|
Your continuous donations keep RPGWatch running!
RPGWatch Forums » Comments » News Comments » The Witcher - Previews @ GameBanshee, Shacknews

Default The Witcher - Previews @ GameBanshee, Shacknews

October 20th, 2007, 01:05
Two new previews of The Witcher are out. Let's take serious quote from GameBanshee who are unashamedly fans:
Before going any further, let me first just say that I have no idea why the game was ever coined as an "action RPG." Sure, the combat requires some (carefully timed) mouse clicking, but the team was clearly aiming for a classic role-playing experience. This is a story-driven game with a significant amount of dialogue, a multitude of quests, a surprisingly thorough and intricate journal system, and a vast assortment of character development options. You have to put a considerable amount of thought into many of the choices you make in the game, so hopefully nobody out there is expecting a Diablo clone or something similar from The Witcher. If so, scratch the game off your list and save yourself some cash and the subsequent disappointment. If a classic single-player CRPG experience is exactly what you're looking for, then you're in luck.
…and a bit on courting the ladies from Shacknews:
After saving one woman from a band of would-be rapists, I'm hit with a quest to run her back across town to her house, protecting her from roving helldogs in the process. All the way, she's teasing me with promises: "Hustlers always get rewarded, hee hee." Yeah.
"I live with my grandma. I'd rather not shock her," she says on arrival. Typical. At this point I figure the jig is up—Game Over—which is just when my sly character suggests meeting the next day, at a secluded mill down the road. At this point I'm talking to the screen: "Geralt, you cheeky bastard."
"You bring the wine, I'll bring the food," she replies, prompting a quest to find a bottle of wine in time for the rendezvous. Which I do, for science, and inevitably all of this triggers a cutscene.
"Something haunts the old mill tonight," says one nearby guard.
"We should engage a witcher or some other magician to look into it," replies his friend.
"Never around when they're needed, they are."
Thanks, MikeZZ.
More information.
Dhruin is offline

Dhruin

Dhruin's Avatar
SasqWatch
Super Moderator
RPGWatch Team

#1

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 11,967

Default 

October 20th, 2007, 01:05
Please look at the popularity ranking at gamespot
http://www.gamespot.com/games.html?t…mes&platform=5

and the third position. I know it changes every day, but for now looks good
MikeZZ is offline

MikeZZ

MikeZZ's Avatar
Watcher

#2

Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 34

Default 

October 20th, 2007, 01:43
And the best part is:

It's also worth noting that the game ran without a single bug, crash, memory leak, or otherwise unwanted problem on both XP and Vista.
karka is offline

karka

karka's Avatar
Watcher

#3

Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 53

Default 

October 20th, 2007, 02:20
"We should engage a witcher or some other magician to look into it," replies his friend.
"Never around when they're needed, they are."

That's the best part of interaction

"A strong president, means having the strength to resist the temptation of taking all that power isn't yours" - Ron Paul

"If you think the problems we create are bad, just wait until you see our solutions",- Government
mudsling3 is offline

mudsling3

mudsling3's Avatar
Sentinel

#4

Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 558

Default 

October 20th, 2007, 03:44
IGN just popped up a batch of new videos from their playing time.
http://media.pc.ign.com/media/682/682220/vids_1.html
Tom Ohle is offline

Tom Ohle

Watcher

#5

Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 34

Default 

October 20th, 2007, 07:26
Originally Posted by karka View Post
And the best part is:
It's also worth noting that the game ran without a single bug, crash, memory leak, or otherwise unwanted problem on both XP and Vista.
Very nice.
JonNik is offline

JonNik

JonNik's Avatar
SasqWatch

#6

Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,734

Default 

October 20th, 2007, 09:43
"Obviously, the system I quoted above is on the high end, so I also loaded the game on my nearly three-year-old Windows XP system with an FX-57 processor and a GeForce 7800GTX. The game still ran great using an above average resolution of 1920x1200 and mid-range graphical settings, which is good to know for those of you planning to install the game on an older system."

Yes!

EDIT:
"Something haunts the old mill tonight," says one nearby guard.
"We should engage a witcher or some other magician to look into it," replies his friend.
"Never around when they're needed, they are."

Oh Geralt…
Last edited by zima98; October 20th, 2007 at 10:03.
zima98 is offline

zima98

zima98's Avatar
Watchdog

#7

Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 117

Default 

October 20th, 2007, 11:27
Wow, the quoted Shacknews bit is probably the best I've ever heard, read or seen in a cRPG in terms of immersing us, palyers, in the stroy and the world. Masterfully done, can't wait to get my hands on this title! And Geralt's replies are simply soooo… kick-ass!

Working too much could interfere with your drinking.
r3dshift is offline

r3dshift

r3dshift's Avatar
Sentinel

#8

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Hungary
Posts: 288

Default 

October 20th, 2007, 13:54
A warning: like the game, these impressions are rated M for Mature.
Hehe, I like that phrase @ Shacknews, you can find it after going in into comments section of the article… It says a lot about reviewer and review
Crolug is offline

Crolug

Crolug's Avatar
Watcher

#9

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Wroclaw, POL
Posts: 63
Send a message via Skype™ to Crolug

Default 

October 21st, 2007, 01:44
Good reviews, GB is very informative and Shack is very funny.

Hey, when Buck states in the GB review, getting two levels and has six tokens, is this an accurate, average number of tokens per level, three?

Apologizes for getting geeky and trying to plan out how many tokens versus the 270 (if I understood 15 skill trees and 18 choices per skill tree), skill choices, anyone know about how many levels are possible during the course of the game?

Trust me, most of the names I have been called you can't translate in any language…they're not even real words as much as a succession of violent images.
Acleacius is offline

Acleacius

SasqWatch

#10

Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 2,493

Default 

October 21st, 2007, 06:03
You get 3x bronze tokens for every level for around 15-20 hours gameplay. After that (level 12? Can't remember accurately), you get 3x bronze and 1x silver. Obviously at some point you will get gold.

I've maxed a good chunk of the bronze skills, but the higher ones really start to specialise with only one silver per level. I can't tell you how the end-game pans out but I suspect bronze will be maxed, a smattering of silvers and only a handful of gold (?). No idea how many levels. Based on where I think I am and the lvl 15 character I have, 45+? Really guessing, though.

-= RPGWatch =-
Dhruin is offline

Dhruin

Dhruin's Avatar
SasqWatch
Super Moderator
RPGWatch Team

#11

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 11,967

Default 

October 21st, 2007, 07:11
Thanks, Dhruin and apologizes about constantly asking about Tokens, but it's nice to have some idea how far you can bring you character up.

I prefer trying a little of everything but some games/devs punish the generalist and that can be painful blow after 30 hours finding you can't win, with a solid all around character.

Trust me, most of the names I have been called you can't translate in any language…they're not even real words as much as a succession of violent images.
Acleacius is offline

Acleacius

SasqWatch

#12

Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 2,493
RPGWatch Forums » Comments » News Comments » The Witcher - Previews @ GameBanshee, Shacknews
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT +2. The time now is 04:38.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright by RPGWatch