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Dhruin March 3rd, 2011 20:55

The Witcher 2 - Interview @ IGN
 
CD Projekt's Tomasz Gop chats with IGN about The Witcher 2, which has apparently just finished beta:
Quote:

IGN: Can you tell us about the ability to slow down time, choose your options and use them in battle?

Tomasz Gop: That's one of the combat features, yes. It's different from The Witcher 1 because in that we actually had an active pause - you could pause totally and take an eternity to choose your tactical options and so on. In The Witcher 2, what we've done is when you open up the radial-menu for choosing your tactics, swords, magic and doing anything you might want to do, time now slows. So it gives you some time for a choice, but it's just not totally comfortable for everyone. You won't have an hour to make a choice. You might even want to make it quicker so you won't be bored by it!

IGN: (Laughs). So when should we expect it to be released?

Tomasz Gop: The game comes out worldwide on May 17, 2011 and we're just closing the beta stage of the game.
More information.

rich ruffo March 3rd, 2011 20:55

Too-shay CD Project ! The sad state that RPGs are in,this game can not come fast enough.

Minotic March 3rd, 2011 20:59

True, but don't rush something out when it is half finished. But i guess they learned that with the previous version =).

Couchpotato March 3rd, 2011 21:11

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Originally Posted by Minotic (Post 1061054111)
True, but don't rush something out when it is half finished. But i guess they learned that with the previous version =).

I dont think the game is half finished its been in production for 3-4 years already. There not blizzard who needs 5+ years to make a game. May can not come fast enough. I'm more interested in this game than dragonage 2.

GhanBuriGhan March 3rd, 2011 21:16

Pretty stoked for this one. Nevertheless I will wait out a few reviews and hear the opinion here. I promised myself not to do preorders any more.

guenthar March 4th, 2011 02:06

Minotic: How was "The Witcher" half finished. The game was pretty much complete from the beginning (except some unnecessary dialog in the English version) and the patch they came out with was entirely extras that weren't necessary for the enjoyment of the game.

PS. If you were talking about something totally different then what I interpreted what you said as I'm sorry.

Tragos March 4th, 2011 09:24

If you have the watch the extras from the enhanced there is this error checking guy saying something like "when game was released engine gave us 2.000 errors" .
The patch wasn't only extras it cut down horrible load times.

Minotic March 4th, 2011 13:36

I meant the load times and the repeated use of some models.
They fixed it in the enhanced edition.

Oh and i love the first witcher so i await the next one very eagerly.
Pre ordered at GoG.com when that was possible.

Guenthar. no offence taken =)

rune_74 March 4th, 2011 15:38

I am currently replaying the witcher, in prep for the 2nd one. Anyone else find the swamps a bit tedious? I think it has a bit to do with the trees getting in the way of control.

kalniel March 4th, 2011 16:42

Quote:

Originally Posted by rune_74 (Post 1061054296)
I am currently replaying the witcher, in prep for the 2nd one. Anyone else find the swamps a bit tedious? I think it has a bit to do with the trees getting in the way of control.

Yes. Pretty, but tedious! Seems to be more running back and forth in the same areas than I remember from earlier playthroughs as well!

guenthar March 5th, 2011 00:41

Like I said extras and I never understood why people complained about the load times. I never had a problem with the load times and there are games that have much worse load times then "The Witcher" had before the patch.

JDR13 March 5th, 2011 00:48

Quote:

Originally Posted by rune_74 (Post 1061054296)
I am currently replaying the witcher, in prep for the 2nd one. Anyone else find the swamps a bit tedious? I think it has a bit to do with the trees getting in the way of control.

The only problem I had with the swamps was how that area killed my framerate for some reason.

rune_74 March 5th, 2011 00:54

Quote:

Originally Posted by JDR13 (Post 1061054417)
The only problem I had with the swamps was how that area killed my framerate for some reason.

I have played to this point in the game 3 times now and each time I have trouble continuing after this. The performance is fine, granted I am way above specs for it.

Jabberwocky March 5th, 2011 16:36

The swamp part was very tedious for me the first playthrough. After you know what's going to happen and where you need to go you can consolidate the running around a lot more.

I'm almost finished re-playing the game in preps for the sequel. The only issues I'm having with frame rates is that they are too good. Sometimes Geralt runs faster than normal and the mouse can be twitchy.

It really livens things up if you run some mods on your repeat play throughs!

I would strongly recommend The Witcher Texturen mod, which sharpens up the scenery textures and while it's a subtle improvement, you would be surprised how much better it makes the game look.

I'm also running another mod which does the same thing for characters.

There's also a "Darker Geralt" mod, which doesn't change him from being an albino, it just makes his gear look more menacing.

There's also a "Perfect Rain" mod which makes the rain look much more realistic, and a "perfect blood" mod which helps with combat feedback.

I'm also running the "Witcher Inferno" edition, which re-vamps the colors of the interface. I wouldn't say it looks better, but is a nice change-up.

And finally the Scabbard mod, which adds all of the scabbards originally designed for the game back into it, which was a personal peeve of mine that the game didn't include them to begin with. *Note, if you have a problem with clipping issues (when Geralt draws his sword and/or replaces it) don't get this one.

rune_74 March 5th, 2011 18:16

Where did you get most of the mods?

Couchpotato March 5th, 2011 18:43

Quote:

Originally Posted by guenthar (Post 1061054416)
Like I said extras and I never understood why people complained about the load times. I never had a problem with the load times and there are games that have much worse load times then "The Witcher" had before the patch.

It wasn't just the load times the game crashed constantly till it got patched. Still enjoyable but I hated when a loading screen popped up and then boom crash to desktop.

JDR13 March 5th, 2011 21:35

Quote:

Originally Posted by Couchpotato (Post 1061054517)
It wasn't just the load times the game crashed constantly till it got patched. Still enjoyable but I hated when a loading screen popped up and then boom crash to desktop.

That sounds like it was more of an issue with your system than anything. I never heard of CTDs being a widespread problem with any release of The Witcher.

kalniel March 5th, 2011 22:04

Quote:

Originally Posted by JDR13 (Post 1061054541)
That sounds like it was more of an issue with your system than anything. I never heard of CTDs being a widespread problem with any release of The Witcher.

I heard a lot of the same thing actually - crash during load times (or cut scene loads). That was about the only weak point of the game technically though, the rest was quite solid. NWN2 suffered from almost exactly the same symptoms so it was probably indicative of a weakness in Aurora more than anything else.

JDR13 March 6th, 2011 01:55

Quote:

Originally Posted by kalniel (Post 1061054546)
I heard a lot of the same thing actually - crash during load times (or cut scene loads). That was about the only weak point of the game technically though, the rest was quite solid.

Well I would say the English translation was also sort of weak as well. Of course that was improved dramatically in the EE version, along with the load times.

Jabberwocky March 6th, 2011 15:55

Quote:

Originally Posted by rune_74 (Post 1061054515)
Where did you get most of the mods?

http://www.moddb.com/games/the-witcher/mods

Enjoy!


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