Thread: The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

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    Quote Originally Posted by Telefrog View Post
    Great news for console owners that don't want or can't run it on their PCs. They can get a taste of an actual "mature" RPG game.
    Yeah I feel the same way. Good for CD Projekt too.

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    Taste/have it kick them in the head.

    I went back and played part of the prologue having finished one playthrough and still died twice at that Ballista, albeit on hard. My guess is that the difficulty curve will stay as it is for the 360 version. Mwahaha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Telefrog View Post
    Great news for console owners that don't want or can't run it on their PCs.
    And possibly great news for PC owners if improvements to the inventory system, etc. made in preparation for the console port get patched in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alistair View Post
    Taste/have it kick them in the head.

    I went back and played part of the prologue having finished one playthrough and still died twice at that Ballista, albeit on hard. My guess is that the difficulty curve will stay as it is for the 360 version. Mwahaha.
    Console gamers have conquered Bayonetta, Vanquish, and Demon's Souls. The Witcher 2 is hardly on par with those games in terms of difficulty.

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    I don't think it's a hard game. I think its tutorial is really, really flawed.

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    I've beaten all of those. The Witcher 2 IN THE BEGINNING is harder than all of those.

    Reverse difficulty curve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alistair View Post
    I don't think it's a hard game. I think its tutorial is really, really flawed.
    Exactly.

    Quote Originally Posted by roguefrog View Post
    I've beaten all of those. The Witcher 2 IN THE BEGINNING is harder than all of those.
    Absolute nonsense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattKeil View Post
    Exactly.



    Absolute nonsense.
    You mean absolute truth.

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    I dunno, second playthrough I sailed right through the Prologue. It was a matter of learning the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alistair View Post
    I don't think it's a hard game. I think its tutorial is really, really flawed.
    I think all it really needed was to pause the action automatically each time a tutorial tip came up, and prompt the player to read it and click to proceed, maybe an extra tip or two, and that would make a world of difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Weinstein View Post
    I dunno, second playthrough I sailed right through the Prologue. It was a matter of learning the game.
    Sure, but that goes for the games Matt mentioned as well. I'll sail right through those.

    Citing the "tutorial" as flawed does not magically dismiss away its level of difficulty right out of the gate. I think console gamers are in store for a rude awakening the EXACT same way most of us PC gamers were.

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    Players will have an easier time if the developers keep tuning the combat. A lot of the confusion was perceived lack of control responsiveness. I mentioned the example of holding the block key after your attack was blocked: Geralt just stands there until parrying at the last second. I only rarely get frustrated with it now, but it was confusing at first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roguefrog View Post
    Sure, but that goes for the games Matt mentioned as well. I'll sail right through those.

    Citing the "tutorial" as flawed does not magically dismiss away its level of difficulty right out of the gate. I think console gamers are in store for a rude awakening the EXACT same way most of us PC gamers were.
    Oh, PC snobbery, you so crazy.

    No, I think The Witcher 2 is much more in line with what console gamers have experience with, particularly those who have played games on the level of Demon's Souls or Bayonetta, which are both vastly more challenging games than The Witcher 2 is at any time. All they need to do is add a couple of more explicitly worded tutorial panels and the difficulty curve evaporates. Demon's Souls and Bayonetta are difficult games no matter how much you know about the combat systems. If you disagree, feel free to post a video of you "sailing through" Bayonetta on max difficulty.

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    there is already some leaked console footage, huh
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2__r-kGaDjk

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    Damnit Paul, i fell for it XD

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    I decided to see how the game played on my 40" 720p TV with my great 5.1 surround system using a 360 controller. I can't believe how much better the game plays using a controller.

    Has anyone else decided to play this way? The only problem I really have is that you can't choose to loot individual objects off a corpse/chest/etc. It just grabs them all. It's actually such a big problem that I might just have to go back to kb/m on my monitor.

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    Lots of people liked it with pad, but complained about problems with some menus.

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    Finished it on x360pad and it was great, but I played version 1.0.
    1.1 made pad support worse, analog does not work in menus at all. Hopefully it will get fixed in next patch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_cze View Post
    Finished it on x360pad and it was great, but I played version 1.0.
    1.1 made pad support worse, analog does not work in menus at all. Hopefully it will get fixed in next patch.
    I'm playing it with a PS3 controller and it works quite well since I can use the d-pad in menus etc. Had to tweak the controller deadzone to make up for the general shittiness of the analog sticks on the DS3 though.

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    Ah. 'Balance tweaks' mentioned in their GOG announcements. I think the prologue was mentioned. Patch tomorrow.

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    Tomorrow's patch includes all previously released DLC for free, it seems. Plus five new Geralt hairstyles. Fancy!

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    Er. Hairstyles for Geralt?

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    The GoG conference is live here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/cdp-summer-days

    50 improvements in the 1.2 patch tomorrow, better key rebinds, all the DLC released throughout all retailers included, barbers and hairdressing (coiffeuses) with 5 new hairstyles! :)

    Wendelius

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattKeil View Post
    Tomorrow's patch includes all previously released DLC for free, it seems.
    Awesome!

    Quote Originally Posted by MattKeil View Post
    Plus five new Geralt hairstyles. Fancy!
    Eh... Wha?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattKeil View Post
    Tomorrow's patch includes all previously released DLC for free, it seems. Plus five new Geralt hairstyles. Fancy!
    I guess that wraps up the conference then!

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    XB360 version confirmed for release this year.

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    That presentation was hilarious :D

    But I am sad about no expansion announcement :(

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    Yeah, I guess they weren't ready to talk about what their next project was going to be.

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    Man ... that game is great, they set the bar really really high IMHO

    450,000 "units" sold within few weeks. No idea if that's good or bad?

    "some of you had minor problems while going through the prologue" .... hahaha ... in your face!

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