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The Witcher 2: Assassin's of Kings

Postby NeoWarrior7 » Mon May 16, 2011 4:30 pm

Gonna be an awesome game, I can already tell.

I bought the Collector's Edition. Should come tomorrow, hopefully. Checked up on it though, and it might be backordered or some such.

Anyone else expecting it?
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Re: The Wticher 2: Assassin's of Kings

Postby BobSagat » Mon May 16, 2011 7:27 pm

Pumped for it. Still got to beat the first Witcher (I know, i'm slooooowww), but this game will be awesomeeeeee
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Re: The Wticher 2: Assassin's of Kings

Postby Asmodai » Tue May 17, 2011 1:47 am

Played it yesterday (yoo hoo I am a pirate)

IT IS AWESOME!

SUCK IT DRAGON AGE 2!

I need to get my hands on the books from the story writer
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Re: The Wticher 2: Assassin's of Kings

Postby Mathias » Tue May 17, 2011 5:53 pm

Proofread the thread title, Neo.
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Re: The Wticher 2: Assassin's of Kings

Postby Asmodai » Tue May 17, 2011 5:56 pm

Hah!

Not so pleased with the combat system... when I dodge, I actually want to be able to dodge... not still get hit by a sword that isn't even near me
It makes the game difficult when you're surrounded by 5 dudes swinging large swords at you that knock you back.
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Re: The Witcher 2: Assassin's of Kings

Postby Asmodai » Wed May 18, 2011 2:22 am

P.s. Easter egg:
   during the assault, you have to commandeer a ballista (second time). Walk to the gate behind it and turn right... Look at the right wrist. Although the haystack should be enough   

Also gets you the ability Assassin +25% more damage from behind
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Re: The Witcher 2: Assassin's of Kings

Postby Vegedus » Wed May 18, 2011 5:05 am

I've just started on the first game. I wonder where the hype for this game comes from, because the first didn't have this much.
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Re: The Witcher 2: Assassin's of Kings

Postby NeoWarrior7 » Wed May 18, 2011 6:41 am

Fairly sure the hype came from fans of the first game. Also, maybe a bit more advertising this time, since it's not a new IP from a group that up until then mostly just did localization and publishing and whatnot.
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Re: The Witcher 2: Assassin's of Kings

Postby Asmodai » Wed May 18, 2011 8:36 am

Because the first Witcher was one of those gems that was overlooked, like Beyond Good & Evil. It had a fantastic story, within a very vibrant gritty world
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Re: The Witcher 2: Assassin's of Kings

Postby Remni » Wed May 18, 2011 12:10 pm

Yeah, the first Witcher was widely regarded for the amazing choice setup it used where every action directly effected future choices. Moreso than any Bioware game has to date. Not only that, but the story was pretty great as well. It'll be a bit before I can grab the second game (as I still havent beat the first one either), but I'll definitely get it.
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Re: The Witcher 2: Assassin's of Kings

Postby Asmodai » Wed May 18, 2011 4:06 pm

Aaaaaaaaargh the combat system is gruelingly bad! Where the fuck did all those stances go? Those were awesome!
I hate the fact that if two enemies are standing in front of you, and the combat system somehow thinks you're aiming at the third guy behind them, you cant actually hit the guys in front of you... No matter how many times your sword hits them in an animation.

Please, for the love of all that is good and mighty let there be a way to fight multiple enemies at once, because this is bullshitting difficult
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Re: The Witcher 2: Assassin's of Kings

Postby NeoWarrior7 » Wed May 18, 2011 4:22 pm

Got it. About to start playing. Just want to go through all my stuff first.

Collector's Edition, man.
http://kotaku.com/5691260/the-witcher-2 ... -to-a-head
$130 of fun.
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Re: The Witcher 2: Assassin's of Kings

Postby NeoWarrior7 » Wed May 18, 2011 11:50 pm

Pretty great so far. I've got to agree though, taking on more than a few enemies, especially tough ones, is rather difficult. Mostly been rolling around and slowly working on them.
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Re: The Witcher 2: Assassin's of Kings

Postby Remni » Thu May 19, 2011 1:08 pm

Guys, you're focusing on the fights improperly. You're supposed to abuse your Signs in the cases with multiple opponents. Root some guys to deal with the others first, then get back to the remaining after. You just need to stop relying on one method of fighting.
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Re: The Witcher 2: Assassin's of Kings

Postby Asmodai » Thu May 19, 2011 5:03 pm

But you only have 2 casts (non upgraded), and the recharge of one slot takes too long

Personally I tend to abuse the shit out of the Qun sign. The only useful one if you ask me
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Re: The Witcher 2: Assassin's of Kings

Postby Princess » Thu May 19, 2011 6:26 pm

I may eventually get it, but there's no rush here. This youtube channel I follow just posted part 1 of the walkthrough up. The graphics look really good.
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Re: The Witcher 2: Assassin's of Kings

Postby Glahardt » Fri May 20, 2011 7:36 pm

Grabbed the game, but I still need to finish the first game. :0
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Re: The Witcher 2: Assassin's of Kings

Postby Asmodai » Sun May 22, 2011 4:06 pm

I'm kinda glad they changed that... it was ridiculous how much sex there was in that game and how easy it was to get laid

"Walk me home"

"Okay"

"Want to have sex with me?"

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Re: The Witcher 2: Assassin's of Kings

Postby Vegedus » Sun May 22, 2011 5:13 pm

I can understand the desire to hump the first and best infertile man that comes along in a condomless world. The infertility does seem to have been made up purely for the purpose of justifying that, though.
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Re: The Witcher 2: Assassin's of Kings

Postby NeoWarrior7 » Sun May 22, 2011 7:14 pm

Thought it was more for all the downsides. Mainly, lack of family, and having to keep recruiting new guys to be Witchers. But eh, could be for the sex. Not sure how often it came up in the books.

Almost got through a full playthough, starting Act 3 now. It's been pretty damn awesome.
Also, I've found that with just 4 points, you can upgrade Quen well, and it's pretty great.

For anyone who's not got it, I would suggest the first. Shouldn't cost much, it really fills in the story, and you can import your save. Very excellent RPG.
   I like how who you side with in Act 1 changes Act 2 almost completely, from what I've seen. Also, with Iorveth, you get a LotR reference. Hah. Speaking of, I quite like this elf, once you get to know him. But Roche is cool too.   
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Re: The Witcher 2: Assassin's of Kings

Postby Glahardt » Fri May 27, 2011 11:16 pm

Dammit I'm in chapter 3 now, and    Dandelion    is missing from    New Narakort Inn.    Does he only    appear at the beginning of the chapter    or is it that my game glitched? I found    his lute    without getting the quest and it can't be finished because he doesn't show up. Also, I want that card.
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I think it started in the books though.
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Re: The Witcher 2: Assassin's of Kings

Postby NeoWarrior7 » Fri May 27, 2011 11:18 pm

They've only got The Last Wish, a collection of short stories, and the first book in the series translated to English so far. I should try they sometime.
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Re: The Witcher 2: Assassin's of Kings

Postby Glahardt » Sat May 28, 2011 1:32 am

Well looks like he's just gone in the duration of    The Source.   
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Re: The Witcher 2: Assassin's of Kings

Postby Asmodai » Sun May 29, 2011 5:44 pm

The ending was kinda lackluster... but at least there'll be either a Witcher 3 or expansions. I personally hope for expansions (NOT DLC!), because those take less time to develop.
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Re: The Witcher 2: Assassin's of Kings

Postby Glahardt » Sun May 29, 2011 7:26 pm

I dunno, they said that the DLCs will be free so I'm hoping for that.
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