Ferment Nov 14, 2012 @ 3:11pm
Before I give this another go?
Watch the opening cinematic. It's well done, overall good voice narration, and the voice acted grunts are good, and feels like great cinema.

Start a new game: intro movie indicating the hero's rescue. Thats a great typical entry point into play.

But wait, another cinematic... then another... then another... by the time I finally pick up a sword I'm so ♥♥♥♥ed as ♥♥♥♥ that I can't even think this could get any worse.

It does, my combat consists of holding down left click until I watch a guy fall on the ground. Then doing that 4 more times.

After that, I find myself watching yet another cinematic, followed by another, followed by another, then I ctrl+alt+del my way out of the game.

Before I can bring myself to try this game out again, I need to know: Is this a game with cut scenes? or is this a movie that cuts to minigames?
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BDK Nov 14, 2012 @ 8:49pm 
It's the prologue, it's supposed to be full of cutscenes, they can't just throw you in the game without you knowing wtf is going on. As you progress cutscenes become a lot less frequent. The game is also pretty boring during the prologue and act 1, but after that it gets really good.
Thor Nov 15, 2012 @ 2:01pm 
I can only attest this ! One of the best RPGs ever made imho, if you got the guts to get into it.
Ferment Nov 15, 2012 @ 2:05pm 
Thanks, that's relieving. It looked like an exciting game and thankfully it sounds like it is a game!
Zoobasaurus Nov 21, 2012 @ 2:44pm 
You sound like a whiny five-year-old that had a temper tantrum...
AKKADIAN Nov 21, 2012 @ 4:37pm 
Does this listing have less contents than the one on GoG.com?

http://www.gog.com/gamecard/the_witcher
Bonus content included for FREE with purchase: manual, 18 wallpapers, game guide, 2 maps, music inspired by The Witcher, soundtrack, 7 behind the scenes, 5 creator interviews (Atari), 9 creator interviews (CD Projekt RED), music video, 26 avatars, artbook, The Witcher calendar, The Witcher story
Ferment Nov 21, 2012 @ 5:07pm 
Originally posted by Fluteboy:
You sound like a whiny five-year-old that had a temper tantrum...

I'm glad you brought this to my attention by ressurecting a 6 day old post. Now I know that I need to be more mature and avoid 'whining' about things that bother me. *cough*
Gatorsurfer Nov 21, 2012 @ 5:36pm 
Buy the Witcher 2 then. It's waaaaaaaay better
Only the Dead are Smiling Nov 22, 2012 @ 8:02am 
Originally posted by Fluteboy:
You sound like a whiny five-year-old that had a temper tantrum...

you sound like a ♥♥♥♥y fanboy ♥♥♥♥♥♥. how dare some one wonder if they'll enjoy something.
saneman Dec 2, 2012 @ 5:23pm 
Originally posted by AKKADIAN:
Does this listing have less contents than the one on GoG.com?

http://www.gog.com/gamecard/the_witcher
Bonus content included for FREE with purchase: manual, 18 wallpapers, game guide, 2 maps, music inspired by The Witcher, soundtrack, 7 behind the scenes, 5 creator interviews (Atari), 9 creator interviews (CD Projekt RED), music video, 26 avatars, artbook, The Witcher calendar, The Witcher story

The Steam TW:EE comes with digital comic, 2 maps, game guide, 21 behind-the-scenes/making-of/music videos, OST soundtrack, and music inspired by TW.

Steam TW:EE does not come with an artbook, avatars, or calendar.
AKKADIAN Dec 3, 2012 @ 10:02am 
Thanx saneman, just wished someone had responded while this info could have still helped. Steams offering was down to almost nothing during the Autumn sale, $3 on 2 occasions, but there are soo many different versions of the digital enhanced edition, i would have gladly paid double, to get all the extras. Seems, steam has most of them. bummer.

Maybe it will return to same price in the Season al sale. : (
RionaaM Dec 15, 2012 @ 2:24pm 
Strange, I'm still at Act 1 and loving it a lot. I hate the constant crashes, though.

Akkadian, there's no need to buy both versions. The Steam one gives you a CD key, which you can see by right-clicking the game in the library and choosing "View CD key". Then you can go to The Witcher backup page on GOG[www.gog.com], which allows you to input said key and add the game to your GOG account. It accepts both TW1 & 2 keys (the Steam version of TW2 also comes with a CD key), and it's completely free.
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