DCEmulation

dreamcast development • homebrew software • hardware hacking • indie games • emulators • and more!
Back to main site
It is currently Tue Oct 21, 2014 3:19 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: The Witcher 2
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:14 pm 
Offline
Forum ace
Forum ace
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 20, 2001 6:07 pm
Posts: 6294
Location: Canada.
I'm really struggling to get into Witcher 2. Anyone who knows me knows I'm a huge character/story driven western RPG fan - particularly anything by Bioware, or in the style of their games. So why am I having such a hard time getting into Witcher 2?

Part of it is quest navigation. Sometimes I'll receive a quest with no marker, and since I'm unfamiliar with the world of Witcher, I have no clue where I'm supposed to go. Part of it is combat. It is difficult, and I'm having a hard time being truly effect. Lots of button mashing.

I really want to love this game. I like the characters, the graphics are okay (not as great as everyone and their mother seems to think), and I like the story... so why can't I get into it?

I want to hear from anyone who has played, but I really would like Jeeba to sound off on this... What is it that you love about Witcher 2?

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Witcher 2
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:20 pm 
Offline
Jeeba Jabba
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 16, 2001 5:00 am
Posts: 9021
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Are you playing it at max settings? Because if you have the rig to push it (I ran it at max at around 60 FPS) it's absolutely gorgeous.. often enough to be VERY distracting. The uber-sampling is usually what kills most rigs quicker than Crysis, but it's breathtaking.

I vaguely remember having a few buggy experiences with some quests as well. Not sure.

The gameplay... Oh, boy. The first fighting you do, in that siege/assault in the beginning.. I died 9 or 10 times in a row trying to beat that first handful of guys. I broke a chair. But then it just clicked. I got my dodging and blocking down, and absolutely fell in love with it.

The reason I really fell for the game was the atmosphere. It was so unbelievably fucking refreshing to enter an Action-RPG adventure with such a dark, dirty and fucked up world. When it first came out, the best way I could describe it to my friends was "Zelda for adults." But you aren't alone. Most people praised it for all of these things yet failed to complete it. It can be hard to get into, and I think the main culprit for that.. and this is going to sound odd... but maybe because there isn't enough exploring to do. Each area kind of just felt like a town with a dungeon. I don't know. It's been a long, long time since I've played it. I've been saying for a few months that I need to replay it. But Skyrim and Total War mods just steal your soul. And Dawnguard finally dropped.

_________________
Image
"He who cannot draw on 3,000 years is living hand-to-mouth." -Goethe


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Witcher 2
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:02 pm 
Offline
Forum ace
Forum ace
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 20, 2001 6:07 pm
Posts: 6294
Location: Canada.
Witcher 2 pretty much is the formula for what I usually like in western RPGs... why can't I love it :(

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Witcher 2
PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:07 am 
Offline
Jeeba Jabba
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 16, 2001 5:00 am
Posts: 9021
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
I've felt that way before with some titles. My best advice is to just start it over. It's only like a 20 hour game anyway.

_________________
Image
"He who cannot draw on 3,000 years is living hand-to-mouth." -Goethe


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Witcher 2
PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 12:02 pm 
Offline
DCEmu Respected
DCEmu Respected

Joined: Thu Jan 31, 2002 8:28 pm
Posts: 6151
I've been hearing the Witcher 2 will kill almost any moderate PC, even on lower settings (evidently running in low doesn't help that much). I just started playing the Witcher a few days ago (yay for the Steam summer sale) and am liking it so far, but am wary my PC may be unable to handle the sequel. Any truth to this?

Currently running on a quad core I7 laptop with 6 gigs of RAM and a GT 640M.

_________________
How to be a Conservative:
You have to believe everything that has ever gone wrong in the history of your country was due to Liberals.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Witcher 2
PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 3:41 pm 
Offline
Jeeba Jabba
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 16, 2001 5:00 am
Posts: 9021
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
That setup should definitely run it fine on Medium settings. Like I said before, the feature that really kills most setups is the Uber-sampling.

_________________
Image
"He who cannot draw on 3,000 years is living hand-to-mouth." -Goethe


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Witcher 2
PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:18 am 
Offline
Forum ace
Forum ace
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 20, 2001 6:07 pm
Posts: 6294
Location: Canada.
Jeeba Jabba wrote:
but maybe because there isn't enough exploring to do. Each area kind of just felt like a town with a dungeon. I don't know. It's been a long, long time since I've played it. I've been saying for a few months that I need to replay it. But Skyrim and Total War mods just steal your soul. And Dawnguard finally dropped.



I think that's exactly what the problem is.

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group