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Thread: The Witcher 2

  1. #151
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    Registered: Aug 2006
    Location: Vienna, Austria
    btw, gog.com updated their "preorder now, pay later, get stuff immediately" with a few art sketches that are fkn sweet. everybody can dl them, no money will change hands if you opt out.

  2. #152
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    Registered: Aug 2006
    Location: Vienna, Austria
    Quote Originally Posted by EvaUnit02 View Post
    Mothra, thanks.

    ~10min narrated gameplay demo, by Tomasz Gop.

    This game is sounding terrific, I'm looking forward to it.
    I just saw the gamespot presentation, somehow slipped under my radar. I'm devastated. My hopes are crushed. This is sub-par.

    HUD: radial menues, location popups, CallofDuty pain splashes, slow-mo pause, big explosions and glowshields ?
    Inventory: like copied over from another game, totally disconnected from Geralt and the gameworld in a .... business style. Did they hire some Winword designer for that ?

    This went from "up there on the mountains" to ... "lower floor/basement", at least for that aspect of the design and implementation.
    I hope you can turn that all off. For a "mature" RPG they sure seem to cater to the frag-fest kiddies. New Geralt, now with skillshots.

  3. #153
    Member
    Registered: Nov 2003
    Location: Poland
    Now you notice? The direction of the changes was obvious from the beginning

  4. #154
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    Registered: Aug 2006
    Location: Vienna, Austria
    the first time I saw the inventory was pre-alpha about one year ago. Thought to myself....ok, it's just a placeholder (as CDPR themselves said). I never saw any painsplashes or radial menues or slow-mo pauses. Yeah, I like to exaggerate, the story/locations/characters is still its biggest draw for me but that HUD/combat feedback/inventory/world interaction design gives me the creeps. And they reached BETA now, so it's feature complete, no more changes to anything if they have the same understanding of a beta as me. The last dev diaries also concentrated on all "non-combat" aspects and did not show much of that. The Quen effect in TW1 looked epic, this looks like a manashield from WOW

  5. #155
    Taking a break
    Registered: Dec 2002
    Still with sword on the back, hurhur how lame

  6. #156
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    Registered: Jul 2004
    At least they are now in sheaths, not just magentized onto the character's back...
    Last edited by Malleus; 11th Feb 2011 at 13:26.

  7. #157
    Taking a break
    Registered: Dec 2002
    Actually... the point with having sword on your back is that you can't actually pull it out of the sheath, so having no sheaths at all makes more sense

  8. #158
    Member
    Registered: Jun 2004
    OH NO. NOT BUTTONS THAT ARE ROUND IN SHAPE. NOT SLOWING DOWN GAME THAN STRAIGHT UP PAUSING IT, THAT IS WAY LESS REALISTIC. IMMERSION RUINED!

  9. #159
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    Registered: Aug 2006
    Location: Vienna, Austria
    I actually liked the "unrealistic" way Geralt carried his swords in TW1, it reminded me of a "cross" how they were layed ontop of each other. I don't think everything has to be completely realistic in a game to be "believable". Still many people on the Witcher forum did not like that all and I think that's why the devs gave him now proper sheaths. I never read any Sapkowski book but I would guess he described Geralt maybe in that way. Having his sword on the back ? Maybe someone here knows ?

  10. #160
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    Registered: Jun 2002
    Location: not anymore :(
    I liked them without sheath. I don't mind it that much anyway.

    Also that new inventory takes a lot of useless space :(-

  11. #161
    PC Gamering Smartey Man
    I <3 consoles and gamepads

    Registered: Aug 2007
    Location: New Zealand
    What's wrong with the tactical slo-mo? If anything, out-right Bioware-style pausing is more casual by comparison.

  12. #162
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    Registered: Apr 2003
    Location: flapping in the wind
    Quote Originally Posted by mothra View Post
    I never read any Sapkowski book but I would guess he described Geralt maybe in that way. Having his sword on the back ? Maybe someone here knows ?
    I read the two that are in English the other weekend and he does carry them on his back. As I recall some character actually points out that it's stupid and no one does that.

    Really enjoyed the books by the way, and would recommend them to anyone who likes the game. It's just too bad that Gollancz skipped the second book and went straight to the first proper novel, since they decided that people don't really care about short stories. Had to read the plot summaries on the Witcher Wiki, although I only did that afterwards and never really felt like I'd missed anything while I was reading.

  13. #163
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    Registered: Aug 2006
    Location: Vienna, Austria
    thanks. well, there we have it. swords on the back.

  14. #164
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    Registered: May 2008
    Location: Poland
    I just feel obligated to add that the English translation of the novels is utter shit and the books shouldn't be judged based on that. Currently the only way to sample the witty writing is to learn Polish, and learn it well, unfortunately for you foreign types.

  15. #165
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    Registered: Nov 2003
    Location: Poland
    I second that.

  16. #166
    Taking a break
    Registered: Dec 2002
    Yeah well that's a good advice

  17. #167
    Member
    Registered: Jun 2001
    Location: Tatry Mountains, Poland
    New movies (dwarven town, new quest board, dice game) on Game Trailers.

  18. #168
    PC Gamering Smartey Man
    I <3 consoles and gamepads

    Registered: Aug 2007
    Location: New Zealand
    I approve of Geralt's new face. He looks far more weathered.

  19. #169
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2006
    Location: Vienna, Austria
    i assume most have seen the annual april joke by CDPR, if not:
    http://www.saviors-of-queens.com
    Tomas is a rock star.

  20. #170
    Cuddly little misanthropic hate machine
    Registered: Aug 2004
    Location: 4 doors down, bad side of town
    That's even dumber than the "we're shutting down" non-joke, as if such a thing were possible.

  21. #171
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    Registered: Aug 2006
    Location: Vienna, Austria
    youtube clip of another flash clip....how weird is that.....anyways, some nice cutscene involving geralt, triss, not many clothes and a snooping guard:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHWKAiEL1lU
    I demand equal rights for both sexes and want geralt's pants removed.
    I find it akward that only Triss is completely undressed.

  22. #172
    Member
    Registered: Jun 2001
    Location: Tatry Mountains, Poland
    Lots of new footage (in HD) from The Witcher 2.

    Enjoy!

    And press conference with some interesting info about combat system and contents of the game.

    The shot from another (?) conference that took place today:


    Last edited by bukary; 14th Apr 2011 at 13:04.

  23. #173
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    Registered: Aug 2006
    Location: Vienna, Austria
    while I still dont like the quickslot/slowmo change system in TW2 the combat presentation as shown in the press conference (apart from the incredibly good news from gog.com about their new games and TW1 offer) is really impressive. my hypemeter is over 9000

  24. #174
    Member
    Registered: Jun 2001
    Location: Tatry Mountains, Poland
    FAQ about The Witcher 2 DRM and savegames from The Witcher.

    Newest CDP Red Conference footage.

  25. #175
    Member
    Registered: Nov 2003
    Location: Poland
    Quote Originally Posted by FAQ
    Note: The release version of the game will have an advanced graphical settings menu. It will also
    support the 16:9 aspect ratio and be playable in 16:10 (non-native) as well as 4:3 (letterbox).
    Looks like the game is a shitty console port without a console version actually announced

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