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Mornin '11

Man, so many things to do in The Witcher, don't even know where to begin. In addition to the awesome gameplay mechanics, filled to the brim with delightful RPG facets, it also has some beautifully crafted environments, a lot of characters and a huge number of quests. The folks at CD Projekt also appear to show an exceptional knack for story-telling, making each deed in the game truly rewarding. Once you complete a quest, meet a few characters and explore the area, you'll see occasional narrative sequences that explain what the Witcher has done so far. The narrative is accompanied by lovely artwork, which makes the story, characters and the setting even more compelling.

To cut a long story short, I haven't immersed myself this much in a game setting since Dragon Age: Origins and the really sad thing is that it's not a new game - The Witcher was released almost four years ago and it's way better than a majority of single-player games on the current market. In fact, I was just going through our 'Reviews' section and couldn't find any releases in 2011 and 2010 that I'd still recommend over The Witcher (possibly Portal 2 and Red Dead Redemption, but those are just different experiences). Of course, this might have a little something to do with the fact that the gaming world hasn't seen a good RPG in ages, but that's another story.

The best way to kill time before The Witcher 2 arrives is to play The Witcher: The Enhanced Edition.

I'm a happy man again.


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Vader [STAFF] May 10 2011, 02:17 am EDT
One more week people.
Doomsday. May 10 2011, 02:34 am EDT
Mornin'

I is jumping roof tops n stuff!

edit: Btw, good to see you r truly enjoying this game! Its definitely worth it!
Marku5K May 10 2011, 02:35 am EDT
Wow, it really has been 4 years. And so true that is still holds up big time in todays different gaming experiences and stories! Simply a Classic!!
Bigolli May 10 2011, 02:43 am EDT
Mornin guys!

The Witcher is indeed a great game! I played the original at release and loved it, but had to have it set to low graphics due to my shit rig at the time. I did however purchase the Enhanced Edition from steam late last yeah and played it again in all it's glory! =)

But I am honestly pissed about the ratings board in this country censoring this game. It'll mean I buy the game, but pirate it to play -.-
  Bigolli: **Can't edit** I meant censoring "The Witcher 2" …
Towndrunk May 10 2011, 04:14 am EDT
I recall telling you, vader, to replay the witcher a month or two ago. But all I got was whine meh and "it's buggy - can't be arsed". Glad you came to the light.
  optimus slime: We've been telling him that for years, the old geezer.
WeAreAllGonnaDie May 10 2011, 04:23 am EDT
There are a few good mods for The Witcher out there. Some modify the skills to bring the game more in line with the books, making a different experience altogether.
You have to start a new game though if I remember correctly.
Nameinuse May 10 2011, 04:53 am EDT
The witcher was okay, but too linear for me. I guess I've been spoiled by Morrowind. Not to say that Morrowind has many moral choices, in fact the Witcher probably has more. But I missed the exploration badly. I morrowind, you could go where you wanted, and in witcher you had to follow the lines drawn for you.
Vader [STAFF] May 10 2011, 05:12 am EDT
The Witcher is by no means a linear game. Perhaps maybe in terms of certain events that cannot be avoided in the main story, but otherwise you have huge areas to explore and plenty of choices when interacting with characters and various organizations.
Vader [STAFF] May 10 2011, 05:32 am EDT
What I don't like is the limited amount of weapons and armor.
BmmB May 10 2011, 06:01 am EDT
So, you would like unlimited number of weapons and armor? Heh!
Morkrul May 10 2011, 06:13 am EDT
The only think i'm pesky about is the haircut in witcher 2.... i'd rather change it
LostPcGamer May 10 2011, 06:26 am EDT
The witcher got a new face lift that old preview version of the TW2 has changed.He looks like the one from The witcher just older and gritter now.
k1LLzyar May 10 2011, 07:37 am EDT
The guys from GoG are working on a new downloader so the witcher 2 should be ready for preloading in a few hours. I hear it's 18GB, so I hope you guys have a good connection :)

From FAQ:
"The Witcher 2 will be uncensored, however the Australian version has been edited slightly."
Big surprise there! But I'm sure there will be an unofficial fix.
  tei187: 18GBs? ouch... that'll be a long loooong download.
Terminator: Ugh, it would take me 24 hours to download that game.…
SeNtrY May 10 2011, 07:47 am EDT
When I said Cd Project is (my) new Bioware I wasn't joking... ;)
Un Om Bun [STAFF] May 10 2011, 08:53 am EDT
I hope this game will light a bonfire under Bioware's ass.
Spuki83 May 10 2011, 09:34 am EDT
On a different note, anybody seen this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RzSF0EV-84&​feature=player_embedded

This is INDIE!
  optimus slime: Frankly, it looks like manure. Graphics and gameplay-…
Vodoo: can't help but agree. also because im still a 2D f…
kill4fun May 10 2011, 09:51 am EDT
WTF Barbra Streisand babe of the day?! and getting a 9+!
Terminator May 10 2011, 03:07 pm EDT
One week to go. I am counting the days!
SpaceMonkey May 10 2011, 03:35 pm EDT
It's already out in russia
Vader [STAFF] May 11 2011, 12:14 am EDT
Trouble is a lot of us don't actually live in Russia.
Marku5K May 11 2011, 12:20 am EDT
Sadly it's true (can't belive I said that)
Vader [STAFF] May 11 2011, 01:01 am EDT
Me neither. Not sure I'd like to live in Russia. It's a tough country and the women are insane.
Morkrul May 11 2011, 04:16 am EDT
they are insane,,, insanely HOT
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