Witcher 3 ?


ekianjo

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Since this is a heavy-gamer community I am a little bit surprised nobody is talking about Witcher 3. It's probably the best RPG in years, and it's not just on PC but on consoles as well. So, is nobody here playing it ? 
 

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I watched many hours of the game when a friend played through it, on twitch.

The game was entertaining to watch, mostly not in the way that the developers intended though

(glitches, awkward German voices/acting, awkward/weird animations, ridiculously executed sex scenes, plot weirdnesses, etc.).

I'd still give it a shot if my PC/Linux could handle it at all and if the price tag wasn't as hefty :p
 

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Seeing the trailer for Witcher 3 is what made me buy Witcher 2.


Well sure the graphics are amazing, but...


About 3 hours into the game I stopped playing. It had completely failed to grab my interest. I felt no affinity with any of the characters, and the world this is all set in is... How can I say it... as rotten to the core as this one.


So uninspiring.


I have found that the concept 'ugly beautiful' doesn't work on me.


Or the new modern trend 'sexy darkness' ...


So because everyone raved about Witcher 2 and I found it such a turn off, I kinda suspect Witcher 3 will be more of the same.


In fact, I don't get excited about games anymore. If it is not both inspiring and creative, I will get bored and disappointed.


It seems apparent to me the 'themes' that sell in mainstream gaming... All appeal to the violent, self-centered, competitive, immature male-ego aspects of humanity.


Personally I don't fantasize about being a giant hard ass alpha dick... So being cast as one in almost every game is getting really old.


/rant
 
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So because everyone raved about Witcher 2 and I found it such a turn off, I kinda suspect Witcher 3 will be more of the same.
Well if you didn't like Witcher 2, I'm wondering if you actually liked any RPG before. Maybe this simply means RPGs are not for you in the first place. 

Personally I don't fantasize about being a giant hard ass alpha dick... So being cast as one in almost every game is getting really old.
You probably missed a lot of Witcher 2 then, because Geralt is far from your stupid alpha male you get in most games. On the contrary, he's the anti-hero in modern tales, who prefers not to kill when he has a choice.  
 

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Comparatively I spent over 20 hours in Fallout 3.


Those are the only first person rpgs I've played that I can remember.


Edit: Yeah I'm sure not to be giving the game enough of a chance.


It's probably a great game if you can get into it.


I think perhaps in the time I played I was confronted with too much ugliness, so the interesting aspects of the game were drowned out for me.


This is probably a bad example, but I haven't watched a single episode of true blood.


If the writing and acting were brilliant, I still would not watch it.


The theme does not appeal.
 
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I really enjoyed the first Witcher game, I've bought the second one a while ago during a sale but still haven't had time to play it.
 

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I started playing Witcher about a year ago via Wine and was really enjoying it, and then the graphics glitched up completely and I couldn't get it working again: missing textures, polygons skewed all over the place, particles being way larger than they had any right to be... I gave up. I'll play Witcher 3 after Witcher 2 which I will play after Witcher 1 which I'll play after a Linux version is released.
 

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I started playing Witcher about a year ago via Wine and was really enjoying it, and then the graphics glitched up completely and I couldn't get it working again: missing textures, polygons skewed all over the place, particles being way larger than they had any right to be... I gave up. I'll play Witcher 3 after Witcher 2 which I will play after Witcher 1 which I'll play after a Linux version is released.
Witcher 1 works with playonlinx (installs the right wine version you need).
 

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Awesome game from what I've seen so far (watched some "let's play").

Waiting for the Linux port and a PC that can handle it since it's most likely the most hardware demanding game out there atm.

Well, I still have to play Gothic 3 and Witcher 1+2 anyway since I've just recently got a gfx card that can handle those.

Witcher 1 works with playonlinx (installs the right wine version you need).
Very good, I hope it doesn't give me the same bug I had with Gothic 3 and Bioshock via playonlinux (no fonts in the menu).

Any idea what may cause this?
 
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I absolutely love the Witcher 2 (so much so, I bought and read some of the books), I really, really want the Witcher 3, but I have to finish my degree final year project and have lost enough time from that to personal matters (my father became very ill in January and died three weeks ago) that I can't afford a big time sink right now. 

Also I reckon that a GOTY edition with DLC and all the necessary patches will come out by September.

Besides I haven't finished Witcher 2. None of this would have usually stopped me from buying and leaving shrink wrapped in my huge pile of shame. Maybe I'm growing up at last, Dad.  :(
 
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