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    Awesome game.

    Visceral combat.

    Ugly world beautifully rendered.

    The story is grittier than any you'll find in any RPG made in the last 10 years (except maybe The Witcher 1).

    Surprising level of flexibility in character development belied by the initial impression of a hack-n-slash warrior.

    And it's actually difficult.

    There are some things that might turn off players at first: there's a lot of dialog at the beginning, and the VERY long beginning is extremely linear though the world opens up by a huge extent after (about 40 hours or more per game without nearly seeing everything). Finally some of the information screens are a little neurotic, the worst of it being a dense paragraph of modifiers in the stat section which has no organization.

    But this is going to get wide-spread critical praise because of its innovation and awesome design, and fewer sales than it deserves because it's not released by one of the giant evil empire corporations of gaming.

    You can get it DRM FREE for only $45 at gog.com, or from Steam (with DRM... and for $50 I think). If it'll push you into buying it, the developers are some of the good guys that actually respect their players.
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    Aaaaaaaah all the DLC will be free too only full expansions would cost money go support the filthy Poles I mean CD Projekt they're the good guys >___<


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    You tempted me. Bought it on steam, dling now.
    wtf 16gb
    Andy says:
    prince of persia is more skill than hack and slash
    ShitFace says:
    i dont think skill is a genre of game lol
    Andy says:
    of course it is you have seen the crystal maze havnt you?
    he says what next a skill physical mental?


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    Quote Originally Posted by ShitFace View Post
    You tempted me. Bought it on steam, dling now.
    wtf 16gb
    nooo you should've bought it off gog.com. it's a site by the developer and publisher of the game

    DRM free and $5 less >_<


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    I've played 20 minutes or so into the first one, heard it's really good but got into some other games at the same time I started playing that. I'm sure I know the answer to this, but I assume that Witcher 1 is awesome and worth getting back into right? The first 20 minutes were so-so to me.

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    Well I mean, I thought it was.

    If you only got 20 minutes into it, you probably hadn't even left Kaer Morhen yet and you're still in the prologue.


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    Is it neccessary to the story to play the first witcher before playing the 2nd?
    I never touched the first one, thought it looked mediocre...
    Andy says:
    prince of persia is more skill than hack and slash
    ShitFace says:
    i dont think skill is a genre of game lol
    Andy says:
    of course it is you have seen the crystal maze havnt you?
    he says what next a skill physical mental?


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    I've put about 4 hours into the first one so far, looks good. Waiting till Saturday to install my new video card and for finals to be over to play some more, I'll probably 'buy' the witcher 2 once I finish #1. #1 was only like $5 a couple weeks ago on GoG so yeh. I was just questing around so I feel like it'll take a while. Had secks with 2 girls already though so I'm happy.

    What are the differences regarding Witcher 1?

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    About to start playing, so if i should really play the first, first, nows the time to tell me.

    If its not that big of a deal tell me anyway for my peace of mind please lol.

    well it doesn't want to launch...great
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    prince of persia is more skill than hack and slash
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    i dont think skill is a genre of game lol
    Andy says:
    of course it is you have seen the crystal maze havnt you?
    he says what next a skill physical mental?


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    Well, low fps issues for a lot of people it seems, choppy cutscenes, doesn't work at all for a lot of ati gfx card users...
    I can get it to run okish on high settings down from ultra, with low shadows and a few other settings disabled...
    but then it overheats my graphics card and crashes.

    From what I've played from the first 5m though, looks good...shame I won't be able to play it until patches/ati hotfixes/I get watercooling though.

    =S
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    Andy says:
    prince of persia is more skill than hack and slash
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    i dont think skill is a genre of game lol
    Andy says:
    of course it is you have seen the crystal maze havnt you?
    he says what next a skill physical mental?


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    you did make sure your graphics card's driver was up to date with the latest patch, right?


    also the reviews look good so far... it's gotten 92 on Metacritic as determined from 15 reviews, though the behemoths have yet to weigh in (Gamespot and IGN). I'm guessing that they will give the game a 90 or so, since they almost always seem to give around the average Metacritic rating.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sycld View Post
    you did make sure your graphics card's driver was up to date with the latest patch, right?


    also the reviews look good so far... it's gotten 92 on Metacritic as determined from 15 reviews, though the behemoths have yet to weigh in (Gamespot and IGN). I'm guessing that they will give the game a 90 or so, since they almost always seem to give around the average Metacritic rating.
    I tried updating my drivers last night, but it fucked up a whole load of shit and I ended up doing a system restore to go back to the drivers that worked...
    It was really wierd, I downloaded the driver update, installed it, then it said no drivers at all were installed and like half the options for catalyst control center had gone...
    So yeah I restored.
    Andy says:
    prince of persia is more skill than hack and slash
    ShitFace says:
    i dont think skill is a genre of game lol
    Andy says:
    of course it is you have seen the crystal maze havnt you?
    he says what next a skill physical mental?


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    Quote Originally Posted by ShitFace View Post
    I tried updating my drivers last night, but it fucked up a whole load of shit and I ended up doing a system restore to go back to the drivers that worked...
    It was really wierd, I downloaded the driver update, installed it, then it said no drivers at all were installed and like half the options for catalyst control center had gone...
    So yeah I restored.
    This is why Nvidia > ATI: if a GPU or its driver malfunctions, it's more often on an ATI card than an Nvidia card.


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    maybe game developers should just make it work properly on ati as well...it is a major brand name graphics card make.
    Andy says:
    prince of persia is more skill than hack and slash
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    i dont think skill is a genre of game lol
    Andy says:
    of course it is you have seen the crystal maze havnt you?
    he says what next a skill physical mental?


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    on the one hand, I do get the impression that generally video game developers have a bias towards Nvidia products over ATI, as I recall seeing more packages with the Nvidia stamp and more games with the Nvidia splashscreen than ATI.

    on the other hand, it's not CD Projekt's fault that you can't update your graphics card driver. that often solves issues with graphics cards, so you can't blame them until you do update your driver and it still doesn't work


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    The only AMD driver problem I'm having atm is Crossfire setup(2 6870s). I plan on switching over to Nvidia cause AMD takes FOREVER to come out with some profiles and drivers. The game is fucking amazing though, offers more then any other RPG out atm, and for only $45 bucks(including extras) w/ free DLC. The game sorta shits in the face of big name developers that come out with mediocre games with high budgets, while they can produce an amazing game for a much lower budget. If you don't have a semi current PC with a semi decent CPU and GPU, then you wont be able to get much past low-mid graphics.


    Quote Originally Posted by ShitFace View Post
    maybe game developers should just make it work properly on ati as well...it is a major brand name graphics card make.
    It's actually the GPU companies responsibility to create profiles for certain games to optimize each of them, not the game devs.
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    I play at medium settings, and it still looks gorgeous. I haven't tried high settings, but I doubt my hardware could support it.


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    I do about between High and Ultra(fuck ubersampling) with a single 6870 and I get 30+ FPS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sycld View Post
    on the other hand, it's not CD Projekt's fault that you can't update your graphics card driver. that often solves issues with graphics cards, so you can't blame them until you do update your driver and it still doesn't work
    True, but after looking over forums and stuff, it seems its not a driver problem and I'm not the only one having it. A lot of people are having low fps problems with ati and nvidia cards...
    so yeah I can blame them in this case
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    prince of persia is more skill than hack and slash
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    i dont think skill is a genre of game lol
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    of course it is you have seen the crystal maze havnt you?
    he says what next a skill physical mental?


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    Managed to get it running better and without crashes and also about 30 degrees cooler on graphics card lol.

    Guess I haven't updated graphics drivers in a while.
    Andy says:
    prince of persia is more skill than hack and slash
    ShitFace says:
    i dont think skill is a genre of game lol
    Andy says:
    of course it is you have seen the crystal maze havnt you?
    he says what next a skill physical mental?


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    lol


    edit: also the lord of the rings reference in the witcher 2 was hilarious

    edit2: btw running witcher at 60fps now on ultra settings but no ubersampling.
    it is sex.
    Last edited by ShitFace; 08-17-2011 at 08:40 PM.
    Andy says:
    prince of persia is more skill than hack and slash
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    i dont think skill is a genre of game lol
    Andy says:
    of course it is you have seen the crystal maze havnt you?
    he says what next a skill physical mental?


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