@the_bi99man said:@Snugenz said:@cain006 said:@farrell2k said:
The graphic are pretty damned good for 2006 hardware.
Agreed but lots of cows were outright saying it could be a contender for best looking game of all time and matched up with stuff like Crysis 3 and Witcher 2. Oh and another thing, Witcher 2 looks nowhere as good as it's hyped up to be if you ask me. Also runs very poorly for how it looks.
Now I didn't believe them but I expected it to at least look good most of the time...
The Witcher 2 is a gorgeous game and it runs flawlessly at max settings for me, what didn't you like about it's graphics?.
I agree TW2 looks great, but he's right about it running terrible for what you get. You run it flawlessly at max settings because your system is overkill beyond overkill for TW2. On lower end systems though (even when they still easily exceed the game's "minimum" or even "recommended" specs), it runs like complete ass. I tried TW2 on my laptop, which exceeds all the minimum requirements, but not by much. I didn't expect it to run well, but I should definitely have been able to manage 30ish fps at mostly low settings. Got 5-12 fps max, at bare minimum settings. That is, every single option at "off" or the lowest it can go, and 800x600 res. At those settings, it looks absolutely terrible, and I've run dozens of games looking far better than that, and got 50+ fps.
This. The RED engine is poorly optimized and that configurator is broken. I had to tweak the game's .ini file to save my settings. I hope that The Witcher 3 runs far better than The Witcher 2. And I hope CD Projekt Red makes the game Mantle compatible.
@GreySeal9 said:@shadowdoubt said:
Can't we just agree that the final fantasy series has been great as a whole? I just want to hug them all, except everything past X. I might hug 14 if it makes the first move... maybe.
I want to hug the shit out of FF12, which IMO, is one of the best games in the series. Honestly, the only FF games I'm not in love with are FF10-2 and FF13 (I've played 4 through 13, excluding 11 and 13-2).
XII has the best combat system of all the FF games. I was initially doubtful about the Gambit System but once I started playing the game, I fell in love with it. FF XII is beautiful, the combat is great but where it falls apart is the story and the characters.
The story is pure political mumbo jumbo. I had no idea what was going on most of the time. The characters, aside from Balthier, were plain boring.
I'd kill if they could slap a newer version of the Gambit System onto the new FF games.
@lundy86_4 said:@Ghost120x said:
Never played V before I might have to give it a try after I beat xenogears. I love playing classics on vita with my headphones on. :)
You glorious son of a b*tch! Thank you. I wanted to buy Xenogears forever and forgot!
If you're going to play/replay Xenogears, I highly recommend you download the Xenogear Perfect Works book (translated version of course). That's when you realize the sheer scale of the Xenogears universe.
To the National Security Agency their current surveillance efforts were lacking something. What it really needed was a horde of undercover Orcs.
Seriously, the NSA is better off investing their resources else where. I can only imagine that some of the users from the-site-that-shall-not-be-named will troll the NSA senseless.
Can't wait to play it on PC. My poor little GTX 690... Going to get it's ass handed to it.
Def going to get a G-Sync monitor. So when the frames dip, it still looks smooth, crisp and has no tearing.
I read stuff like this and I don't know what to think... I must be mental seeing as I'm gonna have my 7750 run this at 720p. The card will probably stutter and die just starting up the main menu, but it'll be a good death nonetheless.
I disagree, I think part 1 was just a better game at its time. Everything about the story and the way information is layed out in The Witcher 2 is confusing and uninteresting. The Witcher 1 creates a believable fantasy world and has everything you would want from a game world. The Witcher 2 gets way too interested in its kingdom politics which are boring and have no emotional weight. This is coming from someone who played The Witcher 1 first, Witcher 2's world just isn't interesting and puts all the interesting story bits in the background.
Most of the gameplay mechanics in The Witcher 2 are undercooked and are useless. The Witcher 1 made me feel like I was playing as an actual Witcher, I had to use all of my potions, magic, and combat abilitys to win battles. Witcher 2 has to make you choose between specilizing in combat, magic, or alcehmy. Instead of being a master of all three elements like a real Witcher, the only option is to master one and be decent in another. My only real complaint about The WItcher 1's gameplay is how buggy it is at times, but The Witcher 2 also has tons of distracting bugs especially during it's badly designed boss battles.
I found that I had to do that in The Wticher 2. Once you figure out the beauty of traps + Alchemist Level 2, and of the Rook and Swallow potions, everything in the game just clicks. I had a tough time in my first playthrough on Normal but my second playthrough on Hard, I never even died once. I beat Letho just by using Snares.
The problem in TW 2 is that they give you only 35 skill points, either forcing you to master one discipline or be a jack of all trades. I found focusing the majority of skills in Swordsmanship helped best. The second tree to focus in is Magic and the only thing worth investing in Alchemy is the Alchemist skill. Those extra mutagen boosting skills are of little use seeing as how the good mutagens show up only later on in the game.
But yeah, I faced a lot of gameplay bugs like unresponsive controls, Geralt having certain attacks of his restricted etc.
I liked The Witcher 2 because of the scale of things but good grief, those characters... ugh.That part where you discover Aryan is the real father of the children, and not Foltest was both disturbing and disgusting. Even Geralt is a despicable character. I hate the fact that he searches for Yennifer, his so called "love", but wastes no time in boning whatever girl he sees. Some characters I was just happy to kill off like Loredo and Sile.
Hope it's optimized well.
Aye, I hope so too.
@lostrib said:@Joedgabe said:@lostrib said:
I should probably play the witcher series at some point soon...
Don't play part 1.... part 1 is a gamble between you might like it and play the others or hate it and never want to play another witcher game ever again. So i suggest starting from Part 2..
how much carries over between 1 and 2?
I played the second game first. You're not missing out on much. It's a bit confusing in the beginning with all the different characters and kingdoms, but everything will fall in place once you start making progress in the game.
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.