I have yet to play this game and it's predecessor however, it's metascore intrigues me. I'm thinking about buying the first game then buying the second game after completing the first. My main question is, it's got a 94 on Metacritic, does it deserve that?
What do you guys think of The Witcher 2?(43 posts)
Yep it deserves that score, it has some bugs now and then, but gameplay and story is so great!
If you played hack and slash or hide and seek games you will admit that your skill has dropped with sissy like games as Assassin Creed or Prince of Persia, hell even WoW looks like child game compared to Witcher 2.
I have only about an hour or two (maybe three) but I'm really enjoying it. It looks great too.
Like Heinekeno said, there are a few bugs but nothing that really stops you from playing and enjoying the game. I play with a 360 pad (mouse and keyboard be damned ;) ) and some of the controls can be a little unresposive at times; such as blocking. One other thing was a lack of inverting the look on the right stick but that's easy to fix with a quick edit to the user file.
And he is spot on about the sissy games. I started the game on hard and it's pretty brutal. I won't lie, the game was kicking my arse a fair bit. If you're an RPG fan though, definitely try it out.
I haven't played Witcher 2 but I didn't enjoy Witcher 1 .I gave up on it because the dialog was so utterly cringeworthy.Also the praised "mature content" was actually the very opposite: The game's a benchmark for the overblown use of swearwords to cover up the lack of good dialog and showing tits for the sake of showing tits. Needless to say that I'm not a fan of Andrzej Sapkowski.
My other complaint about the game is the combat.
You left click on an enemy. You watch as your character takes a few swings and you try to click during the final swing. If successful, then you watch as your character takes a few more swings. If unsuccessful, then your character pauses for a moment and you have to click on the enemy again to start the process again. Click... wait... watch for the last swing... click again... wait again... and click. Repeat. Then repeat again. Then repeat again. Then repeat again. For several hours. It felt like a rather bland version of Diablo.
An RPG with bad combat can be safed by a great story, a game with bad story can be safed by good gameplay. Unfortunately Witcher 1 wasn't very good at both.
Critics and Gamers seem to love the game though so its clearly me that's wrong , but I just could never get into it and could never understand why the hell it became so popular.
I hear Witcher 2 is better than the first in all points especially the combat but I'm not interested in the game at all.
Yes. This game deserves it. It's fucking masterpiece.
One of the best games i played this generation and probably my favourite RPG of this generation + the funnies thing is that it's a BENCHMARK. No PS3 or 360 will ever achieve visuals like in Witcher 2 and it's not action game where great visuals are in common, but here is a completely next gen engine and RPG genre.
the only problem is Optimization and some bugs and annoying shit like dead bodies that disappear very fast. also i can't find options to change my keyboard layout. Maybe i'm blind.
Witcher 2 have great combat system (improved from the first one), fantastic dialogs and story, the best graphics (not just in RPG games). What you want from it?
It's brilliant. I salute these guys. They are mental. They made a masterpiece.
How is the loading?
I hope they've improved that with the new engine. One thing I hate with The Witcher is that just going into a small hut results in a loading screen, then you're only in there for 30 secs and you have to sit through another loading screen when you leave.
you can completely forget about that.
No loading screens there. Period.
It's still on my back burner list though. I haven't finished the original or a slew of other games so I'm content to wait til I can get a bargain on it.
I wish there wasn't as much jumping and rolling about in the combat, if you stand and fight you just get shredded. Does the sword play get better? Im about 3 hours in.
@triggerhappy686, just drink potions and combine them with spells and it's going to be fast.
Drinking potions is something ive not been doing LOL, can you drink them during combat or do you need to go back into the inventory?
edit: Erth are you using kb+m or controller? Im using a 360 controller, it feels pretty good.
just drink potions before the combat. You have a lot of time with them. 10 minutes.
I play with m+kb. I don't like playing PC games with the controller except if the m+kb controls are bad, then i'm playing with the 360 controller
OK cool, thanks man.
I watched the video on this site yesterday and I have to say I was impressed.
Not an rpg fan mind you.
"FINALLY, A GAME WOT I LIKE"
Starring Erthazus as ZOMFG1
Hahaha... just kidding bro :)
Very jealous of any and all of you that have the rig to do this fine game justice.
I will likely never play it, so someone be good and tell me what happens at the end of Chatper 1...?
In The Witcher there's a sign that boosts your defence which the game suggests is ideal for sneaking in a potion (since attacking cancels the spell). Dunno if there's a similar thing in the sequel but might be worth looking into if you're having trouble.
The walking around feels really good, the controls are tight and the character feels like hes got some weight.
When I put it back on later im going to drink more potions like erth says, I hadn't used a single one so far. Mabey thats why I get killed alot LOL.
This is the first game ive been able to get into in weeks. I had Crysis 2 campain on yesterday and I had to turn it off, it just felt rubbish. Im sick of the 'normal' go here, shoot this, blow something up. Im sick of annoying NPC voices too, this game has none of those.
Some of you have said how the controls are unresponsive such as block. Just to let you know, you are wrong. It's not that they are unresponsive, it's because you're vigor is low and you cannot block as quickly compared to when your vigor is high.
PS. This is definitely one of the best RPG's I have ever played, that metacritic score is well deserved.
And also, I'm using my 360 controller too. It just feels right with this game, although some things are obviously better with the mouse like going through the menu, map, and inventory.
It'd be nice if you know, we knew this and the game said, oh hey, you don't have enough vigor instead of just not doing something.
The game really does have some issues at the start with the combat system throwing you in the deep end and not doing a very good job at explaining anything at all. My first hour of the game was just constant dying and reloading. Really not fun at all so far.
"No PS3 or 360 will ever achieve visuals like in Witcher 2"
I'm fairly certain that the game is coming to the consoles at some point.
"The game really does have some issues at the start with the combat system throwing you in the deep end and not doing a very good job at explaining anything at all."
I agree its a sink or swim mentality I had to look at the user manual to get how combat,potions, and all that work on getting better even then I had to put the difficulty to medium to get through it on the skin of my teeth especially when you have to fight 4 guys, 2 unarmored and 2 armored.
It does explain it. I haven't read the user manual once, tutorial pop-up's appear every couple of minutes at the start of the game, you just have to read them is all. However, I do agree it is a very tough and challenging game and it will take you a while to master it, but that is one of the things that make it so great. If you don't like it I suggest you go and play Dragon Age 2.
I suggest you stick your own smug opinions up your arse.
Uncalled for. I like a good rpg next to any guy. But in order to make a game fun it has to follow 3 rules; engaging to the audience, easy learn/hard to master and fun. CD Projekt missed the mark on the 2nd part especially for those that think it will be an evolution of the original system not a fucking rehaul and piss in the wind mentality. The game did not explain that potions can only be used prior to combat, really its a sink or swim attitude.
"I suggest you go and play Dragon Age 2."
I have and I enjoyed the hell out of the game, if you meant that to be an insult you failed. This whole DA2 vs WItcher 2 shit needs to stop its pointless its comparing applesauce to apple jam. Same fruit but very different tastes. Luckly I enjoy both of them. Don't derail the thread because you felt your honor was offended because someone said something bad about your precious Witcher 2. You don't work for CD Projekt nor do you own any of their stock. They don't need you defending them.
I heard that you have to read the manual rather than depends entirely with in-game tutorial! A lot of people (including some reviewer out there) thought that the battle was wonky and feel unpolished, but the manual explained how the battle system works so that we're not going to button mashing fiesta or queueing button press (to conserve vigor/stamina) and play with more planning before encountering foes out there!
edit: dralen have mentioned it before! Sorry!!
Wow you guys took that really personally, I wasn't trying to offend, I was only stating the facts. DA2 is a button mash RPG and The Witcher 2 is more tactical RPG (hardcore RPG). I only compared the two because you two suggested you weren't enjoying the game because of the difficulty. If what I said sounded harsh I apologise.
And by the way I also loved Dragon Age 2, I thought the story was really engaging and awesome. Although the combat was easy, it was very fun, and the story had me to the very end. I racked up 50 hours of gametime on Raptr just so you know :).
I wouldn't go as far as claiming WItcher 2 as Hardcore, the battle system is very easy to exploit (once you figure it out), just drink a potion and press left or right click with occasional spacebar depending how many mobs there are.
That maybe true on the earlier levels (running around in circles ftw, am I right?), but where I am in the game it's bloody hard. Plus it's very difficult to exploit the bosses in the game with such tactics, as it pretty much only allows you to do it one way or die. The Kayran had me stuck for ages trying to get it just right.
I haven't gotten to a boss yet been doing the side quests before I jump into fighting the Kraylen(?)I have only played 4 hours of it so far. I have been playing more of LA Noire than Witcher 2.
Fantastic :D OVERHEATING PROBLEMS. Long time no see, i think my Power Supply cries for sake of something.
Damn it you Witcher 2. I love you at the same time i hate you. :D
Erth whats your rig like?? What settings are you playing the game on??
Q9650 3.0 Ghz Quad core
NVidia GTX 295
6Gb OCZ RAM
Running this game on high with AA turned off at 1920*1080, its pretty smooth but I still get a few hiccups here and there. Ultra settings are laggy as hell, still looks fantastic on high though. Had to use the NVidia latest beta drivers, at first I had bad stuttering problems on WHQL drivers.
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