The Witcher

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SheepDip

FNG / Fresh Meat
Nov 21, 2005
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The Witcher is out, don't quite know how it slipped so low under my radar.

The speil is

"The Witcher" combines spectacular and visually stunning action with deep and intriguing storyline. The game is set in a world created by best-selling Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. The world shares many common features with other fantasy lands, but there are also some distinguishing elements setting it apart from others.

The game features the player as a "Witcher", a warrior who has been trained to fight since childhood, subjected to mutations and trials that transformed him. He earns his living killing monsters and is a member of a brotherhood founded long ago to protect people from werewolves, the undead, and a host of other beasts.

I followed it for a while in 2006, I think it's mentioned in an old thread on games for 2006, slipped under the radar when I became jaded and stopped getting excited about games.

http://www.thewitcher.com/
 

Paajtor

FNG / Fresh Meat
Jul 30, 2006
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I've been keeping an eye on this too.
Do they have a US-publisher yet?
As far as I know, it will be released in Polish and English versions.

Those guys put allot of work into character-animations, that's for sure. :)

edit: they have a US-publisher, lol.
 

Werner

FNG / Fresh Meat
May 4, 2006
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Yeah, should be out in the US in four days. I really hope these Eastern Europe guys bring something new in. I won't care if the fighting system is just a click fest as long as there's an actual story to keep me occupied. Fingers crossed. ;)

And oh, the Polish metal band Vader made a song for it. :D

http://youtube.com/watch?v=A3GEPkjNh6k
 

Dillinger

FNG / Fresh Meat
Jun 10, 2006
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Been following this game quite eagerly for a couple of years. I cannot wait to get my grubby paws on it and close the blinds and soak up the story and atmosphere. It's been a while since there was a good RPG with a decent story and gameplay.
 

Tomcat_ha

FNG / Fresh Meat
Nov 21, 2005
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Yeah, should be out in the US in four days. I really hope these Eastern Europe guys bring something new in. I won't care if the fighting system is just a click fest as long as there's an actual story to keep me occupied. Fingers crossed. ;)

And oh, the Polish metal band Vader made a song for it. :D

http://youtube.com/watch?v=A3GEPkjNh6k
Only reason why i noticed it.

Bit weak vader song though.
 

SheepDip

FNG / Fresh Meat
Nov 21, 2005
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Yes Yes Yes, but we're talking about the game!
Can't find word of a demo, at least yet. Some threads on the official board asking for one but no official word.

I ordered my copy from Play.com. And I want it now. Damn it.
 

Jokerman

FNG / Fresh Meat
Dec 18, 2006
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Ok thnx.

Went over the wiki- they say it has a consequence sys where desicions youll make will affect you 12 hours of gameplay later. The more I read the more promising this game looks.
 

masasa

FNG / Fresh Meat
Nov 24, 2005
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Played this 6-7 hours today. Awesome game. Best visuals I have seen, best looking characters I have seen, decisions that affect the future, brutal combat, mature story elements.

Only downside so far: Game loads every time you enter a building or come out of it or save the game. And its not like couple seconds, its more like 15-30 seconds depending on your computer. But the game is so good you don't mind too much.
 

Dillinger

FNG / Fresh Meat
Jun 10, 2006
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I took today and tomorrow off from work for the Halloween festivities and am leaving the apartment right now to go buy this. Can't wait. :D
 

Werner

FNG / Fresh Meat
May 4, 2006
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My two friends have mixed views: other recommends it dearly, while the other says that the story is ruined a bit by bad translation, that the gameplay is too action-oriented and the mature part is only gore, strong language and superrandom soft-core scenes and funny titty pictures. He says it's nothing exceptional when compared to RPGs like Fallout 1 & 2, Arcanum, KotOR and so on.

More opinions from people who've actually played it? :(
 

masasa

FNG / Fresh Meat
Nov 24, 2005
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My two friends have mixed views: other recommends it dearly, while the other says that the story is ruined a bit by bad translation, that the gameplay is too action-oriented and the mature part is only gore, strong language and superrandom soft-core scenes and funny titty pictures. He says it's nothing exceptional when compared to RPGs like Fallout 1 & 2, Arcanum, KotOR and so on.

More opinions from people who've actually played it? :(

Its not exceptional when compared to Fallouts or Kotor, after all those are the top rpg games ever made. I think the gameplay is similar to Kotor, but more open and more choices. The world is immersive and realistic looking. There are many side quests and it seems to be very long game. The fighting is very gory and the ending moves are a pleasure to watch. The contorls in fighting seem a little stiff but also engaging. Character development is simple and full of passive skils, no chance to specialize in something afaik. It doesn't bother me since this is no Oblivion type of game, it is the story that counts.

I'm not sure what to say about the maturity. I guess it is just more "in your face" in this game than some other rpgs. It somehow feels fresh though it might not be.
 

Werner

FNG / Fresh Meat
May 4, 2006
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Its not exceptional when compared to Fallouts or Kotor, after all those are the top rpg games ever made. I think the gameplay is similar to Kotor, but more open and more choices. The world is immersive and realistic looking. There are many side quests and it seems to be very long game. The fighting is very gory and the ending moves are a pleasure to watch. The contorls in fighting seem a little stiff but also engaging. Character development is simple and full of passive skils, no chance to specialize in something afaik. It doesn't bother me since this is no Oblivion type of game, it is the story that counts.

I'm not sure what to say about the maturity. I guess it is just more "in your face" in this game than some other rpgs. It somehow feels fresh though it might not be.

Nicely summed up, I'll try to get my friend's house to see it before buying. :)
 

Dillinger

FNG / Fresh Meat
Jun 10, 2006
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In love with this game so far. Everything about it is great. Loading times aren't nearly as bad on my rig as other people are saying. The most I've waited is ~15 seconds.

Now, if someone will release an "uncensored" patch so I can see these voluptuous ladies in all their glory I'll be all set. ;)
 

masasa

FNG / Fresh Meat
Nov 24, 2005
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Now, if someone will release an "uncensored" patch so I can see these voluptuous ladies in all their glory I'll be all set. ;)

Not much need for uncensored patch here:



Yes...you can shag her.
 

Dillinger

FNG / Fresh Meat
Jun 10, 2006
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The North American version edits out all of that...in this version her hair covers her up. So much for land of the free. All nudity is censored, and supposedly other things, too. Like finishers.