought it for real xbox. loved playing it various times, but in the end the sale price got me and i bought w2 for pc and loved playing it even more.  so w3 on pc it will be.

Navardo95
Navardo95

No...I want to play the game.

MadMike2869
MadMike2869

this game looks awesome, may have to get witcher and witcher 2 for my pc

ruisan101
ruisan101

Finally beat the Witcher 2 on Dark mode my mind and body is ready.

Shahnil
Shahnil

@brainiac1988  I never cursed so much fighting a boss ever in my 24 years of gaming. I know your pain!

Obidion
Obidion

@hornspiller Check Malbork Castle in Wiki:)-  " largest castle in the world by surface area, and the largest brick building in Europe"

Tygravius
Tygravius

@Blanka13Tbh, I really hope not. These are my two most anticipated games for next year and both of them will need my undivided attention!! lol If so, I'll have to play DkSII first. Don't want to get left behind! :)

Accuracy158
Accuracy158

@ggregd It opens up a little bit in that you have to explore around and talk to everyone to find all the quest but in general I would say TW2 is slightly more linear than the first... neither are open world at all they have distinct regions that you leave when completing a certain portion of the main story quest.  I don't think this is really bad and helps with controlling the story but you do need to do the side quests before leaving a region.

Moun7ainMan
Moun7ainMan

@ggregd Yes it is a bit linear. But what makes it good is the story and the control you have over the plot. 


Excalibus
Excalibus

@ggregd It does open up quite a bit. But the Witcher 3 will definitely be more to your liking if you're not into a linear experience.

benelori
benelori

@ggregd 

Witcher 2 is not open world though....but it's not linear either...not in the traditional sense...

Basically what you started was chapter 1....the game branches out in two separate lines after that, and you must choose one, and then it regroups for the last chapter...

So you do have choices that impact the storyline(you have two completely separate 2nd chapters), and not just those, but it's still one story to be told and the feeling is indeed that of a linear game

Tefresh
Tefresh

@quickshooterMk2 It's more likely that the Geralt shown was on an incredibly high level using good equipment. I mean, how many demonstrations do you know that show developers/early players dying every step of the way?

wild361
wild361

@Sun-Tzu-GE No worries.  You should give Dark Souls a try if you are into easy games with lots of story. ;)

eldanon
eldanon

@Sun-Tzu-GE Uhm... why don't you just play on the "Easy" mode that's there already. Otherwise, feel free to play 95% of all the other games that are coming out these days. Vast majority of current games are interactive stories where there is no challenge whatsoever. I usually get bored a couple of hours into them because there is no way to lose. I sure hope CDPR have enough sense to keep the Witcher franchise challenging.

eldanon
eldanon

@ValHazzard Did you play on the xbox? I tried my friend's 360 version and I was unimpressed with the controls. The PC version on the other hand, on a good computer is an absolutely MASTERPIECE without equal. The combat is fluid, challenging, and FUN. By far and away the best single player game I played in the last 5-6 years.

smoker1993
smoker1993

@ValHazzard I played it trough last week and had 0 problems what so ever. the combat was extremely responsive and played just the way i expected.


Diablo-B
Diablo-B

@eldanon @Sun-Tzu-GE What are you talking about. The witcher was very easy. Just level up, get over powered, and drink the right buffs before entering into battle.

jirka_w
jirka_w

@aamirj @MadMike2869

Thanks for refinement of my post. I just wanted to add this info, as I have realized, that Steam incorporated Witcher games into their weekend sale.

pyro1245
pyro1245

@Sun-Tzu-GE @eldanon Yeah it's pretty easy. My first playthrough I had a couple of spot that gave me trouble. Switching to easy mode felt like cheating.

eldanon
eldanon

@Sun-Tzu-GE @eldanon Well in all honesty, I haven't tried it but I've heard it's a lot easier than Normal. Do you want basically a series of cutscenes with no combat? I've passed TW2 on Insane which means if you die anywhere in the game at all, the game ends and you cannot reload a previous save so it's not THAT hard even on the hardest mode if you can pass the entire game without dying.

LaPolicia
LaPolicia

@Sun-Tzu-GE @eldanon The easy mode in TW2 is definitely easy. I ran through Dark Mode twice. After you get the combat and timing down, especially when you reach levels 15-18, the game isn't too difficult. At least it wasn't for me.