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December 31st, 2007, 17:02
Originally Posted by guenthar View Post
The difference is that the developers made the game seem like it was going to be an rpg from the start and at first it seems like it is but soon you find out it is an fps. With the Witcher it is just laziness that makes reviews where they have only done the first chapter and not about thinking it is a game of another genre entirely and being disappointed it isn't.
Huh? Which developers would these be? AFAIK it was billed as a "sandbox shooter" from the start; they hyped the A-Life, the AI, and the wide-open landscapes, but explicitly stated that there was no skill tree, character progression (other than through equipment), or such. There *was* a lot of wishful thinking on NMA and the Codex about its RPG-ness, but you can hardly blame the devs for that.

This happened to me when I tried Stalker and I gave up on it in the middle of the first mission and haven't played very much since. I get board of fps games very quickly and think they are very dull.
Too bad you didn't do your homework then; would've saved you a few tenners.
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